Flushing Times

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013


Flushing purse snatching turns into phone theft: Police

FLUSHING — A late-night attempted purse snatcher ended up pocketing an iPhone instead, police said.A 23-year-old woman was near the corner of Kissena Boulevard and Maple Avenue Jan. 12 at about midnight when a man tried to steal her purse, according to cops. Comment

First responders deserve gratitude

One thing we as New Yorkers should be proud of is the way our first responders respond to accidents and other dangerous situations that put people in harm’s way. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013


Learn to live with airplane noise

There has been much media coverage, including an editorial from TimesLedger Newspapers (“Noise About Noise,” Dec. 27, 2012-Jan. 2, 2013), concerning complaints about alleged changes in flight patterns emanating from LaGuardia Airport. Comment

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Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Lancman campaign reaches public matching funds max

Former state Assemblyman Rory Lancman raised more than $85,000 in 51 days for his campaign for City Council, maxing out in terms of the public matching funds he is able to receive. Comment

Pomonok Library hosts ‘Project Runway’ competition

Teen fashion designers recently faced off in a competition to create the most creative and stylish woman’s outfit out of men’s clothing. The Weinstein Company, which produces “Project Runway,” donated prizes and supplies. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013


Three arrested in alleged Flushing beating, iPhone theft: NYPD

FLUSHING — A teen who was beaten had her cellphone taken after trying to collect evidence against her attackers, according to cops. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013


Queens drops e-waste at gardens recycling

Loading up cars, vans and in one instance a bulldozer, residents of Flushing and beyond took their broken TVs, VCRs and computers to the Queens Botanical Gardens Sunday for its third annual E-Waste event. Comment

Borough library caters to immigrants’ special needs

In Queens, where more languages are spoken than possibly any other place on the planet, the borough’s public library serves as an institution that stands alone in the eyes of immigrants. Comment
Queensboro Hill

Fake Con Ed worker cons Queensboro Hill woman: NYPD

QUEENSBORO HILL — A man posing as a Consolidated Edison employee bilked a woman out of nearly $200 this month, police said. Comment

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013


Rapes drop in 109th as thefts rise in 2012

Overall crime was slightly up in the 109th Precinct in 2012 compared to 2011, although major crimes including rape and murder fell by about 50 percent each. Comment

Would-be boro robber sought in Flushing

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who knocked down an elderly woman and tried to rob her, the NYPD said. Comment

Maturing Bishop leads Cross to win

Holy Cross Coach Tom Marchesini knows his team is inexperienced. He also understands patience often pays off with that type of group, especially with star sophomore Jermaine Bishop. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013


Accused baby shaker trial opens

At the baby shaking trial of a Flushing man, a parade of doctors and officers took the stand in Queens Supreme Court to testify about their knowledge of the events that led to the October 2007 death of his 2-month-old daughter. Comment

Flushing arrest sparks controversy

Instructors and supporters of the Flushing YMCA attended a 109th Precinct Community Council meeting earlier this month to complain about an arrest outside the facility on Northern Boulevard. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens Hills

QJCC applauds Meeks for Raoul Wallenberg bill

The Queens Jewish Community Council honored U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) at its well-attended legislative breakfast Sunday, but the event was tempered by the announcement that the group had lost all its Citymeals-on-Wheels funding for its kosher weekend meal deliveries. Comments (1)

MTA irks borough officials with Lunar New Year snub

Elected officials and community leaders in Flushing are railing against the MTA for suspending weekend service on the No. 7 line during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Comment

Three hurt in four-alarm blaze in Flushing

FLUSHING — Three people were injured in a four-alarm blaze in a Flushing apartment Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the FDNY said. Comment
Jamaica Estates

SJU beats Notre Dame after Hoya loss

St. John’s spoke after a lopsided loss to Georgetown about how its basketball team needed to bounce back the same way the Hoyas did against them after their own dreadful defeat. It did just that. Comment

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