Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Howard Beach

Church helps storm victims

As Howard Beach residents cleaned up after unwelcome guest Hurricane Sandy, they were comforted by the relief efforts of one church right in their own backyard. Comment

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Glen Oaks ambulance ferries people to safety

The Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps. came to the rescue of stranded patients during the hurricane and afterward the group felt it was their duty to help out neighborhoods that bore the brunt of Sandy. Comment

Woodhaven civic group steps up to help storm victims

When Mother Nature hit Queens with a devastating blow, residents banded together to heal the many wounds. Comment

Storm shows New Yorkers’ soft side

As New Yorkers, our day-to-day lives are full of honking cars, bumps on the sidewalk and a litany of curse words. It’s enough to make someone jaded. Every so often, something happens that wakes us out of our mundane routines. It shakes us to the core, threatens the fabric of our city, but we always emerge from it stronger. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

Howard Beach

Sanitation first on scene after Sandy hits Queens

Although many residents and elected officials in ravaged regions of the borough have expressed frustration with some aspects of the city response to Hurricane Sandy, they have heaped praise on at least one agency for its quick response to the storm: the city Sanitation Department. Comments (2)

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Belle Harbor

Volunteers needed in the Rockaways

Except for a few generator-powered lights, the Rockaway Peninsula is plunged into darkness at night, but during the daytime’s sunlight hours there is plenty of work to be done. Comment
Political Action

Hurricane Sandy provided boon to Obama during election

Here in New York and other areas, the election process took a heavy toll on the results. This year, more than in the past, the concept of early voting, absentee ballots, affidavit ballots and late registration played a major role in casting ballots. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Howard Beach

Dems get shaky Senate win

Democrats suffered a blow in their attempt to secure the state Senate Tuesday when Sen.-elect Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) announced that he would be caucusing with the Republicans. Comment
Forest Hills

Cops seek suspects in robbery of money and car

FOREST HILLS — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating individuals wanted in connection with a robbery Nov. 9. Comment

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Howard Beach

Howard Beach starts to recover

While celebrities and elected officials display some post-Hurricane Sandy goodwill in hard-hit places like Far Rockaway and Staten Island, residents in a small Queens community are gutting their basements and wondering where to go from here. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Ferry fills void between Rockaways and city

Rockaway residents have a new way to get to and from Manhattan after a ferry launched Monday from Beach Channel Drive and Beach 108th Street and some commuters took advantage of the new service operated by Seastreak to get to work and school on its inaugural day. Comment
Broad Channel

All-hands fire breaks out in Broad Channel

BROAD CHANNEL — A fire broke out in storm-ravaged Broad Channel Sunday, according to the FDNY. Comment
Middle Village

Don’t stop believing

When epic superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on many communities here, folks barely knew what hit them. With the upcoming election the primary topic of conversation, nobody imagined that in a New York minute a 1,000-mile wide hybrid would change the very fabric of their lives — decimating almost everything in its path. Comments (1)

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Forest Hills

Hevesi heads home on parole grant

Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi will be home for the holidays. Comment
Ozone Park

Ulrich slams Red Cross slow Sandy response

The American Red Cross has come under fire by frustrated storm victims and elected officials in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with many charging the organization’s relief effort in southern Queens started far too late and has not been nearly strong enough. Comments (9)
Rockaway Beach

Slip and fall at Hammels kills vet in wake of Sandy

Albert McSwain and his daughter had only wanted to get some air after the hurricane, she said. Comments (1)
Howard Beach

City pledges $500M for hurricane repairs

The City Council authorized $500 million in emergency spending Tuesday to make repairs to public schools and hospitals damaged by Hurricane Sandy, coming on top of $134 million already approved by the city for the recovery effort and emergency services. Comments (1)
Rockaway Park

Communities search for answers as utilities work to restore power

An elected official incorrectly said on the radio that the Long Island Power Authority told her it would take seven weeks to restore power to the Rockaways. A resident on the peninsula claimed the NYPD was turning back out-of-state power workers. Comment
Middle Village

CK girls celebrate second-straight title

Christ the King’s first girls’ soccer diocesan title brought a visible outpouring of emotion after the final whistle last season. The Royals’ second-straight crown Monday brought with it a more reserved, but deeper satisfaction because of the program’s growth and the fact that a different group of players started this time around. Comment
Breezy Point

Even in loss, hurricane victims rise above the fray as a team

The Fontbonne Hall volleyball team lost its semifinal match, but just playing was more important than winning with 10 players and Coach Linda Strong left homeless after evacuating Breezy Point because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Belle Harbor

Daughter pays respects to mother at Flight 587 crash site

Every Nov. 12, Francisca Diaz travels to Queens to remember her mother, who was one of 265 people killed when Flight 587 crashed into Rockaway in 2001 shortly after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport for the Dominican Republic. Comment

Woodhaven senior killed by National Guard vehicle: NYPD

WOODHAVEN — An 82-year-old Woodhaven man was killed when a National Guard Personnel Carrier Vehicle struck him as he crossed Canal St. in Manhattan on Nov. 6, according to police. Comment

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Rockaway Beach

A train will end in Howard Beach till further notice: MTA

Howard Beach will be the end of the line on the A-train for months during the MTA’s restoration from Hurricane Sandy’s mighty blow. Comment

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