Flushing Times

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Flushing event aims to help small businesses go global

A unique opportunity for Queens business owners is coming to Flushing next week. Comment

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DOT irks Briarwood by repaving street lines

When the city Department of Transportation began resurfacing some Briarwood streets just after the agency repainted crosswalk lines, area residents were surprised — but said they should have expected it. Comment

Boro leaders gear up for elections

Hotly contested campaigns with candidates vying for seats representing northeast Queens are gaining traction with the July 15 campaign finance filings. Comment

The Civic Scene: Do not favor charter schools or dismiss public education

In 2009, the state Legislature permitted Mayor Michael Bloomberg to keep control of city public schools, but required the city to hold public hearings and provide information on the effect of any closings. A judge in state Supreme Court said this was not done and the state Appellate Court backed the lower court decision. Comment

Stavisky faces three opponents for Senate seat

Candidates to represent Flushing and surrounding areas in elected office have filed their campaign finance disclosures for the first half of 2010 and the neighborhood’s most contentious race is for longtime state Sen. Toby Stavisky’s (D-Whitestone) seat. Comment



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