Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Middle Village

Crowley builds up campaign coffers

If the amount of campaign contributions a candidate receives is an indicator of political support, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) is flexing her muscles in the 30th Council District race. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Katz celebrates win in borough president race

Former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz defeated City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) in a spirited Democratic primary for Queens borough president Tuesday. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Maspeth

Maspeth Italian eatery reintroduces chef to SW Queens

We used to have a favorite Italian restaurant, tucked away in an obscure part of Glendale. La Tavernetta had everything — great food, modest prices and warm hospitality. It had the added cachet of being far enough off the beaten track that you had to know about it to know about it. Comment.
Middle Village

Five-alarm blaze torches area of attached houses in Middle Village

Ten firefighters suffered minor injuries battling a massive blaze in Middle Village Monday night, a spokesman for the Fire Department said. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Ozone Park

Primary Guide: City Council District 32

Two Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 32, which represents Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Woodhaven and the Rockaways. Comment.
Ozone Park

Lhota stumps for votes in Ozone Park

Joe Lhota, one of three Republicans vying to be the city’s next mayor, stressed one message to voters in south Queens last week. Comment.
Ridgewood

Primary Guide: City Council District 34

Four Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 34, which represents Ridgewood, Williamsburg and Bushwick. Comment.
New Voices

Boro group seeks to register Indo-Caribbeans for primary

Growing voter participation in Queens’ immigrant communities has left indelible stamps on the political processes in the borough. While most issues that affect these voters span racial and ethnic lines, a lack of participation by these voters has made many borough races non-competitive and residents feeling left out of the political process. Comments (1).

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Ridgewood

Four vie to represent Ridgewood

The two frontrunners in the race for the City Council District 34 seat, which encompasses Ridgewood as well as parts of Brooklyn, both identified affordable housing as a primary issue in their community. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Rockaway Park

Dolphins regroup in Sandy’s wake

It’s possible to imagine that Beach Channel could let the events of last October’s Hurricane Sandy cast a shadow on its football season. Comment.
Editorial

Get Out and Vote

Next Tuesday voters from Queens will go to the polls to choose candidates in primaries for citywide offices as well as borough president and the City Council. This is a year when every vote counts and a low turnout will allow a small portion of the electorate to decide who runs City Hall and other major posts for the next four years. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Woodhaven

Woodhaven teen killed by model helicopter

A Woodhaven teen died Thursday when the remote-controlled model helicopter he was operating struck him, according to police. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Proposed natural gas port project faces pushback

The future of a controversial deepwater natural gas port that would lie off the coast of New York and New Jersey took a hit last week when Gov. Chris Christie said he will consider vetoing the project. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Brown brings ideas to race

Businessman Everly Brown paints himself as the only candidate capable of truly representing the people of Queens should he be elected borough president in November. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Council records tell stories of two beep hopefuls

Two of the four candidates for borough president served in the City Council at the same time, and records show former state Assemblywoman Melinda Katz and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) put their mark on the city in different ways. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King alum arrested in California: NY Post

Christ the King alumnus and NBA star Lamar Odom was arrested and charged with allegedly driving drunk in California, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Ridgewood

Man steals cellphones while riding bike: Cops

GLENDALE — Police in the 104th Precinct said that there was a man riding around on a bicycle and taking mobile phones from distracted victims over the last week. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Forest Hills

Forest Park rape connected to five other sex attacks

Police have connected the Aug. 26 rape of a woman in Forest Park to five other sexual attacks in the same area dating back to 2011, authorities said Thursday afternoon. The NYPD said all six cases are part of a pattern. The victims range in age from 13 to 69, and attacks have taken place as early as 9:15 a.m. and as late as 6:30 p.m., cops said. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Man injured when jet ski flipped: FDNY

A man who was riding a jet ski in the waters of Jamaica Bay was rescued Thursday by the Fire Department after the jet ski overturned, officials said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills remembers Sept. 11 hero

Twelve years later, the memorials still go on throughout the borough to remember those who perished Sept. 11, 2001, but in Forest Hills a revitalized annual event will honor an 18-year-old who literally dedicated his life to helping others. Comment.
Glendale

Vallone rallies against proposed shelter

Residents of Glendale and its surrounding neighborhoods rallied last week against a proposal to create a homeless shelter that would house 125 families. Comments (3).
Woodhaven

Reward offered for suspect in Forest Park rape

Police have beefed up security at Forest Park after a second woman was attacked by a man wielding a stun gun within a six-month period, and community residents believe another basic measure can be taken to protect fellow parkgoers. Comments (1).

Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Glendale

Reward of $22K offered for Forest Park rape suspect

Authorities are offering more than $20,000 for help in nabbing a rape suspect in an attack at Forest Park attack. Comment.
Broad Channel

Woman killed in GCP crash: Police

A woman behind the wheel of a Nissan Sentra died after her vehicle hit another sedan, crossed several lanes of traffic and slammed into a median on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday, police said. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

Forest Hills

Senior raped in Forest Park stun gun attack: Police

A 69-year-old woman was tased, pushed to the ground and raped in Forest Park Monday, and police are investigating whether the attack is connected to an incident earlier this year, a spokesman for the NYPD said. Comment.

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