Flushing Times

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Bloomy visits Flushing to tout summer jobs program

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott paid a visit to the Queens Botanical Garden last Thursday to kick off New York’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Comments (1)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Flushing Times

Become a volunteer with training at Briarwood

New York Cares, a city volunteer program, is offering Queens residents ways to get involved in their community through rewarding projects. Comment

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Dozo, Mary Louis players make All-City team

It was one of the most competitive seasons in recent years in New York City girls’ lacrosse. Comment

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Fuchs enters race for Lancman’s seat

Abe Fuchs contends that what sets him apart from the other candidates running for state Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s (D-Fresh Meadows) seat is his willingness to shoot straight. Comments (1)

Technology used to capture iPhone thief

FLUSHING — Tech-savvy cops from the 109th Precinct nabbed an alleged iPhone thief last month using the latest in GPS tracking software, a police source told TimesLedger Newspapers. Comment

Friday, July 13, 2012


Tourism council looks to draw Manhattan visitors to Queens

Of the 50 million visitors to New York City last year, 8 million made the trip to Queens, and Tuesday morning the Queens Tourism Council kicked off a five-month-long initiative designed to increase the borough’s take of tourists and — in particular — the dollars they spend. Comment

Chou makes bid for Assembly

Yen Chou, a former aide to a state lawmaker and onetime candidate for city office, announced her campaign for the Flushing state Assembly seat last week with a kick-off celebration and promises of a well-funded operation. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lew runner makes second team

There were plenty of memorable performances by the city’s top boys track and field athletes. Comment

Bicyclists tour Queens during annual event

Hundreds of bicyclist riders took part in this year’s Tour de Queens, a 19-mile ride around the borough that began and ended at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment

Queens is no place to build a convention center

There is something missing on the part of New York city and state officials when it comes to convention centers (“Officials believe Queens has convention potential,” TimesLedger Newspapers, June 14-20). Comment

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Liu seeks EDC shakeup for Willets lobbying

The city Economic Development Corp. is poised to morph into a new entity with legal lobbying powers after joining former Borough President Claire Shulman in admitting that they both used their influence to push city officials to approve the $3 billion Willets Point project. Comment

Tour bus bound for Flushing crashes upstate and injures 20

The driver who crashed a tour bus shuttling gamblers from a Connecticut casino to Flushing last week may be in trouble with the feds for not being able to speak English, according to state police. Comments (1)

Meng outraises Halloran

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is heading into the general election for the congressional seat centered around Flushing with a 7,700 percent fund-raising advantage over City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), although the GOP lawmaker won his first and only election as a financial underdog. Comment

Imposter mailman robbed two Queens banks

ELECTCHESTER — A man clad in a mailman’s uniform allegedly knocked over two borough banks Monday, according to the Breaking News Network. Comment

Art bears illuminate Sky View Center in Flushing

The Sky View Center just became a bear market. The largest retail space in Queens added an extensive new bear-themed art exhibit to its shops and restaurants in late June that will offer visitors some colorful visuals to feast their eyes on while they shop and eat. Comment
The Civic Scene

Queens high schools educate many remarkable students

All the Queens high schools educate, encourage and nurture their students. Here are just a few things different schools accomplished this past school year. Comment

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Sex offender accused of inappropriate touching

FLUSHING — A registered sex offender was arrested and charged with touching two young girls at the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library June 23, the NYPD said. Comments (1)


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