Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Bianco named president of city Transit Authority

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast has appointed Carmen Bianco as president of the New York City Transit Authority after what the chairman called a nationwide search. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach celebrates Columbus Day with parade

Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach was awash with red, white and green Sunday during the Columbus Day Parade. Comments (1).

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013


Bus depot will not be placed in Maspeth: City

A proposal to relocate a bus depot to Maspeth has been nixed, according to city officials. Comment.
Kew Gardens

County Democrats rally behind de Blasio’s run

Queens Democratic officials stood shoulder to shoulder and more than eight deep on the steps of Borough Hall earlier this week to literally and figuratively get behind city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s bid for City Hall. Comments (2).
Ozone Park

Old-fashioned gambling ring busted: DA

Six individuals, five of whom are Queens residents, were indicted on charges of unlawfully running an illegal gambling operation, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said last week. Comment.
Howard Beach

Vetro of Howard Beach reopens for business after Sandy

The wine cellar looked like an indoor pool. It was easy to imagine some bottles of the fine imported Italian vintages floating down Cross Bay Boulevard and into Jamaica Bay as the staff from Vetro restaurant waited on the rooftop for assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last year. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Belle Harbor

TimesLedger editor makes cut in Sandy photo contest

TimesLedger Newspaper Photo Editor Christina Santucci’s work has been selected for an exhibition titled Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1).

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Parks reopens Ridgewood Reservoir

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is open now that Phase 1 construction at the site has been completed. Comments (1).

Senior citizen, 75, from Ridgewood missing

RIDGEWOOD — A 75-year-old Ridgewood woman has been missing since Monday, the NYPD said. Comment.
I Sit and Look Out

Next beep should take notes on Brooklyn’s Markowitz

Anthony Weiner is out. We really never thought, given the last few polls, that he was in, but one never knows. Since he served a part of Queens in the U.S. House of Representatives, I guess we have to remember him, but let us get over it quickly. Anthony will capitalize on his return to public life — note I did not write “public service”). In any event, he is living in Manhattan and, if we are lucky, he will not be in Queens anytime soon. Comments (1).

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013


104th Precinct takes steps to fight recent rise in crime

Crime in the 104th Precinct has increased 27 percent within the 28 days before Sept. 20, the precinct’s captain, Christopher Manson, said last week. Comment.
Forest Hills

Elmhurst woman killed in hit-and-run

The son of a 58-year-old Elmhurst woman mowed down by a hit-and-run driver on Queens Boulevard plans to bring her body back to her native Bangladesh for a Muslim burial. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013


Street to be co-named for Gibbons as kin press for tough hit-run law

A Maspeth street will be co-named Saturday for George Gibbons Jr., who was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Long Island Expressway, but his family would like the popular bar owner’s legacy to also leave its mark on state legislation. Comment.

Walcott blasted in Maspeth over school co-location vote

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott got an earful at a routine policy meeting in Maspeth last week when students, parents and educators sounded off on the city Department of Education’s upcoming plans to co-locate a number of schools in Queens. Comment.

DOE proposal to rezone PS 12, PS 229 rescinded

Despite a former proposal to rezone them, PS 12 and PS 229 will remain in their current zones, according to School District 24 officials. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach holds first parade for Columbus Day since 2011

After a two-year hiatus, the Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade is slated to return to Cross Bay Boulevard Sunday afternoon. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Rego Park

Traffic backed up on LIE as Bravest respond to bus fire

A bus fire snarled traffic on the eastbound Long Island Expressway service road Wednesday morning. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Kew Gardens

Queens Democrats throw support behind de Blasio in mayor’s race

Dozens of Queens Democratic officials piled onto the steps at Borough Hall Monday afternoon to unify literally and figuratively behind Bill de Blasio in his bid for City Hall. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Brothers burned by Drano on bus

Two brothers were injured Saturday when a bottle of liquid drain cleaner leaked onto the floor of a public bus, police said. Comment.

Ridgewood iPhone snatch carried out on two wheels: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Two suspected bike-riding bandits allegedly swiped an iPhone from a 27-year-old woman earlier this month, police said. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Forest Hills

Elmhurst woman killed in Queens Boulevard hit-and-run

Police were looking for a silver minivan after its driver mowed down a 58-year-old woman on the “Boulevard of Death” Saturday night and fled, a spokeswoman for the NYPD said. Comments (1).

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