Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rego Park

Ben’s Best keeps deli legacy alive in Rego Pk.

The once ubiquitous New York City delicatessen is disappearing from the metropolitan landscape. These proud establishments, some owned and operated by the same family for generations, are being replaced by banal fast food chains where the only thing more disturbing than the food is the indifferent glare of the person serving it. Comment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Maspeth

Maspeth senior went missing from home: Police

MASPETH — The NYPD was asking the public to help find a 79-year-old man who went missing earlier this week. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Grodenchik ends bid to replace Helen Marshall

Queens Director of Community Boards Barry Grodenchik announced Tuesday he would drop out of the race for borough president. Comment.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Belle Harbor

Fed Sandy aid ready to flow to Rockaways

Communities in the Rockaways and other neighborhoods in Queens hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy will soon start to receive the first wave of aid from a congressional storm relief package after the federal government approved the city’s plan to spend nearly $1.8 billion to help New Yorkers rebuild the money. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

LIPA set for overhaul after storm criticism

The utility company charged with lighting Long Island and the Rockaways is reaping the consequences of its highly criticized handling of electrical outages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

MTA worker charged with petit larceny: NYPD

ROCKAWAYS — An off-duty Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee was arrested and charged with petit larceny last week, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rockaway Park

Social Security snaps back

Not only did Hurricane Sandy wipe out some homes in the Rockaways, it also compromised many of the resources residents need to help with the recovery process. Comment.
Maspeth

Police hunting for Maspeth bank robbery suspect

MASPETH — The police were asking the community to help identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of an Amalgamated Bank earlier this month. Comment.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Forest Hills

Man charged with robbing cabbies with ‘AIDS’ syringe: DA

FOREST HILLS — Cops said a Forest Hills man is accused of allegedly robbing multiple cabbies with a syringe he said was contaminated with the AIDS virus. Comment.
Ozone Park

Red Hawks cruise by Bryant

Construction softball ace Britney Rodriguez didn’t have many slipups on a warm Friday afternoon at Smokey Oval Park. Comment.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Forest Hills

Ex-wife accuses Sliwa of giving $400K to Katz

The lawyer hired to file a $1.4 million suit against Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa and former state Assemblywoman Melinda Katz vowed to investigate whether the couple’s two children were really conceived via in-vitro fertilization while the beret-wearing crime fighter was still married. Comment.
Woodhaven

Forest Park Carousel set to spin for Landmarks

Anyone taking a spin on a recently refurbished carousel in Woodhaven might soon be doing so on an official city landmark. Comment.

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