Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011

Glendale

Parents fake docs to enroll pupils: PS 113

Parents are forging documents to get their children into a sought-after but swelling Glendale school, and the practice could edge out longtime residents who actually live in the district, a principal said to a tense meeting last week. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011

Broad Channel

Birds of many feathers flock to Jamaica Bay for fall

Two weeks after Tropical Storm Irene brought drenching rain, canceling Jamaica Bay’s annual Shorebird Festival, my friend Walter and I go there to see the fall migration, which I hope will include shorebirds. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Howard Beach

Obama’s ratings hurt Weprin: Observers

Democrats may have a 3-1 advantage over Republicans in the 9th Congressional District, but President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the state of the economy sank state Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) chances of winning the seat over Republican Bob Turner, according to political observers. Comment.
Broad Channel

FEMA to help SE Queens on Irene damage

It has been nearly four weeks since Tropical Storm Irene came through Queens, but residents in heavily affected areas in southeast Queens are still reeling from the storm, elected officials said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Turner’s election throws wrench in redistricting plan

The victory by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Howard Beach) in the race for the 9th Congressional District seat has complicated plans for the congressional redistricting that is set to take place next year. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Release of Rockaway killer based on flawed evidence: Brown

A Rockaway man convicted of killing his childhood friend more than 15 years ago who had been in prison for 13 years was set free by a Queens Supreme Court judge last week, although the Queens district attorney’s office derided the decision and claims the man is guilty. Comment.
Ridgewood

Glendale teen charged with attempted murder

Police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday suspected of shooting a teenager two years younger in Ridgewood earlier this month. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills charity to feed area seniors

A Forest Hills-based nonprofit will once again handle the Meals on Wheels program for a portion of the borough, much to the delight of the community and a Queens lawmaker. Comment.
Forest Hills

CVS coming to Forest Hills

A CVS pharmacy will be the new tenant coming to a row of empty storefronts on Queens Boulevard, but Forest Hills residents will have to wait a little longer than originally thought. Comment.

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