Flushing Times

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Flushing biz exemplifies entrepreneurship

On a recent Thursday in Flushing, a group of people including two neighborhood politicians and a man dressed as a human-sized pork bun were learning the art of secret yoga. Comment

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Treat all law breakers the same

Our laws are meant to stop people from doing unlawful things and penalize those who disregard them. Our immigration laws, however, are different because their focus is not on the transgression but on the plight of those who have broken the laws and what can be done to lift the stigma they feel so they can normalize their lives. Comments (3)

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Police seeking suspect who swiped cash from Flushing restaurant register: NYPD

FLUSHING — A man walked into the Oceanica Restaurant in downtown Flushing last month and helped himself to the cash register, the NYPD said. Comment
The Civic Scene

Autism group holds first meeting in Cunningham Park

Victoria Valdes and her fiance Aaron Eason were devastated, confused and frustrated when they discovered four years ago that their 2-year-old son, Joseph Valdes, had autism. Out of a desire to do something, they created a foundation called I Am Not My Autism. Look carefully at the name and understand what they are saying. Comment

Do not stress pupils with tests

There must be no more additional state testing mandated for our students. What there must be is more teaching of subject matter so students can learn in classrooms and not be so overwhelmed with preparing for state tests. Comment

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Queens College lauds 2013 graduates

Queens College’s class of 2013 sweated through their graduation ceremony last week while receiving some parting advice from a distinguished alumnus who got his start in the borough. Comment

Police bust stolen electronic stash of St. John’s trio: Post

HILLCREST — Three 20-somethings were arrested last week after police found drugs, cash, a fake gun and more than 400 stolen Apple products in their apartment, according to the NYPD. Comments (1)

Friday, June 7, 2013


Flushing Food Festival features neighborhood’s best nosh

The Flushing Food Festival’s first year going public was so successful that the 450 lucky ticket holders devoured the entire stockpile of curries, noodles, sandwiches and sushi before the event was scheduled to close last Saturday. Comment

Feds dismiss case against former Flushing collector

The federal government dropped its case last month against a former Flushing resident once accused of possessing and transporting what prosecutors called a priceless artifact that may have been plundered during the Korean War. Comment

Bowne’s Gooden wins first gold in 100 meters

Brandon Gooden raised his hands into the air and then brought them to his face after looking up at the scoreboard. Comment

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Murray Hill

Cops nab teen burglar: DA

Detectives from the 109th Precinct tracked down a 16-year-old last week allegedly responsible for about 15 brazen break-ins and burglaries in northeast Queens. Comment
Willets Point

Willets housing vow lost to city’s legal fears

Developers of the $3 million Willets Point project are not contractually required to build affordable housing in part because the city wants to shield itself from a potential lawsuit. Comments (1)

Lewd behavior reported on No. 7 train

FLUSHING — Cops are looking for a man who allegedly masturbated on the No. 7 train last month. Comment

RFK tops QHST to win ‘B’ crown

Robert F. Kennedy shortstop Julia Toth is a dreamer. The senior recalls sitting next to softball Coach Jed Herman in the stands last June watching Lab Museum capture the PSAL Class B title at St. John’s University. Comment


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