Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, July 2, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Tip of the week

Letters

DOH must take care of Rockaways

First, I want to thank the members of our community who fought to keep Peninsula Hospital open. To those who spoke up at a recent public hearing held by the state Department of Health, I heard your concerns and share your outrage. It is unacceptable that the DOH has opted not to ensure that local families have access to the health care they need. Comment.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Forest Hills Gardens

Ronald Miles Decker, 80

Ronald Miles Decker, of Alpharetta, Ga., and Haines Falls, N.Y., who grew up in Forest Hills Gardens, died June 17 at his home in Georgia after a long illness. He was 80. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King’s Joyner gets new role in Conn.

In a year where things didn’t go nearly as planned for Kalief Joyner, the Christ the King football star was thrown another curveball when he arrived for practice for the Empire Challenge. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Rockaways man, 18, dies after being shot: Cops

ROCKAWAY BEACH — An 18-year-old Rockaway Beach man was fatally shot not far from his home early Friday morning, police said. Comment.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Broad Channel

Turner angers advocates for wildlife center

A congressman’s push to rename the visitor center at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is ruffling the feathers of area conservationists. Comment.
Rego Park

Man steals money from bank account: Police

REGO PARK — Police were asking for help in finding a young man who stole money from an account that was not his last month at the Apple Bank in Rego Park. Comments (1).
Letters

Go back to voting machines with booths

This is 2012. Many years ago, we sent a man to the moon. We have developed search engines and new technologies and a computerized society that knows everything about everything. Comment.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Forest Hills

Girl Scouts glow in Queens

The Girl Scouts of America does far more than provide the snack-crazed masses with their fix of Thin Mints — the 100-year-old organization also provides young women with the tools needed to prosper in this challenging world. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Telling the tale of Rockaway Beach

Vivian Rattay Carter has lived all around New York City from Astoria and Tribeca to Park Slope and Riverdale. But once she moved to Rockaway Beach in 1994, she realized she couldn’t live anywhere else. Comments (2).

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Middle Village

Long beats Turner in Republican contest for Senate

One surprise win deserves another. Comment.
Forest Hills

Child care spared cuts in city budget

Child care advocates got a some good news Monday night when Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the city’s new budget will not cut child daycare and after-school programs. Comment.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Glendale

Queens author helps abuse victims to heal with words

A Glendale author used writing as a way to free herself from anger, and now she’s giving others the same chance to turn the page on their past. Comment.
Letters

Don’t belittle Asian achievements

While I find it unsettling that TimesLedger Newspapers columnist Bob Friedrich seems to have so many issues with my event in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage month (“On Point: Politics not working right? Columnist knows five reasons why,” June 7-13), but going as far as referring to it as a “cheap political stunt” disrespects and undermines the history of contributions and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our society. Comments (3).

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