Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kew Gardens

Book opens a new chapter on notorious Kew Gardens murder of Kitty Genovese

These seven words may have sealed Kitty Genovese’s fate 50 years ago, on that cold morning of March 13, 1964: “There must have been 30 calls already.” Comments (3).
Middle Village

Crowley co-chairs Women’s Caucus

Propelling more females into the FDNY ranks and investing pension funding in women-led corporations may seem unusual policy priorities for a city councilwoman from Glendale, but not when the legislator leads the Council’s Women’s Caucus. Comment.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Woodhaven

Man stole baby food in Woodhaven: Cops

WOODHAVEN — Police released a surveillance image of a man wanted for allegedly stealing two bottles of baby formula from Rite Aid at gunpoint. Comments (3).
Middle Village

Royals repeat: Seniors lead Christ the King to second-straight Federation crown

ALBANY – Christ the King’s seniors saved their best performance for last and powered their team to a second-straight state title Saturday night. Comment.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kew Gardens

Lawyer charged with stealing $200K from clients: DA

KEW GARDENS — An embattled attorney found himself in need of a good lawyer when he was charged with stealing more than $200,000 from his clients, the district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Crossing guard arrested in 100th Precinct: NYPD

ROCKAWAY BEACH — An off-duty school crossing guard was arrested March 12 in the 100th Precinct after police said he failed to hand money and fake cocaine over to authorities. Comment.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Maspeth

New neighbors may pinch industrial zone

Although Maspeth’s Industrial Business Zone boasts 592 acres, a few small developments on the horizon could threaten its stability. Comment.
Middle Village

Resilient Royals rally to beat Cardozo in overtime at state tournament

Christ the King saw its season and state title hopes about to slip away with minutes left to play before the Royals were able to turn things around and ensure neither came to an end. Comment.
Ridgewood

CB 5 considers rezoning

Plans to rezone a roughly two-block manufacturing section of Ridgewood for residential and commercial use roused many to testify at the Community Board 5 meeting last week. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Irish Circle site up for auction

The Rockaway Beach home of the nearly 20-year-old Irish Circle Tavern is on the auction block after its owner failed to make payments ordered by a bankruptcy court. Comments (28).
Forest Hills

Queens singers take center stage at Carnegie Hall

The old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice,” could now sport a new punch line. Comment.
Rego Park

Temple’s lease in tumult

A rent dispute between Ohr Natan synagogue and the Rego Park congregations’ landlord has landed the two in court. Comment.
Block Shots

Royals’ Atson proven to be among city’s best

Travis Atson’s name wasn’t part of the conversation about the city’s best players when the season began, but now it will be printed among some of its all-time greats. Comment.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ridgewood

Woodside para accused of sexually abusing 14-year-old: NYPD

MASPETH — A PS 9 paraprofessional was arrested at 1 a.m. Thursday and charged with raping a 14-year-old boy, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Maspeth

Maspeth rails against Knockdown Center

Maspeth wants to halt the hipsters. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Three boro residents dead in separate cases

Three Queens residents were found dead Saturday when the NYPD received calls about a body floating along the coast of Gantry Plaza State Park, another in a Howard Beach motel room and a third inside a closed Flushing construction site. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Royals aim for state crown

Christ the King heads to the state Federation tournament hoping to cement its place in the record books. Comment.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Howard Beach

Woman found dead in Howard Beach motel: NYPD

HOWARD BEACH — Police were investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found unconscious in Surfside Motel Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

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