Flushing Times

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fresh Meadows

St. John’s teams up with feds to offer vets tuition

Veterans back from Afghanistan and Iraq could soon be going to St. John’s University for free now that the school has joined a new federal program that aims to improve financial aid for members of the military and their families, St. John’s and federal officials said this week. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Gennaro wants to make city green

A recent seven-hour hearing on a package of bills that would in part mandate large buildings to undergo energy upgrades and audits has inspired City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) to tweak the legislation he said would create numerous green jobs and provide city residents with energy savings. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Community House names new director

After serving as the executive director of Queens Community House for more than three decades, Oliver Lewis Harris has retired and relinquished his leadership position to former Associate Director Irma Rodriguez, leaving behind him an organization very different than the one he helped develop in the late 1970s. Comment
Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: Jamaica High School receives landmark status from city

Jamaica High School, with its tower reaching upwards and manicured grounds, has been landmarked by the city Landmarks Preservation Commission. On June 17, a ceremony was held in the school auditorium. Students and staff attended the event, including a number of officials and graduates. Comment

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fresh Meadows

Briarwood dad, son rescue man in Jamaica Bay

Even though they jumped at a moment’s notice to save the life of an adrift fisherman Sunday off Jamaica Bay, Briarwood resident Cesar Menesees and his son Alex said they do not consider themselves heroes. Comment
Fresh Meadows

City prepares Auburndale, Oakland Gdns. rezone

The City Planning Commission is readying a long-awaited and massive rezoning geared at protecting the communities of Auburndale, Kissena Park, Oakland Gardens and Hollis Hills, but community leaders said initial drafts of the proposal are far from adequate. Comment
Fresh Meadows

City cuts spare Queens Community House

Officials at Queens Community House said their Forest Hills-based nonprofit was spared cuts from the city that would have decimated programs and forced the group to curb services that benefit hundreds of youth throughout the borough. Comment
Fresh Meadows

The Civic Scene: Homeowners need more time to challenge building plans

The Queens Civic Congress is an umbrella group of about 100 Queens civic associations to give a unified and strong voice for members. The major issue concerning Queens homeowners is their quality of life. Comment
Flushing Times

James Wu embraces change

To James Wu, leading a constantly changing community requires an elected official to move and react with it, not against it. Comment

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