Forest Hills Ledger

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

Middle Village

CK’s Calhoun picks UConn Basketball program’s 6-foot-5 guard intends to be a Husky next fall

It was a single act that speaks volumes about Omar Calhoun. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Howard Beach

Sheehan lawyer ‘appalled’ at jail term for gun

The Queens County judicial system does not protect battered women, an irate lawyer for Barbara Sheehan said last Thursday, after the Howard Beach mother was sentenced to five years in prison on a gun charge after being acquitted of murdering her husband. Comment.

Suspect in Gibbons hit-and-run death faces manslaughter charge; held without bail

The man suspected of killing popular Maspeth bar owner George Gibbons, Jr. last month is being held without bail after being arraigned on manslaughter and other charges Wednesday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

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Queens man stabbed landlord to death: DA

A Woodhaven tenant, who was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in 1994, has been arrested and charged with killing his landlord, a prominent Pakistani immigration law consultant, according to the Queens district attorney’s office and the victim’s family. Comment.

City looking at St. Saviour’s alternative

After years of clamoring for parkland at the St. Saviour’s site in Maspeth, community leaders had their hopes dashed when the city said it is all but abandoning its pursuit of the land last week. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Protester crashes Turner inauguration

Despite a disruption from a small protest, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) was inaugurated Sunday at Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills before an enthusiastic crowd. The first Republican congressman to represent the district since 1923 received support from Republicans and Democrats at the ceremony. Comment.

Suitcase killer sentenced: DA

The former Woodhaven man who admitted to killing his wife, dismembering her body and dumping some of her body parts in a suitcase in Forest Park was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Rego Park

Council blasted for nixing Queens animal shelter

More than 30 men and women staged a protest in Rego Park Saturday against a September City Council law that no longer requires an animal shelter to be built in Queens. Protesters also slammed the nonprofit Animal Care & Control’s policies on euthanizing animals. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Belle Harbor

Queens remembers crash of Flight 587

Holding roses and photos of their loved ones, family members of those who died in the 2001 American Airlines Flight 587 crash in Belle Harbor paid tribute in a memorial ceremony Saturday. Comment.
Forest Hills

112th crime prevention officer warns Forest Hills about laptop thefts at Starbucks

City Comptroller John Liu said he has beefed up the office’s audit and contract review functions since his election two years ago during a meeting of Community Board 6 last week. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011


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


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).

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