Flushing Times

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Budget voting begins in District 23

Some residents who live in Hollis Hills, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens and other neighborhoods in City Council District 23 will soon have the chance to vote on how to spend $1 million in the community through a process called participatory budgeting. City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) has allocated the money from his discretionary budget for the process, and residents have been developing the proposals that will be voted on since last fall. Comment.
Pomonok

Rally to promote gun safety

Beverly Riley is organizing a rally to promote gun safety awareness. She urges organizations, religious groups, elected officials and special guest speakers to attend the event. Comment.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Auburndale

City OKs Auburndale slow zone

Drivers in northeast Queens asked the city Department of Transportation to put the brakes on an impending slow zone in Auburndale. Comment.
Letters

Higher fare must equal better service

Now that the bus and subway fares have increased, will there be a corresponding increase in the quality of service for the riding public? Comment.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Flushing

Hospital group encourges butt kicking at Flushing club

A boys’ club in Flushing allowed butt-kicking for one special day. Comment.
Flushing

Graziano begins Dist. 19 run

One candidate hoping to replace City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) kicked off his campaign Saturday, while another bowed out of the race a day later. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Two men tried to rob Kew Gardens bank: Cops

KEW GARDENS HILLS— Cops were looking for two men wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery within the 107th Precinct, the New York Police Department said. Comment.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jamaica Estates

SJU to host human trafficking talk

St. Johns University is hosting Human Trafficking: Whose Business Is It?” Comment.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Flushing

Innovative groups show how Queens is going green

A Flushing organization sold polo shirts made from recycled plastic bottles, a silver-haired kayak enthusiast hyped a new aqueous launching point sandwiched into a gritty industrial sector and more than a few heated discussions erupted at this year’s Going Green in Queens event, where the purveyors of the borough’s most exciting and controversial outdoor initiatives gather each year to share information with the public and each other. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s women drop NCAA heartbreaker

Senior guard Nadirah McKenith sat on the bench with her head in her hands as she watched her St. John’s team lose 96-90 at home to Dayton in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament Sunday afternoon. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Johnnies end season with NIT loss to VA

Phil Greene IV’s team-high 18 points Sunday afternoon weren’t enough as No. 5 St. John’s lost to top-seeded Virginia 68-50 in the second round of the NIT tournament at Paul Jones Arena. Comment.

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