Flushing Times

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Kew Gardens Hills

Pat Dolan’s legacy immortalized on street sign

Even in death, Queens civic activist Pat Dolan seemed to exercise her influence over the group of elected officials gathered at her street renaming ceremony in Kew Gardens Hills Friday. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Fearless Smith thriving with bolstered St. John’s team

The biggest shot of Shenneika Smith’s career is rooted in lessons learned from former high school Coach Apache Paschall, who died of cancer before he could see her beat UConn. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Heroic New Yorkers battled Sandy

As our area continues to cope with the severe aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it was moving to see a photo of volunteer firefighters raising our flag in battered Breezy Point. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Flushing

Felled tree kills Flushing man

The family of a 29-year-old St. John’s University graduate received an outpouring of support after the Flushing resident was killed by a falling tree during Superstorm Sandy Monday night. Comments (3).
Auburndale

Disaster looms in Auburndale days after storm

Superstorm Sandy turned the streets of northeast Queens into a life-sized maze, downing trees to block off roads and tearing down power lines in a destructive series of events that created outages for nearly 20,000 customers around Flushing and Fresh Meadows, but for one Auburndale family, the ordeal went on for days. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Prep caps flawless season

St. Francis Prep played like a team with something to prove all year after losing in the CHSFL Class A football final last year. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Flushing

Avella wants downed trees cleared, power restored in Queens

As New York City tries to rebuild and move forward in the aftermath of the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, one northeast Queens lawmaker said the borough deserves better. Comments (12).
Hillcrest

Lancman, Rozic to sponsor supplies drive for Sandy victims

A northeast Queens Assemblyman announced he would help sponsor a Hillcrest food drive so storm victims could stock up, officials said. Comment.
Flushing

New York Hospital Queens issues alert about alternate phone number

The main phone number at New York Hospital Queens in Flushing is not working, according to staff there. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Flushing

Family mourns Flushing man killed by felled tree

A tree blown over by winds from Monday night’s superstorm fell onto a Flushing home, killing 29-year-old St. John’s University graduate Tony Laino, police said, and Tuesday afternoon friends and family gathered for an emotional reunion in front of the crushed residence. Comments (4).
Flushing

Family seeks city assistance as fallen tree looms over house

Superstorm Sandy turned the streets of northeast Queens into a life-sized maze Monday night, downing trees to block off roads and tearing down power lines in a destructive series of events that created outages for nearly 20,000 customers around Auburndale and Fresh Meadows, but for one Auburndale family, the ordeal went on for days. Comments (1).

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Flushing

Sea of blue to honor police officer killed in Queens (with video)

More than 1,000 police officers lined the street outside St. Christopher’s Church in Baldwin, L.I. Saturday to say goodbye to one of Nassau County’s “E-Men,” the late Officer Arthur Lopez. Comment.

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