Flushing Times

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013


Take precautions before next storm

There is no about it: Our area needs to be better prepared for any future storms that may threaten our coastline. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013


Election Guide: City Council District 20

Four candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 20 seat, which represents Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Auburndale and Whitestone. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Election Guide: City Council District 24

Three candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 24 seat, which represents Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills. Comment

Protest FAA plan over airplane noise

The only way the citizens of northeast Queens are going to get results from the industry-slanted Federal Aviation Administration is to start protesting immediately in front of their offices, government buildings and airline ticket offices. Comments (4)

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

New Voices

Flushing needs better business growth, transit options

As one of the more vulnerable links in the business community, immigrant businesses struggled during the Great Recession. Though buoyed by growing immigrant communities, many found themselves in direct competition with chain stores and large retailers that have flourished in the past few years, some anchored by large-scale real estate development. Comments (1)

Do not be quick to blame Van Buren for failures

In response to a column written by Bob Friedrich in TimesLedger Newspapers Oct. 4-10: “There may be light at the end of the tunnel for the nightmare faced by families zoned for Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village. MVB evokes wonderful memories for its alumni, but while its former reputation as a community school with high graduation rates is well-known, it has since fallen on hard times and by any objective measure of success is a failed school.” Comments (1)

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep beats Fordham to advance to soccer finals

Brandon Silva, still battling a hip injury, woke up at 10 a.m. Thursday and was ready to put on his uniform and cleats to compete for a chance at another city championship. Comment

Three suspects sought in Flushing stabbing: NYPD

FLUSHING — The Police Department was asking for the public’s help in finding three suspects wanted in an assault within the 109th Precinct, cops said. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Molloy beats Christ the King in overtime soccer match

Justin Bertea sat on the Molloy bench for 80 minutes praying and thinking about how cool it would be to score the winning goal and send the Stanners back to the city title game. Then he got to find out. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm women’s team eyes fifth-straight NCAA tourney

The changing Big East conference has tweaked the St. John’s University women’s basketball team’s goals this season. Comment

Vote on Election Day

Forget the odds. The pollsters tell us Bill de Blasio, the Democrats’ candidate of choice, is poised to trounce the GOP’s Joe Lhota by a commanding margin in next week’s mayoral race. Comments (3)

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013


City’s new high schools help pupils early in college: Study

Students who attend the small high schools opened by the Bloomberg administration — such as the East-West School of International Studies in Flushing and the High School of Applied Communication at LaGuardia Community College — are more likely to make it through the first year of college than their peers at larger high schools, a new study shows. Comment
Block Shots

Former Red Storm star Lopez believes timing right for Jordan

Being tapped as a program’s missing piece is much different than being labeled its messiah. Just ask Felipe Lopez. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Terriers hold off Mary Louis to win CHSAA tennis title

Donna Episcopio and Nicolle Holloran realized just how important the next few points would be as a throng of spectators along with their St. Francis Prep teammates walked down to the tennis court after all the other matches concluded. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013


QPTV airs beep debate

There was no reason for Queens Public Television to flip-flop on plans to air its borough president debate because the station was not required to invite third-party candidate Everly Brown in the first place, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Comments (2)

Northeast Queens voters to decide four Council races

Four City Council races involving 11 candidates will be on the ballot in northeast Queens on Election Day, setting the stage for a potentially different political landscape by year’s end. Comments (1)

Cross snaps three-game skid

Holy Cross has asked a lot from its talented defense as a young offense has struggled all season. The Knights have used four different quarterbacks and were shut out the last two weeks of a three-game losing streak. Comment
Jamaica Estates

McPherson returns to SJU after injury

Eugeneia McPherson didn’t get to finish her St. John’s University career the way she envisioned. Instead, she will get a chance to script an ending unlike any other player in the history of women’s basketball at the school. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Jamaica Estates

St. John’s starts highly anticipated season with energetic tip-off

For Phil Greene IV, there was no mistaking what the palpable energy inside a packed Carnesecca Arena meant. Comment


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