Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Rockaway Park

City honors Rockaway site

The red brick facade of Engine Co. 268/Hook & Ladder 137 has watched over the Rockaway Peninsula for 100 years, keeping residents safe on both land and at sea. Comment

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Howard Beach

Number of violent crimes drop as property crimes rise in 106th

Some categories of violent crime were down in the 106th Precinct in 2012 from the year before, while the number of property crimes went up, according to police statistics. Comment

Hevesi seeks funds to curb train stink

In an effort to keep pollution-spewing garbage trucks off city streets, lawmakers have worked to shift waste transport onto rails. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Rego Park

Woman caught on tape in Rego Park purse snatch sought by police

REGO PARK — A suspected thief was caught on camera last month, and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying him. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

The Play’s the Thing

Theaters in Queens offer a sweetheart’s delight of picks

For another Valentine’s Day, I offer the gift of revisiting The Outrageous Fortune Company, my very own theater company, 17 years and 50 productions at Queens Theatre in the Park, still homeless and out of action for three years this May. Perhaps, in return, one of you faithful readers will lead me to a benefactor who will locate a new venue for our rebirth. Comments (1)
Broad Channel

Police rescue two kayakers from Jamaica Bay

JAMAICA BAY — A few of the city’s finest plunged into the icy waters of Jamaica Bay last Saturday to rescue two kayakers who fell overboard, according to the NYPD. Comment

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Rockaway Beach

City Council to investigate property tax hikes

The City Council announced this week that it will hold an emergency hearing to investigate reports that numerous people whose homes were damaged in Hurricane Sandy, including some who live in the Rockaways, have had their property tax assessments raised. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Corona man who hit officers, torched house draws 30 years

A 52-year-old Corona man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for setting the home of a Forest Hills couple on fire, returning later in the day to attack the male resident and then assaulting and striking with his car three officers during his arrest, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Gas utility gives sweet assist to ravaged Rockaway factory

How sweet it is. Comment
Ozone Park

Getaway driver in Figoski death cleared

OZONE PARK - The man accused of acting as the getaway driver for a robbery that led to Officer Peter Figoski’s slaying was cleared of all charges in Brooklyn Supreme Court, the New York Post reported Thursday. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Ozone Park

Political coup could reframe Queens GOP

A group of Republican City Council members found a loophole last month to appoint a new Queens commissioner to the city Board of Elections, which could cause a major shift in power inside the Queens GOP organization. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Winter storm causes concern over Rockaway power supply

The winter storm that carried fear and anxiety toward New York City last weekend brought about a foot of snow to Queens as thousands of households in the Rockaways lost power after the failure of temporary electrical infrastructure constructed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Forest Hills

Jury set for cannibalism case as disturbing trial nears start

Jurors were chosen this week for the grim task of deciding the fate of former Forest Hills Officer Gilberto Valle, who is accused of planning to practice cannibalism on a number of women. Comments (1)
Middle Village

Royals power past Ford

Christ the King proved it is more than Sierra Calhoun. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

Broad Channel

Kayakers rescued from Jamaica Bay by police [With Video]

A few of the city’s finest plunged into the icy waters of Jamaica Bay Saturday to rescue two kayakers who fell overboard, according to the NYPD. Comments (1)


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