Flushing Times

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012


Asian fast-food chain opens boro store front

A new fast-food option is available in Flushing that offers quick, made-to-order food without a lot of the unhealthy trappings usually associated with such fast fare: Sarku Japan. Comment

Reader sorry to see Capitol bank close

The Capitol One Bank, at 164th Street and 69th Avenue in Fresh Meadows, will be closing its doors for good Oct. 6. Comment

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012


109th Cops of Month stop armed stickups

The men allegedly behind a series of gunpoint robberies in Flushing and a suspected serial car thief were all cuffed this summer, thanks to the 109th Precinct’s Cops of the Month. Comments (1)
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s fencers meet President Obama

All Team USA members of the 2012 Olympic Games gathered at the White House last week to meet President Barack Obama, including St. John’s fencers Daryl Homer and Dagmara Wozniak. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Flushing Times

Cops seek man who robbed Chase Bank

BRIARWOOD — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a Chase Bank robbery last week. Comment

Cops search for man who stole from Walgreens

FLUSHING — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in connection with stealing Diabetic test strips from a Walgreens Pharmacy. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012


Down and Dirty in Queens

We aren’t surprised to see the Obama-Romney race for the White House get dirty, but we weren’t expecting to see mudslinging in the race to represent northeast Queens in the state Senate. Comments (7)

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012


Redrawn Halloran seat not GOP friendly

A bipartisan group redrew a highly Democratic voting bloc into the seat of Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) instead of leaving it in Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) more urban district, raising questions about politics played out in the decision. Comments (3)

Legacy of fiery Flushing activist lives on in annual award

The late Flushing firebrand Rose Kryzak was a tireless advocate for senior citizens in New York, possessing enough pluck even in her twilight years to travel to Albany to admonish a sitting governor, and in November three women are set receive an award in her honor for carrying on the tradition. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012


Two Dems win thorny primaries

A dismal turnout in state primary elections in and around Flushing saw state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) fend off a well-financed challenger and a Korean-American candidate come one step closer to making history after emerging from a five-way, bare-knuckled battle. Comments (2)

Racist graffiti in Flushing prompts outcry from pols

Lawmakers denounced racist graffiti left on a Flushing storefront that will house the future Mitchell-Linden branch of the Queens Public Library as well as a van parked nearby belonging to a Chinese newspaper and offered a cash reward to try and help find the perpetrator. Comment
Flushing Times

Molloy guard Dietrich picks Pace

Coming to her team’s rescue in a time of need helped Alexa [Weazel] Dietrich land at the college she loved from the start. Comments (1)

Holy Cross shocks Mount in final drive

Lekeith Celestain was in quarterback Michael Loprete’s ear throughout the game. Comment
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep racks up the yardage in first win

The belly was a beast. Comment

Burmese Nobel laureate coming to Queens

FLUSHING — Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s democracy movement, will speak to an invited audience at Queens College on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012


Flushing school closes shop in wake of DiNapoli audit

A Flushing-based special needs school closed last week months after state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli alleged its owners misused $1.5 million in taxpayer dollars, according to employees. Comments (4)
Fresh Meadows

Queens cops nab man wanted by FBI in NY bank robberies (WITH VIDEO)

Police in Queens arrested a man known as the “Snub-Nose Bandit” last week, who is suspected of robbing several banks and other businesses in New York and was wanted by the FBI, according to authorities. Comment
Queensboro Hill

Queensboro Hill woman dies in Manhattan: Cops

MANHATTAN — A Queensboro Hill woman was struck by a yellow taxi and killed on the Upper East Side Monday, according to the NYPD. Comment

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012


Kim wins primary for Assembly to face GOP’s Gim in Flushing

It was a crowded race for the Flushing Assembly seat to be vacated by state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), but Ron Kim came out on top in Thursday’s Democratic primary, while Phil Gim defeated his opponent on the Republican side. Comments (5)

Stavisky beats back challenge to keep her Senate seat

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) came a step closer to maintaining her reign as a longtime northeast Queens lawmaker Thursday night after she fended off Democratic primary challenger John Messer, the Oakland Gardens lawyer and businessman who opposed her for a second time after also losing in 2010. Comments (1)
Queensboro Hill

Townsend Harris soccer beats LIC under McFadden leadership

The tears began to flow for Olivia McFadden even before the ball left her foot. Comment


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