Flushing Times

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012


New prez needed despite unemployment drop

As January 2012 progresses, the fact that 200,000 new jobs were created in December and that the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.5 percent still does not indicate a trend toward the end of this very long and devastating economic recession. Comments (2)

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012


Meng, Stavisky win Dem delegate spots

Two northeast Queens lawmakers have been selected as delegates for the Democratic Party in the upcoming presidential elections. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Cops seek suspects in 2 robberies of men

FRESH MEADOWS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding two men wanted in connection with two robberies in Fresh Meadows and Flushing this month. Comments (1)

Tip of the week

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012


Flushing Hospital to resume talks next week

Flushing Hospital Medical Center, facing a strike threat early next month from its registered nurses, said it is planning to begin talks with the union again next week. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012


Lucky Year of the Dragon brings Chinese baby boom

Everybody wants to have a baby during the Year of the Dragon beginning Monday, according to leaders in Flushing’s Chinese community. Comment

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Baby boomers research Pomonok’s post-WWII days

Do you remember Jack the Ice Cream Man? Comments (44)

Liu returns contributions, IDs bundlers

Embattled city Comptroller John Liu returned nearly $50,000 in contributions and disclosed a list of his campaign bundlers as promised last week amid questions about the finances of his unofficial 2013 campaign for mayor. Comments (1)

Boro Beacon programs face closure in planned ‘13 budget

For the first time ever, a popular after-school program could face branch closures under the mayor’s proposed 2013 budget which could mean the loss of eight centers in Queens. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Gennaro wants to rename street ‘Pat Dolan Way’

Two months after borough civic leader Patricia Dolan was fatally struck by a car, City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) wants to pay tribute to the late head of the Queens Civic Congress by renaming a street in her honor. Comment

iPhone theft delays LIRR trains

A man in a leather jacket stole an iPhone from a female passenger at the Flushing stop of the Long Island Rail Road Thursday morning, delaying trains on the Port Washington line for about 15 minutes. Comment

Koo makes switch to Dem Party

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) officially registered with the Democratic Party Monday at the Queens Board of Elections offices in Kew Gardens after running on the GOP line three years ago to win a seat on the Council. Comment

Libroia qualifies, leads Holy Cross

Anthony Libroia couldn’t seem to hit the most wide-open three-pointers earlier in the season. The Holy Cross guard, known for his shooting prowess, struggled and he knows exactly why. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012


Beep focuses on health care

Borough President Helen Marshall touted the multiple new health care institutions, housing ventures and schools that are transforming Queens in her State of the Borough speech Tuesday at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium. Comments (1)

Revered St. Nicholas clergyman praised after death

The community of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church in Auburndale reflected this week on the death of one of its longtime spiritual leaders. Comment

Guv presents budget in boro

After his Albany address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his budget plan for a second time in Flushing last Thursday morning, which had many Queens officials in the audience nodding their heads in agreement. Comment

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012


Koo officially registers as Queens Dem

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) officially registered with the Democratic Party at the Queens Board of Elections offices in Kew Gardens Monday after running on the GOP line three years ago to win a seat on the City Council. Comments (4)

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