Flushing Times

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013


Treat people and cops fairly

Now that a judge has ruled that stop-and-frisk needs to be amended, what will be next? Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Blishteyn eyes Gennaro seat

Republican Alex Blishteyn hopes to provide parents with more education options and defend NYPD tools like stop-and-frisk if he is elected to the City Council in November. Comment.

US Open: Two-week tournament begins with fireworks, celebrities

The US Open festivities Monday featured stars - both from tennis courts and the movie screens. Comment.

City needs speed cameras

Is columnist Bob Friedrich so cynical of government as to deny the practical benefits of speed cameras (“Speed cameras feed Gotham’s revenue addiction,” Aug. 2-8)? Comment.

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013


Return Auburndale’s PS 130 to District 26

The city School Construction Authority says that if residents do not want a new elementary school on the Keil Bros. property in Bayside, an alternate site should be recommended. Comments (1).

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Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013


Flushing street co-named for late civil rights activist

The late Rev. Timothy Mitchell is now officially the “prince of Prince Street” after he was honored Saturday when the street was co-named after him. Comment.

US Open: First lady, stars shine at Kids’ Day

Thousands of fans flocked to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Saturday afternoon at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.

Liu proposes legalizing marijuana in five boros

City Comptroller John Liu wants to legalize marijuana possession in the city, although the proposal would likely have the least impact on Queens, which already logs the fewest arrests per capita than any other borough. Comments (5).

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013


Queens Theatre to skip Latino Cultural Festival this year

Fans of the Queens Latino Cultural Festival should fear not: The show will go on. Comment.

Boro leaders blast Bloomy’s fingerprint idea

The heads of Queens public housing communities blasted the mayor’s recent suggestion that residents should be fingerprinted in order to make the houses safer. Comments (3).

3 Brooklyn men charged in Qns. robbery spree: DA

QUEENS — Three Brooklyn men have been indicted on charges of burglarizing several homes in Queens in July, the district attorney announced Monday. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013


Teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student in Forest Hills home: DA

FLUSHING — A Flushing teacher was sentenced to six months in prison and labeled a sex offender for life for having sex with a student, the district attorney said. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Willets Point

Willets Pt. plan goes to Council for final vote

A crucial city agency voted to approve the $3 billion Willets Point project Wednesday, sending the proposal to its last stop: the City Council. Comments (3).

US Open set to serve 700K fans in Flushing Meadows

The US Open kicks off its tournament in Queens this weekend with the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, which heralds two weeks of world-class tennis in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
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Harrison rejoins St. John’s

The next few weeks marks a new beginning for the St. John’s University men’s basketball team and star guard D’Angelo Harrison. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013


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