Flushing Times

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Acquisitions boost St. John’s ahead of basketball training

Chris Obekpa isn’t making any predictions, but if summer workouts are any indication, St. John’s University will be good this year, the shot-blocking machine said. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Hydrofracking getting closer to reality in NY

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to soon release proposed regulations allowing a controversial drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing in New York state, the head of the City Council Committee on Environmental Protection is cautioning that a national standard for so-called fracking in a safe manner does not exist. Comments (3).
Flushing

Queens College soccer ranked sixth in preseason

Coming off a triumphant 2011 campaign in which they surprised their ECC rivals by reaching the conference playoffs, the Knights are looking to build on their success in 2012. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Flushing

Banker tricked and robbed of $40K: Police

FLUSHING — On Aug. 9, a 40-year-old man went to a Bank of America and withdrew $40,600. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Francis Prep student killed in bus accident mourned by hundreds during candlelit vigil

Hundreds of mourning students gathered at St. Francis Preparatory in Fresh Meadows Saturday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Daniel Fernandez, a 16-year-old student who died in a horrific accident on a party bus the night before. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Hurley a top leader at Prep

Vince O’Connor has a special feeling when it comes to quarterback Jack Hurley and it has nothing to do with what he can do on a football field. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Prep student killed in bus accident: Port Authority

A 16-year-old boy from Woodside was killed Friday night while on a bus to a Sweet 16 party after sticking his head through an emergency hatch and smashing his head against an overpass, according to the Port Authority. Comments (66).

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Jewish voters to leave church for library poll

Kew Gardens Hills residents who were concerned that voting at their new polling site at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church would violate their religious beliefs can rest easier now that polling has been moved to the Kew Gardens Hills Library. Comment.
Flushing

Elusive Flushing peacock finally captured

The roving Queens peacock was finally caught Friday, and is back at the 4-acre farm he calls home at John Bowne High School in Flushing. Comment.
Flushing

Young volunteers receive awards for community service

Albert Ju, a student at the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, spent his summer giving back by volunteering at the YWCA of Queens. Comments (2).
Flushing

Holy Cross football readies for big year

Holy Cross Coach Tom Pugh hopes a year older means a year wiser for his football team. The Knights were littered with talented sophomores last season, but injuries and inconsistent play sent them into a late slide they never recovered from. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s falls behind Towson in Battle at the Bay

In the second and final day of the Battle at the Bay, St. John’s picked up a pair of wins, sweeping Coppin State and defeating UMBC 3-1. Comment.
Letters

Make train station ADA-compliant

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently constructed an auxiliary entrance/exit at the Briarwood-Van Wyck Expressway E and F subway station, with a stairway not compliant with the standards for accessibility for people with disabilities in wheelchairs. Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Flushing

Baisley Houses seek end to City Council division

When a city commission redraws the district lines for the City Council this year, civic leaders from southeast Queens are calling for the unification of the Baisley Houses in Jamaica. Comment.
Flushing

Assembly hopefuls get cash from afar

Campaign war chests in the race for the downtown Flushing state Assembly seat appear to be largely filled by donations from outside the district or loans, according to the latest disclosure reports. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Synagogue director says man caught on video swiping silver

Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing several valuable religious artifacts from three Flushing-area synagogues, the Queens district attorney said Wednesday. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Man dies after car hits him on Grand Central

KEW GARDENS HILLS — An unidentified male was struck and killed by a car last week as he tried to cross the Grand Central Turnpike in Kew Gardens Hills, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing stacks the line in hunt for playoff win

For all the success Flushing has enjoyed in the short time since Jim DeSantis resurrected the football program, there is still one mammoth hole in the program’s list of accomplishments. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

Flushing

2012 US Open kicks off tennis but boon for boro still in offing

The 2012 US Open opening matches kicked off an economic bonanza for the city Monday, but a man working for a borough nonprofit trying to get spectators to stay in Queens did not have the same luck as some of the athletes. Comment.
Flushing

Elusive Bowne HS bird could be enjoying Flushing dating game

The wayward peacock who has been comically eluding authorities after escaping from John Bowne High School several weeks ago may just be looking for love. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

City braces for climate change through panel and task force

A panel and task force that first convened several years ago to identify ways the city can cope with the local impact of climate change, such as fiercer storms and rising sea levels, will now meet on a regular basis and have an expanded focus. Comments (1).
Flushing

Bland Houses resident shot dead

The sister of a man murdered at the Bland Houses last week was joined by a representative of the Queens district attorney’s office and local activists to denounce gun violence that has put the complex on edge less than a year after a series of shootings shocked the community. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Cops on the lookout for purse snatcher

KEW GARDENS HILLS — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a woman’s purse inside Brach’s Glatt Supermarket in Kew Gardens Hills. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012

Flushing

Flushing volunteers awarded for community service

Several beaming teenagers and young adults accepted certificate awards from city Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) at the YWCA of Queens on Friday for volunteering a substantial amount of their time to the community over the summer. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows woman ushers in her 100th birthday (WITH VIDEO)

Fresh Meadows resident Claire Goldberg, who still lives on her own and uses an iPad, celebrated her 100th birthday in style last week surrounded by three generations of her family and elected officials. Comment.

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