Flushing Times

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Letters

Keep good teachers, pay them well

As the new school year begins, thousands of teachers will be returning to classrooms, gearing up for another busy school year. Comments (2).

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s on top of Big Apple women’s soccer

The St. John’s women’s soccer team took its place as the top program in New York City Sunday night as the Red Storm capped off its two-game, two-borough road trip with a 2-1 overtime win at Columbia. Comment.
Letters

Reader grateful to former York president

I had taught as an adjunct lecturer of human physiology at York College from 1983-84. Surprisingly, last year — 28 years later from having written on the chalkboard at York — I received an e-mail from the York College Library informing me that the college was honoring me in its 40 Years of Faculty Scholarship display for my 2000 book “Mathematical Logic and the Philosophy of God and Man,” from 1st Books Library. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

Flushing

Council urges South Asians to action at Town Hall

The South Asian Queens community, especially Sikhs, have been targeted because of prejudice and struggle to find a political voice. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Flushing

USTA’s ball people worked hard to keep players happy

Champions have come and gone at the US Open, but a Forest Hills man has spent nearly half of his life returning to the court as a ball boy. Comment.
Flushing

Kim wins primary for Assembly to face GOP’s Gim in Flushing

It was a crowded race for the Flushing Assembly seat to be vacated by state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), but Ron Kim came out on top in Thursday’s Democratic primary, while Phil Gim defeated his opponent on the Republican side. Comments (5).
Flushing

Exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall has worn many hats in its 150 years, but its latest incarnation may be the one that most resembles the first. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Prep party bus lacked NJ size permit: DOT

The bus company that transported a Woodside teenager who died after sticking his head through a second-floor escape hatch said the vehicle fit easily under the underpass, but the New Jersey DOT said the bus may have been so large that it required a special permit, which it did not have. Comments (3).
Flushing

Stavisky beats back challenge to keep her Senate seat

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) came a step closer to maintaining her reign as a longtime northeast Queens lawmaker Thursday night after she fended off Democratic primary challenger John Messer, the Oakland Gardens lawyer and businessman who opposed her for a second time after also losing in 2010. Comments (1).
Flushing

DOE cuts off tutoring firm for Bowne HS

A tutoring company heavily involved in a Flushing high school was the subject of a May audit from city Comptroller John Liu, and it was pulled from doing business with the city this week after a separate inquiry by the city Department of Education. Comments (1).
Flushing

US Open caps unofficial end of summer

Monday’s finals at the 2012 US Open concluded two weeks of tennis, although fans found enjoyment on and off the court throughout the event. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing dance show driven by Korean rhythms

A nuanced flicker of raised hands flew high above a graceful dancer’s head as instrumental Korean Sanjo music built the tempo in the theater of Flushing Town Hall. The Saturday evening performance of Yusun and Hosun Kang’s Traditional Dance and Beyond by the Korean Traditional Music and Dance Institute had begun and would proceed to spellbind the audience. Comments (1).
Flushing

Holy Cross alumnus leads Cowboys win

Dallas Cowboys receiver Kevin Ogletree has made it known to those close to him that this season needs to be a big one. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Flushing

Officials condemn racial slur painted on Flushing property

Lawmakers denounced racist graffiti left on a Flushing storefront that will house the future Mitchell-Linden branch of the Queens Public Library as well as a van parked nearby belonging to a Chinese newspaper and offered a cash reward to try and help find the perpetrator. Comment.
Flushing

Bengali ballots not ready for primary

The city violated the federal Voting Rights Act by acting too slowly on a 2011 requirement to provide ballots in a South Asian language and delaying them until 2013, according to a complaint filed by a nonprofit this week. Comments (1).
Flushing

Gov’t has been wiretapping Liu since 2009 over contributions

Lawyers for two people charged with funneling illegal campaign contributions to City Comptroller John Liu’s war chest revealed Monday the government has been investigating Liu and his advisers since 2009 and contend “desperate” government agents have been targeting the campaign without producing any proof of wrongdoing. Comment.
Flushing

Group seeks to register Asian voters in Queens

Asian-American residents of Queens are a sleeping political force, and a group of civic and nonprofit groups announced a plan last week to tap into that power for upcoming state and federal elections. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep gears up for run at state crown

Seniors Kelly Flynn, Kiara Pierre and Kendra McCalla have known nothing but winning during their three years at St. Francis Prep. Still, the trio never expects a coronation each season despite the Terriers’ abundance of talent. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

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.
Flushing

Assembly District 40 candidates

Ethel Chen, a retired librarian and law school graduate, who said her experience working with people will help her in the Assembly. The longtime Flushing resident said her priorities if elected are to protect seniors, fight for the fair share of the state budget and promote education. Comment.

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