Flushing Times

Monday, June 25, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Boro draws biggest crowd in citywide recycling event

Those long lines have paid off for Queens recyclers as the city Sanitation Department released results from its first series of SAFE Disposal Events, and out of all five boroughs Queens led the pack with the most participants pitching in to properly ditch electronics and other harmful household products. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis soccer star Bedoya gets big kudos

It was Danny Bedoya in a nutshell. Comment.
Letters

Dems, GOP must not increase Stafford interest rate

Both Democrats and Republicans seem to agree that to let interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans double after July 1 is a major concern, especially when they have to face voters Nov. 6. What has been lost in the heightened election year rhetoric is that both the White House and Congress saw this issue coming. Comment.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Flushing Times

Molloy tops boro softball performers

As always, Queens was one of the best softball boroughs in the city. Comment.
Editorial

Bum Deal

Unless one believes in the benevolence, integrity and generosity of the Wilpons and Sterling Equities of the New York Mets, the city’s plan for the redevelopment of the area around Citi Field does not appear to be a good deal for the city. Comment.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Willets Point

Bloomy shines light on Willets Point revamp plans

The mayor ended weeks of speculation about the city’s plans for Willets Point last Thursday by unveiling a tweaked vision of the development in which Citi Field would be flanked on both sides by retail and housing, but opponents derided the announcement as a land grab by the owners of the New York Mets. Comments (4).
Jamaica Estates

NCAA spotlights men’s tennis and women’s soccer, golf

The St. John’s University women’s soccer, men’s tennis and women’s golf squads were among the 950-plus Division I sports teams recognized by the NCAA for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program. Comment.
Flushing Times

Five pupils hurt after taxi hits school bus

BRIARWOOD — Five special-needs students were injured when a taxi collided with a school bus and flipped it on its side early Monday morning, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Flushing

USTA stadium plans surprise community

The United States Tennis Association revealed plans for a massive overhaul of its Flushing facilities, surprising the members of the community who are usually kept abreast of major developments in the area. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Man’s corpse found in Cunningham Park: Cops

FRESH MEADOWS — A decomposing corpse was found in Cunningham Park Friday, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden celebrates summer solstice with bird watching

There’s nothing like the thrill of the hunt and for one avian enthusiast in Queens the satisfaction that comes when you don’t have to kill anything. Comment.
Flushing

Two challengers vie for Stavisky’s seat

The race for the Flushing state Senate seat is taking shape as hopefuls gather petitions, collect endorsements and knock on doors. Comment.
Flushing

Beating the odds, Queens-style

Fran Drescher knows how to make lemonade from lemons. Comment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Flushing

Praise for immigration fix mixed with doubt

President Barack Obama praised a federal memo released Friday that is set to give undocumented young people in Queens hope for a normal life, but drew cautious optimism from the borough and criticism from the county’s only Republican congressman. Comments (2).
Flushing

Estelle Cooper’s park group eyed in missing cash

A nonprofit that funded activities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park is under investigation after more than $100,000 in expenditures could not be accounted for. Comment.
Auburndale

Firefighters battle electrical blaze in Auburndale restaurant

It took firefighters nearly two hours to put out an electrical blaze in the basement of Mythos restaurant at 196-29 Northern Blvd. in Auburndale Wednesday afternoon. Comments (1).
Flushing

Artists examine nation’s big health care machine

The No. 7 train chugs past many different ethnic neighborhoods along its Queens route where cultural points of interest and venues offer ongoing, never boring, arts-related events. The 2012 Queens Art Express Festival kicked off an urban adventure last week, exploring visual and performance arts, music, theatre, dance and literature right here in Queens. Comment.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Big Apple Circus worker killed after colliding with car door on Union Tnpk.

A circus company is mourning the loss of a worker who died in a Fresh Meadows bicycle accident Saturday evening, according to police. Comments (5).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s bolsters roster with LI grad

Steve Lavin proved to be true to his word. Comment.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Circus worker dies in fatal Fresh Meadows bike accident: NYPD

A man who was working at a circus temporarily set up in Fresh Meadows died in a bicycle accident Saturday evening, according to police. Comment.

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