Flushing Times

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Letters

Pols at candidates night were a bust

In my effort to stay informed, I attended a candidates night Oct. 10 at Holy Cross High School to listen to the candidates. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Letters

Flushing Meadows must remain a park for all

In 1895, Frederick Law Olmstead, the genius who created Central and Prospect parks and other famous parks elsewhere, said, “The survival of our park system requires the exclusion from management of real estate dealers and politicians and that the first duty of our park trustees is to hand down from one generation to the next the treasure of scenery which the city placed in their care.” Comments (1).

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Flushing

Kim hopes to win Senate seat focusing on economy

Republican candidate J.D. Kim hopes to open up the buzzing economy of Flushing to the surrounding communities if he defeats incumbent state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) for a Senate seat in November. Comments (3).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s athletes participate in Service Day

As a testament to St. John’s University’s commitment to community service, Red Storm student-athletes took part in the 11th annual University Service Day Sept. 29, which was organized by St. John’s University’s Service Opportunity Council. Comment.
Letters

Prune tree for safety of drivers

I am writing to request that something be done as soon as possible with regard to the newly installed traffic light on the left side of Parsons Boulevard and the eastbound Long Island Expressway service road. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Farm Museum votes to maintain old cemetery

The Queens County Farm Museum board recently voted unanimously to maintain Brinckerhoff Cemetery, the centuries-old burial ground where several of Queens’ first settlers are interred, but would not be able to carry out the plan unless the property changes owners, Museum President James Trent said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Queens soccer clubs dominate the pitch

The top boys’ soccer teams from Queens have proven to be kings of the CHSAA so far. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis volleyball team building up chemistry

Melissa Chu heard all she needed to when given the task of being Francis Lewis’ top setter. The team’s best player, Regina Anthony, along with her other teammates, immediately voiced their confidence in the inexperienced junior. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Willets Point

Shulman hired Willets firm

A Manhattan consulting company often tapped for city development projects plays dual roles in Queens, having supported a nonprofit that advocates for the redevelopment of Willets Point, but also preparing the study that helps determine whether or not that development will go forward. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Justice Kagan visits St. John’s U

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan told an audience of about 150 people at St. John’s University Monday that when it comes to her and her colleagues, there are some fundamental differences. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing teen missing since early Oct.: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Flushing teenager. Comments (1).
Flushing

MTA seeks input from riders over four proposed fare hikes

The MTA has released a series of proposals to help decide what the coming fare increase will be like, including one suggestion that would raise the cost of a 30-day MetroCard to $125. Comments (3).
Flushing Times

Molloy hangs tough against strong Fontbonne

Archbishop Molloy had enough. Unhappy with its uneven play, the Stanners took out their frustrations on Fontbonne Hall in the fifth and deciding volleyball set. Comment.
Flushing

Trinity beats Cross defense

Holy Trinity gave Holy Cross a chance to win the game just as the Knights were about to see their lead evaporate. The Titans pulled within a point on quarterback Chris Laviano’s touchdown in the closing minutes and then aggressively chose to go for a two-point conversion instead of the extra point and the tie. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Flushing

Thousands will take strides to beat breast cancer in boro

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the 19th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, held by the American Cancer Society, at Flushing Meadows Corona Park this Sunday, in what is one of the society’s largest events of the year. Comment.
Pomonok

Girl sexually abused in Pomonok library

POMONOK — The NYPD released a photo of the man wanted in connection with sexually abusing a young girl Monday inside a Queens library. Comment.
Flushing Times

Tatum chooses to head south for James Madison basketball

Amani Tatum headed to James Madison University for her first official visit with an open mind and was in no hurry to make a college decision. She left with her mind made up and a longing to return. Comment.

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