Flushing Times

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Honoring America’s History at East-West School

The East-West School of International Studies recently held aribbon-cutting for its Civil Rights Wall, which features prominent figures in the the civil rights movement. Comment

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Teens tackle tough issues at St. John’s youth conference

Scott Fried did not have the room’s undivided attention as he told a group of teenagers his story about going to a near-stranger’s home in Manhattan 25 years ago for a hook-up. Comment

City and UFT need to work together

The failure of the city and the United Federation of Teachers to reach an agreement regarding new teacher evaluations is a disgrace. Comment

Monday, March 11, 2013


Queens women celebrate Title IX effect on sports

Girls and women from city Parks Department recreation centers across the borough gathered in Flushing over the weekend to celebrate 40-plus years of Title IX, the federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in sports based on gender. Comment

RFK junior high student, 13, missing on way to class

POMONOK — Police were asking for the public’s help locating a 13-year-old girl who went missing last week. Comment

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Dad gets max sentence for shaken baby death

The father convicted of killing his 2-month-old daughter in 2007 by shaking her and fracturing her skull inside a Flushing apartment was sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison Monday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

The Purpose of Flushing Meadows

Ever since March 12, 1733, when Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan became the first official park in New York City, parks have played an important role in a city which has seen its greenspace disappear. Comments (1)

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Stringer visits Daniel Patrick Moynihan Democratic Club

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer recently visited the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Democratic Club’s meeting in Fresh Meadows. Comment

Cops on the hunt for three scammers

FLUSHING — Police were looking for three scam artists wanted for stealing items from the cars of unsuspecting motorists. Comment

Do not build stadiums in parks

I support reader Benjamin Haber’s letter to the editor “Enjoy Parks for Open Spaces, Not Sports Stadiums.” Comment

Friday, March 8, 2013


Boro education rep to oppose altering schools at panel vote

The Queens representative on the city Panel for Education Policy said he intends to vote against proposals to co-locate and phase out borough high schools at the panel’s meeting next week. Comments (1)

Thursday, March 7, 2013


CB 7 vote may hinge on cash

Community Board 7 named its price for approving the expansion of the United States Tennis Association’s facility in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Monday night. Comment

Chinese family to claim body found in Flushing Bay

The family of a 46-year-old tourist who was discovered floating in Flushing Bay last week is trying to secure visas to come to America and claim the body, a lawmaker who is helping with the process said. Comment

Flushing awaits word on Commons project

The Flushing community has grown more impatient over the years as the site where the city approved an $850 mixed-used project continues to function as a parking lot. Comment


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