Flushing Times

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Red Storm star LeRoy Ellis dies at 72

St. John’s legend LeRoy Ellis, who turned a standout Redman career into a 14-year NBA legacy with a world championship in 1972, died Saturday in Portland, Ore., at the age of 72 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Comments (1).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Two people missing from Jamaica Estates home

JAMAICA ESTATES — The NYPD was looking for help locating two people who went missing within the confines of the 107th Precinct, police said. Comment.
Broadway-Flushing

Stanners eliminate defending champion Xaverian

Greg Boyle would have been a candidate to pitch in last year’s playoffs with Archbishop Molloy facing elimination. There was just one problem: He was on the bench recovering from knee surgery that left him on crutches for two months. Comment.
Editorial

Respect for the Dead

It is the mark of a civilized society when an organization is willing to stand up for the rights of people they have never met, whose names they don’t know and who happen to be dead. Comment.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Flushing

Field grows for Meng’s state seat

After state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) decided to run for Congress, a rush of Asian candidates have officially declared their intention to run in the new majority Asian state Assembly seat based in Flushing. Comments (1).
Flushing

Housing bucks parking fix

Construction fences are going up in Municipal Lot 1 in Flushing to make way for a $40 million Macedonia A.M.E. affordable housing building, but because another downtown mega-project is stalled, the community’s fears over parking may be realized. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing church plans altered by Mormons

The Mormon church and opponents of a chapel it wants to build in Flushing headed back to the city Board of Standards and Appeals Tuesday to give more testimony for the agency to digest before considering newly tweaked plans. Comments (1).
Broadway-Flushing

Molloy hurler wins city title

Archbishop Molloy infielder Kristen Ponticelli worried she had given St. Joseph by the Sea new life after bobbling a ground ball that would have been the title softball game’s final out. Comment.
Letters

Church should’ve stopped abuse

It is interesting that we never hear about the physical and verbal abuses that took place in Catholic schools during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s by some religious people who taught in the schools. Comments (1).

Friday, June 8, 2012

Flushing

Botanical Gds. alum eye green jobs in city

In addition to serving as the borough’s premier showcase of Mother Nature, the Queens Botanical Garden also discreetly functions as a jobs program campus for unemployed New Yorkers, or those just wanting to change their careers. Comment.
Flushing

Queens College study shines light on Flushing’s solar power future

Solar power has a future in Flushing, but there are several obstacles standing in the way, a study completed by a group of Queens College students showed last week. Comment.
Flushing

109th Precinct breakfast brings out neighborhood’s best

Police Officer Amanda Graney is a lover of dogs and wears bunny slippers while giving out candy to trick-or-treaters — at least, that is what was depicted in pictures drawn by middle-school students for a new calendar distributed by the 109th Precinct Community Council. Comment.
Broadway-Flushing

After capturing city title, Molloy falls short of state

Archbishop Molloy’s year ended in the season’s final game, just not with one last victory. Comment.
Letters

Americans need a country that works for the little guy

As the big countdown clock on the television screen counted down, the results were Hollande 52 percent and Sarkozy 48 percent. The small crowd in the 20-seat restaurant cheered. My wife and I were sitting at a window table in a French restaurant in the Latin quarter of Paris having dinner when the election results were broadcast. Comment.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flushing

As Primary Day nears, barbs fly in Flushing congressional race

The race for the newly created congressional seat in Flushing became more contentious over the last week, with accusations flying between candidates, their competitors and Queens civic groups even as the hopefuls picked up more endorsements. Comment.
Flushing

Koo persists in quest for comfort women memorial

A group of Korean-American civic organizations and city lawmakers gathered Monday night to remember the Asian women who they contend were forced into sex slavery during World War II, a topic that has also heated up tensions between the group and Japan. Comment.
Flushing

Mets man gives grads advice

At the Queens College commencement ceremony last Thursday, graduates got a little bit of advice from the voice of the Amazin’s. Comment.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Flushing

Funnyman Maher buys minority share in Mets

Comedian Bill Maher said he was glad to have saved some pennies when he read in The New York Times that his childhood favorite baseball club was selling minority shares. Comments (2).

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