Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Visit Ho Chi Min City by way of Ridgewood, Queens

We would be hard-pressed to find a more unlikely or inhospitable spot to open an eatery than the stretch of Metropolitan Avenue, near Queen’s western frontier, where Bunker has hunkered down. It’s across from a junk yard and next to a sewage treatment plant. Yet inaccessibility may actually work in Bunker’s favor. Comment.

Maspeth street to be co-named for Maspeth bar owner George Gibbons

A Maspeth street will be co-named to honor a lifelong resident who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2011. Comment.

Monday, July 8, 2013


Ex-Rikers officer draws 25 years for 2000 slaying

A city correction officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (3).

This week’s featured advertisers

See all ads
Political Action

Petition drives make or break a politician’s candidacy

The election campaigns every year in New York state and especially in New York City have two parts. The first is having designating petitions circulated with the candidates’ names on them. Each political party listed on the ballot goes through the petition process. Comment.
Ozone Park

All-Queens softball: Rodriguez best in boro

Queens continues to be a softball-rich borough. Comment.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Howard Beach

Sheehan lawyers eye reprieve in state’s court of last resort

Lawyers for the Howard Beach woman who fatally shot her abusive ex-NYPD husband in 2008 are hoping to appeal to the state’s highest court after she began serving a five-year sentence on a gun charge last month. Comment.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


MTA worker charged with assault in Ridgewood: Cops

RIDGEWOOD — An off-duty MTA employee was charged last Saturday with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, police said. Comment.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Maspeth pupils win gold in ballroom competition finals

A group of Maspeth students tangoed their way to a gold medal in the annual Dancing Classrooms ballroom final, but fell a step short of the grand prize. Comments (3).

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Breezy Point

City to study future of Rockaway ferry

The city is floating the idea for a permanent ferry that would serve the Rockaways. Comments (1).

Accused Maspeth weed mother posts bail after non-guilty plea

A Scarsdale, N.Y., woman who had made headlines as the “Pot Mom” is out on bail after being arrested in May in a Maspeth marijuana case, according to authorities. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Forest Hills

Katz counts on experience

Melinda Katz’s two decades in public service now seem like tailor-made preparations for the vacant borough president seat she is seeking, the former lawmaker recently told TimesLedger Newspapers. Comment.

Shops at Atlas Park marks a new beginning for mall

The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale has taken a first step toward revitalization. The mall’s new Center Green, a 10,000-square-foot open space, officially opened Tuesday in time for the first community event there this weekend. Comments (5).
Rockaway Park

Queens stars relish chance to play at Yankee Stadium

Kely Aponte couldn’t wait for the chance to step foot on the Yankee Stadium field. Not even the wait of an hour and 46 minute rain delay could put a damper on the Rockaway Park native’s spirits. Comment.

Sign up for daily news emails!

Forest Hills Ledger archive

CNG: Community Newspaper Group