Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Forest Hills

Meeting planned on Forest Hills flooding

City Councilmember Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills), Community Board 6 and city Department of Environmental Protection representatives will be holding a town hall meeting at the Forest Hills Jewish Center to address recent flooding in Forest Hills and the surrounding area. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Ozone Park

Speed bump wreaks havoc in Ozone Park

A new speed bump put in on 93rd Street by Elizabeth Blackwell Junior High School in Ozone Park that was causing consternation in the community because it was not easily seen by drivers has finally earned its white stripes. Comment.
Howard Beach

Addabbo Mobile Office Hours

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) announced he is holding mobile office hours in Sept. and Oct. to give meet his constituents and hear the issues that concern them. The Senator will hold office hours on Monday or Thursday evenings at several Queens Library locations around his district between 5:30 and 7p.m. Comment.
Middle Village

Turner accepting applications for service academy nominations

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) announced that the application process for fall 2013 service academy nominations has begun. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012


Miller retains seat in low turnout vote

With the campaign responsibilities of a primary election now behind him, state Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) is anxious to get back to work and tackle the issues facing his community after retaining his Assembly seat. Comment.
Broad Channel

Bird enthusiasts take to Jamaica Bay for festival

On Aug. 25, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge hosted the seventh annual Shorebird Festival. At 8:30 a.m., a large number of serious birders and a group of expert leaders made their way to the mud flats around the refuge’s East Pond to see migrating shorebirds. Comment.

Crowley lauds Glendale’s rainy day rescuers as heroes

The City Council honored two Fire Department EMTs last week who put their training into practice when they saved three individuals from drowning during an August flashflood in Glendale. Comment.
Ozone Park

Queens kids learn biz skills

A chocolate product is in the works for an anticipated new company headed by world-renowned Chef Timothy Maguire, and the visionaries in charge of developing and marketing the treat may come as a surprise. Comment.

Gutter Tactic Fails

Did this really happen in 2012? Did a candidate running in a primary for the state Senate attempt to win by accusing his opponent of having dinner with a gay colleague? Comments (2).

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

No Holds Barred

Assessing Congressman Turner’s legacy to Queens

When Robert Turner won a special election for Congress last year, the political pundits all said it was due to the ultra Orthodox Jewish voters in Brooklyn. Turner lost Queens, but won handily among those folk. This despite the fact that he was running against a Modern Orthodox Jew and Turner is Roman Catholic. Comments (3).

Boro groups offer theater, crafts for children in Sept.

For the month of September in Queens, there will be theatrical events that cater to all ages. Celebrating honorable films and gearing up kids to go back to school, these affairs will get many people out of their houses on Saturday evenings. Comments (2).

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Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Howard Beach

Ulrich, Addabbo differ on gun issue

With City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) poised to take on state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) for the 15th Senate District in the general election this November, hot-topic issues such as the economy, gun control and hydrofracking will likely take front-and-center positions in the campaigns. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

Police seek public help in catching Citibank robber

FOREST HILLS — The police were seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with the robbing of a Citibank in Forest Hills in August. Comment.
Middle Village

CK’s Mulic plays tough on field against TMLA

Medina Mulic has been a goal-scoring machine in her first season at Christ the King, scoring seven times in the first two games. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012


Muslims in Queens denounce film fracas

After American freedom of speech clashed with Islamic tradition and honor in Egypt, Queens residents with ties to the Middle East condemned the violence as tempers continued to flare in Muslim communities across the globe. Comment.
Howard Beach

Ulrich trounces Reyes in primary

Voter Karen King said she was already planning on coming out to the polls last Thursday to vote for City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), who won the Republican nomination for state Senate in the 15th District. Comment.

Glendale irate over trash train expansion plan

A land deal approved by the Suffolk County Legislature expanding a railyard on Long Island will bring terrible repercussions for the people of Queens, elected officials, civic groups and residents of the borough said. Comment.
Breezy Point

Police find the body of snorkeler off Breezy Pt.

BREEZY POINT — Police pulled the body of a Staten Island man out of the water Tuesday who they said had disappeared while snorkeling. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Middle Village

Christ the King takes first loss in football season

Christ the King opened the Tyree Allison era with a lopsided football win over Nazareth last weekend, but an early winning streak for the first-year coach will have to wait. The Royals were routed 43-6 at the hands of Bishop Ford in a Catholic High School Football League Class AA game at John Adams Saturday afternoon. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Middle Village

Turner welcomes House passage of mass transit security bill

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) has announced passage by the House of Representatives of his bill to strengthen security in the nation’s mass transit facilities. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Forest Hills

Ulrich defeats Reyes in GOP primary after campaign turns negative

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) defeated his opponent, Forest Hills lawyer Juan Reyes, in the Republican primary for state Senate Thursday in a campaign that turned ugly in the final days. Ulrich will face off against Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) in the general election this November. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012


Miller wins Democratic primary to return to state Assembly

Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) retained his Assembly seat after handily defeating political newcomer Etienne David Adorno in the primary election Thursday. Comment.

Maspeth holds 11th annual ceremony for 9/11 fallen

As the skies cleared from the morning’s storm and wind Saturday, more than 100 people gathered inside Squad 288/Hazmat 1 in Maspeth to honor and remember those from the firehouse killed during the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Comment.

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