Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rego Park

Two men steal iPhones from boro salesperson (WITH VIDEO)

REGO PARK — A salesperson at a Woodhaven Boulevard Sprint shop did not plan on giving out any five-finger discounts last month when two men made off with a pair of iPhones, police said. Comment.
Glendale

Glendale man kills self after firing at cops

A Glendale man shot at NYPD officers and then barricaded himself inside his apartment’s bathroom before killing himself Sunday night, authorities said. Comment.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

QueensLine

Beat Generation writer Kerouac called Ozone Park home

Born in 1922, Jack Kerouac is considered the father of Beat Generation literature. His iconoclastic works, such as “On the Road,” “The Dharma Bums” and “Vanity of Duluoz,” were the mouthpiece of a 1950s counterculture. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Forest Hills

Veterans’ groups struggle due to high city fees

Leaders of veterans’ organizations in the borough said they are being crippled by permits and violations from the city, which have put one Queens post’s parade in jeopardy and caused another to cut down on events. Comment.
Middle Village

CK coach benches star in post-season

Isaiah Lewis, one of the city’s top prospects, has been benched indefinitely, Christ the King Coach Joe Arbitello said after his team beat Archbishop Stepinac 77-53 in the CHSAA Class AA boys’ basketball second round last Thursday night at St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows. Comment.
I Sit and Look Out

Columnist’s friend thinks people behave irrationally

The last of the five friends who read my columns in manuscript came up with a good many gripes, following my own column about my concerns. The other four have had their say and I invite you to make your gripes known through TimesLedger Newspapers. Solutions are most welcome, too. Comment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ridgewood

DOE to shut down 2 boro high schools

The city Department of Education has announced plans to close two struggling Queens high schools, and more of the same was expected for the borough’s other six lowest performing high schools. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Qns. hospitals rank poorly

A spokesman for North Shore-LIJ Health System said the hospital was committed to improvement after Consumer Reports released a ranking of New York City area hospitals that put Forest Hills Hospital at 62 percent below the national average in hospital safety. Comments (1).
Maspeth

Gibbons’ Home reopens doors as George’s legacy

It has been almost five months since former Gibbons’ Home bar owner George Gibbons Jr. died in a wrong-way car crash, and even though the bar has since reopened under new family management, there are still reminders throughout the spot of the man who created it. Comments (4).
Middle Village

Sierra Calhoun lifts CK to Brooklyn/Qns title

The CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens title is Christ the King’s again and the Royals have Sierra Calhoun to thank. Comment.

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