Forest Hills Ledger

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Middle Village

Guidelines needed for community board appointments: Lawmakers

Three Queens city councilmen are calling on borough presidents to fill community board seats using a series of best practices, from turning to an independent screening panel to fielding candidates to instituting term limits for members. Comment.
Ozone Park

Friend remembers slain Briarwood man as ‘fun’

Days after a 20-year-old Briarwood man was found shot dead on an Ozone Park street, police were still searching for a weapon and clues as to who fired the bullets, the NYPD said. Comment.

Maspeth school bars LGBT date at prom: Student

A young couple is determined not to let a Maspeth Lutheran school’s policy against admitting a transgender date to the prom keep them from partaking in the high school tradition. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Former officer arraigned on charges of shooting wife 10 times: DA

A retired police officer was arraigned Sunday in the murder of his wife, after which Ozone Park residents rushed to shelter the couple’s young children from the aftermath of the 10 gunshots, law enforcement officials and neighbors said. Comment.
Middle Village

Draft trade brings boro WNBA star to Liberty

Tina Charles is coming home. Comment.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kew Gardens

Homeless man charged with stabbing man in face at Kew Gardens train station: NYPD

KEW GARDENS — A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested and charged with stabbing a 26-year-old man in the Union Turnpike subway station Sunday afternoon after authorities searched a city bus and chased the suspect on foot, the NYPD said. Comments (4).
Political Action

Third parties play important roles in city elections

New York state has an almost unique system of third parties that appear on the ballot in addition to the two major parties. Comments (1).

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ozone Park

Retired Ozone Park officer charged in wife’s murder: NYPD

A retired police officer has been arrested in the murder of his wife, which left Ozone Park residents scrambling to shelter the couple’s young children from the aftermath of the fatal gunshots Saturday, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comments (2).
Rego Park

Group pushes for study of perils on Queens Blvd.

Before Jessame Hannus found her dream apartment in Rego Park, she knew the neighborhood because of the so-called Boulevard of Death that runs through it. Comments (9).

Man sentenced to 10 years in western Queens burglaries: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 10 years in prison April 10 after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, cameras and computer equipment from nearly a dozen homes in Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Ozone Park and Howard Beach, the Queens DA said. Comment.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ozone Park

Updated: ‘Mommy just got shot,’ children say after fleeing Ozone Park home

A 40-year-old woman was fatally shot with her two children nearby in Ozone Park Saturday by a man believed to be her husband, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comments (2).
Ozone Park

Briarwood man found shot dead in street: NYPD

A 20-year-old Briarwood man was found shot dead on an Ozone Park street early Saturday morning, police said. Comments (21).
Ozone Park

Two men shot in South Jamaica: Police

Two men were shot near the South Jamaica Houses at around 4:38 p.m. Saturday, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Man bought shoes at Ridgewood shop with stolen card: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Police released a surveillance image of a man who allegedly used a stolen ATM card to buy sneakers in a Ridgewood shoe store April 2, the NYPD said. Comment.
Rego Park

Woman swiped purse in Rego Park Aldi’s: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police requested help identifying a woman suspected of stealing a purse inside Aldi’s supermarket, at 61-35 Junction Blvd., April 8, the NYPD said. Comment.
Middle Village

Boro businesses charged in tax evasion cases: DA

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Two Queens business owners have been charged in separate tax evasion cases for allegedly stealing more than $162,000 in unpaid sales tax combined, Queens DA Richard Brown said. Comment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ozone Park

Ozone-Howard Little League plans memorial for vets

While elected officials push for a parade to welcome home Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the Ozone-Howard Little League has taken steps to honor the homebound with a memorial. Comments (1).

CB 5 backs rezoning corner of Ridgewood

Community Board 5 voted last week in favor of an application to rezone a roughly two-by-one block strip in Ridgewood, CB 5 Chairman Vincent Arcuri Jr. said. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Forest Hills slashing may be gang related: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a suspect they believe slashed an 18-year-old man near 62nd Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard at 4 p.m. April 9, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 17, 2014


HPD to demolish caved-in Jamaica Ave. building

Woodhaven leaders hope a wrecking ball bound for a partially collapsed Jamaica Avenue building can bring the block back to its foundation as a neighborhood nexus complete with a senior center and volunteer ambulance corps. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Fallen hero cop to be promoted posthumously

A Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze will be promoted posthumously to the rank of first-grade detective, Mayor Bill de Blasio told mourners at a somber service for Dennis Guerra in Rockaway Beach Monday. Comment.
Ozone Park

Cats fined $11K for anti-Ulrich mailings

The city Campaign Finance Board fined mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis $11,473 for failing to identify himself as the financier of mailings criticizing City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and submitting false documents to the board during the 2013 election season. Comments (1).

