Forest Hills Ledger

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

Kew Gardens

Jamaica man gets 23 years for 2008 rape

KEW GARDENS — A Jamaica man was sentenced last week to 23 years to life in prison for the 2008 rape of a woman he also robbed, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

Forest Hills

Suspects slap iPhone out of victim’s hand: Police

FOREST HILLS — A woman had her iPhone stolen by some slap-happy suspects last month, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Cops drag six gunmen from under boardwalk: Police

ROCKAWAY BEACH — Six gun-toting men tried to hide under the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach after allegedly squeezing off a few rounds Friday, but police from the 100th Precinct yanked them out by their feet before slapping them with cuffs, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

Ridgewood

Biz leaders mull Forest Hills, Ridgewood store vacancies

Empty storefronts dot the commercial strips in Ridgewood and Forest Hills, but the reasons behind the vacancies are different for each area, according to business leaders in both neighborhoods. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011

Howard Beach

Sheehan acquitted of murder

Defense lawyers plan to appeal what they call the contradictory verdict rendered last Thursday after Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach mother who shot her ex-cop husband, was acquitted of murder but found guilty on gun possession charges. Comment.
Ozone Park

Aqueduct applications far outnumber jobs

More than 35,000 people have applied for 1,350 permanent positions available at the soon-to-be-opened racino at Aqueduct Racetrack, the operators of the development said last week. Comment.
Forest Hills

Haggerty group under fire

A campaign committee controlled by Queens Republican political operative John Haggerty, who is on trial for allegedly stealing $1.1 million of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s money, is three months late in filing its disclosure report with the state Board of Elections, a BOE spokesman said Tuesday. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Diner close perturbs residents

The Forest Diner on 108th Street in Forest Hills closed last month after slinging food for about 30 years, and some residents said its passing was a watershed moment in the history of the neighborhood. Comment.
Maspeth

Residents slam DOT’s Maspeth truck bypass plan

Traffic sailed along new routes through a previously unregulated, five-way intersection in Maspeth last week, but residents and business owners said a new truck bypass plan caused pure mayhem elsewhere. Comments (3).
Kew Gardens

DA Brown charges 111 in ID theft bust

More than 100 suspects were charged Friday in what the Queens district attorney is calling the largest identity theft takedown in U.S. history. Comments (2).
Middle Village

Long Island station could add train traffic in Middle Village

A new train terminus in Long Island has the potential to increase traffic through Middle Village, and it opened just as residents got a little bit of relief from noise and pollution coming from the track behind their houses. Comment.
Ozone Park

Alleged Ozone Park thief caught due to iPhone app

An alleged iPhone thief was caught in South Ozone Park Friday, four days after he swiped the phone and an app took his photo when he tried to unlock the device, police said. Comment.
Middle Village

St. John the Baptist beats CK defense

All St. John the Baptist quarterback Greg Egan and the rest of his team could do was sit on the sidelines and hope their defense could make one last stop, as they were clinging to a three-point lead with less than two minutes remaining in the game. Comment.
Editorial

The Battered Wife

The Battered Wife Comment.

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