Flushing Commons Breaks Ground

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of discussions and delays, the Flushing Commons project finally broke ground this week. On June 30, several stakeholders, elected officials and community leaders met in the heart of downtown Flushing for the groundbreaking ceremony. Set on the former site of Municipal Lot 1, many comments from the event […]

Koo Introduces Hepatitis Prevention Legislation

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Queens councilman is working with two of his colleagues to increase efforts to identify and prevent the spread of Hepatitis in New York City. Councilmembers Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) and Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) introduced legislation towards the end of March that would require the Dept. of Health […]

Flushing Biz Boot Camp Starts Up

Flushing Biz Boot Camp Starts Up

The first meeting of One Flushing’s business boot camp packed the room, with around 40 people showing up to learn about E-Commerce and online platforms for their businesses. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new, free business boot camp has begun in Flushing. One Flushing, a community-based economic development center founded by Asian Americans for […]

Queens Leaders Reflect On John Liu

BY JOE MARVILLI From the City Council to the Comptroller’s Office, John Liu has had an impact on not just Flushing or Queens, but New York City as a whole. During his time in public office, Liu has influenced many of Queens’ community leaders and elected officials, some directly and some through his actions. As […]

Workforce Development Program Launched

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Those who are looking for work now have a new resource to assist them in their search. Asian Americans for Equality’s Queens branch announced the launch of its new Workforce Development Program on Dec. 5 at One Flushing’s Community Economic Development Center. The program will work with unemployed or underemployed […]

Kim Starts CleanFlushing Initiative

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Pollution has been a long-running problem in Flushing and the CleanFlushing Initiative has been created to fight it. On Nov. 6, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) launched the CleanFlushing Initiative, a beautification program meant to organize a group of well-equipped volunteers to clean up the sidewalks and streets of Flushing and […]

GOP Split Deepens After Meeting

BY STEVEN J. FERRARI Editor-in-Chief The contentious split between Queens County Republicans has become deeper, with allegations of racism and bullying on one side and a court case filed from the other. The latest source of discontent spilled over after the Sept. 27 reorganizational meeting, where longtime Republican leader Phil Ragusa held on to his […]