Flushing Times

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012


NYHQ wins maternal health award

New York Hospital Queens received two of the highest rankings in the nation for excellence in maternity care Tuesday, representing what leaders of the medical team said was a remarkable feat given the difficulty of the field. Comment

City must prune trees in parks, on streets

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is important for the city Parks Department to prune many of the trees in the city’s parks and along city streets. While every tree cannot be pruned, there are those that are in serious need of pruning to reduce the risk of injury to people or damage to property. Comments (2)

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Red Storm’s team of killers intimidates college circuit

St. John’s’ array of volleyball hitters have been a nightmarish group for opponents in the early season, leaving other teams to wonder where the next kill will come from. The Red Storm players themselves are asking the same thing at times. The team’s competition for kills has bred success. Comment

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Choe honored at Flushing breakfast

The Concerned African Americans of Flushing (CAAF) held their 21st-annual breakfast at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in downtown Flushing. Comment

Soccer Stadium Right for Queens

We applaud the plan to build of a 25,000-seat Major League Soccer stadium in Queens. Comments (2)

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012


Manhole sensors in boro to detect sewer blockage

The city Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday it is installing manhole covers equipped with sensors in several Queens neighborhoods that will monitor flow levels in sewer pipes and alert the agency before a potentially problematic backup occurs. Comment

Flushing HS program receives funding grant

An after-school program designed to reduce the chances a Flushing High School freshman will fail recently got a $300,000 shot in the arm thanks to a global communications provider, city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced last week. Comment

Flushing cable man charged in Web threat

A Bronx man was slapped with terrorism-related charges after allegedly using Facebook to post death threats aimed at a Flushing co-worker, the Queens district attorney said last Thursday. Comment

L.I. man pleads guilty to Mets game interference

FLUSHING — A man from Massapequa, L.I., pleaded guilty to interfering with a professional sporting event after running onto Citi Field in June after New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana threw a no-hitter, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Jamaica Estates

SJU tennis makes it to Cissie Leary quarterfinal

The doubles partners of junior Diamond Adams and freshman Amber Washington and senior Nevena Selakovic led the St. John’s women’s tennis team to the quarterfinal round this past weekend at the Cissie Leary Invitational in Philadelphia. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012


Kingsland Homestead in Flushing renovated

A newly restored Kingsland Homestead was on full display over the weekend as the Queens Historical Society celebrated a new beginning in Flushing with the completion of its 2012 capital project. Members of the group joined with city residents and officials Sunday to celebrate the restoration of its old roots while also establishing some new ones. Comments (2)
Kew Gardens Hills

Knights soccer beats Nyack in second OT

The Knights women’s soccer team earned a hard-fought 2-1 double-overtime victory on the road against the host Nyack Warriors last week to move to 4-1-1 in the 2012 season. Comment

Stop complaining about aircraft noise

Borough President Helen Marshall and other elected officials are upset about a change in flight patterns emanating from LaGuardia Airport because of noise complaints from Bayside and Whitestone residents, claiming the Federal Aviation Administration failed to inform them of the change (“Boro pols slam FAA over poor flight planning,” Flushing Times, Sept. 13-19). Comment

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012


Holocaust center asks Asians for their stories

The head of a college program that pairs students with Holocaust survivors in order to document tales from World War II wants to gather more stories from Asia. Comments (1)

Lee campaigners face charges after scuffle

A group of men and women, including volunteers for state Assembly candidate Myungsuk Lee’s campaign, were arrested and charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment last weekend following a fracas in the hopeful’s campaign office, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2)
Kew Gardens Hills

Godwin-Ternbach shows Sigg works in new space

To commemorate its grand reopening, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts will exhibit work from Swiss abstract artist Herman Alfred Sigg, better known as H.A. Sigg. Comment

Queens College awarded $1.3M to train science teachers

Queens College received a $1.3 million grant to train area science teachers in hopes of promoting better learning for elementary school students. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012


Nobel laureate brings message of hope

In a moving display of the human spirit, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited Queens over the weekend and urged the borough’s young people not to take their political opportunities for granted. Comment

Gardener tries to end his life in Kissena Pk.

A Flushing senior who has tilled the soil for years threatened to set himself on fire Tuesday to protest new regulations at the Flushing garden he used to help manage. Comment

House rivals clash on issues

The Republican and Democratic candidates for the Queens congressional seat based in Flushing took different stands on both energy policy and Social Security at a Flushing candidate forum last week. Comment

Hindu Temple celebrates birthday of Ganesha in Flushing

From blocks away, passersby could hear the music and see the crowds building outside of the Hindu Temple Society of North America’s Sri Mahavalaba Ganesha Temple in Flushing. Comments (1)
Flushing Times

St. Francis Prep beats Molloy in three sets

This was not a five-setter thriller like three previous matchups last year. This time St. Francis Prep asserted its place as the dominant team in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens girls volleyball. Comment

Queens set to celebrate Moon Festival

One of the biggest holidays in Chinese culture is rapidly approaching, and several organizations in Flushing will be celebrating in style with concerts, a parade and fireworks. Comment

Reaching for the stars

Already an accomplished violinist, coming off a successful tour of Europe, 22-year-old Adrianna Mateo is a textbook “Type A” personality whose idea of relaxation is doing the laundry and grocery shopping. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

College boosts star power

Stardom was never something Alicja Pawelec envisioned entering Iona College. The former Francis Lewis volleyball star joined the Gaels’ volleyball team as a walk-on, unsure what lay ahead. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012


Man charged with setting several Flushing blazes

A Bronx man was arrested and charged with setting 13 fires in Flushing and Murray Hill over a span of about three weeks, the FDNY said, including one blaze that destroyed a Laundromat in August and injured 19 of the city’s Bravest. Comment

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