Flushing Times

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012


MTA must protect its bus drivers

The recent assaults on city bus drivers should and must be a wake-up call to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide needed protection for all MTA bus drivers. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012


Flushing groups open doors for interfaith walk

Eager to understand their neighbors, about 100 Flushing citizens participated in a tour of some of the neighborhood’s houses of worship Sunday, speaking to leaders and learning about their fellow residents’ religious traditions. Comment

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Red Storm pre-ranked 10th in NCAA conference

Bolstered by five returning letter winners and a No. 8 national recruiting class, St. John’s University was picked to finish 10th in the preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012


USTA makes case for center’s expansion

The United States Tennis Association hopes to expand its Queens facility by less than an acre into Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but is seeking to distance itself from other contentious projects planned for the borough’s largest greenspace. Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012


Flushing market moves closer to getting nod for roof parking

Community Board 7 approved a special permit that would put rooftop parking above a downtown Flushing grocery store and also got an update on the construction of the Whitestone Bridge, including a major change to traffic patterns. Comments (1)

Painting Corona Park pink

Breast cancer survivor Nadine Weaver lives in Manhattan, but she prefers to come back to her native Queens every year for the American Cancer Society’s annual breast cancer walk in Flushing Meadows Corona Park rather than attend the Central Park walk. Comment

Meng camp refutes Halloran claims of poll tie

The race for the congressional seat based in northeast Queens is either neck and neck or a landslide — depending on the poll you read. Comment
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Molloy’s Gallagher commits to Columbia team

For Carolyn Gallagher, there was always Columbia and everyone else. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012


State AG sues beauty school in Flushing

The state’s top prosecutor sued a Flushing beauty school for allegedly collecting cash but giving out bogus nail licenses, leaving students out of cash and jobs, the attorney general’s office announced Friday. Comments (2)

Cops arrest alleged Flushing rapist: NYPD (with video)

Police arrested a man accused of terrorizing two Flushing businesses, allegedly raping a worker in one and robbing another, authorities said. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012


Captive man loses his leg

A Whitestone couple who believed a family member was suffering from drug addiction and mental illness bound their kin’s leg so tightly with duct tape it had to be amputated by doctors, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2)

Flushing woman brain dead after violent purse snatching

Police arrested an alleged purse snatcher who punched a woman so hard in Flushing over the weekend she is now brain dead, police and the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4)

MTA chairman favors hike of 25 cents in subway fares

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota has suggested the transit agency is likely to raise the basic subway and bus fare of $2.25 by a quarter to $2.50, effective in March 2013. Comments (1)

Driver who hit man, 76, now in police custody

FLUSHING — A young man who allegedly hit a septuagenarian who was walking near Kissena Park Saturday and then fled has been taken into custody, police said. Comment
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Molloy holds strong in hunt for Catholic soccer crown

Nick Matusewicz realizes good things are happening when the ball finds Denes Kostel. That’s why dribbling the ball deep while along the box he had his eyes on the budding junior. Comment

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