Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Breezy Point

Queens Tomorrow: Sandy rebuilding still in limbo

More than six months after Hurricane Sandy hit, there has been much talk about reshaping the city’s coasts to make them more impervious to storms and floods. But though the city is exploring numerous options to that end, from modifying building codes to flood mitigation projects, few concrete plans are yet in place, leaving the future landscape of southern Queens a question mark. Comment.

Two people with head wounds found dead in Ridgewood

The bodies of two people who had head injuries were found in the building where they lived in Ridgewood Monday night, police said. Comment.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Fix buses in the Rockaways

I was waiting for a bus Thursday, May 9, at Liberty Avenue going southbound towards Rockaway at 8:58 am. Comments (1).

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Schumer wants centralized storm information website

The next time a major storm hits Queens, one senator wants everyone to be prepared. Comment.

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Forest Hills

Police looking for suspect in Forest Hills attempted burglary

FOREST HILLS — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary May 20. Comment.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Howard Beach

Candidates begin election bids in southern Queens

With the 2013 election season now underway, the field of candidates in southern Queens is beginning to take shape. Comment.

Myrtle Ave. decked with stars & stripes

Dozens of people marched in the annual Ridgewood-Glendale Memorial Day Parade Monday Monday. Comment.
Forest Hills

Cops seek suspect in laundry room change machine robberies

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a string of 13 burglaries in Forest Hills and Jackson Heights between April 18 and May 20. Comment.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Kew Gardens

Peralta bows out of borough president race

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) dropped out of the borough president race Friday. Comment.
Forest Hills

Queens Museum of Art shuts down to complete renovation

If a trip to the Queens Museum of Art is on your summer agenda, you better find something else to do. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Council slams Red Cross for holding Sandy aid

The American Red Cross is facing a new round of criticism for its relief efforts more than seven months after Hurricane Sandy came ashore. Comment.
Rockaway Park

A train, weekend ferries come to the Rockaways

With the return of the A train, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has also announced an extension of ferry service as the Rockaways edge toward recovery from Hurricane Sandy. He also said weekend ferry service in the Rockaways would start July 4. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach honors veterans for their service

Howard Beach paid tribute to members of the military with its annual Memorial Day parade. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Forest Hills commemorates Memorial Day

The annual Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade drew flag-waving crowds to Metropolitan Avenue Monday. Comments (4).
Ozone Park

FBI agent’s car with rifle inside stolen from Ozone Park: NY Post

OZONE PARK — An off-duty FBI agent lost his assault rifle and car when they were both stolen Tuesday night, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Ozone Park

Red Hawks mash Clinton

Construction’s rise to the top of the PSAL is nearly complete. Comment.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rockaway Beach

A train returns to the Rockaways

After a seven-month suspension of A train service to and from the Rockaway peninsula, the subway has started running on its full line again – and transit officials commemorated the occasion in style Thursday. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Boro funds drive beep race

Six candidates for borough president disclosed the contents of their war chests earlier this month, but those at the front of the pack did not necessarily raise the most money in the borough they seek to represent. Comments (1).

Mother found dead in car trunk: Cops

The family and neighbors of a missing Flushing mother found strangled to death in the trunk of her car were attempting to come to grips with the grisly crime this week. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach house burns

An enormous gas explosion and ensuing second-alarm blaze at a private home in Howard Beach damaged during Hurricane Sandy sent one woman to the hospital with burns, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Maspeth celebrates Memorial Day

Marchers paid tribute to the fallen during the annual Memorial Day Parade. Comment.
Howard Beach

Court upholds sentence in Howard Beach shooting death: DA

HOWARD BEACH — An appellate court Wednesday upheld the sentence of a Howard Beach woman acquitted of murder but convicted on gun possession charges in the 2011 shooting death of her husband, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rockaway Beach

SUMMER FUN: Sandy will not stop playtime in Rockaways

During the darkest hours of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, one fact remained true in that swirling tide of uncertainty: Summer was sure to return to the Rockaways. Comments (1).

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rockaway Park

Rockaway ferry to operate through Labor Day: Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday the Rockaway ferry, filling in for the hurricane-damaged transit system, will operate for at least six more weeks and possibly through Labor Day. Comments (1).

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