Flushing Times

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Fresh Meadows

It’s now 21 to buy cigs but smoking at 18 OK

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill into law banning the sale of cigarettes to New Yorkers under 21 Tuesday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. shop unleashes new pet options

There is a new one-stop shop fulfilling the needs for all of Fresh Meadows’ four-legged friends. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Flushing

Pressure builds to move Q34 stop at end of route

A northeast Queens lawmaker is pushing for North Flushing residents to receive better and safer bus service through the extension of a bus route, but he says a lack of funding is standing in the way of an adjustment to the line. Comment.
Flushing

Pair plucks wallet from victim in Flushing market: Police

FLUSHING — The New York Police Department was asking for the public’s help in finding suspects wanted in connection with a Halloween grand larceny, cops said. Comment.
Flushing

Cops seeking info on man who used stolen card at Flushing ATM: Police

Police were searching for a man wanted for questioning about a purse stolen from a popular Manhattan nightclub, the NYPD said. Comment.
Letters

Tnnis not environmentally sound

I am writing in response to a recent media statement from an airline industry advocacy group, Global Gateway Alliance, which urges the Federal Aviation Administration to continue its avoidance of environmental laws regarding Tnnis, the new NextGen flight route over north Queens. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Flushing

Flushing bank robbery suspect remains at large: Cops

Police were asking for the public’s assistance in finding a suspect in a Flushing bank robbery. Comments (1).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s suspends star freshman Jordan for violation of team rules

St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin described his disciplinary style toward his players as “old school” and “tough love,” something he picked up living in a household with Catholic parents who raised six children. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Be aware of surroundings while standing on train platforms

One of the big concerns of patrons of our mass transit system in New York City is safety. The Senior Citizens Advisory Council to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is a group of five senior citizens from each borough who usually meet monthly at 2 Broadway, in Manhattan, to give their evaluations, comments and opinions to MTA officials. At the last SCAC meeting, information was provided concerning keeping the subway safe. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Flushing

Politicians take their show on the road

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) wants to make sure the opening number of his stage debut, a rousing reworked version of a song from “Chicago,” does not turn into a solo act. Comments (1).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s conference cracks down on cyberbullying

Concerns over online bullying have become so prevalent in some circles that St. John’s University authored its own policy on the matter and dedicated an entire day to exploring its effects. Comment.
Block Shots

Red Storm soccer team earns respect during historic season

The St. John’s University’s women’s soccer team continues to give us new reasons to take notice. Comment.
Flushing

Holy Cross run ended by Chaminade team

Holy Cross’ Jordan Francklin left the Chaminade football field proud of his team’s second half effort. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep wins state championship

The St. Francis Prep girls’ volleyball team had been too close to a CHSAA Class AA state title in the last two seasons to let another one get away. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Willets Point

Willets Point land sale approved

The Queens Borough Board voted to authorize the city’s Economic Development Council to transfer 23 acres of land for the Willets Point redevelopment project. Comments (1).
Flushing

Rep. Grace Meng robbed in attack on Capitol Hill

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) was mugged Tuesday night near Capitol Hill in Washington by an attacker who stole her purse, she said. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gardens Hills man charged in Queens College attempted rape: Police

FLUSHING — Police charged a Kew Gardens Hills man with attempting to rape a woman near Queens College earlier this month, the NYPD said Tuesday night. Comments (3).
Willets Point

Willets Pt. businesses denounce relocation offer

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined Willets Point business owners at City Hall Wednesday to decry a relocation plan proposed by the city as part of its plan to develop the blighted area into a $3 billion commercial, retail and residential site. Comments (8).
Flushing

Flushing reaches semifinal

Flushing running back Deandre Ross-Lomax thought the game was going to continue as New Dorp’s Dawa Winn ran for the goal line and the potential tying two-point conversion. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

Strong second half sends St. John’s past Bucknell

Bucknell was daring St. John’s University to shoot jumpers, and after poor shooting in the first half Phil Greene IV finally made them pay. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Kew Gardens Hills

Cops release surveillance images of Queens College attempted sexual assault suspect

Police released surveillance images of a man they believe is a suspect in the attempted sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman near Queens College earlier this month. Comments (7).

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