Flushing Times

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Letters

Job growth not worth fracking

Lately, it seems that each day we are getting more information about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking. Comment.
Flushing

State Senate District 16 candidates

John Messer is an Oakland Gardens businessman and lawyer who has also worked as a project manager at the city Economic Development Corp. He draws on his experience running multiple companies as to why he has a pulse on the state’s economic climate. Messer’s main message is to bolster the state economy by making it easier to run a small business through tax reform and simplifying regulation. He also is a supporter of immigration reform to include more people in the state’s economy. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Flushing

Mayor, Laurelton woman push ban on sugary drinks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited a Flushing recreation center Tuesday to give the latest push to his proposed ban on large sugary drinks. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm sweep Siena

In the 2012 home opener, St. John’s downed Siena, a squad that won 23 games last season, by a score of 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-21) in front of a loud crowd at Carnesecca Arena. Comment.
Letters

Queens resident worthy of award

On behalf of my friends and neighbors in Briarwood, I would like to nominate Xu Sheng Wang as the 2012 Merchant of the Year in view of her remarkable business contributions to the Briarwood community. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Flushing

Flushing cop assaulted wife with phone: Police

LONG ISLAND — NYPD Officer Edwin Martinez, who works with the 109th Precinct in Flushing, was arrested Aug. 29, police said. Comment.
Letters

Believe forecasts with grain of salt

As the summer of 2012 begins to wind down, some weather forecasting firms are already predicting that this coming winter will be a cold and snowy one in the northeastern United States. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Prep football coach celebrates 60th year

Dylan King has seen his family attempt to talk to his grandfather Vince O’Connor about retiring from coaching football at St. Francis Prep. And the answer is always the same. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Flushing

Stavisky to push for education, job creation if new term is won

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) has served six terms in the state Legislature following a special election in 1999 and has put education and employment at the top of her to-do list should she be elected for another term in November. Comments (1).
Flushing

Messer seeks Albany solutions founded upon common sense

Oakland Gardens businessman and lawyer John Messer is challenging incumbent state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) for the second time after the two faced off in 2010, and he is hoping to bring what he calls common-sense Democratic positions to strike a balance in Albany. Comments (3).
Flushing

Hopefuls seek niche in race

As the Flushing state Assembly race reached its final stages, some of the candidates took to the streets to outline specific points in their platforms and to tout endorsements from influential groups. Comments (1).
Letters

Abolish the five boro presidents

As imprudent as it was to have cherry trees chopped down in the courtyard of Queens Borough Hall, it is even more imprudent to spend $17 million in difficult economic times on an atrium project (“Boro Hall stripped of woods,” TimesLedger Newspapers, Aug. 16-22). Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Flushing

Roddick retires at 2012 US Open while Federer licks wounds

Tennis fans bid farewell to two big names at the 2012 US Open Wednesday, one of them for good. Comment.
Flushing

Councilman calls Meng dual citizen

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) drew sharp criticism from his opponent over recent statements he made about her citizenship. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

Messer clashes with Stavisky in lively debate

Democratic Party primary challenger John Messer and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) traded jabs over gay marriage and term limits in a heated debate last week, although they agreed on some key initiatives, such as job creation, opposition to hydrofracking and support for the state Dream Act. Comments (5).
Auburndale

Foreclosed residence riles up Auburndale

An Auburndale block is fuming over a home in foreclosure that has fallen into disrepair and become a neighborhood eyesore. Comment.
Willets Point

Two people hurt in car fire at boro junk yard

WILLETS POINT — The city Fire Department responded to a call of multiple cars on fire in a junkyard at 126-26 Willets Point Blvd. Friday, the Breaking News Network said. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Mary Louis sophomore jump ship to St. Mary’s

Mary Louis’s prized freshmen class from a year ago is no more. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Fresh Meadows

16-year-old student mourned by droves

Grieving friends and family of 16-year-old St. Francis Preparatory school student Daniel Fernandez, who died in an unimaginable accident on a party bus Friday, gathered at Kearns Funeral Home in Rego Park Monday to begin the difficult process of saying goodbye. Comment.
Flushing

Parks employee charged with murdering co-worker: DA

An Ozone Park man who worked for the city Parks Department was charged Wednesday with murdering a co-worker the day before at a recreation center in Flushing, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Man charged with swiping silver from boro synagogues

A man who authorities allege was caught on camera stealing several valuable religious artifacts from three Queens synagogues was apprehended by police and arrested last week, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing mother sentenced in murder of 39-yr-old son

A Flushing mother was sentenced to seven years in prison last week for stabbing to death her son, who had pleaded for months that she end his suffering from cerebral palsy. Comment.
Flushing

No rest for stars of US Open who move up ladder to win

Most of America relaxed on Labor Day, but the athletes at the 2012 US Open were not so lucky. Comment.
Flushing

Parks worker killed at Flushing athletic center: NYPD

FLUSHING — A seasonal Parks Department employee allegedly stabbed another worker to death Tuesday at the Al Oerter Recreation Center, the NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

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

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).
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.

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