Forest Hills Ledger

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Ridgewood

Assemblywoman adds attorney to staff because of de Blasio’s proposal for Yards

As Mayor de Blasio pushes his Sunnyside Yards affordable housing megaproject forward, one elected official is warning that “this is a critical time for our neighborhoods in western Queens.” State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Ridgewood) announced Feb. 19 that Ira Greenberg, an attorney from Sunnyside Gardens, has joined her staff to work on transportation, housing and zoning issues related to the threat of over-development in western Queens. Comment.
Ozone Park

Alleged Sikh attacker indicted for hate crime

A Queens grand jury has indicted a Long Island man on hate crime charges for allegedly ramming his pick-up truck into a Sikh and dragging his body along the street before fleeing the scene in Ozone Park, the Queens District Attorney office said. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Rockaway Beach

FEMA allocates nearly $500 million to rebuild Rockaway boardwalk

The federal government has finally allocated nearly $500 million to repair the boardwalk in Rockaway, nearly a million square feet of which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Comments (1).

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

I Sit and Look Out

Mario’s affordable housing fight caused rifts

The death early this year of Queens native Mario Cuomo brought forth many stories about his life and his rise to public office. Comments (2).

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Woodhaven

Police conduct drug raid at Woodhaven home with day care: NYPD

A search warrant executed in the 102nd Precinct turned up narcotics and more than $2,000 in cash in a residential home that houses a day-care center in Woodhaven, police said. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

L.I. man charged with attempted murder in assault on Sikh

A grand jury indicted a Long Island man on hate crime charges for allegedly calling a Sikh man “Osama” and then intentionally ramming his pick-up truck into the victim and dragging his body along the street before fleeing the scene in Ozone Park in July, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).
Woodhaven

Murder in Woodhaven ended 12-day lull in city

The 12-day murder-free streak ended for New York City when police responded to the home of Woodhaven resident Eric Roman, who was found shot multiple times and taken to Jamaica hospital, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead on Valentine’s Day, police said. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Woodhaven

City’s murder-free streak ends on Valentine’s Day in Woodhaven

The 12-day murder-free streak ended for New York City Saturday when police responded to the death of Eric Roman, who was shot multiple times and taken to Jamaica hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead, said police. Comment.

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