Flushing Times

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012


Parks must better maintain trees

As Hurricane Sandy pounded our area Oct. 30, our trees, some of which stood for many decades, began to fall due to the high winds. Comments (2)

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012


Borough remembers WWII’s Wallenberg

Many members of Queens’ Jewish community, several elected officials and international diplomats gathered at Young Israel of Hillcrest Sunday to commemorate the centennial birthday of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish architect who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II. Comment

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Fresh Meadows

Boro pol lauds Cuomo for fracking leadership

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrestles with whether or not to allow hydraulic fracturing in the state, a Queens councilman has lauded him for refusing to buckle to pressure and allowing a critical deadline to pass rather than speed up a review of the controversial drilling method’s potential impact on public health.City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows), chairman of the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee, said Cuomo had made it clear from his public statements that his decision on hydraulic fracturing would be guided by science and safety. Comment

Mayor has no plans to cut subsidies

The New York Times reported in its Nov. 12 issue that Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to increase school lunches to $2.50 from $1.50, slash $8.3 million from libraries and increase fees on parking meters. Comments (1)

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012


AG charges Baysider in prostitute biz bust

More than 10 Queens residents, many hailing from the Northeast, were charged by the state attorney general in a widespread prostitution operation that used an advertising company and money laundering to pimp out trafficked women and elude authorities, the state attorney general said last week. Comment

Knights men’s basketball falls to Post

The Queens College men’s basketball team was unable to pick up its first win of the 2012-13 season against the Post University Eagles, losing the contest Saturday afternoon by the score of 83-67. Comment

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012


Flushing rezone strikes out

Flushing’s community board blasted a controversial rezoning of an industrial block Monday over concerns that 300,000 to 600,000 square feet of commercial property could potentially be built without providing any parking spaces, but the proposal may still get the green light from the city. Comment

Flushing mother, son caught peddling illegal smokes: DA

A Flushing family was charged with running an illegal cigarette operation out of a downtown grocery store, the Queens district attorney said last week. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Police investigate Fresh Mdws. car fire

FRESH MEADOWS — Emergency officials responded to the scene of a car fire on 184th Street near the Long Island Expressway service road in Fresh Meadows at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the Breaking News Network reported. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Patriots dig deep to overcome deficit vs. Bronx’s Kennedy

The young Francis Lewis girls’ basketball team played like veterans when it mattered. The Patriots’ starting lineup doesn’t have a single upper classmen in it, but they beat Bronx’s John F. Kennedy like a senior squad. Comment

Boro family thankful for volunteers

Hurricane Sandy uprooted a more than 300-ton oak tree across the street, slamming it into a London plain maple tree in front of our home, causing it to crack open. These trees continued to loom over our home on live Consolidated Edison wires for 11 days before we received any physical help. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012


Boro pols ask Cuomo to curb co-op tax hikes

With worries that the state Legislature may not reconvene for a special session before year’s end, northeast Queens lawmakers reached out to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on behalf of co-op and condo owners to prevent what they are calling a potentially devastating increase in real property taxes. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. collision involves four cars: Cops

FRESH MEADOWS — At least four cars were involved in a collision at the corner of 71st Avenue and 164th Street Monday night, according to witnesses. Comment
Flushing Times

Molloy coaching legend Curran still strong at 82

C.J. Davis understands how hard it is for legendary Archbishop Molloy Coach Jack Curran to still put the time and effort he does into coaching. The 82-year-old Curran, starting his 55th season on the bench, has been going for dialysis three days a week for the last two seasons and underwent CyberKnife radiation earlier this fall when a 5-centimeter cancerous tumor was found on his lung in July. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Youthful Red Storm ends stretch surging

The signs and symptoms of youth have had a tendency to show themselves at St. John’s, comprised almost entirely of underclassmen, in the first five men’s basketball games this season. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012


MLS nearing accord for Queens stadium

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hinted Monday that the league and the city have nearly hammered out a broad agreement for a 25,000-capacity stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (5)

Mosque attacker still on the loose: NYPD

Jewish, Hindu and Muslim leaders from Queens gathered with lawmakers to denounce the possible hate crime committed at a Kew Gardens Hills Mosque earlier this month, and city Comptroller John Liu suggested some of the NYPD’s policies could make bias crimes more common. Comments (1)

Jackson keeps promise to Cross seniors in win over SFP

Junior Brandon Jackson delivered on his promise to Juwan Wilson and the Holy Cross seniors. He had told the senior linebacker that he would make sure the Knights’ season and the seniors’ careers ended on a good note in the annual Battle of the Boulevard clash with St. Francis Prep. Comment

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