Flushing Times

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012


Assemblyman Weprin lifts up autism program

Surrounded by artwork in the heart of the borough’s cultural headquarters, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) presented a $5,000 check Friday to the Flushing Queens Museum’s ArtAccess program to benefit individuals with autism. Comment

Gim tallies show Flushing voters crossed party lines

Ron Kim handily won the Flushing state Assembly race this month, but some polling numbers suggest many voters struggled to choose between their ethnic communities and their political parties. Comments (2)
Fresh Meadows

Quinn plan could help to end Utopia flooding

People who live along flood-prone Utopia Parkway may get slight relief from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s (D-Manhattan) recent proposal to accelerate city projects that would protect against flooding, the councilman representing Fresh Meadows said last week. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012


Murders fall in 109th as assault rate climbs

Murders, rapes and car thefts in the 109th Precinct are down drastically from last year, while burglaries, assaults and robberies increased, according to Capt. Tommy Ng, executive officer at the Flushing station house. Comments (2)

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012


Parks Dept. must maintain trees better

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, another important fact is evident: The maintenance of trees lining city streets needs improvement. Comment

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Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012


Few attend MTA fare hearing

The only hearing in Queens on the proposed fare hikes for public transportation was attended last Thursday by a handful of advocacy groups, a few angry commuters and only one elected official. Comments (2)

Flushing High’s Medunjanin sentenced to life for terrorism

The former Flushing High School student who was found guilty of terrorism charges in March was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Brooklyn federal court. Comment
The Civic Scene

Pat Dolan honored for civic work with street renaming

A year ago, Pat Dolan died after being hit by a car while crossing Hillside Avenue while heading to a transportation meeting at Community Board 8. The irony is the bus stop had been moved more than a block away from CB 8 because it had been in front of stores. A traffic light now stands where the bus now stops. I call it “Pat Dolan’s traffic light.” Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012


Boro groups blast new Council lines

The New York City Districting Commission released maps last week that could determine City Council boundaries for the next decade, although the public will not get to comment on what many in Queens see as serious flaws. Comments (1)

Dad’s plea could burden Meng

Jimmy Meng’s guilty plea to charges of soliciting and accepting an $80,000 bribe may not make his daughter, state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), vulnerable for re-election two years down the line, but it could bring undue scrutiny when she is sworn in as a congresswoman in January. Comment

State AG busts Hillcrest biz that stiffed staff

The owners of a Hillcrest construction company pleaded guilty last week to withholding tens of thousands of dollars in wages from their workers, the state’s top prosecutor said. Comment

Holy Cross coach removed

Holy Cross administrators are investigating claims Paul Gilvary, the school’s boy’s basketball coach and director of admissions, watched his players shower, the New York Post is reporting. He is currently on administrative leave at the all-boys Catholic school and has been removed as coach. Comment

Vietnam War posters show tumultuous time

History, politics and art come together to help teach students and the public about one of the most turbulent and controversial eras in American history: the Vietnam War. More than 30 Vietnam War protest posters in addition to photographs and other archival materials are part of a new exhibit at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College now through Dec 21. Comments (1)
Flushing Times

Archbishop Molloy captures soccer title

Justin Thompson has been waiting for his Archbishop Molloy teammates to deliver on a promise they made to him at the beginning of the 2012 season. Comment

Koo concert to benefit Sandy victims

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is helping fund a concert at Flushing Town Hall to raise money for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Lancman announces run for City Council

After losing in a Democratic primary to U.S. Rep.-elect Grace Meng in June and declining to seek re-election in the state Assembly, Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) announced Monday he was shifting his focus to a run for the City Council. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Police seek man in stabbing outside mosque

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police were looking for a man wanted for stabbing someone in front of a Kissena Boulevard Mosque Sunday in what might be a hate crime. Comment

Mets players pitch in at Sandy food drive

With Thanksgiving looming, Queens’ Major League Baseball team stepped up to the plate for Hurricane Sandy victims throughout the borough. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012


Gilvary put on administrative leave, removed as Holy Cross coach

Longtime Holy Cross boy’s basketball coach Paul Gilvary has been put on administrative leave by the school, he confirmed to the TimesLedger Newspapers. He is currently not coaching the school’s varsity team. Comments (3)

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