Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

Kew Gardens

DA Brown sworn in to office

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown was sworn in for his sixth four-year term, extending his record as the longest-tenured district attorney in Queens history. Brown took the oath of office in front of approximately 100 colleagues, public officials and family gathered at the DA’s third-floor conference room. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Forest Hills

Car collides with tree after GCP crash

Emergency responders survey the wreckage of a car involved in a two-vehicle crash on the westbound Jackie Robinson Parkway just east of Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills Sunday. Several people were taken to the hospital, officials at the scene said.Photo by Ellis Kaplan Comment

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Animals endure winter weather outdoors

Birds of all feathers had to brave the winter weather last weekend. Comment
Middle Village

Calhoun silences hecklers with dominant victory

Omar Calhoun stroked a dagger three-pointer and waved his arms at his side. It looked like he was telling the Holy Cross crowd to quiet down. But the Christ the King senior guard said he was simply trying to keep his teammates cool. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

Breezy Point

Art from an Abstract Point of View in Rockaway

When the reviewer went up to the Rockaway Artists Alliance sTudio 6 at Fort Tilden last Sunday to see its latest exhibit, Abstract Point of View, the place was closed. There’d been a snowstorm the day before, so the powers that be at RAA just decided to keep the place shut for the weekend. Comment
Breezy Point

Crockett picked as fan-favorite of ‘non-AA’ teams

Matt Crockett was behind big last week, thousands of votes off the pace. The weekend, however, belonged to the Xavier junior star. Comment

Rockaways rail line must reopen and not become another highline

There has been much discussion regarding a proposal to convert abandoned areas of the old Rockaway Beach rail line into a “highline” park space. While I am an advocate for increased park space in Queens, I believe southern Queens and the Rockaways would be better served if this forgotten track once again fulfilled its original purpose as a railroad. Comments (9)

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Cross Bay tolls draw rally

The governor may have included ending the Cross Bay Bridge toll for Rockaway residents in his budget proposal, but elected officials who represent the area said they will not proclaim victory until the plan is adopted. Comments (4)
Middle Village

Royals handily beat sliding Hilltoppers

Comfortable wins and complete performances haven’t come with the same frequency as in the past for Christ the King. The Royals have struggled, lost to multiple nationally ranked teams and saw two league wins get away in the fourth quarter. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

Howard Beach

Howard Beach man convicted of cop assault

A Howard Beach man will face 18 years in prison for his involvement in the brutal beating of an off-duty New York City police officer in 2009, the Queens district attorney’s office said Friday. Comment
Ozone Park

Firecracker in hand kills Ozone Park man: Police

OZONE PARK — A 50-year-old Ozone Park man was killed inside his home after a firecracker he lit exploded in his hand, police said. Comment

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