Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Howard Beach

Turner taps Weiner for advice

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Howard Beach) met with his predecessor, Anthony Weiner, for an hour last week to discuss ongoing issues in the 9th Congressional District. Comment.

Newly elected Turner must help out suffering people

Why is it that when former Mayor Ed Koch and state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) endorse a woefully unqualified, radical right-wing, Tea Bag Republican for the umpteenth time, Dee Richard and the media all go gaga, but when a Republican like Flushing City Councilman Peter Koo crosses party lines to support a highly qualified and progressive candidate like Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck), it is at best ignored or at worse castigated by the hopelessly biased Dee Richard? Comment.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Middle Village

MidVil cemetery in grass spat

The city and the head of a Middle Village cemetery are engaged in a not-my-turf war. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Forest Hills

Workers hog parking along Austin Street

Indolent employees who feed parking meters in a Forest Hills shopping district are starving local shops of customers, according to business owners in the area. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Ozone Park

Addabbo wants more gambling at Aqueduct

With public opinion on his side, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said Monday he is working with the operators of the Aqueduct racino to bring full-fledged gambling to the site and the rest of the state. Comment.

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Kew Gardens

DA recoups $505K from auto insurance scheme

KEW GARDENS — Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office is doing everything it can to help reduce the astronomical rates borough residents pay for car insurance. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Howard Beach

Sheehan lawyers give closing statements

A Queens Supreme Court jury was sent Tuesday to deliberate the fate of Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach wife who contends she killed her abusive husband in self-defense while prosecutors maintain she executed him in cold blood. Comment.
Forest Hills

Mayor takes stand in trial of John Haggerty on theft

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was grilled Monday by a defense attorney in the $1.1 million theft case against a former campaign aide and Queens Republican political operative, John Haggerty. Comment.

Terror inspirer who attended Flushing mosque killed

With residents hailing from all corners of the globe, even a U.S. drone strike in the northern al-Jawf province of Yemen has direct ties to the country’s most diverse county, and one of the men it left dead first turned toward extremist pursuits after attending a Flushing mosque. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

DA awaits parents extradition in Forestdale 8 abduction case

The pair accused of kidnaping their eight children out of a Forest Hills foster care center and fleeing with them around the country could be back to face a Queens judge later this week, the authorities said. Comment.

Cops seek Brooklyn man in Woodhaven shooting

WOODHAVEN — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a Brooklyn man wanted in connection with a shooting in Woodhaven. Comment.

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