Flushing Times

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Youths learn about technology through Legos at boro center

In the basement of a science and technology center for children, Tronian, a small robot made out of Legos that resembles a dune buggy, drove forward on a table with a red plastic ball clutched in its plastic arm. Comment.
Letters

UFT, city need to settle on a contract

This October will be four years since the United Federation of Teachers contract expired. Comments (5).

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Flushing

Qns Museum of Art trims name amid preparations for expansion

Though it plans to expand, the Queens Museum of Art will shrink its name in half, the institution said. Comment.
Flushing

Five Alive with Music

Queens has long been known for both its richness of cultural diversity as well as music history from the likes of jazz great Louis Armstrong, punk rock pioneer Joey Ramone, rapper-turned-business tycoon 50 Cent and many others. Comment.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Flushing

109th officer foils alleged thief’s MTA getaway

The 109th Precinct honored two quick-thinking police officers last week: one who foiled an alleged thief’s public transit escape and another who cuffed two suspects with lengthy rap sheets. Comment.
Flushing

Jazz trumpet legends return home to Queens

The homage to two jazz giants at Flushing Town Hall Saturday was named: “Bix Beiderbeck and Louis Armstrong back home again in Queens.” Comment.
Letters

Parkland should remain haven for people, not business

In describing Flushing Meadows Corona Park as not being a “traditional park,” TimesLedger Newspapers is off the mark in its March 1-7 editorial “Show Us the Money.” Comment.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fresh Meadows

St. John’s students go to lengths to benefit cancer research

Cara Weidinger, 18, stood in a crowd gathering in a St. John’s University break room, smiling nervously. She saw a friend and lit up as the two embraced. Comment.
Flushing

Memories of genocide dim

Within the walls of the New York Armenian Home for the Aged in Flushing, the last accounts of a nearly century-old genocide are fading away. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Cabbie dies on GCP in hit-and-run: Police

FRESH MEADOWS — A 19-year-old driver was being held on $100,000 bail after a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident resulted in the death of a Bronx cabbie on the Grand Central Parkway Sunday, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s women earn fourth straight NCAA berth

A fourth-straight trip to the NCAA tournament was never a sure thing for the St. John’s women’s basketball team. Comment.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Flushing

Liu starts mayor run with stop in Flushing

City Comptroller John Liu officially kicked off his mayoral campaign Sunday with a 15-stop traverse across the five boroughs. Comments (2).

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Flushing

Feds keep watch over Flushing Meadows

Unlike most parks in the city, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is subject to federal regulations that govern development more stringently than the state, although its oversight would apply to each of the three proposed projects in a different way. Comment.
Willets Point

Willets plan begins review process

The companies behind the Willets Point Redevelopment project hope to have a shovel in the ground by early next year following the city’s certification of their zoning application Monday. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

Police still looking for robber at F train station [With Video of Suspect]

JAMAICA ESTATES — Police were seeking assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at the entrance of the F train subway station at Homelawn Street and Hillside Avenue March 8. Comment.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Flushing

Residents invited to workshops on pruning, composting and energy-efficient lighting

A founder and key player in Queens’ annual Going Green event said this year it was sure to deliver the same kinds of eco-friendly messages while also offering more opportunities for visitors to engage in workshops. Comment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

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.

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