Forest Hills Ledger

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

Ridgewood

CB 5 delaying vote on new high school

The official Community Board 5 opinion on a new 1,100−seat high school proposed for Maspeth will have to wait until next month after the board decided to table a recommendation vote pending the outcome of a meeting between City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D−Middle Village) and city Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. Comment.
Ridgewood

Juniper civic takes look at initial plan for rezoning

The Juniper Park Civic Association got its first glimpse of the rezoning plan for parts of Middle Village, Maspeth and Glendale at its monthly meeting last week. Comment.
Ridgewood

Ridgewood traffic stop nets heroin bust of L.I. duo: DA

A man and a woman from Long Island were arrested in Ridgewood earlier this month after police found 200 envelopes of heroin during a traffic stop, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Groups break bread, barriers at Forest Hills luncheon

In the basement of King David’s Restaurant in Forest Hills, a group of about 30 people, mostly women, ate course after course of Bukharian Jewish food — heaping plates of rice and lamb last week. They spoke of food, of politics, of war, of family. As the hours went by and stomachs grew full, those who attended the luncheon said barriers were broken and a dialogue opened. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Inferno destroys 11 houses

Fire officials had yet to determine the cause of the blaze that engulfed 11 homes on a Woodhaven block last week and cast clouds of thick smoke over the neighborhood for hours. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Four candidates vie to replace Addabbo in 32nd District

Voters in south Queens will go to the polls Tuesday to choose their next City Council member in a special election after state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) vacated the seat. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

Ridgewood

Residents get first look at Glendale rezoning proposal

After years of delays, a long−awaited plan to downzone areas of Glendale and Middle Village was unveiled at a Glendale Property Owners’ Association meeting last Thursday, earning general approval from the three dozen or so residents who attended. Comment.
Ridgewood

Man killed on Greene Ave.

A man was killed in his Ridgewood home Tuesday afternoon in a savage assault neighbors said may have been a landlord−tenant dispute but authorities declined to characterize. Police were searching for a suspect Wednesday. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Officials back zoning change for Cord Meyer

Residents and officials say a proposal by the Department of City Planning to rezone the 32−block Cord Meyer area of Forest Hills would help to retain the neighborhood’s charm that some individuals contend has been maligned by large homes with little greenery. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

Forest Hills HS students put history chops to the test

Thirty AP Government Forest Hills High School students will make their way up to Albany to show off their knowledge of history at the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition in March. Comment.

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