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August 20, 2009  RSS feed
Seek Sound Barriers At F.H. Meet
Officials with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) were on the receiving end of noise complaints made by Rep. Anthony Weiner and Forest Hills residents at a special town hall meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 12.   More...
Say Store Had Stash Of Pirated Films

Thousands of copies of pirated films currently being shown at local theaters and others yet to be released were reportedly seized by police from a Glendale video rental store during a raid last Thursday afternoon, Aug. 13.   More...

City To Spray Local Streets Tonight
Pesticide will be sprayed around sections of Elmhurst, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village and Rego Park by the New York City Health Department (DOH) this evening, Thursday, Aug.  More...
Muggers Attack On Night Walk
Three teenagers reportedly put the squeeze on a 14 year old boy and took his iPod during a robbery on a Ridgewood street last Sunday night, Aug. 9, law enforcement sources said.   According to police, the trouble began at around 10:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Forest Avenue and Madi son Street.   More...
Teams With Long Island City Family Org.
For many years, the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth has sent eight to 10 chil dren from the Maspeth area to Kamp Kiwanis, a summer camp run by the New York State Kiwanis Foundation.   More...
Obama, Opponents Search For Message In Health Care Fight
(AP) If there’s a rhetorical knockout blow out there in the fight over health care, neither side has found it. President Barack Obama and his opponents are searching for bite sized, focused and compelling mes sages that will win over the voters who polls show remain up for grabs   More...
Maspeth School Property Should Be Demolished With Care: CB 5
With contaminants present at the location of a proposed high school in Maspeth, Community Board 5 is pressing the School Construction Authority (SCA) to take extra precautions to protect residents during the demolition of the former warehouse c  More...
JOHN G. SCHMIDT died on August 20, 2009 at the age of 75. He was the devoted father of Barbara, John G. Jr., the late Anton, father in law of the late Mary Ann, former husband of Marie Kropf Schmidt and fond grandfather of Christine, John G. III, Valerie, Victoria, Jason and Christo pher. More...
If jobs were more plentiful, would there be a health care crisis?   According to census estimates, nearly 85 percent of the population had some form of coverage in 2007. More than two-thirds of those people received it through an employer.   More...
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An Unhealthy Tactic
Can you believe this health care chaos? What a tremendous story: A charismatic president puts all his currency behind remodeling America’s health care system and, at this point, is getting his back pocket kicked.   More...
Readers with a sweet tooth en joyed the reminiscences of John Nikol, who recalled some local candy stores and bake shops in his letter, which was printed in the July 30, 2009 issue of this newspaper.   This week, we have some com ments that we received via e mail from another former resident of our neighborhood, Howie Weber, who now lives in Fords, N.J.   More...