Flushing Times

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Bukharians draw $15K city grant

The $15,000 that City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) presented to the Bukharian Jewish Center in Kew Gardens Hills last week helped to ensure the synagogue could continue to provide youth programs it may have struggled to offer without the money from the legislator, according to an assistant at the center. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Arr vey! Forest Hills Y to hold talk on Jewish pirates

Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition and became swashbucklers and outlaws on the high seas will play a starring role in an upcoming discussion about an often-overlooked part of Sephardic history at the Central Queens YM & YWHA in Forest Hills. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Security guards resume service at Fort Totten

The Fire Department resumed its security detail at Fort Totten this week following the department’s decision in March to pull its guards from the Bayside park’s gates amid budget cuts. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Weprin touts record in bid

The question has been posed to state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) more than once: Why would you want to leave a safe, cushy job in Albany for the term-limited City Councili Comment


In the last week, Queens became the breeding ground for the meltdown of state government. The gridlock that has made the state Senate the laughing stock of the nation was in part the handiwork of a Queens politician currently awaiting trial for allegedly slashing his girlfriend’s face with a broken glass. Comment
Fresh Meadows

City should adequately fund Parks Department in budget

At a May 18 Queens Civic Congress meeting, co-sponsored by the Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces and the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski said despite budget cuts, she does not expect cuts in beaches and pool staff, although there will be cuts in local parks and playgrounds. Comment
Flushing Times

Queensborough exhibit showcases works by elderly artists

Bayside’s Queensborough Community College has provided space where eight borough painters who do not fit the typical role of aspiring artist can display their works for one month. Comment
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Activist, city official spar over rapid buses proposal

The city’s plans for a Bus Rapid Transit System tipped off a heated conversation between city Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Queens Civic Congress Executive Vice President Patricia Dolan Monday night. Comment

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: Do not develop Klein Farm, but preserve it as a museum

The Fresh Meadows Community Coalition held a press conference in front of Klein Farm late last month with City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside), a supporter of the civic associations and their homeowners. Area residents and many borough groups and individuals have long fought to bring back the farm, which was sold by the Klein family in 2001, as a working farm and museum. Comment

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