Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ozone Park

Lab cheerleader trades pompoms for high-tops

Up until two years ago, if Ashanti Plummer was at a basketball game, it was in the stands or on the baseline waving pom-poms. Comment.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ridgewood

Ridgewood cabbie admits guilt in chase at JFK

A Ridgewood livery cab driver has pleaded guilty to charges of imprisoning a Panamanian family in his speeding taxi while trying to elude police in a terrifying chase at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment.
Ridgewood

Man assaults woman, steals cell phone: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A 32-year-old Brooklyn man violated an order of protection last month, not only initiating contact with a woman but beating her and taking her cellphone, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Tip of the week

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Kew Gardens

Borough lawmakers pen bill to protect female immigrants

There are currently two competing versions of a women’s rights bill extension on the federal level, but Queens lawmakers are not waiting for a resolution and have introduced state legislation to protect the anonymity of victims’ immigration status when they report domestic violence. Comment.
Ridgewood

Ridgewood touts artistic sensibility during gallery crawl

The Queens Museum of Art wanted to make sure everyone on a recent gallery crawl knew which borough they were in. Comment.
Forest Hills

A tree adoption event grows in Forest Hills park

Forest Hills will host a tree giveaway this week to help the city get a little greener. Comment.
Glendale

Ads advise against absence

The newest advertisements showed children with clocks covering their eyes below the slogan, “It’s 9 a.m. Do you know where your kids are?” Comment.
Forest Hills

Andre the Giant goes big

Andre Armstrong’s journey to a Division I basketball scholarship featured as many stops and starts as the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway. Comment.
Rego Park

Cops seek whereabouts of missing boro man, 20

REGO PARK — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 20-year-old man who disappeared last week. Comment.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ridgewood

Putnam Ave. man ran chop-shop: DA

A Ridgewood man allegedly set up his own motorcycle chop-shop in his basement complete with hundreds of bike parts, according to Queens prosecutors. Comment.
Ridgewood

Man caught in connection with two crimes: Brown

RIDGEWOOD — An 18-year-old man was charged with attempted murder, assault and robbery in two separate incidents in the western Queens neighborhood, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rego Park

Koslowitz rips train line at CB6

Community Board 6 convened for its monthly meeting last week with two topics dominating the majority of the conversation: the possible revival of the Rockaway line of the Long Island Rail Road and a planned four-story development on 102nd Street in Rego Park. Comments (3).
Woodhaven

Parks says carousel will open by Memorial Day

A long-shuttered feature of Forest Park will spin again. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Peninsula rally cries fall on deaf city ears

Hundreds of Rockaway residents sickened by the closure of Peninsula Hospital aimed their ire directly at the city Department of Health at a public hearing last week. Comment.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Woodhaven

Police discover body in Forest Park brush fire

Police and firefighters discovered a charred body in Forest Park Saturday morning after responding to a brush fire call, the NYPD said. Comment.

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