Flushing Times

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Tree-mapping project helps St. John’s win recognition

St. John’s University students and faculty are engaging in a project to digitally map the location and characteristics of all trees on the campus, a program that helped the school earn recognition as a 2012 Tree Campus USA institution of higher learning. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013


Councilman Peter Koo announces bid for re-election

City Councilman Peter Koo announced his bid for re-election at Flushing Town Hall. Comment

City should check tree stability

One of the destructive results of Hurricane Sandy was the destruction of trees throughout the city. Comment

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Fresh Meadows

League of Conservation Voters has high hopes for Rozic

One of northeast Queens’ newest representatives in state government was chosen as part of a short list of environmentally promising officials, the New York League of Conservation Voters said. Comments (1)

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Flushing’s Li guilty in death of baby girl

The father of 2-month-old Annie Li was found guilty of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child Friday after a jury determined he caused her death in 2007, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)

Tip of the week

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013


Lawmakers renew call for Lunar New Year school holiday

A group of lawmakers is calling for the Lunar New Year to be made a school holiday in the city, but the message has fallen on deaf ears in the state Legislature many times before. Comments (2)

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep’s Troina commits to Wagner

Playing Division I football was never a given for St. Francis Prep’s Joey Troina, so the senior wide receiver did everything he could to make his dream a reality. Comment

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013


Trial for Liu aides likely to drag well into city’s election season

The trial for two aides to the city comptroller was delayed after one of them was forcefully hospitalized with an unspecified illness, news reports said. Comment

Final Council lines spur outrage

Groups in northeast Queens blasted the final draft of new City Council lines that were approved Wednesday night.. Comment

Suspect charged in attempted abductions on Northern Blvd.

FLUSHING — Police arrested a man last week wanted for attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl into his car on Northern Boulevard in two separate incidents on the same day, the NYPD said. Comment

Holy Cross’ Hoskins signs with Central Conn. as Celestain heads to Monmouth

Signing Day wasn’t all smiles and camera flashes for Holy Cross’s Malachi Hoskins. The senior defensive end faced the decision of switching schools at the last minute. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013


MLS had secret soccer plan

A confidential proposal made by Major League Soccer last year provides insight into the sports group’s closely guarded vision of what a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park might look like, documents showed. Comments (6)
Fresh Meadows

City councilman weighs buying Brinckerhoff Cemetery

A committee formed to preserve Brinckerhoff Cemetery, a colonial cemetery in Fresh Meadows that was recently named a landmark by the city, is hoping the City Council will buy the burial ground from its private owner. Comments (3)
Willets Point

City says no dice to Willets casino

The city is adamantly denying a casino is bound for Willets Point after a recently unearthed 2011 proposal shows the developers of the project initially wanted to construct a large gaming hall and hotel on a Citi Field parking lot and simply pave over most of the Iron Triangle for parking. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Police look for Fresh Mdw. bank robbery suspect

FRESH MEADOWS — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Fresh Meadows earlier this month. Comment

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