Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012


Velazquez boasts big backers in re-election bid

After a strong showing in last month’s Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Ridgewood) looks to keep the momentum going as the congresswoman heads into the November election. Comment

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach driver hits pole with car, dies

ROCKAWAY BEACH — A 33-year-old Rockaway Beach man struck a pole not far from his home Saturday and later died at the hospital, police said. Comment

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Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012


Fear of Basketball

Peter Massaro, the owner of Cobblestone’s Pub in Forest Hills, thought he was doing a good thing when he converted a parking lot behind his bar into a half basketball court for nighttime tournaments. Comments (4)

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Forest Hills

Agency for young models has auditions in Forest Hills

Young women leave Shortstack modeling with the ability to pound the runway, but it starts with walking the auditorium stage at JHS 190 in Forest Hills. Comment

Woodhaven man celebrated 50 years as a cop in 1946

In October 1946, at the Loews Triboro Theater in Astoria, Ed Sullivan, the famous Broadway columnist, appeared in person along with several acts, including dances and a comedian. Comment

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Senior centers to close in preparation for Sandy: Mayor

Though the city has not yet ordered any evacuations in anticipation of the potentially dangerous Hurricane Sandy looming over the Northeast by the end of the weekend, various city agencies and leaders have started preparing for the worst. Comment
Middle Village

Addabbo, Ulrich spar at debate

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) sparred over their records and qualifications for Senate at a spirited debate last Thursday at Our Lady of Hope School in Middle Village, with Addabbo portraying himself as a leader who stands up for workers and families during tough fiscal times and Ulrich arguing the effort has not been enough to change New York’s economy. Comment

Group rails against plans

At a special forum in Woodhaven last month, two groups laid out opposing plans for the abandoned Rockaway rail line, while the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association said it would refrain from taking a position until further notice. Comment
Howard Beach

Fire put out at Jewish center in Howard Beach

HOWARD BEACH — The FDNY responded to a small fire in the kitchen of the Rockwood Park Jewish Center earlier this month. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Forest Hills

NYPD officer charged with conspiring to eat women

An NYPD officer from Forest Hills was arrested in connection with a gruesome plot to cook and eat a number of women after raping and torturing them, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court Thursday. Comments (1)

Senate candidates blast mailers as negative campaign tactics

Negative campaign tactics are nothing new in politics, but two Queens candidates running in a tight race for state Senate are actively trying to separate themselves from a heap of harsh political mailers. Comment
Middle Village

Meng vs. Halloran in debate face-off

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) blasted state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) on her absenteeism in Albany last Thursday, concluding a debate between the congressional candidates that was otherwise convivial. Comment
Middle Village

Royals soccer captures title

Sarah Nolan showed the poise and patience she has been striving for. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012


Spooky spirits spin at famed carousels

Residents are encouraged to visit two recently reopened Queens carousels for some scary fun this weekend. Comment

Brooklynite stunned Queens man: DA Brown

RIDGEWOOD — A 23-year-old Brooklyn resident has been arraigned on an indictment charging him with second-degree assault as a hate crime in a bias attack last month in Ridgewood, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment
Forest Hills

Schumer endorses Addabbo in state Senate race against Ulrich

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) got the backing of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in his bid for re-election last Thursday, winning an important endorsement as the hotly contested race for the 15th Senate District enters its final weeks. Comments (1)

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