Workers back on the job after agreement between UPS and union

UPS ended its standoff with Maspeth workers after a 10-hour negotiation session April 9. Comments (3).
Forest Hills

Forest Hills’ Efekoro wins shot put title

Forest Hills’ Oghenakpob Efekoro’s throwing slump may have carried into the outdoor season, but it hasn’t gotten in the way of victories. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals star Delarosa signs with St. John’s

There was just no place like home for Adonis Delarosa. Comment.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Reynoso, Richards to lead Progressives

Two Queens city councilmen have been elected co-chairs of the body’s Progressive Caucus. Comments (2).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Maspeth street honors saintly Pope John Paul

A few weeks before Pope John Paul II was scheduled to be canonized as a saint in Rome, Maspeth’s faithful gathered over the weekend outside the neighborhood church the Polish pope visited in 1979 for a street co-naming ceremony honoring Blessed John Paul. Comment.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rockaway Beach

Sea of blue to remember fallen Far Rockaway officer

It was a somber sea of blue on Beach 84th Street Monday morning as loved ones and colleagues attended a funeral for a Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze. Comment.
Middle Village

Calhoun picked as All-Queens Player of the Year

It was quite a girls’ basketball season in Queens. Comment.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Forest Hills

Woman threw coffee, punch at F train rider: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a woman who allegedly tossed coffee on and punched a fellow straphanger in Forest Hills earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Woman threw coffee, punch at F train rider: NYPD

FOREST HILLS - Police were searching for a woman who allegedly tossed coffee on and punched a fellow straphanger in Forest Hills earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Howard Beach

Community Board 10 elects officers

Community Board 10 re-elected Betty Braton as its chairwoman during its April 3 meeting. Comment.
Forest Hills

Man steals mailed checks in Forest Hills: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were looking for a suspect they said is going around depositing checks stolen from mailboxes. Comment.
Rego Park

Two wanted in Rego Park bank robbery: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police were searching for two men they say robbed a bank in Rego Park last week. Comments (1).

Police charge Queens residents with watching drag race: DA

MASPETH — Police arrested six people this week and charged four with drag racing and two Queens residents with watching the race in Maspeth April 6, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).

Officer charged with DWI after Glendale collision: DA

GLENDALE — An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with DWI in Glendale early last Saturday morning after he allegedly rear-ended another vehicle, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Cops seek suspect in Woodhaven burglary

WOODHAVEN — Police released a surveillance image of a man wanted for breaking into a Woodhaven home and stealing two laptops, headphones and a necklace, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Woodside man charged with graffiting: 104th Precinct

WOODSIDE — Police announced the arrest of a 30-year-old Woodside resident believed to be behind 30 separate instances of graffiti on various Queens structures, including City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s (D-Middle Village) office. Comment.

Emergency G.I. housing built in Queens in 1946

It is April 1946. A few weeks before, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave an address at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., where he sounded the warning that an “iron curtain” of Soviet domination had descended across Eastern Europe. Comment.

Friday, April 11, 2014


Glendale man struck and killed by BMW in Brooklyn: NYPD

Police are searching for the driver of a BMW who struck and killed a Glendale man riding a bicycle in Brooklyn early Wednesday morning and sent two others to the hospital, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Petitions debate Knockdown Center’s place in Maspeth

Dueling petitions have cropped up debating the merits of the Knockdown Center in Maspeth. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Katz hosts job event for pre-vetted seekers

Kenyon Thompson has been unemployed for two years, but that might be about to change. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Overdue recognition for musical pioneer planned

Queens is the final resting place for many famous musicians, like Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, and will soon add another name to its roster of celebrity music-makers: George Washington Johnson. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 10, 2014


UPS cancels termination notices for 250 Maspeth employees

UPS rescinded the pink slips given to 250 Maspeth employees Wednesday after several city and state lawmakers urged the company to negotiate with the drivers’ union or face the prospect of canceled contracts. Comment.
Middle Village

Katz silent on CB 5 members amid changes

Interested in joining a community board? Don’t ask Borough President Melinda Katz how members are chosen. Comments (2).
Middle Village

CK’s Delarosa picks St. John’s while Walker headed to Loyola

St. John’s made an important addition to its roster after a number of player departures in recent weeks. Comment.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Breezy Point

Marine Parkway Bridge walkway to close for repairs

The pedestrian walkway of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be shut down to pedestrians and cyclists in the daytime starting Monday. Comment.

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