Flushing Times

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Flushing

Qns Chamber gives two biz scholarships

Two Queens College students are making bright futures their business. Comment.
Willets Point

Willets bid process called into question

The winners of a bid to redevelop Willets Point may have had a leg up on the competition, although the city said the selection process was completely unbiased. Comments (4).

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Flushing

Flushing builder slammed with fines for unsafe sites

A Flushing construction firm is facing $94,380 in fines for repeatedly putting workers at risk for deadly falls or electric shocks, the U.S. Labor Department said last Thursday. Comments (1).
Editorial

Bloomberg’s Bad Serve

There he goes again. Comments (1).

Friday, June 29, 2012

Flushing

Shulman development group advances waterfront plan

The local development corporation helmed by former Borough President Claire Shulman had a second public hearing last week on its vision to transform the Flushing waterfront east of College Point Boulevard into a coastal parkland and mixed-use development. Comments (1).
Flushing

Man steals bag full of money in hospital: Cops

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who stole a bag full of money and electronic devices from another man in North Shore-Long Island Jewish Center’s Franklin Hospital last Thursday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep handily takes 10th city handball title

The shock that marked the beginning of the season turned into a blessing by year’s end for the St. Francis Prep handball team. Comment.
Flushing

Hundreds ready to serve as US Open ballpersons

Hundreds of would-be ballpersons tested their skills during tryouts for the 2012 US Open last Thursday. Comment.
QueensLine

United Nations called Queens home up until 1951

In 1898, New York celebrated the 50th anniversary of consolidation. Queens, Brooklyn the Bronx and Staten Island had joined with Manhattan to form an even greater city. Comment.
Letters

U.S. must increase military strength

The latest information about the national economy continues to be bleak. Only 69,000 new jobs were created in May, less than what was forecast. Comment.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flushing

Past promises cast pall on Obama memo

For many in Queens, the federal memo signed earlier this month that would save certain undocumented immigrants from deportation was reminiscent of a similar White House announcement last year that promised policy changes but did not deliver. Comment.
Flushing

Teen girl killed in early morning BQE crash

BROOKLYN — A Flushing teen was killed Saturday when the car she was riding in flipped over on the Prospect Expressway, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Flushing

Meng clinches Dem primary (WITH VIDEO)

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) gave her victory speech for the Queens congressional race shortly after 10:15 p.m. at a Bayside restaurant Tuesday, capping a day of speculation about who would be able to mobilize their bases for what many predicted would be a dismal turnout. Comment.

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