Flushing Times

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Flushing

Flushing fish trader found guilty of illegal storage

The owner of a Flushing seafood trading company was found guilty last week of storing fish at his College Point warehouse without having the proper permits, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).
Flushing

Flushing couple calls attention to rare heart defect

Carolina Osorio spent the last four months of her pregnancy worrying about how her infant’s rare heart defect would affect the child. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing’s PS 154 wins Eco-School green award

Flushing’s PS 154 has become the second school in the city to achieve Green Flag status, an award given to schools that excel in sustainability initiatives. Comment.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Flushing

Going Green to be held in fall at Flushing center

Going Green in Queens, the annual event on composting and other outdoor initiatives in the borough, will be moved to the early fall this year. Comment.
Willets Point

Willets Point business owners sign lease to move to the Bronx

A group of more than 40 Willets Point business owners have found a new home in the Bronx. Comments (3).
Flushing

Flushing deacon exploited asylum program: Feds

A Flushing deacon was convicted last week of immigration fraud after she coached asylum seekers how to lie on their applications, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said. Comments (3).

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Flushing

YWCA head hails Queens chapter’s programs

The chief executive officer of YWCA USA paid a visit to the organization’s Queens location in Flushing last week to stress the impact the nonprofit has on local communities. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Electchester man arrested after cops find 5 pounds of heroin in kitchen: NYPD

Frank Giardina might want reconsider who he invites into his apartment after what happened on Friday evening. Comments (7).
Fresh Meadows

Officer arrested in Fresh Meadows: Cops

FRESH MEADOWS — A city Department of Correction officer was busted on charges of drunk driving early Monday morning, police said. Comments (2).
Letters

People should want to pay taxes

Frequent letter writer Ed Konecnik wants to know how much of the money he earns belongs to me in the name of social justice and why, but that is not the right question to ask. Comments (4).

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Civic Scene

DOE reverses course on District 26’s valued G&T program

People buy a house or a co-op or rent in a neighborhood for several reasons, one of which is the quality of the education system. District 26 has a fine gifted and talented program, which attracts many middle-class families and makes it the top district in the city. To enter the program, young children at age 4 have to pass a test and be evaluated. Comments (6).

Friday, March 7, 2014

Flushing

Liu backs Meng but stays mum on own future

Former city Comptroller John Liu put to bed rumors he might run against U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) when he endorsed her for re-election Monday, but refused to rule out a possible campaign for another office this election cycle. Comments (3).
Flushing

Put Flushing sites on national register: Meng

Officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the agency that oversees federal parkland, threw their support behind legislation last week that could pave the way to putting two historic Flushing sites under the National Park Service. Comment.
Auburndale

CB11 denies Auburndale owner’s zoning request

Community Board 11 voted down an application at its monthly meeting Monday that would have allowed the owner of an Auburndale building to complete renovations under previous zoning laws that were changed six years ago, citing safety concerns that would arise if the project were to move forward. Comments (1).

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Willets Point

Willets Point shops blast EDC relocation effort

A number of Willets Point business owners joined state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) last week to demand better relocation options from the city. Comment.
Auburndale

Toddler will recover from Flushing crash

The 2-year-old boy who was hit by a car on an Auburndale street Monday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, the principal of his brother’s school said. Comments (1).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Patriots defeat Bergtraum

Sierra Green was burning up inside, and her fiery determination helped the Patriots torch Murry Bergtraum, ending its 15-year reign atop PSAL girls’ basketball. Comment.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Auburndale

Boy hit by car in Auburndale expected to recover

The 2-year-old boy who was hit by a car on an Auburndale street Monday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, the principal of his brother’s school said. Comments (9).
Flushing

Second doc pleads guilty in Flushing clinic fraud

A second doctor pleaded guilty last week to participating in a Medicare fraud scheme at two Flushing clinics, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District in Brooklyn said. Comments (2).

Monday, March 3, 2014

Auburndale

Toddler in critical condition after being hit by car in Auburndale: NYPD

Police were investigating a car accident Monday afternoon that left a 2-year-old boy in critical condition after he was hit by a car on an Auburndale street, the NYPD said. Comment.

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