Flushing Times

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows bakery celebrates 15th year

When Charlie Tola first opened his Fresh Meadows bakery at 23, many in the neighborhood said he would never make it. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014


Stringer vows to keep close eye on city contracts

Newly inaugurated city Comptroller Scott Stringer made a surprise appearance at a Community Board 7 meeting Monday. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Elected officials attend QJCC Legislative Breakfast

The Queens Jewish Community Council held its Legislative Breakfast at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Comment

Some people blind to truth about the poor

My letters seem to have perturbed and provoked some readers into a mean-spirited frenzy of ad hominem attacks. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Cuomo appoints Gennaro to new state DEC position

After he was term-limited out of office at the end of the year, former City Councilman James Gennaro wasted little time finding a new job. Comments (1)

Meng wants holiday for Lunar New Year

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) has renewed a call to make Lunar New Year a school holiday. Comments (2)

Cops look for suspects in theft from Flushing jewelry store

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding a man and woman wanted in connection with a grand larceny that took place at the H.Y. Jewelry store Jan. 9. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

The Civic Scene

Developers ruin neighborhoods’ inherent nature

Four years ago, a developer bought a lot on Union Turnpike near the old St. Joseph’s Hospital with a zoning of R3-2, which permits houses or low-rise attached houses. Wanting to make more money by building higher, the builder proposed a zoning change so a four-floor building as tall as 40 feet with apartments above and stores below could be built. Civic association leaders, always wary of zoning changes, higher buildings and increased traffic and congestion, opposed this proposal. Comment

New mayor develops blemish with Mark-Viverito as speaker

The people are best served when government operates with checks and balances. Comment

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Kew Gardens Hills

Cheap Shots faces loss of liquor license

A bar whose neighbors have complained for years that its patrons have wreaked havoc on Kew Gardens Hills residents came one step closer to losing its liquor license Monday night. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Political leaders hail Sharon as founding father of Israel

Queens paid tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon this week as a courageous warrior who stood his ground to defend the people of his young nation. Comments (1)

Realtor wrong to remove trees from the landmark Klein Farm

The reporting of the blatant cutting and removal of several veteran shade trees by Audrey Realty on the landmarked Klein Farm is troubling. Comments (1)

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Willets Point

Willets Pt shops eye new home

A group of Willets Point business owners, hoping to relocate together, have settled on a new home in the Bronx. Comments (3)
Fresh Meadows

Remembering the Lensman

Ira Cohen, who worked as a photographer for the Queens Tribune for the past 15 years, died last week. Comments (2)

Burglars steal $60K from Flushing building

Three apartments in the same Flushing building were burglarized Saturday, residents said, with the loss of more than $60,000 in cash and jewels. Comments (2)
Kew Gardens Hills

Queens’ Katz era begins

Borough President Melinda Katz was inaugurated during a ceremony last week that repeated the tenets of her campaign: her Queens heritage and capacity to lead the borough through her experience with land use. Comments (3)

Knights score victory in Battle of Boulevard

Making use of a potent press and an attacking defense, Holy Cross was able to claim this season’s first meeting against rival St. Francis Prep in the Battle of the Boulevard. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Struggling St. John’s lets Big East win slip away at Garden

Another nationally ranked opponent on the ropes became another potential victory that slipped away in the final minutes from St. John’s University. Comment


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