Flushing Times

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Flushing

Flushing set to ring in Year of the Dragon

The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in many Asian cultures, but 2012 will be the Year of the Dragon — the most auspicious of all the Chinese zodiac animals. Comment.
Flushing

Koo officially registers as Queens Dem

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) officially registered with the Democratic Party at the Queens Board of Elections offices in Kew Gardens Monday after running on the GOP line three years ago to win a seat on the City Council. Comments (4).

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Young Red Storm struggles

No one said playing Big East basketball was going to be easy and the St. John’s Red Storm have found that out first-hand. Comment.
Letters

U.S. must stop stationing troops abroad

Bring our troops home now. The United States is in a state of perpetual war. American troops are stationed in almost every country around the globe. Comments (1).

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

Flushing

Hunan Kitchen: Grand Sichuan taste in Flushing

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan may not be for everyone, but if you’re not put off by intense spiciness, offal on the menu, an abundance of oil, or picking meat or fish off the bone, the food here is fantastic. Consider yourself warned. Comments (1).
Flushing

Shia Muslims honor Muhammed’s grandson with Flushing procession

Hundreds of people proceeded through Flushing Sunday during a Shia commemoration called the Arbaeen of Shuhada-e-Karbala, which commemorated the death of the Prophet Muhammed’s grandson Imam Hussain during the Battle of Karbal, as well as Hussain’s bodyguard and cousin, Ghazi Abbas. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

Flushing

PS/IS 499 gets new tech lab from $200K Gennaro grant

A Flushing school cut the ribbon on new equipment last week, allowing the Queens College School of Math, Science and Technology to live up to its name. Comments (1).
Flushing

Events in Celebration of the Year of the Dragon

Lunar New Year Celebration — The Al Oerter Recreation Center invites you to an afternoon of karate, dance performances and more ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

Flushing

Flushing Councilman Koo to switch to Dem Party

City Councilman Peter Koo (R-Flushing), one of the borough’s four Republican lawmakers, is planning on switching to the Democratic Party Monday, according to a published report. Comments (2).
Flushing

Queens prodigal son Cuomo returns for budget address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo returned to the borough of his birth Thursday morning to deliver his budget address again and many of his proposals drew applause from the audience. Comment.
Flushing

Liu returns campaign cash as fund-raising probe lingers

Embattled city Comptroller John Liu returned nearly $50,000 in contributions and disclosed a list of his campaign bundlers as promised Tuesday amid questions about the finances of his unofficial 2013 campaign for mayor. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing teenager wins Intel slot

Bhargava Chitti is a 17-year-old Flushing student whose cancer research on reducing the sometimes debilitating side effects of radiation therapy has landed him a spot in the semifinals of the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. Comment.
Flushing

Keen officers stop burglary crew in 109th

The 109th Precinct Community Council gave out several awards last week to officers with excellent gut instincts as well as community members who took care of residents and animals alike. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Boro woman dies in Kew Gdns. Hills car accident

KEW GARDENS HILLS — A Fresh Meadows woman was killed Tuesday when the car she was a passenger in collided with another vehicle, police said. Comments (2).
Flushing

Lacking marquee talent, Holy Cross continues to win

Without that one marquee star, Holy Cross has emerged as a legit CHSAA Class AA contender because of its depth. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Terriers blow lead, tie HC

St. Francis Prep has played from ahead and it has played from behind. Through 90 minutes of hockey, however, the Terriers have yet to find a way to beat rival Holy Cross. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

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.

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