Flushing Times

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

Flushing

Flushing man faces 24 years for killing girlfriend

FLUSHING — A Flushing man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for stabbing his former girlfriend to death, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s junior receives coveted lacrosse honor

Junior goalie Jeff Lowman was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, the highest regarded honor in college lacrosse. The list includes the top players from all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and features the most distinguished players in the collegiate game. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012

Letters

Aqueduct convention center not good for Queens

It would create a good feeling if once in a while taxpayer dollars produce a legislator who takes the time to seriously look at an important issue that will affect the residents of this city. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Hillcrest

Hillcrest teen gets $10K cello on loan

Hillcrest’s Conor McNally was surprised when an organization offered to loan him a cello worth $10,000, but the 16-year-old was truly shocked when it arrived in the mail with a broken neck. Comments (2).
Flushing

Cops of the month honored at 109th Precinct

Police Officer Brian Roby and Sgt. Michael Elderbaum were given Cops of the Month Awards for collecting surveillance information that led to the arrest of three men in early January and the seizure of two handguns and a substantial amount of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, according to Deputy Inspector Brian Maguire. Comments (1).
Letters

Fight to keep big money out of political campaigns

As we watch the numbers of Occupy Wall Street protesters dwindle, understandably so with the advent of the winter months and cold weather, many may think or even wish that they have gone away, but the 99 percent movement is far from dead. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Flushing

Merchants leaving Union Street

Small business owners on Union Street have slowly been making an exodus as dealings between the city and the developer of Flushing Commons continue behind closed doors, a business leader said. Comment.
Flushing

Confusion, anger over Koo remarks

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is in hot water with some of his constituents over remarks made at a recent meeting, about downtown Flushing, but a community leader said some in the audience may have misunderstood what he was saying. Comment.
Flushing

Mr. Met pitches in to pack for spring training

Mr. Met packs up a truck at Citi Field with New York Mets’ equipment last week. The vehicle was headed for the Amazins’ spring training in Florida. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

Flushing

Another pedestrian hit in Flushing following fatal MTA bus accident

A second pedestrian was struck Thursday at another busy Flushing intersection, just a day after an MTA bus hit and killed a 22-year-old Flushing resident at a nearby intersection that is no stranger to accidents, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens Hills

Plaque of late Pat Dolan unveiled

As a 105-pound bronze plaque featuring the likeness of late civic leader Pat Dolan was unveiled at the Kew Gardens Hills Library, elected officials and community leaders remembered her at the institution that is on schedule to expand in two years due in large part to Dolan’s efforts. Comment.
Flushing

Queens GOP makes push to recruit Asian candidates

The Queens Republican Party is making it no secret they are looking for an Asian candidate to run in the upcoming 2012 elections. Comment.
Flushing

Meng urges tolerance of customers’ racial backgrounds

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) wrote a letter to the city Commission on Human Rights last month, urging it to adopt guidelines for customer service after a spate of racially insensitive incidents involving Asian Americans in restaurants around the country and an incident involving Meng herself in a Queens restaurant. Comment.
Flushing

Ex-N.Y. Met Carter dies at 57

Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who was a key component of the 1986 New York Mets World Series team, died last Thursday after a nine-month battle with brain cancer. He was 57. Comment.
Flushing

Turkish dancers set to dazzle at Queens College

As part of its “Year of Turkey” celebrations, Queens College will present INFLUX, a program of contemporary Turkish dance. The performance will be held at the Goldstein Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s U demurs in birth control controversy

St. John’s University has chosen to stay out of the debate over whether religious institutions should be required to provide contraceptives to their employees, but students at the Queens school have not remained as silent. Comment.
Flushing

Lin madness hits Flushing

Flushing residents packed into a neighborhood mall Friday night to watch New York Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin, just hours after Time Warner Cable and Madison Square Garden reached an accord allowing fans to watch games from home. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

Queensboro Hill library to close for construction

The Queensboro Hill branch of the Queens Public Library, at 60-05 Main St. in Flushing, will close Feb. 24 for renovations that are not set to be completed for about a year. Comments (1).
Pomonok

Pomonok residence opens for low-income seniors

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty cut the ribbon on a new 78-unit residence facility for low-income senior citizens last week. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

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.

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