Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kew Gardens

CB 6 hears city’s plan to phase out dirty fuel

Heavy-grade heating oil is hazardous to the city’s health and more than 120 apartment buildings in Queens are using it — but not for much longer. Comment
Forest Hills

Cop assaulted girlfriend while off duty: Report

FOREST HILLS — An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend, the New York Post reported. Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Driver pleads guilty in hit-and-run crash that killed beloved Maspeth bar owner: DA

Peter Rodriguez, the man accused of killing Maspeth bar-owner George Gibbons Jr. in a hit-and-run in October, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident Friday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Justice Chin Brandt indicated she would sentence Rodriguez, 37, to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison on May 7, according to Brown. Comment
Forest Hills

Police seeking info on missing Forest Hills man

FOREST HILLS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 74-year-old man, who was last seen inside his home in November 2011. Comment

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Broad Channel

Jamaica Bay’s survival inspires upcoming documentary

Ask New Yorkers about city wildlife and they will probably tell harrowing tales of dodging sidewalk pigeons and subway rats. Comments (1)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Middle Village

Calhoun earns MVP - again

Omar Calhoun owns all-star games. Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Margaret Mitchell backed black civil rights secretly

Recently, Elaine and I watched an “American Masters” program on Channel 13. It was about Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone with the Wind.” Comments (1)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Forest Hills

Holocaust tales retold to keep memories alive

Six million counts of murder. Comment

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kew Gardens

Parks group cries foul over city chopping down nine boro trees

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services said a fungal disease prompted the removal of nine cherry blossom trees behind Borough Hall, but one group claims the landscape leveling was an unnecessary Queens chainsaw massacre. Comment
Forest Hills

Lancman picks up union support

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) accepted the endorsement of the Communications Workers of America District 1 Monday at the Verizon Call Center in Forest Hills in the four-way Democratic primary race for Congress. Comment


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