Forest Hills Ledger

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011


Expose undocumented immigrants

How much dumber can we get? Apparently, quite a lot. Regarding your Oct. 6 editorial “Alabama Rides Again,” while the point of states taking over a federal government function may be well-taken, some of the other statements made are nonsense. Comments (1).

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Ozone Park

Ozone Pk deodorant thief resisted arrest: Post

OZONE PARK — Authorities said they arrested a thief who was trying to steal hygiene products from an Ozone Park drugstore, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Middle Village

From the court to the gridiron, CK’s Fuchs is back

Before this year, Jordan Fuchs was best known for catching alley-oop dunks. The Christ the King junior is now pulling down touchdown passes as well. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011


CB 5 hydrant user finds some fail to function

Vinnie Alberici is an unlikely inspector of fire hydrants in and around Community Board 5, but he has found that a significant number are in poor condition or not working at all. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Actors raise the dead at Maple Grove Cemetery event

With more than 80,000 souls to chose from, the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery had no shortage of stories to resurrect Saturday for the eighth annual Spirits Alive event at the Kew Gardens cemetery. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

Howard Beach

Van lands on boat after Howard Beach chase

The driver of an adult daycare van slammed through a barrier Thursday and crashed into a motor boat docked at a yacht club in Howard Beach while fleeing from an SUV he had allegedly sideswiped on the Belt Parkway, police said. Comments (1).

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Ozone Park

Aqueduct’s new slots ready to roll Oct. 28

Let the games begin! Comments (4).

J/Z project saps business

Business owners along Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven said their profits have plummeted because of construction crews that block off long stretches of parking spots, even when no work is being done. Comment.
Howard Beach

Sheehan in Rikers pending sentence

Lawyers hoped to get Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach school secretary who was acquitted of murdering her husband but found guilty on a gun possession charge, out of Rikers Island pending an appeal, but the mother of two surrendered herself to police custody last week and was subsequently locked up. Comment.
Forest Hills

Protect kids at Metro Ave. bus stops: CB 6

At the end of each school day, hoards of students from two high schools converge on a busy Queens intersection where hijinks and crowded crosswalks have created an accident waiting to happen, community leaders say. Comment.
Forest Hills

Accused kidnapping parents return to Queens

The fugitive parents who allegedly kidnapped their eight children out of a Forest Hills foster care center last month were brought back to Queens last Thursday and placed behind bars while they wait for their trial, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Kelly honors hero cop at Venditti park event

A fallen hero was remembered Sunday as family, friends and members of the various communities touched by Detective Anthony Venditti rededicated the Ridgewood park that bears his name — 25 years after he was killed in the line of duty. Comment.
Middle Village

CK sharpshooter commits to Adelphi

Lauren Nuss didn’t have to look far to find her perfect college fit. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Forest Hills

Haggerty case goes to jury

An attorney for Queens political operative and Bloomberg campaign volunteer John Haggerty, who is on trial in Manhattan Supreme Court for allegedly stealing $1.1 million of the mayor’s money, told jurors during closing arguments Tuesday that the Manhattan district attorney’s office came to a “rush of judgment” in charging the Forest Hills resident while prosecutors claimed key e-mails will seal Haggerty’s guilt. Comments (1).

Gibbons’ Home owner killed in auto accident

Two orange and blue seats from Shea Stadium, numbered 4 and 3, sat empty outside Maspeth’s Gibbons’ Home bar Sunday, one day after owner George Gibbons Jr. was killed in a senseless auto accident. Comments (1).
Middle Village

CB 5 to meet over Christ the King charter school

A committee was set to meet this week to discuss the possibility of putting one of the area’s first charter schools within Christ the King High School in Middle Village. Comment.
Forest Hills

Car dealer pleads guilty to tax fraud: DA

Car dealer pleads guilty to tax fraud: DA Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011


Civic CURES Edsall eyesore

A civic organization dedicated to beautifying neglected and often filthy strips of land along train tracks was at it again in Glendale over the weekend. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011


Middle Village man killed in wrong-way crash

George Gibbons Jr., 37, from Middle Village, was killed over the weekend in an auto accident. Comments (2).

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