Flushing Times

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Rozic eyeing Lancman seat

A former state Assembly insider has rolled out her own efforts for Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s (D-Fresh Meadows) seat. Comments (1).
Flushing

Nonprofit encourages competitive swimming

Jumping into a pool or the ocean seems like an innocent way of cooling off during the hot summer months, but each year many young people risk drowning because they never learned how to swim. Comment.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Letters

Vote to preserve your individualism

Elections have become public auctions of private goods. Voters have figured out that they could vote themselves more money from the treasury by voting for people who promised to give them more money in exchange for electing them. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Circus worker dies in fatal Fresh Meadows bike accident: NYPD

A man who was working at a circus temporarily set up in Fresh Meadows died in a bicycle accident Saturday evening, according to police. Comment.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Flushing

Publisher Lee declares run for Meng seat

The owner of a Korean newspaper announced his candidacy for the newly created Flushing state Assembly seat and provided a candid account of Queens politics in the process. Comments (4).
Jamaica Estates

SJU’s best power hitter picked by Padres in draft

What a week it has been for the St. John’s baseball team. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

SJU alumna competes in Adidas Grand Prix

While Priscilla Frederick was competing against the NCAA’s top competitors in the high jump, St. John’s alumna Grace Zollman battled the world’s best at the Adidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island over the weekend. Comment.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Flushing

NYHQ tracks diverse cancers

Treating cancer in the diverse population of Queens is unlike treating the disease anywhere else in the country, top oncologists at New York Hospital Queens said. Comment.
Letters

U.S. must increase military strength

With our military budget calling for large reductions in military personnel and weaponry, our nation needs to watch two powerful nations: Russia and China. Comments (2).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Flushing

CB 7 blasts USTA for Open fax paux

Community Board 7 took the United States Tennis Association to task, gave the thumbs up for a zoning change to help a College Point landscaping business and shot down a one-way street proposal at its Monday night meeting. Comment.
The Play’s the Thing

Theater rats hit the gym and find camaraderie

I was never a gym guy, but some stints a few years ago led me to the Cardiac Health Center, a small workout facility run by New York Hospital Queens, where members of the mainly Medicare generation exercise to keep up with their grandchildren and all you other kids. It’s a friendly place, staffed by medical pros who look after your health and show you how to work the equipment, and frequented by a lot of interesting old-timers who have some good stories to tell. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Frederick ends it on a high note

Priscilla Frederick, the St. John’s University high jump record holder, competed in her last meet as a member of the Red Storm with an 11th place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Comment.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Willets Point

Bloomberg unveils Willets Point plans

The mayor ended weeks of speculation about the city’s plans for Willets Point Thursday by unveiling a tweaked vision of the development in which Citi Field would be flanked on both sides by retail and housing. Comments (2).
Flushing

Queens College unveils new face of Kupferberg Center

The head of Queens College predicted Monday that recently completed renovations on campus would usher in a new age of art and culture in the borough. Comment.
Flushing

Asian leaders question Dems’ Liu snub

A group of Asian-American leaders in Queens is demanding an explanation from state Democrats as to why they did not invite city Comptroller John Liu to the national convention in September. Comment.
Flushing

Selfless students bag awards

It was a star-studded affair at PS 107 last week, when elementary students from around District 25 trickled into the school’s auditorium to receive awards for community service, leadership or for simply imparting a bit of wisdom to their classmates. Comment.
Auburndale

Breathing life through art

A new art exhibition explores the origins of human life through abstract sculptures and paintings. Artist Dong Hee Lee’s new solo exhibition, “The Story of Life,” runs through July 1 at the Yegam Art Space at 196-50 Northern Blvd. in Flushing. Comment.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s baseball ends bid at Arizona

Sean Hagan had himself a strong beginning to the biggest start of his career and St. John’s walked off the field after a scoreless top of the first inning. Comment.

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