Flushing Times

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Letters

City teachers need a new contract

It has now been nearly four years since the contract has expired, and New York city public school teachers are still without a new, fair and decent contract. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Flushing

New Flushing program teaches Korean culture

School officials and students launched a new program Tuesday at Veritas Academy, which provides opportunities to youth from low-income neighborhoods in Queens and the Bronx to explore Korean culture. Comments (3).
Flushing

Tour offers glimpse into borough’s holidays’ past

Last weekend, many Queens residents took a step back in time by joining in the Queens Historical Society’s 26th annual Holiday Historic House Tour. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Flushing

State assembly members join forces to make Dream Act pass

Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) convened with fellow state legislators at his office Tuesday in a renewed effort to pass the Dream Act in New York state. Comments (3).
Letters

Mets do not need any more money

One would think the New York Mets and its related companies would be more than gratified at receiving for $1 the Willets Point property acquired by the city for tens of millions of dollars, a taxpayer subsidy of $99 million and the right to construct a 1.4-million-square-foot shopping mall on the Citi Field parking lot, which is part of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, without having to replace parkland or undergo a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure proceeding. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Flushing

Three Verizon techs who foiled Flushing rape hailed as heros

Three Verizon technicians from Queens were honored Tuesday at City Hall for stopping an attempted rape in Flushing. Comments (1).
Flushing

Man disappears from Flushing home

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man who disappeared Dec. 5. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Flushing

NYPD appeal to public in finding rape suspect

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with a rape that happened around 10 p.m. Dec. 4. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Flushing

New Remonstrance targets NYPD tactics

The religious leaders of the Flushing Interfaith Council gathered at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Flushing Sunday to sign a second Flushing Remonstrance in protest against racial profiling in the policing and surveillance of Muslims by the NYPD. Comment.
Flushing

Asian group woos recruits

Asian Americans for Equality, a citywide nonprofit, launched a program to connect job seekers with Flushing businesses in need of skilled workers last week. Comments (2).
Flushing

Meng asks USPS to mend post office

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) called on the U.S. Postal Service to renovate the exterior of the long-neglected Benjamin S. Rosenthal Post Office on Main Street last week. Comments (3).
Flushing

Woman pleads guilty in Flushing blessing con

A Queens woman pleaded guilty to conning three Flushing women out of large amounts of money through a trick known as the “blessing ritual,” the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Sophomore leads Lewis to strong start

Sierra Green played every game for the Francis Lewis girls’ basketball team as a freshman. She took her lumps playing at a higher level than a normal 14-year-old, but her time on the varsity made her all the more prepared to break out in 2013. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Willets Point

City OKs subsidies for Willets project

The city approved $42.6 million in tax breaks for the developers of Willets Point Tuesday in a move strongly opposed by two elected officials from northeast Queens. Comment.
Hillcrest

Walcott says he has left plan to overcome crowded classes

Outgoing city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said he has left a blueprint for the incoming de Blasio administration that includes a capital plan to address overcrowding in western Queens. Comments (3).
Flushing

Cops break up stolen luxury car ring

JAMAICA — Police shut down a $2.4 million luxury car theft ring Tuesday following an 18-month investigation. Comments (1).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s routs Fordham

March is a long way from now, but St. John’s University caught a glimpse of the NCAA tournament team it has been looking for. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Flushing

Doctor fatally hit by car outside NYHQ: Police

A 55-year-old doctor was struck and killed by a Mercedes Benz outside New York Hospital Queens Monday evening, police said. Comments (9).

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