Flushing Times

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Red Storm centerfielder among Big East best

St. John’s centerfielder Kristi Cady was named to the Big East softball Honor Roll after leading the Red Storm offensively at the Red & Black Showcase in Athens, Ga., during the opening weekend of the 2012 season. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

Auburndale

Etchings highlight facets of human emotion, life

A two-person show, entitled Monoscape, opened at Yegam Art Space in Auburndale Saturday evening. The show features the etchings and drawings of Bruce Waldman and Joonhee Lee, who both focus on expressing human emotions. The exhibit is slated to run through March 11 at Yegam, at 196-50 Northern Blvd. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Flushing

CB 7 approves Bowne Park bocce court

At its monthly meeting Monday night, Community Board 7 threw its support behind new construction and renovations of a bocce ball court in Bowne Park. Comments (1).
Flushing

Queens remembers Holocaust victims

Queens College commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day Sunday a little bit differently than everyone else. Comments (3).
Fresh Meadows

Victim robbed while urinating behind building

FRESH MEADOWS — A Fresh Meadows man was charged last week for relieving a man of his wallet and wristwatch as he relieved himself, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Letters

Politics not behind Lions Club elections

Generally I look forward to reading your articles, but found your Feb. 9-15 article entitled “Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club looking for new president” misrepresentative of the club and its procedures. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Flushing

Union Street now Macedonia way

Ceremoniously renaming a street can be a long, bureaucratic process, but more than 200 years after Flushing’s Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded, the institution’s name now adorns Union Street. Comment.
Flushing

Lin magic drives MSG, Time Warner to cut a deal

Time Warner Cable and Madison Square Garden have reached an agreement that will allow Queens residents to finally catch a glimpse of overnight New York Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin play from the comfort of their living rooms. Comment.
Flushing

Queens high school council blasts DOE’s turnaround fix

Spurred by the announcement that eight persistently low-achieving high schools in the borough would be given the turnaround model, the Queens High School Presidents Council held a breakfast and presentation in Flushing Friday refuting the city’s education policies. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing set to receive organic produce supplier

Flushing foodies and locavores rejoice: The neighborhood is getting its own Community Supported Agriculture group. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing student stabbed after basketball loss

FLUSHING — Police said a basketball player from Flushing’s Robert F. Kennedy High School on Parsons Boulevard was stabbed last week after his team lost its game, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Flushing

CUNY Law responds to low bar exam pass rate

CUNY School of Law in Flushing has made some policy changes in response to statistics showing only 63 percent of its students passed their first bar exam last summer, the lowest percentage in the state. Comment.
Flushing

Civics urge Mormons to build on own Flushing lot

Flushing residents and civic associations want to know why the Mormon church is intent on constructing a chapel on 33rd Avenue that exceeds zoning regulations when it could build one on the land it already owns downtown. Comments (1).
Flushing

Father of Zazi lies to feds, gets 4 1/2 years in prison

The father of a Flushing-raised man who plotted to blow up New York City subway cars in 2009 was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Friday for trying to throw the feds off the trail of his son. Comment.
Flushing

Electchester wants to keep Key Food

Residents south of the Long Island Expressway in Electchester do not want to see their Key Food go, but the landlord seems dead set on giving the grocer the boot and bringing in a big-box pharmacy instead. Comment.
Flushing Times

Molloy stuns in overtime

Carolyn Gallagher had made all but one fourth-quarter free throw this season and there was no reason to think that was about to change. Comment.

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