Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

Ridgewood

Crowley criticizes firehouse closing

The FDNY may have skipped Queens when it came up with a list of units to shut down during the overnight shift, but leaders in Ridgewood are warning that closing a Bushwick, Brooklyn, firehouse will create problems for their section of the borough. Comment.
Ridgewood

New Maspeth school unveiled

The city has come back to Maspeth with a smaller design for the proposed high school at 57th Avenue and 74th Street — but without the local−zoning assurances Community Board 5 members and civic leaders so desperately want. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

State plan cuts Qns. Community House rent aid program

A proposal by Gov. David Paterson to eliminate all funding for eviction prevention programs in the 2009−10 budget will be catastrophic for the nearly 1,000 families that Forest Hills−based Queens Community House help to pay back rent and remain in their homes, Queens Community House officials said. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Borukhova trial set to start on Monday

The criminal trial of the Forest Hills mother accused of hiring her uncle to kill her estranged husband is set to begin Monday in Queens Criminal Court. Comment.
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Queens leaders support Israel

Queens politicians, Jewish community leaders and residents rallied in support of Israel and condemned Palestinian militant group Hamas last week at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Comment.
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PS 101 is packed: Parents

After writing more than 150 letters and making hundreds of 311 phone calls to the city about overcrowded classrooms at PS 101 in Forest Hills, parents are fed up with what they call the lack of progress made to mitigate the cramped classrooms they say are negatively affecting their children’s education. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 19, 2009

Ridgewood

City eyes Ridgewood Theatre landmark

Ridgewood’s embattled historic movie house may get a reprieve from the wrecking ball as the city Landmarks Preservation Commission will soon decide whether to consider the 92−year−old theater for landmark status, a Landmarks official said. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

State Department of Education gives parents more input in New York City schools

A ruling last week by state Education Commissioner Richard Mills gives parents more of a say as to what goes on in their children’s schools, according to Queens parents, area legislators and city education advocates. Comment.
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Fatal Ozone Park crash raises questions

City Councilman Eric Gioia (D−Sunnyside) and city transportation advocates are calling on the city to create new traffic and driver’s licence policies in light of last week’s accident involving the campaign bus of City Council candidate Michael Ricatto that took the life of a 9−year−old at a busy intersection. Comment.

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