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Bringing Farmers Market to Neighborhood a Struggle

Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by Micki Steele.

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Forest Hills resident Marina Kubicek reads labels not only on packaged foods, but also on fresh fruits and vegetables. When she noticed one day that her local grocery only carries tomatoes from Holland, 3,700 miles away, she left tomato-less and very disappointed.
Kubicek, a married mother of two, says she’s “very aware” of the origin of [...]

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Forest Hills High School Overcapacity, but Under Control

Posted on 08. Oct, 2009 by Micki Steele.

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Forest Hills High School is overcrowded. Everyone knows that.
But what everyone may not know is that Principal Saul Gootnick believes he has everything under control.
The Bronx-born, Dartmouth-educated principal of the only public high school in central Queens has his own ideas about the needs of nearly 4,000 students—1,600 more students than the school was built [...]

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Forest Hills Hosts Street Fair

Posted on 01. Oct, 2009 by Micki Steele.

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The sign over the window blew off long ago at Instant Replay, a vintage merchandise shop on Austin Street, but longtime customers still know where to find it.
Owner Marc Pine has been in the same spot for 30 years. But to attract those unfamiliar with the unmarked store, Pine participates every year in the Forest [...]

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