Flushing Times

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Flushing

South Asian film fest reels in cinema lovers

Sometimes there is no better way to learn about a particular part of the world than through its cinema. Starting Feb. 6, Queen’s College’s Godwin-Ternback Museum introduced the second installment of its series “Representing South Asia on Film,” which is screening eight more films from the region as part of the college’s “Year of India” event. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Man dies in Jamaica Estates apartment fire

A fire broke out in a six-story apartment complex in Jamaica Estates Tuesday morning and witnesses said the blaze claimed the life of a tenant and injured his elderly mother. Comment.
Letters

Storms proof of global warming

The latest information regarding this past year is that it was the warmest on record for the United States since records were kept since 1895. Comments (15).

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Fresh Meadows

City Council passes bill to help prevent flooding in boro

A bill that would help prevent flooding after intense storms — an increasingly common scourge of many homeowners in some areas of Queens — was passed by the City Council last week to the applause of a Queens councilman. Comment.
Flushing

Obituary: Beverly Ordonez-Sacks, 65

Beverly Ordonez-Sacks, of Flushing, died Saturday. She was 65. Comment.
Letters

Enjoy parks for open spaces, not sports stadiums

Major League Soccer’s Madison Avenue advertising that its proposed stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be a business boon for Queens is like everything it has been claiming: nonsense and without any credibility (“MLS sees stadium plan biz boon for Queens,” Jan. 25-31). Comments (1).

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Flushing

Man committed suicide with knife: Police

FLUSHING — A man was found dead in his Flushing apartment last week from an apparent self-inflicted knife wound to the chest, police said. Comment.
Editorial

The Challenge for Nily Rozic

Recently elected state Assemblywoman Nily Rozic is the only Queens official on a Top 13 list of lawmakers labeled as up-and-coming environmental leaders. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Flushing

Residents urge CB 7 to oppose Tennis Center expansion

A parade of residents and advocates against private development in Flushing Meadows Corona Park spoke en masse during Community Board 7’s Monday night meeting, even as the developers of a proposed soccer stadium chalked up more support on their side. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Flushing

Lunar New Year Events Calendar

10 a.m. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

SJU exorcises late-game demons in overtime battle with Hoyas

St. John’s women’s basketball team isn’t used to having close games go their way. Seven of the Red Storm’s 10 losses have been by 10 points or less this season, including two overtime defeats by a single point at home. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

SFP soccer star fulfills dream to play with Red Storm

For Eric Mirkov, there was always one school above the rest. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Flushing

Lawyer claims teen brutalized in 109th arrest

A southeast Queens lawyer running for City Council held a news conference Tuesday to denounce the NYPD for what he said was excessive force when officers from the 109th Precinct in Flushing arrested a teenager. Comments (1).
Flushing

Over the Moon: Lunar New Year returns to Queens

The Lunar New Year began Sunday and more celebrations are on the horizon for this weekend — a double dose of jubilation that community leaders in Flushing contend should be standard practice. Comment.
Flushing

Dead body found inside car on Union Street

FLUSHING — Police discovered the body of an Asian male Wednesday morning inside a vehicle parked along Union Street, cops said. Comment.

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