Flushing Times

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

I Sit and Look Out

American education is in dire need of improvement

Readers of this column know I believe I received an excellent education in the city public schools. That continued at City College. Comment

Act on noisy LGA flight tests

In view of the arrogance and duplicity of the Federal Aviation Administration — in regard to the “Tennis Climb” departure trial run using the new RNAV navigational system at LaGuardia Airport’s Runway 13, which has environmentally affected Briarwood and other Queens communities from Feb. 13 to Aug. 13 — I recommend that plaintiffs who were medically and/or psychologically affected file a class-action lawsuit in the Eastern District of the U.S. federal court. Comments (1)

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012


Elderly Flushing man missing from home since Friday

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help in locating an 86-year-old Flushing man who went missing Friday. Comments (1)

CEC 25 to hold education summit for parents

Community Education Council District 25 will be hosting the 2012 Parent Empowerment Summit in Nov. 17, where parents can get information about taking an active role in their child’s education. Comments (19)

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

The Civic Scene

Circus arrival causes consternation in Fresh Meadows

The September 2012 Jamaica Estates Monthly Bulletin had an interesting article about vehicle booting, which began July 30. The city Department of Finance will boot a vehicle instead of towing it away if the owner owes more than $350 in parking, red-light camera or bus lane violation tickets. Comment

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MTA has to double check its math

No wonder the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is cash-strapped. Seven percent of $2.25 is 16 cents, making the fare $2.09 — not $1.63, as said by Chairman Joseph Lhota. Comments (1)

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012


Flushing welcomes fall with moon fest

Flushing’s Asian community came together to welcome autumn with the annual Moon Festival at the Queens Botanical Garden Sunday. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm alum Bradley hot in Ryder Cup debut

St. John’s University alumnus Keegan Bradley stole the show in his Ryder Cup debut, pairing with World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson to be the only duo to win both of its matches on the opening day of the bi-annual competition, pitting the best golfers from the United States against the best Europe has to offer. Comment

‘A Country of Hope’

Speaking to the hundreds who packed the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music, Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was the embodiment of dignity, grace and courage. Comment

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012


Civic tries hand at enforcing law on Qns car shops

A city agency rarely disciplines Queens businesses that renege on promises made to the community in exchange for obtaining a zoning variance, according to civic leaders. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Bayside nearly snaps 62-game Lewis streak

It’s been some time since Francis Lewis lost a league game, and no team has come closer to ending that streak than rival Bayside. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Versatile Laforgia living up to hype as Prep standout

Jaclyn Laforgia doesn’t have a set job on the court per se. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012


RKO owner paying back tax man

The owner of the crumbling RKO Keith’s Theatre in downtown Flushing still owes more than $380,000 in unpaid back taxes and entered into a payment plan earlier this year to prevent the city from putting a lien on the property. Comment

Gim wants to restrict lobbying in Assembly

The Republican candidate for the Flushing state Assembly seat detailed his plan to clean up corruption in Albany this week, while the Democratic hopeful touted a neighborhood lawmaker as an honorary member of his campaign. Comments (2)

Community discusses impacts of revised Willets Point project

The real estate firms tapped to redevelop Willets Point held a public meeting last week to solicit input on the potential environmental impacts of the $3 billion project, and many speakers were concerned with the idea of using the borough’s park land to house a large mall. Comments (1)

Holy Cross stumbles in win

A mental lapse late in the fourth quarter nearly wiped out an impressive showing by Malachi Hoskins, but the defensive end found redemption to earn Holy Cross the win. Comment

Do not develop Flushing Meadows

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the centerpiece of Queens. It was the site for the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. The recent interest by several organizations to acquire land in the park for development needs to be carefully looked at before any type of major alterations to the park are done. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012


Lipsky gets 3-month sentence after cooperating with feds

The prominent lobbyist sentenced last week to three months in prison for bribing a state senator was involved in several Queens issues, and some in the borough’s political circles wonder what he told federal investigators, since court documents showed he cooperated to get a lesser sentence. Comment

Senior who police say threatened to light himself on fire attended Assembly candidate’s event

The Bayside man who threatened to set himself on fire in a Flushing garden last week is the latest associate of a Flushing state Assembly candidate to have a run-in with authorities, according to the NYPD. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Redzematovic becomes Terriers’ top all-time goal scorer

For St. Francis Prep senior Kenny Redzematovic, the rise to the top of his school’s all-time goal scoring list wasn’t entirely an individual achievement. Comment

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