Flushing Times

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014


Flushing Town Hall strikes up the jazz bands

Jazz might have been born in New Orleans, but it grew up in Queens. Comments (3).

Don’t believe right-wing lies about the left

TimesLedger Newspapers reader Ed Konecnik finds it perturbing that some folks do not believe in his philosophical world. Since he refers to the U.S. Constitution all the time, he is either a constitutional lawyer or one of those laughable right-wingers who carry around a pocket Constitution and flash it at every progressive they see as if it was a cross to vanquish a vampire. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014


Flushing temple marks India’s Republic Day

The Hindu Temple Society of North America celebrated the signing of their home country’s constitution during an event Saturday, which also honored Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014


Lunar baby born at NYHQ

Two proud parents took home one of Queens’ first babies born in the Lunar New Year from the hospital last week. Comment.

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Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Willets Point

Willets Point shops scramble for new home

Many Willets Point business owners have been left without a home after they surrendered their auto shops’ properties to meet a deadline that passed last weekend. Comments (1).

Driver appears in court after fatal Flushing crash

A 24-year-old Flushing man, accused of driving with a suspended license when he was in a New Year’s Eve car crash that took the life of a pre-K teacher, made his first appearance in court Monday. Comments (5).

Meng looks back at first year in House

Having survived a government shutdown, a shooting outside the Capitol and a mugging, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) first year in Congress was anything but uneventful. Comments (5).

Queens College makes list of best value U.S. schools

Queens College has been deemed one of the best value schools in the country by The Princeton Review. Comments (1).

Flushing doc gets year in fraud case

A Flushing doctor was sentenced to a year in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that prosecutors said fraudulently billed Medicare for more than $15 million, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn said. Comments (4).

East meets West

Shanghai artist Zhang Lanjun fuses traditional Chinese art with modern abstract creations served up via a Western palate. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014


Katz recommends preserving Pavilion during tour of World’s Fair site

Borough President Melinda Katz joined an activist-driven push to return the long neglected New York State Pavilion to its former glory Thursday. Comments (3).
Fresh Meadows

Klein farm tenant admits tree cutting

Tenants of the historic Klein farm in Fresh Meadows accepted responsibility for cutting down trees and altering the driveway of the property without permits at a hearing Tuesday. Comments (5).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s basketball surges to top of Big East standings

The St. John’s University women’s basketball team hasn’t forgotten October when the preseason Big East rankings were announced. The Red Storm was picked third and is now making it a point of trying to show the league’s coaches they were a little bit off. Comment.

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