Flushing Times

Monday, July 23, 2012


DOE truck rolls into Flushing Meadows Park with free food

Those who frequent certain western Queens neighborhoods where a fedora is the preferred fashion know that food trucks are all the rage with the youth crowd these days, and the city Department of Education is taking notice, too. Comment.
Willets Point

Man found dead in Willets Point identified by police

A 39-year-old auto worker whose nickname was Frijol, or bean in Spanish, was found dead in Willets Point late Saturday night, the NYPD and neighborhood workers said. Comments (1).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jamaica Estates

SJU women’s basketball benefit golf outing

St. John’s University women’s basketball first-year head Coach Joe Tartamella has announced the date for the program’s first golf outing. Comment.

Rethink Willets Point

Does the city really need two more convention centers? If so, does it make sense to build them in Queens? Comments (1).

Friday, July 20, 2012


Vallone, de Blasio want state to restrict sex offenders in libraries

City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) proposed last week that the state enact a law to bar sex offenders from the children’s section of public libraries. Comments (2).
Budget Bites

Sample delicious dumplings in Flushing for under $10

At Jie Jie Sheng, a no-frills Union Street dumpling shop, they let the food do the talking. Comment.
Flushing Times

Molloy baller Ejerta prepares to put on Dowling uniform

Kamille Ejerta couldn’t help but picture herself in a Dowling uniform as she watched them play Franklin Pierce this winter. Comment.

Ban hydrofracking in all parts of the state

A recent article in The New York Times revealed a potential plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to permit hydrofracking in five upstate counties, which would turn our fellow New Yorkers into the gas industry’s guinea pigs. Comment.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Meng accepts Halloran challenge to TV debates

The race for the Queens congressional seat centered in Flushing is gearing up for its second stage, with the Republican Party candidate seeking televised debates and the two hopefuls starting off with modest war chests. Comment.

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Candidates clear initial obstacle in Flushing race

Candidates for the Flushing state Assembly seat will challenge each other in court before butting heads on the campaign trail, although a controversy surrounding one candidate has attracted the eye of the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Man robbed two boro banks at gunpoint: Cops

FLUSHING — Police released a surveillance image showing an individual wanted in connection with two bank robberies in the confines of the 107th Precinct in Flushing, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing Times

The ball’s in Amani’s court

YORK, Pa. — Decision time is finally coming for Amani Tatum. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Estelle Cooper charged in theft from nonprofit: DA

Estelle Cooper was charged with stealing $50,000 from her former nonprofit, which funds activities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Queens district attorney said Tuesday. Comment.

Messer campaign claims a dead woman signed Stavisky’s petition to get on ballot

A candidate for the state Senate seat based in Flushing has charged that his opponent, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), got onto the ballot with forged signatures, including one of a dead woman. Comment.

City OK’s Mormon chapel

The city approved an application Tuesday that will allow the Mormon Church to build a chapel that exceeds zoning regulations on 33rd Avenue in Flushing, much to the dismay of civic organizations and Community Board 7. Comments (1).

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