Forest Hills Ledger

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

Ozone Park

Cop drove drunk while off duty in 106th: Police

OZONE PARK — An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with drunk driving Friday, authorities said. Comment.

Feeling Lucky?

History was made Friday when Aqueduct Racetrack opened Resorts World Casino New York City. According to the casino operators, 65,000 people jammed the slot machines and gaming tables during the opening weekend while thousands of would-be gamblers waited in the cold for their chance to play. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011


Killer’s plea called raw deal

A former Woodhaven resident pleaded guilty last week to murdering and dismembering his wife in 2007, but the deal he cut for 20 years behind bars seemed like just the latest disappointment to activists who worked to turn what was initially a missing persons case into a murder investigation. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011


St. Saviour’s activists want state to release funds

Advocates for a park at the St. Saviour’s site in Maspeth are hoping the state will change its mind and provide crucial funds for the project’s future. Comment.
Forest Hills

Court upholds Malakov killers’ convictions

Mazoltuv Borukhova’s revenge plot to get back her daughter has not only put her and her distant uncle behind bars for the rest of their lives, but it may have cost her the chance to see her child ever again. Comments (2).
Rockaway Beach

Film stars pioneers of Rockaway surfing community

Just hop on the Far Rockaway-bound A train and you’ll find Rockaway Beach. The mystery of this faraway stop inspired Brooklynite writer-director Kryssa Schemmerling, a New York University filmmaking teacher and mom, to shoot a documentary about the little-known surfing community there. Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011


Young woman dead at 21

After three days in Elmhurst General Hospital, the 21-year-old girl shot in the head Oct. 24 in Maspeth died from her injuries, according to police. Comments (4).
Ozone Park

Thousands flock to Aqueduct to test their day one luck

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 city on its opening day. Comments (1).

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Broad Channel

City, fed agencies team up to create plan for Jamaica Bay

The mayor and the federal government are teaming up to not only restore Jamaica Bay to its original natural state, but also make it a prominent destination for visitors from around the world. Comment.
Middle Village

Civic decries Crowley’s immigration proposal

The Juniper Park Civic Association will host a news conference outside City Hall to show its opposition to a bill City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) recently co-sponsored that would protect certain illegal immigrants from being deported. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

Nobel candidate to speak on Israeli-Palestinian struggle

Most men in Izzeldin Abuelaish’s position would have called for revenge after Israeli tank shells killed his family in 2009, but the two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee will speak in Forest Hills this month about how he did the opposite. Comment.
Forest Hills Gardens

Haggerty set to be sentenced for bilking Bloomberg

Queens Republican operative John Haggerty, found guilty last month of stealing $1.1 million from Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the mayor’s 2009 re-election campaign, can receive a sentence ranging from probation to 15 years in prison when he is set to be sentenced Friday by a Manhattan Supreme Court judge. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011


Maspeth seeks hit-and-run suspect

After Maspeth bar owner George Gibbons Jr. was killed in a hit-and-run accident two weeks ago, the community and the Gibbons family took action to try and bring to justice the man suspected of causing the lifelong Queens resident’s death. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

Forest Hills

Forest Hills mom’s murder-for-hire conviction upheld

Nearly four years to the day that Daniel Malakov was gunned down in front of his daughter at a Forest Hills playground, a state appellate court upheld the murder convictions of his estranged wife and her relative in his death. Comments (7).

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

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).

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