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Bob Turner declared victory in 9th Congressional District race (credit: CBS 2)

Voters In 9th Congressional District Say They Were Simply Fed Up With Democratic Way

“We’ve been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear,” Turner said.

09/14/2011

(credit: AP photo/Mary Altaffer/Ken Goldfield, Pool)

AP: Republican Turner Marches Into Dem Stronghold, Takes Weiner’s Seat In Congress

Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election Tuesday to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June after a sexting scandal.

09/13/2011

Anthony Weiner  (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Hispanic Group Wants Anthony Weiner’s Congressional District Gone

LatinoJustice PRLDEF is proposing that New York’s 9th Congressional District be dissolved as the nation’s political map is redrawn to reflect population shifts based on new census data.

07/12/2011

Anthony Weiner announces his resignation from Congress during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, June 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Reaction To Weiner’s Resignation Mixed Among Constituents; Analysts, Politicians Also Weigh In

Some constituents said Weiner’s decision to quit was the right political decision, while others asserted the Democrat should have looked past the media circus and fought on.

06/16/2011

Congressman Anthony Weiner (credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Rep. Anthony Weiner Says Online Contact With Delaware Teen Not ‘Indecent’

Weiner — through a spokeswoman — has acknowledged he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware but said the communications were “neither explicit nor indecent.”

06/10/2011

The Forest Hills Stadium in Queens (credit: Javier Hernandez-Miyares/Flickr)

Forest Hills Stadium, Former Site Of US Open, Denied Landmark Status

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission cited the dilapidated condition of the 15,000-seat stadium and its buildings in denying the designation.

05/05/2011

Tornado damage in Queens (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers To Replace Trees Damaged By Tornadoes In Queens

City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said Macdonald Park in Forest Hills took a great deal of damage. “It looked like a war had been fought there. All of these beautiful trees had been blown apart in their crowns and were lying all over the place.”

04/08/2011

Queens Mugger

Police Arrest Man In Queens Muggings

Police have arrested and charged 33-year-old Brian Rodriguez with two counts of robbery.

01/22/2011

Subway (credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Investigates Dead Woman In Subway Bathroom

Her body was found at in a public bathroom at the Forest Hills stop in the borough of Queens, which serves four subway lines.

01/11/2011

Forest Hills Hit And Run

Man Critical After Hit-And-Run In Queens

Police picked up 17-year-old Avraham Mullokandov at his house in Rego Park early Sunday morning.

11/28/2010

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Push For Bonus Check For Seniors, Veterans

With no increase in Social Security, the White House said it’s pushing Congress to give seniors, veterans and the disabled a $250 bonus check. Seniors in New York say they desperately need it.

10/15/2010

(Photo: 1010 WINS/Getty Images)

Mayor: Stay Out Of The Way During Storm Cleanup

Mayor Bloomberg said his presence and the media coverage in tornado-ravaged neighborhoods could get in the way and be detrimental to the cleanup.

09/21/2010

152nd Street between Melbourne and Jewel Avenues in Kew Gardens Hills, Sept. 20, 2010. (Photo/Terry Sheridan)

Residents Upset After Storm Topples Thousands Of Trees

“A lot these great trees have been here for 80, 100-years, and you know, it’s changed the character of this neighborhood forever,” said resident Jason Steinberg.

09/20/2010

Damage is seen Friday morning in Park Slope. (Photo/John Montone)

NWS: 2 Tornadoes Touched Down In NYC

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that two tornadoes and a macroburst struck the New York City area on Thursday evening.

09/17/2010

LIRR commuters waiting for trains at Mineola (credit: Mona Rivera/ WCBS 880)

Track Fire Causes Service Disruptions On LIRR

A track fire on Sunday night is causing problems on some lines of the Long Island Railroad. Service Kew Gardens and Forest Hills from Penn Station has been affected.

09/06/2010

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