Forest Hills Ledger

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ridgewood

CB 5 votes for school in Maspeth

After a months−long debate with the city and much controversy over issues of overcrowding and traffic congestion, Community Board 5 offered a conditional recommendation of a plan to build a new high school in Maspeth, turning the issue over to the City Council for a final decision. Comment.
Ridgewood

Parking signs rile residents of Claran Ct. in Maspeth

The city is preparing to remove its latest salvo in an ongoing conflict with residents on one dead−end Maspeth street over parking, but those who live there worry they will still face increased enforcement. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

CB 6 okays rezone plan to stave off McMansions

Community Board 6 members have thrown their weight behind a Department of City Planning proposal that some residents say will help to curb over−development in Forest Hills’ Cord Meyer area. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Plans for reservoir debated

Borough residents got to voice their ideas for plans for the Ridgewood Reservoir at a heavily attended, and sometimes contentious, meeting at Oak Ridge in Glendale Monday night. Comment.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ridgewood

Glendale nanny convicted in baby−shaking incident

A Glendale nanny faces up to 25 years in prison after being convicted of shaking a baby under her care two years ago, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Friday. Comment.
Ridgewood

Bartender, ex−cop foil burglary

Two suspected Queens burglars were captured in Middle Village last week by a vigilant bartender and the retired cop who owns the pub next door to the convenience store that the men are accused of targeting, police said. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Forest Hills nonprofit slams budget cut proposals

Slashes in state aid proposed by Gov. David Paterson would devastate youth and senior programs in the borough, employees of Forest Hills−based Queens Community House said last week. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Aqueduct gaming deal is dead

The deal between the company awarded the contract to install video lottery terminals at Aqueduct and the state has collapsed, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D−Howard Beach) and state Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (D−Rockaway Beach) said in a joint statement. Comment.

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