Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


MTA must improve Rockaway bus service

I wish I did not have to write this letter, but the Metropolitan Transportation Authority monopoly failed the public trust once again. Comment.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Buses in Rockaway too crowded

My name is Jerome D. Reyes and I have lived in the Rockaways for 10 years. I have three sons and a caring woman at home. It was never my intention to move to Rockaway, but after I saw the beach I fell in love with It. My son just turned 8 and the ocean and the beach is all he wants. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Mayor proposes ambitious plan to protect Rockaways from flooding

With just over 200 days left in his administration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out an elaborate plan Tuesday afternoon to protect the city’s waterfront, including the hard-hit Rockaways, from future flooding and other effects of climate change that could be even worse than the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Cops investigating death of baby in Rockaway Beach home

ROCKAWAY BEACH - Police found the dead body of a four-month-old baby over the weekend but were not yet able to figure out why, the NYPD said. Comment.

Landmarks Commission to hold hearing on Forest Park Carousel

The city’s Landmark Preservation Commission is scheduled to hear testimony about the a possible landmark designation for the Forest Park Carousel Tuesday, starting at 9:30 a.m. Comment.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rockaway Beach

A train comes back to Rockaways after 7 months

The A train between Howard Beach and the Rockaways is running again after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the line and forced a seven-month suspension, but the section of the subway has a long way to go before transit officials believe it can be protected against future storm. Comment.

The A Train Rocks Again

Seven months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City and delivered the most crippling blow in the MTA’s history to the subway system, the A train resumed service between Howard Beach and the Rockaways last week. Comment.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Kew Gardens

Comrie relaunches run for borough president

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) kicked off his campaign for borough president a second time Monday a day before starting to collect signatures to get on the ballot and five months after a similar event in southeast Queens. Comment.
Block Shots

Construction scripts storybook finish to underdog tale

What Construction, in Woodhaven, did by winning its first PSAL Class A softball title is remarkable without even including the wild seventh inning rally that made it possible. Comments (1).

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Couple found beaten to death in Ridgewood home

A Ridgewood woman and her boyfriend found slain in the ground-floor apartment they shared were strangled and beaten to death, the city medical examiner’s office said. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

City gets $640M in Sandy aid

New York City will provide more than $640 million in federal money to help thousands in the city, including residents of the Rockaways and other parts of Queens still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Mom ran grow Maspeth factory: DEA

A Scarsdale woman was charged with conspiring to manufacture and distribute 1,000 or more marijuana plants out of her Maspeth warehouse in a venture called Fantastic Enterprises, federal authorities said. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Construction upsets Tottenville in PSAL Class ‘A’ championship

A wild set of events helped Construction, in Woodhaven, realize its dream of winning the program’s first PSAL Class A softball city title. Comment.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


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.

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