Flushing Times

Monday, March 18, 2013

Letters

CB 7 should vote no on USTA

Community Board 7 is entitled to whatever information and conditions it deems necessary to aid it in making a decision on the United States Tennis Association’s current application that involves a significant structural expansion of its facilities in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (“CB 7 wants more info on USTA expansion,” TimesLedger Newspapers Feb. 22-28, 2013). Comments (1).
Jamaica Estates

Teenager charged with DWI in fatal Fresh Meadows collision: Cops

Police arrested a 19-year-old driver after a hit-and-run resulted in the death of a Bronx cabbie on the Grand Central Parkway Sunday. Comment.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Letters

Follow New York’s lead on gun control

Protecting our most valuable resource — children — is any society’s most sacred duty, but it is a mission that we too often fail to accomplish. And that failure, whether it is in a supermarket parking lot in Tucson, Ariz., or a classroom in Newtown, Conn., is a continuing tragedy that should offend us all and shame us into immediate action. Comments (29).

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Surgeon in Fresh Meadows named in top doctors guide

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, an orthopedic surgeon who practices in Fresh Meadows, has seen many patients in his life, but one that stands out is a Queens man who was confined to a wheelchair because his hip arthritis was so severe. Comment.
Block Shots

Enigmatic St. John’s falls short of its potential

This St. John’s team has given you as much hope and thrills as it has heart attacks and reasons to shake your head this season. Comments (1).

Friday, March 15, 2013

Flushing

Flushing group preps for another season of fresh produce

When it comes to buying fresh produce, there is more to it than just saving green, Flushing’s John Choe said. Comment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Flushing

Flushing Commons to start in fall

Civic leaders reacted with skepticism after the city announced Tuesday that Flushing Commons will be built in two phases beginning this fall. Comments (1).
Flushing

USTA plan gets off to a shaky start at CBs

Community boards voted this week on the United States Tennis Center’s proposal to expand its footprint in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and attempted to put their mark on the possible end result, while a lawmaker with legislative power has demanded the lost parkland be replaced. Comments (1).
Flushing

Activists stage protest on woman found dead

Flushing activist Michael Chu joined with more than a dozen concerned members of the community Sunday to protest outside the 109th Precinct after he said police ignored a missing person report for a woman who was later found dead. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm hopes for NIT bid despite loss to Villanova

St. John’s isn’t sure if it will play again this season. Comment.
Flushing

Jimmy Meng gets month behind bars

After former Flushing state Assemblyman Jimmy Meng was sentenced to a month behind bars Tuesday for taking an $80,000 bribe, his daughter, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Bayside), said her family was ready to move on. Comment.
Flushing

Woman’s purse swiped from car in Flushing lot

FLUSHING -- Police were asking the public’s help in finding a person suspected of breaking into a woman’s car as it was parked in a municipal parking lot near 135-20 39th Ave. Comments (1).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Flushing

Jimmy Meng gets month in prison for taking bribe

Jimmy Meng, the father of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Bayside), was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to one month in prison and fined $30,000 after pleading guilty to wire fraud in Brooklyn federal court. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Teens tackle tough issues at St. John’s youth conference

Scott Fried did not have the room’s undivided attention as he told a group of teenagers his story about going to a near-stranger’s home in Manhattan 25 years ago for a hook-up. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing commons project split into two

Civic leaders reacted with skepticism after the city announced Tuesday that Flushing Commons will be built in two phases beginning this fall. Comments (1).

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