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Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Letters

De Blasio won’t befriend parks

In a mayoral debate Oct. 22 between candidates Democratic city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Republican Joseph Lhota, a question came up concerning a professional soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (5).

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

Flushing

Introducing the new Queens Museum

Although it dropped the word from its name, art remains the focal point of the new Queens Museum as it reopens after an eight-year, $69 million renovation project Saturday. Comment.

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Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Flushing

Flushing intersection slated for closer look

The untimely death of a toddler crossing a busy intersection in Flushing prompted the city to take action after some pressure from northeast Queens lawmakers. Comment.
Willets Point

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Whitestone Expressway

A Bronx motorcyclist was killed when he lost control of his bike and slammed into a median on the Whitestone Expressway Saturday morning, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing man charged with plan to sell un-stamped cigarettes: DA

FLUSHING — Authorities charged a man with bilking the city out of thousands of dollars in tax revenue by peddling un-stamped cigarettes, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (3).
The Civic Scene

Cause a racket to get something done about airplane noise

The West Cunningham Park Civic Association and the Civic Association of Utopia Estates held a joint general membership meeting, where the new commanding officer of the 107th Precinct, Capt. Fred Grover, and Janet McEneaney and Bob Whitehair, president and vice president of Queens Quiet Skies, spoke. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Flushing

Flushing street may be named for gay rights activist Manford

A street co-naming to honor a Flushing gay rights pioneer has cleared its first hurdle — the approval of Community Board 7 — by a vote of 30-1, and the proposal was then forwarded to the borough president and the City Council for consideration. Comment.
Flushing

Pair swiped cell phone from woman’s bag: Police

FLUSHING — The New York Police Department reached out for help to find a duo wanted in connection with a grand larceny within the 109th Precinct. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Flushing

Avella asks for stop signs at Flushing intersections

A confusing intersection in Flushing spurred the interest of a northeast Queens legislator hoping to make the area safer for drivers. Comments (5).
Flushing

Developers delay Flushing Commons groundbreaking

Shovels will not yet be hitting the ground on the $850 million Flushing Commons development project despite earlier plans for a fall 2013 start date, the city Economic Development Corp. said. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Queens to host 36th state edition of arm wrestling championships

Queens will play host to a professional sporting event to go along with tennis and baseball when the New York Arm Wrestling Association holds its 36th annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament Sunday. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens Hills

Cops report attempted rape at Queens College

FLUSHING — The Police Department asked for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for an attempted rape within the 107th Precinct. Comments (3).
Fresh Meadows

Prep finds Silva lining in win

Brandon Silva didn’t miss the moment he had been waiting all season for. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Flushing

Democrats predominate in four NE Queens Council runs

Two new faces earned a spot in the City Council this week, while two others who have already been representing northeast Queens held onto their seats. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Professor at Queens Col. puts out book on tango

Queens College hosts an event this Friday to determine just how many it does take to tango. Comment.
Block Shots

St. Francis Prep set to serve for elusive state volleyball crown

Jaclyn LaForgia turned in a near-perfect performance, committing just one hitting error while helping St. Francis Prep win a seventh straight CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens girls’ volleyball title. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

SFP secures first AAA playoff spot since ‘08

St. Francis Prep’s long road back to the CHSFL’s elite is now complete. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Lancman lands City Council spot

Former state Assemblyman Rory Lancman earned himself a new job in government Tuesday after winning the general election to replace the term-limited City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows). Comment.
Flushing

Koo claims victory in Council re-election bid

Northeast Queens’ City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) won a second term Tuesday night, beating out three others vying for the 20th District seat. Comments (1).

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