Flushing Times

Monday, May 31, 2010

Fresh Meadows bar covers awning

The owners of a Fresh Meadows bar have covered up an awning that drew criticism from elected officials for depicting the silhouette of a woman who appears to be naked and unconscious after the city Department of Buildings said the sign needed to be removed because it was too large. Comment

The Civic Scene: City water rates will increase, but by slightly lower margin

Holloway said the water rate increase this year would be 12.9 percent instead of the 14 percent originally proposed. It seems there are plans to raise the water rates another 12 percent to 14 percent next year and perhaps for a few more years. If rates continue to rise, we will have valuable properties but may not have enough money to pay taxes and rate raises plus keep our properties in repair. Comment

Whitestone players seeking new boards to tread

Kevin and Judy Vincent lived for community theater for many years until their 5-year-old daughter, Kyla, was born. Comment

Whitestone residents upset over bus route

Retired police officer Mike Catalano spent 25 years keeping drivers safe on the city’s roads and highways, but the Whitestone retiree said if he were still on the force, he would need only to step out of his front door to find people committing traffic and parking violations. Comment



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