Flushing Times

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Letters

Church needs to enter the 21st century

With the announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will be resigning as head of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of February due to personal reasons, it is now time for the College of Cardinals to elect a pope that will be more moderate in views, especially regarding allowing priests to marry. Comments (4).

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Murder rate drops slightly in 107th precinct last year

The number of murders in the 107th Precinct fell slightly in 2012 from the year before, following a citywide trend of declining murder rates, NYPD crime statistics showed. Comment.
Flushing

Man in Flushing charged with pot possession during traffic stop: Police sources

FLUSHING — Officers from the 109th Precinct found more than 21 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday morning, according to police sources. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Cop charged with assault

FRESH MEADOWS — An NYPD police officer was arrested and charged with assault and harassment Monday, police said. According to the New York Post, the misdemeanor charges stemmed from an alleged fight between the officer, 31-year-old Sidd Yousafzai, and his wife in their home. Comment.
Letters

City Council members need to work for the people

I had written to each of you regarding your inaction with respect to the mayor’s ban on sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces. Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) was kind enough to provide me with a letter signed by himself and 13 Council members and sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg June 1 protesting the enactment of the ban. Comments (3).

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Flushing

Obama awards medal to late Flushing activist

At a time when homosexuality was considered a crime and a mental illness, Flushing native Jeanne Manford’s message of love for her gay son grew into one of the biggest LGBT-advocacy groups in the country. Comment.
Flushing

Boro rings in Year of Snake

A huge crowd turned out for the 17th annual Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing Saturday as a vibrantly colored array of dancers, musicians, floats and other revelers dazzled the throngs of spectators ringing in the Year of the Snake. Comments (1).
Flushing

Koo pledges to make Flushing streets safer

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is launching a new public service campaign with media organizations and the 109th Precinct to encourage residents to help make the streets of Flushing safer and cleaner. Comments (1).
Flushing

Knights rally around Gilvary

Joshua Wallace and his Holy Cross teammates were pleasantly surprised to see Paul Gilvary at Archbishop Molloy for their diocesan quarterfinal game Monday night. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Flushing

CB 7 wants more info on USTA expansion

Community Board 7 tabled a vote last week on whether to approve the proposed expansion of the United States Tennis Association’s facility in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, citing the need for more information, including how much money the association is willing to pump into improvements within the greenspace. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Fire in Jamaica Estates apartment kills man

A man perished in his Jamaica Estates apartment Tuesday morning in a raging fire that also injured the man’s elderly mother and sent one firefighter to the hospital, according to the FDNY and witnesses. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

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.
Flushing

Holy Cross bests Xaverian in CHSAA quarterfinals

Holy Cross’ offensive struggles were a laughing matter in the locker room. The Knights missed countless layups and putbacks in the first half, but there wasn’t any panic on the basketball court. Comment.

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