Flushing Times

Monday, May 28, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Man robbed Dunkin’ Donuts with gun: Cops

JAMAICA ESTATES — Police were looking for a man suspected of robbing a Dunkin’ Donuts in Jamaica Estates Friday night. Comment.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Flushing

Police look for missing teen from Flushing

FLUSHING — Police were searching for a Flushing teenager who went missing from her home Monday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep conquers Mary Louis in semis

St. Francis Prep’s softball celebration didn’t stop on the field at Cunningham Park. Comment.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flushing

Bowne HS tutoring firm targeted by comptroller

A Flushing high school had the highest number of students in the city who used a free tutoring service accused of receiving questionable payments from the city Department of Education, the city comptroller said. Comment.
Willets Point

New plans for Willets Pt. shift as city remains silent: Report

The city is staying mum on its deal with developers to put retail space and hotels around Citi Field after the mayor withdrew his bid to use eminent domain to acquire property in Willets Point earlier this month, but members of the real estate community are expecting an official announcement soon. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Turquoise Kosher: A Fresh Meadows fish flop

Kosher restaurants fall into two absolutely separate categories: those that serve meat, and those that don’t. Virtually all New Yorkers have at least a passing acquaintance with kosher-style meats like corned beef and pastrami, and outside of New York, restaurants will even refer to those delicacies as “New York-style.” Comments (1).
Kew Gardens Hills

Police seek missing man in poor mental health

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police were on the lookout for a 51-year-old man last seen in Kew Gardens Hills earlier in March. Comment.
Flushing

Franny Lew ace gets chance

Jonathan Bobea has major-league scouts tracking him, Division I schools vying for his services. Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Flushing

Meng explains bid for House

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) hopes to bring jobs back to America from abroad if she is elected to the new Queens congressional seat in September, she told TimesLedger Newspapers in a sit-down interview last week. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Eerie history threatens Brinckerhoff sanctity

The thought of developers digging a foundation on the site of the Brinckerhoff Cemetery in Fresh Meadows is something most speakers at last week’s public hearing found horrifying, but it has happened in New York City before. Comments (1).
Flushing

Man put hand between woman’s legs: Police

FLUSHING — Police were on the lookout for a individual who inappropriately touched a woman in Flushing earlier this month. Comment.
Letters

City teachers need to work with a contract

Why is it that the United Federation of Teachers and the city Department of Education still have not been able to come to terms with regard to a new contract for the city’s 74,000 public school teachers? Comment.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flushing

Flushing man hacks wife with meat cleaver: NYPD

A man allegely hacked his wife with a meat cleaver in the couple’s Flushing apartment early Wednesday morning and then chased the bleeding woman into the street before he was subdued by his son, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Suzuki complex eyes renters after 12-year vacancy

Residents at Bowne Tree in downtown Flushing once enjoyed a grassy courtyard in the middle of their horseshoe-shaped complex until 2000, when a notorious landlord shocked residents by tearing up the greenspace inside and putting another apartment building in its place. Comment.
Flushing

Queens congressional candidates trade few barbs at Main St. event

All six candidates vying for the new Queens congressional seat appeared at a tame forum at the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library Monday night, where most of the political differences were along party lines. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Dee Richard’s last column for TimesLedger Newspapers

This week there were a number of interesting Queens events, as there usually are. Comment.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flushing

MLB picks Mets to host 2013 All-Star Game

The New York Mets aside, Citi Field is finally guaranteed to host a team of all-stars next year. Comment.
Pomonok

Pomonok after-school program could get ax

The budget dance between City Hall and the City Council is underway, and Monday night a group of parents and children held a rally against proposed cuts that could wipe out an after-school program at Pomonok Houses. Comment.

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