Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ridgewood

Slocum tragedy remembered

The 1904 accident of the steamship General Slocum in the waters off Astoria and the Sept. 11 attacks in Lower Manhattan claimed thousands of innocent lives, but the community’s strong sense of history has not let those events’ impact fade away, according to Dan Austin Jr., president of the All Faiths Cemetery Restoration and Beautification Program. Comment.
Ridgewood

Glendale biz owner blames city for snafu

A Glendale restaurant owner unwittingly acquired all sorts of licenses to run his eatery while never actually having a certificate of occupancy, and the architect for Villagio Pizza blames it on the city’s bureaucratic licensing system. Comment.
Ridgewood

Stop St. Saviour’s build: Civics

Activists from Maspeth want the city to do its job and stop construction on the site of the old St. Saviour’s church. Comment.
Ridgewood

Ridgewood neighbors push city to deal with squatters

The previous owners of a foreclosed Ridgewood home moved out, and neighbors said the city has done little about the squatters who illegally moved in. Comment.
Ridgewood

Christ the King parents sues school over sexting expulsion

A parent is suing Christ the King High School in Ridgewood for expelling her son allegedly over a sexting incident. Comments (1).
Forest Hills Ledger

City announces free Wi-Fi initiative for Queens parks

For anyone who is on a stroll and wants to identify a squirrel in Astoria Park, a tree in MacDonald Park or wondering what will become of the towers in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, you will have a new option: Google it. Comment.
Forest Hills Ledger

All Faiths remembers Slocum wreck victims

The 1904 accident of the steamship General Slocum in the waters off Astoria and the Sept. 11 attacks in Lower Manhattan claimed thousands of innocent lives, but the community’s strong sense of history has not let those events’ impact fade away, according to Dan Austin Jr., president of the All Faiths Cemetery Restoration and Beautification Program. Comment.

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