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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Flushing

Cross Cultural Internship Program marks 10 years of guiding exchanged students

The Cross Cultural Internship Program celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this month as 70 exchange students from Asia and the Pacific nations recounted their experiences interning in the offices of Queens lawmakers at the 2018 Recognition Ceremony at Citi Field, home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets. Comment

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Flushing

Flushing rabbi charged in extortion scheme

A Queens rabbi and a Long Island man were arrested and charged with engaging in a scheme to extort $7 million from an individual in exchange for not providing incriminating information to law enforcement authorities last month in Brooklyn federal court, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District said. Comments (4)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Flushing

Ecological upgrades clean up polluted Flushing Bay

Flushing Bay no longer stinks. Comments (3)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Flushing

One Flushing Housing opens lottery for 231 affordable housing units

One Flushing Housing opened its lottery last week, accepting applications for its 231 affordable units up for grabs in the heart of downtown Flushing. Comments (5)
Flushing

Flushing bank has become staple of community

The National Bank of New York City in downtown Flushing is a small private commercial bank serving the community since 1963 by providing the highest level of customer service in a friendly environment, according to Richard Gelman, chairman of the board and CEO. Comment

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Flushing

Meng calls for free feminine hygiene products in the House

U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) sent a letter July 6 to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan requesting that he allow House offices to be reimbursed for feminine hygiene products purchased for congressional staff and office visitors. Comments (2)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Flushing

Flushing teen’s death sparks online petition to enforce stricter license requirements for senior drivers

After the tragic death of a Flushing teenager struck and killed by an elderly driver in Whitestone, Queens residents have signed an online petition amassing over 10,000 signatures demanding New York State impose stricter driver’s license requirements and frequent renewals for senior drivers. Comments (6)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Flushing

Flushing Town Hall to feature story of Frida Kahlo

On Saturday, July 14, Flushing Town Hall will present two performances of “The Colors of Frida/Los Colores de Frida” by Teatro SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.,) a bilingual, one-woman show about the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The performance will combine storytelling, music, visual arts, puppets, and audience participation to convey the story of the famous artist. Comment
Flushing

Ozone Park man pleads guilty to aiding ISIS

An Ozone Park man pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court last month to helping the overseas terrorist organization ISIS, according to the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Comments (3)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Flushing

Wealthy Queens woman pleads guilty to welfare fraud: DA

A wealthy Queens woman pleaded guilty last week to charges of stealing more than $167,000 in welfare benefits by concealing her annual household income that was close to $225,000, the Queens district attorney and the state inspector general said. Comments (10)
Broadway-Flushing

Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association welcomes new president

The Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association welcomed a new president in Kevin Morris, who will be a familiar face after the many years he has served in the neighborhood organization. Comments (3)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Flushing

Flushing Town Hall rolls out its summer schedule

Flushing Town Hall, as a part of the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, announced its vibrant and cultural summer activities last week at a news conference. Comment

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