Flushing Times

Monday, May 21, 2012


Don’t abuse eminent domain use

For about 200 years since the founding of this Republic, everybody — Republicans, Democrats, independents, rich, middle class and poor — were in agreement that government could exercise eminent domain and take private property for just compensation for a public purpose, to wit: a school, a road, transportation facilities, a public building. Comment

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Police seek missing man from Flushing, 53

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a Flushing man who was recently reported missing. Comment

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Saturday, May 19, 2012


Queens College exhibit explores evil eye mysticism

Often when a tourist visits Turkey they’ll see an eye drawn on a door or knocker in the shape of a hand. This is the Nazar, a talisman against the evil eye, a curse directed at a person or thing the spell caster dislikes or envies. Now the evil eye is the subject of a fascinating art exhibit at Queens College Art Center. Comment

Queens College hosts cancer benefit

Queens College and its athletics department recently played host to a Relay for Life event, which raised money for the American Cancer Society, in its Fitzgerald Gymnasium. Comment
Our History

Farmers first settled Flushing

The town of Flushing was first incorporated Oct. 10, 1645, by the order of the governor of New Netherlands, William Kieft. Comment

Church must allow priests to marry

The recent criticism by Pope Benedict XVI that priests should not question celibacy is typical for an institution that refuses to accept that there must be change in this area. Comments (3)

Friday, May 18, 2012


Crowley lays out platform

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) touted her life experience as to why she is the best candidate for the new Queens congressional seat in a sitdown with the TimesLedger Newspapers last week. Comment
Queensboro Hill

Queensboro tree giveaway kicks off Saturday

Queensboro Hill will be the site of two nature-themed events Saturday where neighbors can help make the city a little more green. Comment

Library advocates fight to stave off budget cuts

Queens Library supporters rallied to close the book on budget cuts for good. Comment

Bronx standout signs with Queens College

Joya McFarland didn’t just want to go somewhere she felt wanted. The John F. Kennedy senior wanted a college where she was needed. Comment

Starting Over in Willets Point

The city’s decision to drop its bid to use eminent domain in Willets Point to force property owners to sell brings the fight to develop this underused property back to Square 1. Comments (1)

Question boro Dems, not Lancman

I find Bob Friedrich’s column about state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) misleading (“Lancman attack on Queens Dem machine rings hollow,” May 3-9). Lancman’s criticism of the Queens Democratic Party is based upon the previous action of the party. Comment

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s coach shares inspiring story with new grads

Jumping into the job pool is all about overcoming challenges, St. John’s University head basketball Coach Steve Lavin told graduates at the university’s commencement speech Sunday, and tackling adversity is something he knows a thing or two about. Comment
Willets Point

Willets Pt. wants roads fixed after eminent domain fails

In the wake of a city decision to drop its eminent domain proceedings, property owners from Willets Point called on the city Department of Transportation to repair the streets of their neighborhood at Monday’s Community Board 7 meeting and had a unique guest speaker to help make their case. Comments (1)

Koo caught in firestorm over WWII comfort women

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) has been stirring up an international controversy with his plans to honor Asian women forced into prostitution by Japan during World War II. Comments (10)

Cancer survivors on rowing team discover healing in Flushing Bay

The members of an all-women’s rowing team who gathered at the World’s Fair Marina Saturday have already been through the fight of their lives, but winning the battle against cancer does not make tidying up Flushing Bay any easier. Comment

Cops look for robbers who brandished guns

FLUSHING — Police were looking for two men wanted in connection with a series of gunpoint robberies, cops said. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Prep boys rake up win over strong Xaverian ball club

St. Francis Prep players have spent more time wielding rakes and shovels in the last two weeks than bats and gloves. With all the rain, attempting to play games at the Terriers’ grass field at Cunningham Park has been dicey. Three games last week alone were postponed. Comment

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Mets to host first All-Star Game since ‘64

The Mets ballplayers aside, Citi Field is finally guaranteed to host a team of all-stars next year. Comment
Willets Point

Bicyclist dies after he gets hit by driver: Cops

WILLETS POINT — A man pedaling a bicycle near Citi Field was struck and killed Friday, police said. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis tops Bayside

Alina Cerda provided a big finish to a big day for Francis Lewis. Comment

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