Flushing Times

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012


Soccer stadium poll sounds dubious

Major League Soccer is a private, for-profit sports businesses and much hoopla was announced over a poll of people in Queens indicating 71 percent support a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 21 percent are against it and 8 percent are undecided (“Survey finds Queens wants soccer stadium,” TimesLedger Newspapers, Nov. 15-21). Comments (2)

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Seniors want more Cunningham Pk center hours

A number of seniors are upset that a facility in Cunningham Park used for socializing has shortened the number of hours it is open and are demanding that the city Parks Department restore the original hours. Comment

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Man charged in bottle bash at Flushing bar: DA

FLUSHING — A barfight brawl ended with one man in cuffs and another in an area hospital, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012


Queens College’s Rowland earns rookie honors

Queens College freshman MacKenzie Rowland (Shaker, N.Y./Cohoes) was named East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, it was announced by the league office Monday. This is the second such award for the talented freshman basketball player. Comment

Sandy first responders deserve gratitude

As our area is still reeling from the savage blows from Hurricane Sandy, we need to mindful of the heroism of our first responders. Comment

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012


Flushing doc who prescribed addictive pills faces homicide chanrges after overdoses

A New Jersey doctor who ran a weekend pain management clinic in Flushing was charged with homicide Thursday after allegedly prescribing medication that led to the overdose of two of his patients, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor said. Comment
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Terriers optimistic despite loss to Iona

St. Francis Prep boys’ basketball Coach Tim Leary is staying positive, despite his team’s 62-45 loss to Iona Prep in CHSAA Class AA play Friday night in Fresh Meadows. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Velandia leads rally over Sacred Heart

Sophomore Saarah Velandia had already done the hard part by sparking a St. Francis Prep comeback. Still, she was nervous as she stepped to the free throw line before making one of two to seal her team’s basketball season opening win. Comment

Save Flushing High

Three Queens high schools — Law, Government and Community Service and Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship in Cambria Heights as well as Flushing — remain on a list of 24 schools the city has targeted for closure. Comments (7)

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012


Kissena garden looks to future after suicide try

The new leaders of a Flushing community garden held their first meeting last Thursday, months after a 75-year-old man who long ruled the plots went on a hunger strike and threatened self-immolation to prevent his ouster. Comment

MLS pitches Queens stadium

Major League Soccer presented plans for a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Monday night to the borough president and civic leaders from around the borough, who expressed concern about the impact to existing traffic problems and several crucial aspects of the project that are still vague. Comments (1)
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm gets pumped up by monster slam dunk

Chris Obekpa’s offensive confidence is growing and it’s helping St. John’s at just the right time. For the second game this season the 6-foot-9 freshman, known more for his “SportsCenter” highlight blocks, provided big shots in the closing minutes of a tight game on his terms. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012


No. 7 service cut on Lunar Parade

The city will yet again shut down portions of the No. 7 train during Flushing’s Lunar New Year celebrations even as organizers take new steps to expand the event and deliver an even greater economic boost to the neighborhood. Comment

City Council lines redrawn

In a feat of legal gymnastics, the commission in charge of redrawing the City Council districts Tuesday took back its supposed final version to make further changes and reunited Flushing’s Mitchell-Linden co-op and condo complex into the same district. Comment

Holy Cross star calls Gilvary’s dismissal unjust after season opening win

Holy Cross opened the season with a 65-56 win over visiting Holy Trinity in non-league boy’s basketball Tuesday night in the first game without Paul Gilvary at the helm in 16 seasons. The coach, who led the Knights to last season’s CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens title, was dismissed from the position and put on paid administrative leave from his job as director of admissions Nov. 10 because of alleged improprieties. Comments (1)

AG cites four boro gas stations with gouging

FLUSHING — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman informed four Queens gas stations that he will initiate enforcement proceedings against owners after the fuel depots allegedly violated the state’s price gouging law in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Comment

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