Flushing Times

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Eatery brings Afghan taste to Fresh Mdws.

If the word “kebab” conjures up images of bite-sized bits of meat served from a street vendor, the Ali Baba restaurant in Fresh Meadows will make you think again. Comment.

Less gov’t means more problems for people

Another week, another dose of libertarian nonsense from frequent letter writer Ed Konecnik, who seems to think that freedoms are taken away by fair tax laws, welfare, food stamps and anything the government does to assist the folks who need a helping hand. Comments (4).

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013


Pups soothe exam takers

Queens College students found the perfect relief for exam period stress this year: puppies. Comments (2).

St. John’s professor releases new book on Kazakhstan

For most American tourists, Kazakhstan is probably not high on their list of places to see, but for St. John’s University professor Jay Nathan, the central Asian country provides endless fascination. Comments (1).

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013


Flushing senior dies in blaze at residence

A 73-year-old woman who lived in the Flushing House Retirement Home died last week in a fire she accidentally started by smoking in bed, the home said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Police looking for missing Hollis girl

HOLLIS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 14-year-old girl. Comments (3).

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013


NYHQ welcomes robot to sort medication for hospital’s patients

Flushing’s New York Hospital Queens has become the city’s second hospital to install a cutting-edge, drug-dispensing robot in its pharmacy. Comment.
Block Shots

Terriers top TimesLedger’s best in boro list

The dawn of the new year provided us with a moment to look back on the events of the last 365 days, so I took the time to recognizes the top players, coaches and performances during the year in Queens high school sports. Here is a look at who and what made the cut. Comments (1).

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Queens native Holley to play for Penn State

Thomas Holley thought he made two good moves in the same week. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013


RKO Keith’s gets new owner

The new developers of Flushing’s RKO Keith’s Theatre will not deviate from old plans to develop the site into a 17-story mixed use complex, but might consider building condos rather than rental units, the developer’s representative said. Comments (1).

Soccer officials talk to Bronx on stadium

Major League Soccer seems to have dropped its bid to build a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and has set its sights on the Bronx. Comments (3).

Bloomberg takes inaugural ride on 7 train extension to West Side

The No. 7 subway extension will not be ready for the straphanging multitudes until June, but the MTA made an exception Friday for the man who championed the whole idea and shepherded it to fruition. Comments (1).

CB 7 chair blasts parking plan for Flushing Commons project

Community leaders blasted new details about parking at the proposed Flushing Commons project that the developers unveiled at a Community Board 7 District Service Cabinet meeting last Thursday. Comments (4).
Fresh Meadows

Prep hoops off to fast start

St. Francis Prep proved something to itself as it has gone about proving everyone else wrong. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis loses to Murry Bergtraum

Francis Lewis will have to live with proving they can play with Murry Bergtraum for now. Comment.

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