Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Forest Hills

Forest Hills movie theater closes

The landlord yelled cut on a Forest Hills movie theater’s final act earlier this month. Comment.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Forest Hills

Tennis Club discusses concerts slated for Forest Hills Stadium

The Forest Hills Stadium’s revival as a concert venue has gotten rave and raw reviews alike from the surrounding community. Comment.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Maspeth

SLA to vote on Knockdown Center license

One community’s art is another’s pornography. Comment.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Maspeth

Former FDNY facility sold for $13 million in Maspeth

Years after the FDNY vacated a 100,000-square-foot lot in Maspeth, the city successfully unloaded the land for $13.4 million last month. Comment.
Howard Beach

Officer charged with child porn possession: DA

OZONE PARK — An off-duty police officer was arrested Monday within the 106th Precinct, which covers Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Howard Beach, after authorities said they found five videos containing pornographic images of underage girls on his computer, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney’s office and the NYPD. Comment.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Middle Village

CK guard commits to Molloy College

Shannon Barrett was getting a little uneasy as her senior season went along. The Christ the King guard didn’t have a college to play for next year. But then a text message intiated her college selection process. Comment.
Rego Park

Peralta lands crossing guard for dangerous intersection

It took more than a year and a half and dozens of letters and phone calls, but state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) will finally get a crossing guard replaced near PS 206 in Rego Park. Comments (1).
Maspeth

Fedkowskyj launches bid to unseat Markey

Civic leader Dmytro Fedkowskyj announced his candidacy last weekend to challenge state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Ridgewood) in her first primary in more than a decade. Comment.
Forest Hills

Board of Elections eyes new site in Forest Hills for boro offices

The city Board of Elections is planning to move its front offices up Queens Boulevard from its current location at 83rd Avenue in Kew Gardens to Muss Development’s 17-story office tower at the corner of Union Turnpike. Comment.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kew Gardens

DA funding formula sought

The Queens district attorney’s budget averaged out to $2,029.20 per major felony, far lower than the $3,078.29 afforded to Manhattan prosecutors or rates at other borough DAs, according to calculations by the TimesLedger Newspapers based on NYPD crime statistics and last year’s city budget. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Doors remain open at Borough Hall

Former Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie will stay on as a special assistant at Borough Hall as he campaigns for a spot in Albany, according to a source who hinted the doors in Kew Gardens may be open should his bid fall short in the crowded southeast Queens race. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Irish Circle to close after bankruptcy auction

It’s last call for the Irish Circle Tavern in Rockaway Park, which will be closing its doors after the bank that foreclosed on the 20-year-old bar’s home snatched up the property for $1.25 million in a bankruptcy auction. Comments (34).
Woodhaven

Three challenge Velazquez

Half of the candidates running for U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez’s (D-Brooklyn) seat live outside the 7th Congressional District, including the incumbent. Comment.

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