Flushing Times

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013


City must inspect trees in parks for safety

The news about a pregnant woman who was struck and killed by a falling tree in Kissena Park is another tragic wake-up call for the city Parks Department to inspect every tree in every park, playground and street. Comment.

Tip of the week

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. man dodged taxes: IRS

A Fresh Meadows man who owned a construction company in his hometown was arrested and indicted on multiple charges of tax fraud, the U.S. Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service said. Comment.

Keep rowdy youth out of the Olde Flushing site

I hope you received my July 2 letter regarding the Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground, on 46th Avenue between 164th and 165th streets in Flushing. The conservancy, of which I am a co-chair, is looking forward to your visit to the site in the near future. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Transit worker faces weapons charge

FRESH MEADOWS — A city transit employee was arrested this week and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013


Queens family sues over tragic Sandy tree death

A Flushing family filed suit against the city this week after their 29-year-old son was killed by a falling tree during Hurricane Sandy last year. Comments (1).

Dragon Boats make waves

Andre Francis, 10, and Ian Fore, 11, took a break from roaming among the booths hocking newspaper subscriptions, fresh-squeezed lemonade and cellphone service at Saturday’s Dragon Boat Festival and tried their luck in a raffle for New York Mets tickets. Comment.

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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. woman used Sandy to scam city: AG

A Fresh Meadows woman is accused of stealing more than $87,000 in benefits by falsely claiming she was a victim of Superstorm Sandy, the state attorney general said. Comment.

Stars visit Queens College

Celebrity judges from “America’s Got Talent” visit the Queens College campus. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

Kew Gardens Hills

‘America’s Got Talent’ to film at Queens College

A panel of celebrity judges will make its way to Queens College Wednesday for a taping of the television show “America’s Got Talent” on the campus quad. Comments (2).

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