Flushing Times

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011


Gov’t must do more to aid students

The decision by City University of New York board of trustees to raise student tuition is unfair. Students are already paying a hefty amount and many of them have student loans, which are going to be difficult to repay. Comment

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011


Youngsters flock to Santa at Sky View Center

Santa - aka Dana Friedman from New York Santa - had been visiting Sky View Center to see his son and fellow youngsters perform with the Queens Center for Performing Arts’ Holiday International Sing-a-Long. In the holiday spirit, he donned his red suit and robe to greet children. Comments (1)

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Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011


Take care of seniors’ eyesight

As you are well aware, the U.S. economy is experiencing a major downturn. Often when faced with tough economic times, our senior communities on fixed incomes hurt the most when their health care falls by the wayside. During our current financial crisis, I want to make sure their eye health is not neglected. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011


Biz nexus hopes to connect

Company owners and business groups in Flushing are a diverse bunch, but they do not always communicate with each other. Comments (1)

Cops seek boro woman missing since Friday

FLUSHING — Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a Flushing woman missing since Friday. Comment

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011


Sondheim sounds off on work

“The songs get stuck in your head — in a good way.” Comment
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SJU’s homegrown Red Bull

Connor Lade put together an impressive career over his four years with the St. John’s men’s soccer team and now he will get a chance to prove his worth at the professional level with Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. Comments (1)

Holy Cross hockey pulls off stunner against St. Francis

Five minutes and 23 seconds into the Battle of the Boulevard, the Holy Cross hockey team was down three goals. Coach Kevin Goodspeed’s first instinct would’ve normally been to call a timeout and settle down his team, but not with this group. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011


East-West school roof leaks trigger wish list

Students at a Flushing school responded to leaky ceilings last year by converting drip-catching buckets into wishing wells. Comment

Principal frets about scuffles over cell phones

A Flushing principal reached across cultural, ethnic and administrative lines last week to get to the root cause of some decidedly 21st century problems that plague the neighborhood: the smartphone. Comment

City pushes to redevelop Flushing Sanitation building

The city put out a call last week to develop a lot in downtown Flushing that is currently occupied by an unused city Sanitation Department building, citing future development in the area as one of the incentives. Comment

Man jumps out window to escape stabber: DA

FLUSHING — A man leapt out of a second-story window last month after he was stabbed in the head in his Union Street apartment, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment

Davis leads incredible fourth quarter comeback

The first three quarters belonged to Carlos Galan, Gompers’ smooth 6-foot-1 shooting guard. But Will Davis and Holy Cross owned the final stanza, a trade-off they gladly took. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011


Witness doubts validity of graffiti tag: Post

KEW GARDENS — A key witness cast doubts on whether the graffiti plastered on an overpass above the Clearview Expressway was done by an ex-cop from Flushing, the New York Post reported. Comment

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Flushing Times

Retired cop shoots wife in Briarwood apartment: NYPD

A Briarwood woman who worked as a tax enforcement agent was shot multiple times and killed by her retired cop husband late Saturday night in Briarwood, neighbors and the NYPD said. Comment

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