Forest Hills Ledger

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Kew Gardens

Indictments for 31 alleged gang members handed down: DA

KEW GARDENS - A total of 31 alleged gang members from southeast Queens were indicted on charges of conspiring to rob people in order to raise money to free a gang leader jailed in Riker’s Island, and to murder two members of a rival gang, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014


Get your information right on Mae West

Since your newspaper has been serving Queens since 1919, I hope you will correct the factual errors in your recent article “Sex symbol Mae West spent her childhood in Woodhaven” by The Greater Astoria Historical Society. Comments (2).

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Breezy Point

Whale, dolphin sightings increase near Breezy Pt.

Whale and dolphin sightings in the Rockaways have increased over the last five years, making American Princess watch and adventure cruises that launching from Riis Landing in Breezy Point the new popular pastime. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Labor calls for minimum wage control

Elected officials and labor leaders honored the Queens working class on the steps of Borough Hall in a ceremony co-hosted by Borough President Melinda Katz and City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) last week. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Howard Beach

Russo’s on the Bay expands with its own brand of foods

If you are fond of “grandma’s cooking,” especially Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, you will not have to take the family out to dine. Comment.
Middle Village

Man rescued from open grave in Middle Village

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Firefighters said they were called to St. John Cemetery in Middle Village at 10:05 a.m. Sept. 5 to assist a worker who had fallen into an open grave, the FDNY said. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014


Ridgewood Reservoir dam may go untouched

After encountering a surge of opposition to planned Ridgewood Reservoir work, the city applied to reclassify the dam and avoid controversial decommissioning construction. Comment.
Breezy Point

Man in cardiac arrest off Breezy Point rescued

BREEZY POINT — A 47-year-old having a heart attack on a barge off the shore of Breezy Point Sept. 4 was flown to the hospital, where he regained his vital signs, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014


Assemblywoman Markey wins quiet election with wide margin

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) emerged from her first primary unscathed, garnering 75 percent of votes against an opponent making his initial run for political office. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014


Markey scores major victory in race to retain Assembly seat

State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) triumphed in her first competitive primary Tuesday, according to preliminary results from the Associated Press. Comments (1).

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Middle Village

Fedkowskyj and Markey set to square off in primary

It is a case of fresh vs. familiar in the 30th state Assembly District primary. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Middle Village

Fedkowskyj mounts attack against Markey

After years of working on education policy, Dmytro Fedkowskyj hopes to school state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) in her first competitive primary. Comment.

MTA bus strikes man in Maspeth: NYPD

MASPETH — Police said an MTA bus driver accidentally struck down a 68-year-old man crossing 53rd Drive near 65th Place Tuesday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Kew Gardens

Two arrested during bike-wilding on the Van Wyck

A Flushing motorcyclist and another man from Mount Vernon, N.Y., were arrested during an episode of biker-wilding on the Van Wyck Expressway Saturday evening, police said. Comments (7).

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