Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Reactivate the Rockaway Beach line

Bus service has always been an issue on the Rockaway Beach line, specifically the Q53. There is daily overcrowding with students and adults alike trying to get onto the bus so they can get to their destinations on time. Comments (1).

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Forest Hills

UPDATE: Missing Forest Hills teen, 15, located

UPDATE: Police said 15-year-old Benjamin Xu, who had been missing, has been located. Comment.
I Sit and Look Out

‘Star-Spangled Banner’ hard to sing, but it does the job

Like most American kids, I learned our national anthem at an early age, in school. Assemblies in JHS 73 in Maspeth and at Newtown High School started off with it, and so did baseball games and other events. Comments (4).

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Block Shots

Beach Channel lacrosse finds success after Sandy

The Beach Channel girls’ lacrosse program continues to thrive this season under less than ideal conditions. Comment.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Broad Channel

SIX MONTHS LATER: Families vow to resume their Broad Channel lives

The storm changed everything. Comments (2).
Kew Gardens

Boro cemetery program explores Victorian funeral rituals

Emma Brown was 7 when she was struck with rheumatism in the late 1800s. One night, she woke in terrible pain, crying that she was being murdered, then fell still back onto the bed. A doctor pronounced her dead and her body was prepared for burial. Comments (6).

Beloved pol’s name set for Ridgewood school

A school in Ridgewood will bear the name of a glass ceiling-shattering congresswoman from Queens when it opens this fall. Comment.

MTA disrespects Queens CBs

Community Board 9 is outraged by the lack of communication with us regarding a major MTA intrusion of articulated buses 62 feet long on the Q10 route from Kew Gardens to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


[UPDATED] Ridgewood man charged with killing his mother’s boyfriend

A 27-year-old Ridgewood man was charged with suffocating his mother’s live-in boyfriend and burying his remains in the couple’s backyard in Ridgewood, the Queens district attorney said Thursday. Comments (2).
Rockaway Beach

SIX MONTHS LATER: Rockaway restaurant fights back for its place in the sun

Robert Kaskel’s businesses in the Rockaways sustained more than $1 million in damage during Superstorm Sandy. Comments (1).
Breezy Point

SIX MONTHS LATER: Sandy’s toll still felt in southern Queens

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, legislators cautioned that while progress has been made in the storm-battered coastal regions of Queens, there still is much left to be done before life returns to normal. Comment.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Police identify Ridgewood body as missing man

Authorities have identified a body found buried in a shallow grave late Tuesday in Ridgewood as a neighborhood man recently reported missing. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

SIX MONTHS LATER: Sandy leaves its mark on Queens

Superstorm Sandy ravaged parts of the Rockaways, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach and Broad Channel on Oct. 29, 2012. The storm surge flooded homes, wrecked businesses and washed away cars as fires raged in several locations on the peninsula. Six months later, some areas appear to be much improved, while other places still bear the scars of the storm. Comment.
Forest Hills

Spring flowers bloom with help of Forest Hills helpers

Volunteers transformed flower beds along Continental/71 Avenue in Forest Hills as part of an Earth Day cleanup. Comment.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rockaway Beach

SIX MONTHS LATER: Sandy’s small victims still searching for homes

Their slogan is “One Pet at a Time,” and six months after Superstorm Sandy, a grassroots social media group is still working to reunite lost animals with their owners and find homes for displaced dogs and cats from the Rockaways and beyond. Comments (2).

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