Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012


Leave Rockaway Branch alone and let city clean it up

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association announces its official position on the defunct Rockaway Branch rail line, which runs along 98th Street in Woodhaven. Comment

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Forest Hills

Cops on the hunt for Forest Hills bank robber

FOREST HILLS — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery of an HSBC Bank. Comment

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Breezy Point

Tip of the week

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Rego Park

Suspect robs Rego Park bank three times in one month

REGO PARK — Police said a regular at the Valley National Bank, on 63rd Drive, has thrice made out with an oversized withdrawal, and they are looking for the public’s help in nabbing him. Comments (2)
Middle Village

CK’s Fuchs adjusts in Metro Classic

The time is approaching when the ball in Jordan Fuchs’ hands changes and he wants to be ready. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Breezy Point

Turner’s house burns as Sanders’ home floods (Live Blog)

Two elected officials from Queens rode out the surging tides and flames that assailed parts of the Rockaways, and after a congressman fled for his life, he now has no home to return to. Comment

FDNY honors six firefighters lost in 1962 blaze

Family, friends and firefighters spilled out of the garage at VIP Auto Body Shop in Maspeth Friday as they honored fallen heroes from half a century ago. Comment

‘Sorrow and Resilience’

The devastation and misery brought on by Hurricane Sandy will live on in the hearts and minds of Queens residents for decades to come. In modern times, it compares only to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, which left 1,836 people dead. Comments (1)

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Breezy Point

Devastation in Breezy Point stuns residents

Many people returned to Breezy Point for the first time after Hurricane Sandy to see if their houses were still standing Wednesday, two days after a six-alarm fire leveled more than 100 houses and catastrophic flooding destroyed many more. Comment
Broad Channel

Heavy flooding wrecks Broad Channel island

Although many residents of Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach lost all of their belongings during Hurricane Sandy, some were just thankful they survived the superstorm. Comments (2)
Belle Harbor

Death toll in Rockaways rises to four

Outside the Rockaway home where a man died in his flooded basement during Hurricane Sandy, remnants of the storm were still apparent with mud thick on the streets and a nearby large felled tree. Comments (3)
Howard Beach

Howard Beach senior drowns in non-flood zone

Neighbors of a Howard Beach woman who drowned during superstorm Sandy questioned why the area was not evacuated. Comment
Forest Hills

Forest Hills comes out to pay homage to Geraldine Ferraro

For 37 years Geraldine Ferraro passed through the intersection of Ascan Avenue and Austin Street on her way to and from her Forest Hills Gardens home and the community gathered there Sunday to ensure that her legacy lived on for another 37 years and beyond. Comment
Middle Village

CK’s Calhoun tries out new roles in Classic loss

Christ the King’s Sierra Calhoun may be listed as a small forward in the Metro Classic program, but the highly touted junior was running the point for most of the game. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Breezy Point

Breezy Point resembles war zone after Sandy

Firefighters were searching houses for people in Breezy Point Wednesday after a six-alarm fire leveled more than 100 homes and severe flooding destroyed many more during the superstorm Sandy two days ago. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Broad Channel

Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach residents devastated by Sandy

Many residents of Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach have lost everything as a result of superstorm Sandy. Comments (17)

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Howard Beach

Neighbors hear screams of Howard Beach woman but unable to help before she drowned

Residents on 98th Street in Howard Beach said they heard an elderly woman yelling as storm surge waters filled the street Monday evening, but the current was too strong for them to rescue her. Comments (3)
Breezy Point

Torched and flooded homes, downed trees and power lines left in Sandy’s wake

The superstorm that slammed into Queens Monday night left at least 10 dead in New York City and about 80 homes in Breezy Point smoldering after a record storm surge inundated neighborhood streets and wind gusts downed trees, leaving about 100,000 Queens residents without power Tuesday morning. Comment

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