Flushing Times

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013


Parks needs to take care of trees

With all the rainfall this area has experienced, there is the risk of trees snapping or falling due to the enormous amount of water their root and trunk systems have absorbed. Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

Jamaica Estates

Injury delays SJU forward from pro summer leagues

Justin Burrell’s NBA aspirations will have to wait. Comment

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Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013

The Civic Scene

Don’t be taken in by burglars posing as utility workers

The June 2013 Holliswood Civic Association Newsletter contained a security report by member Kurt Hoppe. He warns members that there seems to be three or four groups of burglars breaking into homes in Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates and Holliswood. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013


Flushing gang leader gets 30 years

The leader of a violent, international gang’s Flushing chapter was sentenced to three decades behind bars, federal authorities said Tuesday. Comments (4)
Block Shots

Football player shoots for hoops scholarship

Joshua Wallace put football on hold for basketball after a stellar sophomore season on the gridiron at Holy Cross, but the sport hasn’t given up on him. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm scheduled to face Wisconsin first

The St. John’s University men’s basketball team unveiled its non-conference schedule for next season that was highlighted by games against former Big East rival Syracuse and Big Ten power Wisconsin. Comment

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013


State bill aims to nip illegal smokes in butt

City efforts to stamp out illegal cigarette sales are failing, says a northeast Queens lawmaker who last week proposed a new task force to rein in the problem. Comments (1)

Flushing home gone after illegal teardown

The city recently fined a Broadway-Flushing property owner nearly $10,000 after his workers filed permits to alter a house on a historic block — but ended up destroying most of the structure except for two walls. Comments (3)

Cross star chases NBA spot

Sylven Landesberg is ready to take another shot at the NBA. It will just have to wait. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013


Weiner wades deep into Liu territory

A former foe of city Comptroller John Liu helped emcee a Flushing campaign event this week for one of his rivals in the mayoral race: scandal-scarred Anthony Weiner. Comments (3)
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. man had sex with students: Commish

A Fresh Meadows man who worked as a dean and community associate for a Manhattan high school had unprotected sex with four students there and sexually harassed several others, a Special Commissioner of Investigation report said. Comment

GOP hopeful disqualified from ballot

A Queens Republican Party pick for City Council was disqualified Tuesday after what political observers called a colossal blunder, but the candidate suggested she may have been the victim of sabotage. Comments (3)

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