Flushing Times

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

Flushing

Hundreds of trees chopped up at Kissena Park

Hundreds of trees were chopped and turned into mulch at Kissena Park during MulchFest, an annual event organized by the Parks Department. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gardens Hills blaze injures 10 firefighters (with VIDEO)

A three-alarm fire gutted an apartment near Queens College Monday, injuring 10 firefighters who responded to the scene but were not seriously hurt. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

Flushing

Tip of the week

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Trees turned to mulch at Cunningham Park

Hundreds of trees were chopped and turned into mulch at Cunningham Park during MulchFest, an annual event organized by the Parks Department. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Flushing

Nurses slam Flushing Hospital for suspending pension

Unionized nurses negotiating a contract with Flushing Hospital are furious that management did not sign an agreement to continue their pension plans while the two sides duke it out at the bargaining table. Comment.
Flushing

Leaky roof at JHS 237 tops CEC 25’s wish list

Community Education Council District 25 voted last week for five school building problems it would most like to see fixed by the city, although that hardly means the projects are a done deal. Comment.
Broadway-Flushing

Molloy guard fired up by competitive NJ squad

Immaculate Conception guard Kelcey Castro dribbled up the floor and shook Amani Tatum with a quick crossover, leaving the Molloy guard fallen on the hardwood floor. The mostly pro-New Jersey crowd let out oohs and ahhs and Castro buried a three-pointer from the top of the key. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Flushing

FAA gives green light to RKO Keith’s revamp

The federal government has decided that the proposed renovation of the RKO Keith’s Theatre in downtown Flushing would not pose a hazard to planes landing and taking off from LaGuardia Airport. Comments (2).
Flushing

Alleged Flushing gang head indicted

Ten suspected members of the MS-13 gang were charged last week with violent crimes involving baseball bats and machetes, but the indictment read in Brooklyn federal court also provided a picture of rivalries played out on the streets of Flushing. Comments (1).
Flushing

CB 7 rejects Mormon plan

Community Board 7 roundly rejected plans Monday night from the Mormon church to build a two-story chapel on 33rd Avenue that required exemptions from zoning laws. Comment.
Flushing

Police target illegal Flushing bar activity

Flushing police have started their 2012 crackdown on illegal activity in the area’s drinking establishments, arresting a woman on charges of possessing drugs at a downtown bar whose legal address was questioned in an earlier report. Comments (3).
Broadway-Flushing

Samaritan Village, Outreach team up

Two of the borough’s longest-running centers for substance abuse victims are now joining forces to help a larger group of patients. Comment.
Flushing

Holy Cross rolls over Molloy for 10th overall victory

Holy Cross was patient, it was unselfish and there was no greater example of that than at the end of the third quarter. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Flushing

Feds nab suspected international gang members based out of Flushing

Eight alleged members of the international organized crime syndicate MS-13 were charged Thursday with racketeering in connection with several violent crimes carried out in Flushing. Comment.
Flushing

Cops vow crackdown on boro bars

Northeast Queens police said they will focus on bars and restaurants operating illegally in 2012, but community leaders said more needs to be done on a state level and cited a Flushing watering hole with a questionable liquor license as an example. Comment.

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