Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Broad Channel

Tip of the week

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Breezy Point

Celebrating the Queens Heroes of Sandy

Ordinary people demonstrate time and again the extraordinary strength and power of unity when calamity strikes. Comment
Belle Harbor

Then and Now: Sandy’s fury still evident 12 months later

It’s been a year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Rockaways and parts of southern Queens. Comment

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway residents want to keep ferry

Hurricane Sandy transformed the Rockaways in many ways, both for the worse and better, but there is one change the storm brought about that some residents and elected officials are saying they especially hope will remain permanent: the Rockaway Beach Ferry Service. Comments (1)
Rockaway Beach

YANA center of Rockaway moves from Sandy relief

In the days immediately following Hurricane Sandy, the YANA Community Center was transformed into a major relief hub for storm victims in the Rockaways. With the support of members of the Occupy Sandy movement, the facility became a place for the surrounding community to find hot meals, medical care and other aid. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Ozone Park

Ozone Park gets new pedestrian plaza

A new pedestrian plaza that will be partially located in Ozone Park is expected to be completed this week, the city Department of Transportation said. Comments (2)

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Belle Harbor

Hurricane killed 12 people in Queens

Relatives of a 77-year-old man who slipped and fell down a dark stairwell in the Hammels Houses the day after Hurricane Sandy said the effects of the patriarch’s death have not faded. Comment
Forest Hills

Speeding enforcement initiative pays off: Police

FOREST HILLS — A three-day enforcement initiative throughout the city helped the Police Department issue more than 700 summonses as part of an ongoing effort to limit speeding and traffic infractions, cops said. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Howard Beach

Houses of worship back on feet after rebuilding

The wrenching stories of destruction share many common elements: pews that had to be ripped out, waterlogged religious texts, congregants holding on to some sense of normalcy with makeshift services. Comments (1)
Breezy Point

Turner hopes burned house will be rebuilt by yearend

Bob Turner is hoping he and his family will be celebrating Christmas in their home this year instead of the Kew Gardens house they have been renting for the last year. Comment
Rockaway Park

Qns Public Library set to reopen Seaside branch after $1.6M fixup

The Seaside branch of Queens Library is ready to reopen nearly a year after it was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Comment

Police investigating dead baby found in teen’s bag: NYPD

MANHATTAN — NYPD officers discovered a dead baby in the bag of a teen accused of shoplifting at a Manhattan Victoria’s Secret last week, the NYPD said.Police responded to a 911 call of shoplifting at the store in Herald Square. While inspecting the bags of Tiona Rodriguez, 17, of Brooklyn, and Francis Estevez, 17, of Glendale, they discovered the body inside Rodriguez’s bag, authorities said. Comment

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Kew Gardens

QPTV to air beep debate

It was on, then it was off and now it’s back on again. Comments (1)
Breezy Point

Recovery still slow in Breezy Point

Sunlight streams in through the stained glass windows of St. Thomas More, casting a blue light into the apse of the Breezy Point church. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Global relief network opens health clinic in Rockaways

A free clinic for adults without health insurance opened its doors days before the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Mixed reviews on Rockaway businesses recovering after Sandy

When Superstorm Sandy hit a year ago, its tidal surge carried two shipping containers down Rockaway Beach Boulevard that smashed into storefronts like a pair of 5,000-pound shoes in a washing machine. Comment

New school campus named for Geraldine Ferraro

Civic leaders from around Queens and beyond gathered in Ridgewood Tuesday to name the campus of a new public school after the late congresswoman and activist Geraldine Ferraro. Comments (1)
Rockaway Beach

Environmental laws look ahead in boro

Hurricane Sandy left a scar on Queens — and the rest of New York City — unlike any other storm in recent history, but Mother Nature might be an even greater threat looking forward. Comment
Forest Hills

Koslowitz, Torodash face off

Following a string of sexual assaults in Forest Park and Rego Park, the two candidates for the City Council seat that covers those areas discussed public safety as an issue of primary concern. Comments (1)

Struggle and Hope

It has been a year since Superstorm Sandy hurtled into Queens, leaving a scar on the Rockaway Peninsula and its neighbors on the nearby mainland. Other parts of Queens also felt the fury of the hurricane, but the coastal communities headed the borough’s casualty list both in terms of damage to property and human lives. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Broad Channel

Broad Channel beckons one year after Sandy

Nighttime in the Channel is the easiest time to estimate how many residents of the 22-block-long coastal enclave have not returned after Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Broad Channel

Insurance rate hikes sting

Flood insurance rates began increasing for some Queens business and homeowners at the beginning of October, but coastal communities believe the federal government has not looked hard enough to find a better solution to keeping its troubled insurance program above water. Comment
Howard Beach

Howard Beach braving ongoing effects of storm

A year has gone by, but the name “Sandy” has remained on the tip of everyone’s tongues in Howard Beach since the devastating hurricane battered the New York area, residents said. Comment
Rockaway Park

Artists mark Sandy anniversary with new exhibition

In the first moments after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Rockaways, the churning seawater rushed ashore, headed straight up Marina and Kevin Callaghan’s street and completely flooded their basement, where it destroyed Kevin’s art studio and much of his work. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Hurricane Sandy Events in the Rockaways

Fire & Flood — Join the House of Rock Church to reflect on how Hurricane Sandy changed everyone’s lives. Comment
Middle Village

Mulic scores twice in Royals victory

Medina Mulic again proved she could score from anywhere in any way and at any time. Comment

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