Flushing Times

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

Flushing

Hanukkah comes to Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall held a Hanukkah celebration. Comment.
Flushing

Joyful music fills Flushing mall

The Queens Center for the Performing Arts’ held a holiday concert featuring the CenterStage Children’s Chorus and Orchestra last Sunday at Sky View Center in Flushing. CenterStage invited students from schools throughout Queens to join them for the performance. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012

Flushing

Flushing biz sent military gadgets to China: Feds

A Flushing businessman with a history of violating United States shipping regulations was charged last week with surreptitiously sending military-grade equipment to Taiwan and China. Comment.
Flushing

Youngsters learn flower making craft

Flushing Town Hall hosted a flower-making workshop as part of the Holiday House Tour. Comment.
Letters

Feds must pay for Sandy cleanup

The Federal Emergency Management Agency must fully reimburse New York state and city for the cost of recovery and cleanup from Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Flushing

Qns pols want community say in casino plans

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is the latest Queens lawmaker to join a group that is advocating for a local voice in the selection of a site for any future casinos in the state. Comment.
Flushing

Biz set to take Key Food spot

The Flushing Key Food that closed in June will soon be replaced and the new grocer will cater to all demographics of the northeast Queens neighborhood, a realtor involved in the process said. Comments (1).
Flushing

Flushing doc charged with two homicides

Federal prosecutors charged a doctor with homicide last week after two of his patients from a Flushing clinic died from overdoses, but the indictment may also contribute to a shifting of the scales between prescription drug and heroin abuse in Queens and Long Island. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Man abused opossum in Peck Park: ASPCA

FRESH MEADOWS — A man shown in an online video abusing wildlife in Peck Park was arrested last week and charged with animal cruelty, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Comment.
Flushing

Queens theater junky produces public television

It seems obvious that the first rule of life is to have a good time. Brendan Gill, The New Yorker. Comment.
Flushing

Marchesini settles at helm of Holy Cross basketball

Tom Marchesini’s concern wasn’t how he got the job as Holy Cross boys’ basketball coach, but the task it entailed. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Council landmarks old burial ground

The City Council voted to designate Brinckerhoff Cemetery, the burial site of several of Queens’ first settlers, as a landmark Monday despite an attempt by the cemetery’s owner to claim hardship and thus prevent the designation. Comment.
Flushing

MTA, FEMA among agencies accepting resumes at Flushing job fair

Community Prevention Alternatives, a nonprofit, and former state Senate candidate John Messer are set to hold a job fair in Flushing Friday. Comment.
Flushing

Man robbed Home Depot, threatened worker: Cops (with video of suspect)

FLUSHING — Cops were looking for a man who pulled a gun on a Home Depot employee and then took off with some of the store’s merchandise. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Flushing

Pit bull pup injured in building fire: FDNY

FLUSHING — A two-month-old pit bull terrier with great, big puppy dog eyes and floppy ears that could warm the most cynical heart is on the mend after New York’s Bravest pulled her from a burning building. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

SFP girls display depth early on

St. Francis Prep entered this season expecting to be an improved, deeper and more mature team. Three games in the Terriers have begun to prove all of that and have already matched its win total of two from a year ago. This group now expects to win. Comment.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Flushing

Flushing irate at 7 train hiatus

The Flushing community began its annual refrain Tuesday of denouncing the state’s plan to perform No. 7 train maintenance during Lunar New Year celebrations even though the transit authority calls off its crews for larger holidays. Comment.

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