Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Broad Channel

Male floater found by police in Jamaica Bay

ROCKAWAYS — A dead man was found floating in the waters of Jamaica Bay Friday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Miller sponsors food drive

State Assemblyman Mike Miller will be sponsoring a holiday food drive in conjunction with the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council. Food collected will benefit the Sacred Heart Food Pantry in Glendale. The drive will carry on until Dec. 15. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Forest Hills

Forest Hills resident to compete in wrapping contest

A Forest Hills resident’s gift for gift wrapping has landed her a spot in a national competition that may net her a nice holiday present of her own: $10,000. Comment.
Forest Hills

Cops nab barber in drug bust worth $680K: Post

FOREST HILLS — Police carried out a $680,000 drug bust in the parking lot of a Sports Authority over the weekend, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Turner reminds constituents to register for HEAP

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) has announced the upcoming opening of registration for the Home Energy Assistance Program this year. The deadline is Jan. 3. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

Ozone Park

Ulrich to head Mitt’s 2012 Qns. campaign

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has tapped City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) to head his campaign operations in New York City. Comment.
Ozone Park

Queens’ barista training grounds in Ozone Park

Coffee, a drink to wake you up in the morning, keep you going during the day and relax with after dinner, is all that and more. And these days it’s an opportunity for connoisseurship and competitive sport. Queens’ own Dallis Bros. Coffee is at the epicenter of the specialty coffee movement. Comment.
Middle Village

Calhoun siblings rule Christ the King basketball

Shooting drills. Dribbling workouts. HORSE. All of those are fine for Omar and Sierra Calhoun. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Maspeth

Ex-Maspeth firefighter beats cancer at North Shore

Patients at the Monter Cancer Center who complete their treatment and are declared cancer-free will now be ringing a bell signifying the milestone after a firefighters’ cancer support group donated the bell last week. Comment.
Rego Park

Two wanted in Rego Pk., Jamaica robberies

REGO PARK — Two men are wanted in connection with a pair of armed robberies in Rego Park and Jamaica, according to police. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills native on the road to comedy stardom with recent debut on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

Barry Rothbart, a rising comedy star and actor from Forest Hills, has finally made it to the big time with his debut on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last month. Comments (4).

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Ridgewood

Q58 wins Pokey Award as slowest bus in Queens

The 50th Street crosstown bus in Manhattan has won the doubtful distinction of being the slowest bus in town with the Q58 cited as the worst laggard in Queens. Comments (1).
Broad Channel

Goldfeder asks director of MTA to hear locals on Cross Bay toll

State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) wants newly appointed MTA Executive Director Joseph Lhota to visit his district so Lhota can hear residents’ gripes about the Cross Bay Bridge toll. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

Glendale

Bonnano boss shot dead in Canada: Police

A former reputed acting boss of the Bonnano crime family was killed Thanksgiving morning near Montreal, a Quebec police spokesman said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forestdale couple released from jail

The Manhattan couple who spent a week on the lam after taking their eight children from a Forest Hills foster care center are now free after serving two months in jail as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

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