Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012


Support state Tobacco Control Program

Every year, New Yorkers spend $8.17 billion on smoking-caused health care costs. The state could help trim those costs if only it would invest more fully in the Tobacco Control Program. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

Howard Beach

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Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012


Boro pols to host Christmas party

Two elected officials want to celebrate the holiday season with neighborhood friends and family. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012


Transit group selects Q58 bus as boro’s slowest to win award

The slowest bus in Queens is the Q58, which averages 7 miles an hour, but that is speeding when compared to the winners, which creep along Manhattan crosstown routes. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Forest Hills

Forest Hills replants storm toppled trees

In each of the last three years, a significant weather event has uprooted numerous trees in Forest Hills and Rego Park, but now one area historian plans to do his part to plant anew. Comment.
Forest Hills

Hanukkah festival held in Forest Hills

Central Queens Y in Forest Hills hosted a Hanukkah Festival, featuring homemade doughnuts and crafts Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Quinn offers boost to small biz after hurricane

A unique gift store on Rockaway Beach’s vulnerable shore wants the public to know it is back in business — and the city is helping to get the word out. Comment.

Sanitation workers deserve respect

As the wife of one of the city’s unsung heroes, I would like to thank you for printing an article that praises the efforts put forth by this department. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Broad Channel

Rockaway, Broad Channel residents struggle to do laundry

In the Rockaways and Broad Channel, two regions slowly inching toward normalcy after Hurricane Sandy devastated them more than a month ago, residents are struggling with a basic household task: doing the laundry. Comment.
Howard Beach

City flood zones may be updated, Bloomberg says

Mayor Michael Bloomberg indicated that Howard Beach and other neighborhoods that were not told to evacuate before Hurricane Sandy but experienced devastating flooding might be among the first ordered to evacuate in the future in advance of potentially damaging storms. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Rally held to save ‘Virtue’

A group of Queens residents and politicians thinks the city could learn a thing or two from a lesson in civics. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Scholars coping with Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has left the Scholars Academy girls’ basketball team out of its home without a home court and down two players. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Beach Channel cancels season after hurricane

Kapreme Irving waited his turn to be the leader of the Beach Channel boys’ basketball team, only to have his home and final year washed away by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Forest Hills

Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi released on parole after prison stint

Former New York State comptroller Alan Hevesi, convicted in a state pension fund corruption scandal, was released from prison on Wednesday, said the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Comment.

Police kill man with pellet gun

A 42-year-old man with a lengthy rap sheet was shot and killed in Ridgewood Saturday night after he pulled an illegal pellet gun on two undercover cops while they were arresting a suspected drug dealer, the Police Department said. Comments (1).
Breezy Point

Confusion about FEMA aid evident during tele-town hall

Residents living in neighborhoods ravaged by Hurricane Sandy appeared confused about many aspects of applying for help from the city and federal governments on a tele-town hall with government officials Friday. Comment.
Belle Harbor

Erasmus and Coach Landberg conquer Sandy

Erasmus Hall football Coach Danny Landberg wanted to make Yankee Stadium his new home, after being displaced from his Belle Harbor residence by Superstorm Sandy. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

No Holds Barred

Ultra-Orthodox Jews return to Democratic fold

PAPEs — political analysts, pundits and experts — tell us that after many years of close (and sometimes publicly scrutinized, but we will get to that later) relationships with the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the Brooklyn district attorney, the ultra-Orthodox Jews in that borough were told by their leaders to vote for a Republican in the special election last year to fill a vacated congressional seat, which had been held by a Democrat in what was called “a safe district.” Comments (3).
Belle Harbor

Mayor pushes for tax relief for Sandy victims

Homeowners particularly hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy may soon receive some property tax relief under two proposals being pushed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comments (2).

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012


Police kill man with pellet gun in Ridgewood

Police shot and killed a man who pulled a fake gun on police officers in Ridgewood Saturday night, according to the NYPD. Comment.

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