Flushing Times

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Flushing

Award-winning author to read from book

Award-winning author Stephen Maitland-Lewis will be at Queens College to read from his historical fiction novel about the Holocaust April 21 at 4 p.m. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Terriers grind out win over McClancy

Aaron Acosta made a promise while playing third to a group of St. Francis Prep parents behind the fence near the base. The Terriers’ offense was struggling in a tight game against McClancy. Acosta vowed to change that. Comment.
Letters

Do away with the city’s five borough presidencies

The old city Board of Estimate included the five borough presidents and, as a result, they possessed to some degree legislative power. The board was declared unconstitutional because the numerical populations in each borough were not the same. Comment.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jamaica Estates

SJU hosts panel on how travel biz can stop human trafficking

Nearly 200 people turned out Saturday to hear a panel of experts at St. John’s University discuss human trafficking and the ways the travel industry can end the modern-day slave trade. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Second hate crime targets Kews Gardens Hills mosque

A Kew Gardens Hills mosque was the target of another hate crime Friday, police said, just five months after a 57-year-old man was stabbed at the same site in an early morning anti-Muslim attack. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows woman wins on quiz show

Rebecca Rider did not consider herself a huge fan of game shows — that is, until she won more than $100,000 on one of the genre’s most popular programs. Comments (1).
Flushing

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Flushing temple welcomes spring

The Hindu Temple Society of North America recently held a Festival of Spring and Earth Day celebration. Comment.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Flushing

New high schools set for Flushing building

The principals of two new high schools are eager to open within the walls of Flushing HS this fall as part of a controversial co-location program at the troubled institution. Comment.
Letters

MTA must show respect for Flushing church

I am writing to you today because I am concerned about the situation around St. George’s Episcopal Church, at 135-32 38th Ave. in Flushing. Comment.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Civic Scene

Flushing Meadows should not undergo development

The Queens Civic Congress, an umbrella organization of approximately 100 civic associations in Queens, has gone on record opposing further development of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Rozic touts awareness after Fresh Meadows house fire

As a Fresh Meadows family recovers from a night-time fire that filled their home with smoke earlier this month, northeast Queens community leaders over the weekend announced a campaign to promote fire safety awareness. Comment.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Pomonok

Pomonok Houses residents rally for U.S. gun regulation reform

In summer 2011, South Flushing’s Pomonok Houses were rocked by gun violence when four people were shot outside the housing projects within a span of four hours, including a 39-year-old woman who died. Comment.
Flushing

NAACP protests controversial Flushing arrest

Members of the NAACP from around the borough protested the controversial January arrest of a black teenager and the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy in Flushing Monday. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

Hoyas deny Red Storm fifth-straight win

St. John’s had its heart and its winning streak broken. Comment.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Flushing

30-year wait for Flushing toilet over

Flushing activist John Byas spent more than a third of his 79-year-old life hounding elected officials to build a toilet in Kissena Corridor Park — and Friday he stood in front of the newly opened commode to announce his quest had finally come to an end. Comment.
Flushing

IS 237 teacher had affair with girl: DA

A Flushing middle-school teacher was accused of having a months-long sexual affair with a 14-year-old former student and arrested this week on charges of statutory rape, Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Flushing

CB 7 gives approval for hotel in 18-story downtown tower

Community Board 7 held a raucous Monday night meeting where it approved an 18-story hotel in downtown Flushing that will be attached to a nine-story medical center. Comments (2).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hillcrest

Cookie Monster commutes from Queens

The costumed Cookie Monster who allegedly shoved a toddler in Manhattan over the weekend hails from Hillcrest, police said. Comment.

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