Flushing Times

Monday, April 23, 2012


DOE introduces new Flushing HS principal before vote to close school

The city Department of Education is supposed to be considering public input on whether or not to close Flushing High School and reopen it under a different name, but the department is introducing its proposed principal for the replacement school before a vote is even taken. Comments (2)

Flushing masseuse had no license: Police

BROADWAY-FLUSHING — A woman who allegedly gave massages without a license was caught red-handed by undercover officers in Flushing last month, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Avella proposes flat tax on gas for city motorists

The rising price of gas is no secret for city drivers, according to state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Comment

Driver tried to avoid getting ticket: Cops

FLUSHING — The owner of a 2003 Cadillac Escalade ended up in handcuffs last month after his unconventional way of contesting a parking ticket went sour, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Inflatable Theater brings a circus to Queens College

Fred Garbo, whose Fred Garbo Inflatable Circus makes its Queens College debut on April 22, was once Barkley the dog on “Sesame Street.” It’s a role the acrobat, juggler and mime inherited. Comment

Knights’ just miss comeback victory

A comeback attempt came up short Sunday afternoon, as the Queens College women’s lacrosse team scored the final six goals of the contest before falling to visiting eighth-ranked Bentley University 9-8. Comment

Friday, April 20, 2012


Gottlieb pulls out of race for Ackerman seat

As Democratic candidate Jeff Gottlieb dropped out of the Queens congressional seat Thursday, two other contenders picked up more endorsements Thursday. Comment

109th officers foil cell rob

April’s Cops of the Month in the 109th Precinct arrested several young suspects and charged them with a crime that is driving up larceny numbers all over the city: cellphone thefts. Comment

Doo-wop comes to Holy Cross in Flushing

The voices of yesteryear return to Holy Cross High School for the 14th annual Father’s Club Doo-Wop Spectacular on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. Comments (1)
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s shortstop is player of the week

After batting a team-best .526 (10-for-19) to help lead St. John’s in a 3-2 week that included a series win against Connecticut, senior shortstop Matt Wessinger has been selected as the Big East Player of the Week. Comment

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Willets Point

Bill could nix Willets project

Opponents of the Willets Point redevelopment project rallied last week in support of a federal bill that could put the brakes on the multibillion-dollar project, but opponents said the measure would economically cripple the city. Comment

Auburndale woman killed in house blaze

An Auburndale woman died when the house where she was born caught fire Sunday morning, although her cousin made it out of the inferno in time. Comment

Delta marks new era with $160M LaGuardia expansion

One of the country’s busiest airports is about to get even busier. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Lomangino: A double threat

Nicole Lomangino talked in the preseason about waiting for the opportunity to be the St. Francis Prep ace and contribute in a big way. The Terriers senior was behind Katie Derby last season and missed much of the year with a severely sprained ankle. Comment

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Flushing HS grad on trial in subway terror plot

Three former Flushing High School students were in Brooklyn federal court this week testifying about an overseas trip to Pakistan that led to terrorism charges against the trio for allegedly plotting to bomb New York City subways. Comment

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Four hopefuls file to get on ballot for Queens congressional seat

By Monday afternoon, only the four candidates who scored major-league endorsements so far in the race for the Queens congressional seat had filed their petitions with the city to appear on the ballot, but anyone else eyeing the seat had until midnight to do the same. Comment

Monday, April 16, 2012


Auburndale woman dies in house fire

An Auburndale woman died when the house where she was born caught fire Sunday morning, although her cousin made it out of the inferno in time. Comment


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