Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Ozone Park

Ozone Park HS gets $5K for engineering

An influx of money will help an Ozone Park school engineer some higher learning. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Senate passes Sandy aid bill

Three months after the Northeast bore the brunt of Superstorm Sandy’s destructive force, the U.S. Senate finally approved a $50.5 billion relief package Monday night 91 days after the hurricane hit. Comments (1).

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Howard Beach

Addabbo bill would give Sandy victims tax relief

A newly formed bipartisan task force is taking aim at Hurricane Sandy’s collateral damage as it looks to give property owners a tax break. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013


Bus Drivers Are Not Selfish Thugs

Since they went on strike just over a week ago, the city’s school bus drivers have been vilified by the media and political leaders who said the “selfish drivers” were “holding the children hostage.” Comment.
LeFrak City

Man found dead with shot to the head in LeFrak basement

New York City’s streak of days without a murder came to an end Saturday evening when police found a man with a gunshot wound to the head in Elmhurst, the New York Police Department said. Comments (4).

Nix plan for FMCP soccer stadium

In terms of taking parkland for private interests, I remember helping to get citizens to sign petitions against Donald Mannes’ project for putting a racetrack in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Rockaway Beach

LIPA needs change: Panel

Almost three months after the Rockaways were plunged into darkness for weeks following the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, a commission investigating the ability of the Long Island Power Authority, the peninsula’s main supplier of power, to deal with devastating storms found the utility is severely dysfunctional with little oversight and in desperate need of change. Comment.

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Howard Beach

Far Rock man dies when car slams into tree

HOWARD BEACH — A Far Rockaway man died Saturday after striking a tree near South Conduit and Linden boulevards in Howard Beach, police said. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Howard Beach

Some Cross Bay shops gone for good

Although many businesses on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach have reopened after sustaining extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy, at least one national chain has permanently left the strip with others weighing whether to follow suit and some smaller shops saying they still have hurdles to clear. Comment.
Rego Park

Jewish population grows in Queens

The Jewish population in the Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Gardens areas has grown by 37 percent since 2002, making it home to one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the New York metropolitan region, according to a new report from a prominent Jewish nonprofit group. Comment.

Union walks the line as bus strike persists

City bus drivers who feel the mayor left them out in the cold took to the picket line in Ridgewood Friday. Comments (2).

Police identify boy killed in Ridgewood accident

RIDGEWOOD — A 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in Ridgewood last week, police said. Comment.
Middle Village

Metro HS blazes new trail

Sam Zampelli’s attempt to lose weight through triathlons has become a life-changing experience. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Kew Gardens

Real estate industry gets into beep race

One of the powers entrusted to a borough president is to review and make recommendations on land use applications for development projects in Queens. Comment.

DOE rejects armed guards in District 24

City officials said they do not intend to recognize a Community Education Council resolution seeking to place armed, retired police officers in schools across the city. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Musicians set to rock out for storm benefit concert

Guitarist Ricky Byrd will collaborate with Rockers In Recovery, a Florida-based non-profit organization that gives support to musicians suffering from addiction this Friday at 8 p.m. They will be hosting a concert at The Cutting Room, a Manhattan nightclub, to raise money for those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King starts tough stretch by topping Mount

Christ the King’s Jon Severe entered Mount St. Michael looking to make up for previous disappointments. Comment.

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