Forest Hills Ledger

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Forest Hills Ledger

Rockaway drivers keep Cross Bay toll rebate

Queens leaders and residents who live and work near the Cross Bay Bridge celebrated a major victory Friday for commuters who have to use the inter−borough roadway. Comment.
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CB 5 approves rezone plan

Applause and congratulations took the place of anger and heated debate at Community Board 5 last week as members approved the city’s plan to rezone major portions of the district. Comment.
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Silver cuts Seminerio out of state pork money

There will be no bringing home the bacon this year for indicted state Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio (D−Richmond Hill) after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D−Manhattan) declined to allocate member items for his embattled colleague. Comment.

Monday, May 18, 2009

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Ex−Woodhaven cop gets 10 years for rob

A Woodhaven man who was a rookie police officer when he robbed a Pennsylvania bank last year was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday by a Pennsylvania federal judge. Comment.
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Forest Hills online sex teacher jailed again: DA

A former Forest Hills middle school teacher was sent to jail last week after allegedly violating probation he had received after pleading guilty last year to sending sexual messages to adolescent boys online, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office said. Comment.
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City Hall calls to Schulman

When Forest Hills resident Lynn Schulman, a Democratic candidate for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D−Forest Hills) seat, stands on the steps of City Hall, she still gets goose bumps. Comment.
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City blasted for plan to shutter Ridgewood firehouse

After the city announced the fire engine company serving Ridgewood would shut its doors permanently rather than reducing its hours, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D−Middle Village) and a number of her Council colleagues slammed the Bloomberg administration for the move. Comment.
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Ognibene in, Como out in Council seat race

The race for the City Council seat currently held by Elizabeth Crowley (D−Middle Village) heated up last week as former Councilman Anthony Como dropped out of the race and former Council Minority Leader Tom Ognibene took up the mantle for Republicans hoping to win back the seat. Comment.

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