Flushing Times

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Two men arrested in Home Depot robberies: Cops

FLUSHING — Police foiled two alleged thieves at Home Depots in the area last month, saving the company nearly $3,500, according to the NYPD. Comment

Queens College baseball splits doubleheader

Junior second baseman Rob Bernardo went 3-for-6 with a double, triple, three runs and three RBIs Sunday afternoon at Ray Metski Field, helping the Queens College baseball team to capture a doubleheader split against visiting Bloomfield College. Comment

Do not close down Key Food

I am writing to voice my concerns regarding the possibility that Key Food and the stationery store next to it, at 69th Avenue and 164th Street, are going to be forced out by their landlord. We do not need a CVS store here. There are enough large drugstores within our neighborhood. Comment

Monday, March 26, 2012


Teen son pawned mom’s wedding ring: Police

FLUSHING — A teenager stole his mother’s wedding ring and pawned it for $2,500, police said. Comments (1)

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Molloy’s Moss picks CW Post program

Dana Moss knew for a long time where she wanted to go to college. For her, no other school seemed to compare. As a sophomore, the Archbishop Molloy star went to C.W. Post for a clinic and immediately fell in love. Comment

CB 7 board correct in denying variances to church

The Auburndale Improvement Association Inc., which represents more than 600 families in the Auburndale, Flushing and western Bayside communities, and five other civic associations testified at the January Community Board 7 public hearing against the request by Mormon church officials for three variances in order to construct a church at 145-15 33rd Ave. Comment

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Schumer bill on discount bus safety passes Senate

The U.S. Senate has passed legislation introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) requiring discount bus lines to inform passengers of their safety record. Comment

Sidewalk saga near an end

The city offered a $1,500 olive branch to John Biagi to compensate him for a surprise sidewalk makeover he received in 2009, but the Flushing homeowner turned it down. Comment

Police seek missing boro female teen, 16

FLUSHING — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a female teenager who was last seen March 15 at her home in Flushing. Comment
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Molloy softball ready to meet the high expectations

Fresh off its first CHSAA state softball title, Archbishop Molloy has already heard the rumblings of what’s expected this season. Comment

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Pothole paver machine makes Flushing debut

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Transportation unveiled a new machine in Flushing intended to make the city’s pesky pothole problem less prevalent this spring. Comment

109th cops honored for halting burglary

Officers from the 109th Precinct are assigned to a specific unit, but the March Cops of the Month proved that the city’s Finest put their titles aside when confronted with a crime. Comments (2)

Teenager stole coat and iPhone in Flushing: Police

FLUSHING — A 16-year-old stole the coat off another man’s back last month during a series of knifepoint robberies, police said. Comment

Satisfy that Korean snack craving in Flushing

One of our guilty pleasures is watching food-themed Korean melodramas. Their plots combine cheesy, but chaste romance with food porn. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Terriers softball gears up

Ann Marie Rich is living a life of luxury she hasn’t been used to in recent years. Comment

Street to be closed for crane work

On March 24, 25 and 31 and April 1, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, 77th Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 160th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic due to a crane operation at 158-40 76th Road. Comment

Friday, March 23, 2012


Elizabeth Crowley throws hat into congressional race

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) formally declared her run for Congress Thursday afternoon, ensuring a three-way scramble for Democrats hoping to snag the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside). Comment

Boyfriend hits girlfriend and steals iPhone: Cops

FLUSHING — A Feb. 13 tiff between a boyfriend and girlfriend ended with a stolen iPhone and a sore face, the NYPD said. Comment

Thursday, March 22, 2012


RKO Keith developer owes $380K in unpaid taxes: City

The developer for the RKO Keith’s Theatre in Flushing maintains he has enough cash to put a shovel in the ground and is not selling the property, but Patrick Thompson also owes the city nearly $400,000 in unpaid taxes and faces a possible tax lien from the city. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Nuts, bolts and hoops align for Fresh Meadows teens

For a team of competitors from Francis Lewis High School, developing the perfect basketball shot is all about mastering the mechanics. Comment

Mets could now benefit from Madoff scheme trials

They were on the brink of losing their team, but now they might come out richer. Comment

Husband charged with robbing wife in Flushing

FLUSHING — A woman was slapped and had her handbag stolen while walking down the street earlier this month, but police did not have to look far for who they said is the culprit. Comment

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Ackerman seat sets off race by three Dems

Democrats across the borough were left scratching their heads over the whirlwind of political activity centered around U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman’s (D-Bayside) retirement announcement last week and the ensuing political clamor that ended in the announcement of at least three campaigns. Comments (3)

Teen pack steals woman’s iPhone: Police

FLUSHING — A woman lost one coveted piece of Apple technology but kept another after suffering a beating from three teens earlier this month, police said. Comment
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St. John’s star freshman leaving the Red Storm for NBA draft

St. John’s star Moe Harkless, the 2011-12 Big East Rookie of the Year and the only league freshman to be named an All-Big East honorable mention selection, announced Monday that he intends to forego the remainder of his collegiate career and enter the 2012 NBA Draft. Comment

Monday, March 19, 2012


Lancman challenges Meng for Ackerman seat

The Queens Democratic Party endorsed state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in the race for the congressional seat left vacant after U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) unexpectedly announced his retirement last week, but she already has some competition. Comment

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