Flushing Times

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013


Debt ceiling debacle will continue next year

After more than two weeks of political gridlock, there was finally an agreement to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling to prevent the nation from defaulting on its financial responsibilities. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Jamaica Estates

Queens filmmaker breaks new ground

While technology has made independent filmmaking more manageable over the years, it can still be rare to see true risks being taken in the medium, and on a minuscule budget. If this is the case, then Queens filmmaker William Cusick can be considered an indie heavyweight, as his new project “Pop Meets the Void,” plans to tackle motion graphics animation, green screen compositing and live action all in one $36,000 film. Comment.

Work begins where shutdown ends

It is overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling has been raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was unnecessary. Comments (1).

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013


Rozic to host tax exemption workshop

A northeast Queens lawmaker will be hosting a community workshop this weekend to help residents benefit from a state tax exemption program. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s starts highly anticipated season with energetic tip-off

For Phil Greene IV, there was no mistaking what the palpable energy inside a packed Carnesecca Arena meant. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Queens College honors athletes at Hall of Fame ceremony

The Queens College Athletic Department highlighted the contributions of several prestigious female athletes, most of whom left their mark on the basketball courts, during the school’s Hall of Fame dinner. Comments (1).

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

The Civic Scene

Illegal apartments lead to decline in area’s quality of life

People often buy a house or rent a legal apartment in a neighborhood which has a good quality of life. Communities are zoned in such a way so as to protect the quality of life there. The zoning dictates the size of the houses and thus how many people can live in the dwellings. If a resident thinks a neighbor is violating the zoning laws, he or she can file a complaint with the local community board or with the city Department of Buildings. Comments (4).

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013


Panelists address workplace obstacles for women

More than a hundred women took part in a daylong World of Working Women Conference & Job Fair at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing last Friday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Late DeLeon goal pushes Terriers past Molloy

It’s the type of big goal St. Francis Prep has come to expect from Sophia DeLeon. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Prep wins in straight sets

St. Francis Prep heard all the hype leading up to its crossover match with Westchester County power Kennedy Catholic, which joined the CHSAA this season. Comment.

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