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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Flushing

Queens pair bring tastes of summer to you

A lot of gourmet ice cream shop owners in New York City do not actually make the tasty treat themselves, which gave Flushing resident Kenneth Chen and his business partner Ann Yu an idea. Comment.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Flushing

Flushing man, partner guilty of prostitution

A Flushing pimp pleaded guilty to enterprise corruption for his part in an international prostitution and money laundering ring centered around a Manhattan advertising company, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday. Comments (1).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Flushing

Meng marks 100 days since she joined House

Just more than 100 days ago, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) was laying the groundwork for her first term as a member of Congress to succeed her predecessor, who had racked up more than 30 years on the job. Comment.
Flushing

Watch out for pickpockets in Flushing: Cops

FLUSHING — Police are warning residents in Flushing to be wary of pickpockets, who have been hitting several businesses in the area recently. Comment.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Flushing

NYPD stops iPhone theft in No. 7 chase

The tracking software on a stolen iPhone led officers from the 109th Precinct on a chase through Corona Monday and their target was the No. 7 train. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Beep field offers up plans for county

The candidates for borough president outlined some of their goals at a forum last week sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, but it was difficult to gauge the differences in their platforms. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Prep pitcher finds solace after holding dying friend in arms

Dylan Lawrence can block everything out when he is on the pitcher’s mound: the noise of the crowd, the pressure of the moment and, most importantly, the gut-wrenching pain left from holding dying friend Daniel Fernandez in his arms. Comment.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Flushing

Author talks of jazz, Louis Armstrong and WWII

Award-winning author Stephen Maitland-Lewis will be at Queens College April 21 to read from his historical fiction novel, “Emeralds Never Fade,” based on two boys who lived throughout the Holocaust. Comment.
Flushing

109th nabs woman wanted in $61k con

Con artists who promise to rid members of the Chinese community of evil spirits or illnesses by praying over sacks of cash have instead stolen $1.3 million citywide from unsuspecting victims over the last year — and about half of that money was taken within the 109th Precinct. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Hate haunts Queens mosque

A prominent figure in the Queens Muslim community called for solidarity in the wake of a second possible hate crime at a Kew Garden Hills mosque last Friday, just five months after a 57-year-old man was stabbed at the same site in an early morning anti-Muslim attack. Comments (10).
Willets Point

Willets Pt. ramps not set in stone

The 1.4-million-square-foot mall proposed for the parking lot of Citi Field called Willets West is more like the Wild West in terms of zoning regulations, Community Board 7 learned last week at a meeting where many details of the $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment project were revealed. Comments (1).
Flushing

First lady of Massachusetts speaks at Queens College

The first lady of Massachusetts, Diane Patrick, is naturally a private person. She jokingly told a group of Queens College students Monday that if she knew her husband, Gov. Deval Patrick, would have gubernatorial ambitions when she met him, she might not have married him. Comment.
Flushing

Queens mayoral debate focuses on CUNY tuition

Mayoral hopefuls fielded questions about the students in the CUNY college system being priced out by rising tuition and other issues affecting city education at a debate among Democratic candidates held at Queens College last Thursday. Comment.
Flushing

Trial begins for aides tied to Liu campaign

Prosecutors tried to convince a jury Tuesday that two former campaign aides to city Comptroller John Liu knowingly tried to steer illegal donations to the lawmaker’s war chest for his then unannounced mayoral campaign. Comment.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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.

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