Flushing man charged in bomb scare at DA office building in Kew Gardens


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

A 49-year-old Flushing man has been arraigned and charged following a bomb scare on Tuesday at a Kew Gardens building which houses law enforcement offices for the Queens District Attorney, New York State Police, and FBI.

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Flushing Chamber of Commerce to launch English language classes for growing immigrant population


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The new Flushing Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to address the growing demand for English language classes to help waves of new immigrants in the area who need help learning the language of their adopted country.

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Video: Lunar New Year performances at Flushing Town Hall


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

With the start of Lunar New Year, Flushing’s large Asian communities are getting ready to celebrate the year of the goat. At Flushing Town Hall, artists from all over the world will be holding workshops and performances for the public. Two performances are featured in this video as a sample of what to expect.

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This Lunar New Year serves as stage for Flushing’s economic and cultural strength


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

This Lunar New Year is more than just the Year of the Sheep; it’s Flushing’s year to show off the economic and cultural strength of a burgeoning Asian-American community.

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Historic Flushing church that once played a role in freeing slaves slated for replacement


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A historic 19th-century Queens church that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad could be facing the wrecking ball as leaders in the Flushing congregation consider a proposal to replace the aging structure with a new sanctuary.

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For Flushing High School student, football is ticket to college


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Abel Joseph is going to college, a destination that wouldn’t have been possible a year ago. This September, the Flushing High School student will be attending LIU Post with a full football scholarship. But as recently as last year Joseph’s prospects of going to college were low.

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City plans to launch express bus service between Flushing and Jamaica this year


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A planned express bus service that will run between Flushing and Jamaica is set to launch this year, according to city officials, who have included some measures to appease several communities that resisted the idea of designating lanes for buses only.

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City renews express bus service plans between Jamaica and Flushing after nod from mayor


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Despite calls from community members and politicians in neighborhoods like Kew Gardens Hills, the transformation of the Q44 and Q25 into a Select Bus Service (SBS) line is set to begin as early as this fall, according to a Department of Transportation spokesman, but no official schedule has been announced.

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Flushing Lunar New Year celebration to be marked with first joint festivities between Korean and Chinese communities


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

The Korean and Chinese communities are coming together on Feb. 15 to hold a parade for the beginning of their new calendar year. And Flushing Town Hall has announced a celebration between the two groups.

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