Forest Hills Ledger

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011


Booted Maspeth biz says state incentives too small to stay

A manufacturing company employing 120 people will be forced out of Maspeth to make way for the new Kosciuszko Bridge, and the owner said the state is not doing enough to keep his business from leaving New York. Comment.
Forest Hills

Meir Shalev coming to Central Queens Y

The establishing of Israel and the young nation’s subsequent conflicts with Palestine play a major role in the writings of Israeli author Meir Shalev, who will be traveling to Forest Hills for a Sunday afternoon talk about his new book, “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner.” Comment.
Howard Beach

Heart of a Lion: Proce beats cancer

The atmosphere at Bishop Loughlin was raucous, the hundreds of fans in attendance jumping out of their seats with every point. The Lions girls’ volleyball team swept St. Agnes on Senior Day and the players were ecstatic afterward, dancing, cheering and enjoying baked desserts. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Forest Hills

Cops nab alleged armed robber in Forest Hills

Two NYPD officers who work in the 112th Precinct were honored last week for chasing down a gun-wielding perp who has been charged with numerous armed robberies in Forest Hills. Comment.
Ozone Park

Thousands visit new racino at Aqueduct for opening day VIDEO

The owners of the Aqueduct racino in Ozone Park hit the jackpot Friday when thousands of gamblers flooded the only video gambling casino in the state on its opening day. Comments (4).
Ozone Park

Queens senior missing and in poor health: Cops

OZONE PARK — Police have asked the public’s help in finding a missing senior citizen. Comment.

Victim, 22, groped on platform of M train: Cops

RIDGEWOOD — A man allegedly touched a passenger inappropriately in an M train subway station last Thursday police said. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

Forest Hills Gardens

GOP operative guilty of bilking mayor

Queens political operative John Haggerty was sprung from jail Saturday after posting $250,000 bail but faces up to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty Friday by a Manhattan jury of grand larceny and money laundering after being accused of stealing $1.1 million from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comment.

Boro woman found dead in home

Police were still searching Tuesday for whoever killed a 54-year-old immigration law consultant found with puncture wounds to the throat in her Woodhaven home. Comment.
Forest Hills

Turner takes Afghanistan trip to review operations and troops

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) quietly slipped away on a congressional field trip to Afghanistan earlier this month. Comment.
Howard Beach

Van parks on boat after wild ride through Howard Beach

The driver of an adult day care van was arrested and charged after he drove off the end of a Howard Beach street and landed on top of a boat while fleeing a fender bender on the Belt Parkway Thursday, police said. Comment.
Broad Channel

Experts weigh in on the future of Jamaica Bay at forum

Ecological experts from around the world joined Jamaica Bay advocates last Thursday to come up with ideas to save the borough’s largest ecosystem from being erased off the map. Comment.

Maspeth woman still alive after shot in head

A 22-year-old Maspeth man was arrested and charged with allegedly shooting a woman in the head Monday night, police said. Comments (9).
LeFrak City

DA says 46 arrested in LeFrak drug sting

The Queens district attorney’s office announced Friday it has charged 46 men and women — including two men who allegedly pushed drugs out of a day care — in a massive, seven-month drug sweep of LeFrak City coordinated between the office and the Police Department. Comments (2).
Belle Harbor

Slater passes anger program with flying colors: DA Brown

The former flight attendant who became a national sensation when he escaped from a JetBlue plane following a rant with a passenger is mostly off the hook for his costly stunt after he completed a court-ordered anger management program, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Forest Hills

Parents admit taking their 8 children from Forestdale

The Harlem parents who were arrested on charges of taking their eight children from a Forest Hills day-care center pleaded guilty Tuesday evening, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

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Howard Beach

Sheehan out on bail pending appeal hearing

Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach mother who was acquitted of murdering her husband, could enjoy freedom for at least a year after she was released on bail from Rikers Island Monday afternoon, where she was being held on a gun charge. Comment.

Cops release new info on suspect in fatal car crash

MASPETH — Police have released new information on the man they are looking for in connection with the car accident that took the life of the owner of a popular Queens bar. Comment.

Ex-boro man admits to dismembering wife: DA

FOREST PARK — A former Woodhaven man pleaded guilty in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday in the 2007 murder of his wife and mutilation of her corpse, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4).

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011


Police find woman murdered in Woodhaven

A 54-year-old woman with puncture wounds in her neck was found murdered in a Woodhaven home Sunday evening and police are now searching for whoever killed her, the Police Department said Monday. Comment.

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