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Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 8:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Friday night: A slight chance of showers between 9pm and midnight. Cloudy, then gradual clearing toward daybreak, with a low around 40. EVENT of the DAY: Improvius Maximus Some of the best improv teams, from all corners [...]

Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme
Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 1:51PM

Liu’s campaign treasurer busted in ‘straw donor’ scheme: feds Embattled city Comptroller John Liu’s campaign treasurer was busted today on charges she helped funnel illegal political donations into the Queens Democrat’s war chest. Jia “Jenny” Hou conspired to help wealthy Liu backers evade a $4,950 limit on individual contributions by using “straw donors” to pass [...]

Grades spur parents’ revolt
Grades spur parents’ revolt
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 9:00AM

Grades spur parents’ revolt Armed for the first time with data that rates the effectiveness of more than 12,000 math and reading teachers, parents yesterday said they’ll now take action to steer their kids clear of bad apples. At PS 89 in The Bronx — which had the highest number of teachers who were rated poorly [...]