Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Broad Channel

Turner pushes guv to cut Cross Bay Bridge toll

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) reminded Gov. Andrew Cuomo of his Queens roots after writing the governor in an effort to end the toll on the Cross Bay Bridge. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011


Operator sought for Forest Park carousel by city

The carousel in Forest Park has been shut for three years, but that may change soon after the city Parks Department announced last week it is requesting proposals for bids on the historic structure. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

Middle Village

Turner opens district office in Middle Village

After spending his first few months as a congressman in the Kew Gardens office of former seat holder Anthony Weiner, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) cut the ribbon on his long-promised new digs Sunday. Comment.

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Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Middle Village

Juniper Valley Park modernizes design

Elected officials, civic leaders and city Parks Department officials helped cut the ribbon earlier this month on $750,000 in renovations to the Juniper South Playground. Comment.

Glendale trains to go green

A $2 million federal grant awarded to the city will help outfit two freight trains that pass through the Fresh Pond Terminal in Glendale with cleaner technology. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Cops arrest 21 in sting involving Apple products

KEW GARDENS — Police have arrested 21 people from Queens in connection with a citywide sting in which individuals purchased Apple iPhone4s and iPad2s they believed to be stolen from undercover officers. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Forest Hills

Weiner’s wife gives birth to baby boy

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner became a first-time father yesterday after his wife gave birth to 7-pound boy, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Forest Hills Gardens

Haggerty gets up to four years in larceny case

The Queens Republican operative convicted of stealing more than a million dollars from the mayor was led off to prison Monday to begin serving a sentence of at least a year. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Holiday season is mad dash with parties spread over Queens

This week was more non-stop holiday party running around. “Ho! Ho! Ho!” is beginning to wear a little thin. I think the week between Christmas and New Year’s I will go to bed and hibernate for the whole week. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011


Man throws self in front of train after fatal attack

MASPETH — A 43-year-old Maspeth woman was stabbed to death in her apartment Tuesday by a man who cops believe later threw himself in front of a Long Island Rail Road train, police said. Comments (8).
Ozone Park

House of Holiday in Ozone Park is one-stop shop for trees, adornments

The Christmas season may be winding down, but an Ozone Park store is going to continue to help shoppers ring in the spirit with its enormous selection of holiday decorations, trinkets and gifts. Comment.

Four Queens men charged in Bklyn cop’s slaying

Four Ozone Park men were indicted Tuesday in the murder of a police officer who was shot and killed during a robbery last week in Brooklyn, the Kings County district attorney’s office said. Comments (2).

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Forest Hills Gardens

Haggerty sentenced to jail for stealing from mayor

The Queens Republican operative who was convicted of stealing more than a million dollars from the mayor during his last election campaign was sentenced Monday to spend at least a year in prison. Comment.

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