Flushing Times

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep’s Lomangino picked best in city

Nicole Lomangino was amazed how far a simple poll can travel and how it can bring people together. Comments (1).

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Boro turns out to recycle

Cars lined up for hours Saturday, idling away as drivers waited for their chance to be environmentally responsible. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Brinckerhoff teeters on edge of development

Preservationists fear that the Brinckerhoff Cemetery in Fresh Meadows is in danger of being kicked off a list of protected properties and put yet again at risk for development. Comments (1).
Flushing

Knights winless in Bridgeport

The Queens College baseball team dropped a pair of East Coast Conference games Sunday afternoon at West Haven High School to host University of Bridgeport 12-2 and 2-0. Comment.
Auburndale

Man stole nearly 300 iPhones in boro: Brown

AUBURNDALE — A Brooklyn man was accused of robbery in the first and second degrees last week after police said he stole more than 200 iPhones, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s boosts roster with big, strong forwards

Steve Lavin promised a landmark basketball recruiting class and he’s come through so far. Comment.
Editorial

How to Kill a High School

The city Department of Education’s agenda to shutter schools has drawn fierce oppositions from communities throughout the borough. Comment.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flushing

Robber of Flushing bank sought by police

FLUSHING — The NYPD was looking to identify a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery within the 109th Precinct. Comments (3).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s lacrosse midfielder named player of week

Senior midfielder Harry Kutner earned a Big East Weekly Honor Roll selection after tying a career-high with four goals during a 10-9 loss at Drexel. Comment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Flushing

RKO Keith’s good to go after final FAA approval

Developers for the RKO Keith’s Theatre in downtown Flushing received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration this week to build a 16-story mixed-use building around the former movie house’s landmarked lobby. Comment.
Flushing

Stavisky officially begins rematch with Messer for Senate

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) formally announced Friday that she will run in the newly created Asian district centered around Flushing and she had members of the community on hand to tout her credibility. Comment.
Flushing

NYPD seeks suspect in Flushing burglary

Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a burglary in Flushing. Comment.
Letters

Boro Board should reject Willets plan

Apart from the destruction of more than 200 small businesses with the loss of employment by thousands and even more so by the burdens placed upon their dependents, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Willets Point plan is replete with a lack of transparency ill befitting an elected official whose constituents should not be limited to large real estate interests. Comment.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Flushing

Ackerman seat race heats up

Several candidates vying for the new congressional seat centered in eastern Queens were knocked off the ballot after some of the signatures they collected were ruled invalid, but court challenges could reverse their fortunes. Comment.
Willets Point

City drops bid to condemn property at Willets Point: Lawyer

Lawyers for the city have dropped their bid to use eminent domain to obtain property in Willets Point, according to a lawyer who was challenging the process. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing HS shutdown upsets teachers, activists

Northeast Queens educators and civic leaders were deflated after the city’s plan to close Flushing High School was approved at a hearing last week. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Prep takes strong win over division rival Fontbonne

Early runs haven’t come with regularity for St. Francis Prep against quality teams. They were the difference, however, against Fontbonne Hall. Comment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Flushing

Liu seeking donors despite probe

City Comptroller John Liu was the guest of honor at two headline-grabbing fund-raisers this week, but he also schmoozed at a less-publicized dinner with Flushing’s Chinese community days the night before his former campaign treasurer was indicted on federal wire fraud charges. Comment.
Willets Point

City drops bid to condemn property at Willets Point: Lawyer

Lawyers for the city have dropped their bid to use eminent domain to obtain property in Willets Point, according to a lawyer who was challenging the process. Comment.
Flushing

Third Flushing HS grad found guilty of terrorism

The former Flushing High School student accused of plotting to blow up city subways was convicted Tuesday afternoon of every terrorism charge he faced in Brooklyn federal court. Comment.

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