Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Middle Village

Crowley to hold environmental town hall

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) has scheduled a green town hall for 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 at PS 49 in Middle Village. Comment.

Suspect in Gibbons hit-and-run death caught in Connecticut

A month to the day after he allegedly killed the owner of a popular Maspeth bar in a hit-and-run accident, which sparked a massive neighborhood campaign to bring him to justice, Peter Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday morning in Connecticut, police said. Comments (7).

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Ozone Park

Victim punched, but phone not stolen: DA

OZONE PARK — A teen was arrested less than two weeks ago for allegedly assaulting someone on the street during a mugging attempt, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

VIDEO: Crowley and Gibbons family search for suspect in hit-and-run crash

The family of Gibbons Home’ owner George Gibbons, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash last month, and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley Sunday led a massive effort to paper western Queens with fliers featuring a photo of the suspected driver. Comments (2).

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

Ozone Park

Man steals cell phone, iPod in Ozone Pk.

~OZONE PARK — A woman was mugged in the middle of the afternoon three weeks ago, police said. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

Forest Hills

Forest Hills resident blasts decrepit house

The city has fined a negligent property owner over his decrepit Forest Hills home a dozen times, and although neighbors said the rat-filled abode has only gotten worse, city inspectors have said it is up to snuff several times. Comment.

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Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Ozone Park

Boro pols officially welcome Goldfeder

Elected officials from all over the state gathered at Junior High School 210 in Ozone Park Sunday to pass the torch to the community’s newest representative in Albany. Comment.
Ozone Park

Make unused Rockaway LIRR into greenspace: Activist

An anonymous group of architects is working on yet another plan to transform a stretch of abandoned train tracks in Queens into the borough’s version of The High Line, according to a South Ozone Park activist. Comments (2).

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Howard Beach

Sheehan sentenced to five years on gun possession

Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach school secretary who was acquitted of murder last month but found guilty of gun possession in the shooting of her husband, was sentenced to five years behind bars and 2 1/2 years of post supervision Thursday morning. Comments (1).

Crowley prods community to provide tips on Gibbons hit-and-run suspects

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) said she is certain someone in the community knows where the man wanted for allegedly killing the owner of a popular Maspeth bar in a hit-and-run accident last month is hiding and urged them to come forward Wednesday. Comments (5).
Forest Hills

Convicted ex-comptroller cleans up in prison

Disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi is collecting a six-figure pension while he serves time in a state prison on corruption charges. Hevesi, also an ex-state assemblyman and city comptroller from Forest Hills, was sentenced to one to four years in prison in April for accepting about $1 million in gifts, including trips to Israel and Italy, in return for investing state pension funds with favored firms that paid for the gifts. Comment.
Forest Hills

Square scaffolding scrapped

Most of the green scaffolding that covered the tower of the Station Square Apartments in Forest Hills has been removed to the delight of the surrounding community of Forest Hills Gardens and Long Island Rail Road commuters. Comment.
Forest Hills Gardens

West Side club to review proposals for its stadium

The West Side Tennis Club elected a new president Friday, the same day a request for proposals was due to develop land within the club’s tennis stadium. Comment.

Police give update on Maspeth, Elmhurst crime

The heads of three Queens police precincts updated the Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together Civic Association on criminal incidents that occurred within the civic’s boundaries over the last month during the group’s meeting Monday night. Comment.
Middle Village

CK ends magic year on top

Christ the King’s first diocesan soccer title was a family affair in more ways than one. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011


Man killed on LIE: Police

Police say that a 30-year-old Asian man was struck and killed on the eastbound Long Island Expressway near 48th Street last Thursday at about 6 a.m. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and the man was pronounced dead. As of Tuesday, the man had not been identified and police said they believe he was homeless. No one was arrested, and no criminality was suspected in the accident as of press time, according to police. Comment.

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