Flushing Times

Monday, April 9, 2012

Letters

Country needs change

As 2012 moves along, there has been an improvement, ever so slight, in the unemployment figure. Comment.
Flushing

Lancman blasts new candidate as ‘party hack’

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman not only called Jeff Gottlieb’s entrance into the Democratic race for the Queens congressional seat “a sham,” but said the Queens Democratic Party and its chosen candidate were both responsible for trying to siphon votes away from him. Comment.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Auburndale

Halloran honors hard-hat heroes

Several Good Samaritans were formally thanked and praised last week when City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) presented proclamations to three Consolidated Edison workers for rescuing an Auburndale crime victim last January. Comment.
Flushing

QC student introduces German novel to English readers

Getting published is no easy feat: It can take months, years even. So it came as a huge surprise to Queens College graduate student Anne Posten when she was told that her English translation of German writer Tankred Dorst’s “Der Schöne Ort” (“This Beautiful Place”) was being published by Hang Loose Press, a year before even completing her master’s of fine arts at the college. Comment.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Flushing

New chamber in the works for Flushing

Business leaders in Flushing took the first steps to form a new chamber of commerce last week, replacing a previous organization that slowly petered out over a number of years. Comment.
Flushing

Qns. store plans roof parking

If you cannot find a parking space near New York Mart in Flushing, try looking up. Comments (1).
Flushing

Discover an Interwoven World

Visitors to Flushing Town Hall will find they have stepped into a nomadic Turkish village. Simulated living spaces of nomadic tents complete with hand-woven Turkish carpets and home furnishings are a highlight of the exhibit “Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey,” running through April 29. Comment.
Letters

Boro Board must deny Willets Point to developers

The board is responsible for evaluating developer firms’ responses to the city Economic Development Corp.’s request for proposals pertaining to Phase 1 of the proposed Willets Point development and for approving or disapproving a choice of developer, as well as the disposition of Willets Point property to a chosen developer. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Flushing

Bloomberg hears plea for help on Flushing senior center tour

An 89-year-old Queens woman begged Mayor Michael Bloomberg to help bring her son back from the Dominican Republic to the United States during a news conference Tuesday at the Selfhelp Ben Rosenthal Senior Center in Flushing. Comment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Willets Point

Willets Point project clears federal hurdle

The mayor’s plan to build a $3 billion, multi-use development in the Iron Triangle has won a key federal approval, a recently released document shows. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing diners unnerved by report of botulism in tofu

Officials said tofu sold at an unidentified Flushing store is the likely culprit for at least one case of botulism, but a restaurateur said the news has not caused diners to turn up their noses at the soy-based product. Comment.
Flushing

Boro man gave weapons to Hezbollah: State Dept.

An Indian national illegally living in Flushing was found guilty in federal court last week for providing aid to a foreign terrorist organization. Comment.
Flushing Times

Molloy dethroned by Fontbonne in shocking defeat

Archbishop Molloy did not look like the defending CHSAA state champion when it was upset by Fontbonne last week. Returning to softball championship form was the goal coming into last Thursday’s contest against Mary Louis, and that’s exactly what the Stanners did. Comment.

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