Forest Hills Ledger

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Forest Hills

Forest Hills street to be co-named for Ferraro

City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) will honor the late Forest Hills congresswoman and first female vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro with a street co-naming Sunday, Oct. 28., at 10:30 a.m. Comment.
Forest Hills

Jack and Nellie’s: A Forest Hills hint of Europe

We had been circling, watching attentively for signs of life, ever since their sign went up in midsummer. The sign with simple white all-cap lettering on a black background announcing Jack & Nellie’s implied the aesthetic of either a steak joint, or a traditional pub. We were wrong on both counts. Aaarrr, begorra, ‘tis a wine bar. A tapas bar. An ooneria. An enoteca. A gastropub. It’s all of those things, owned and run by Cyril Burke, a nice Irish boy from County Wicklow. Comment.
Political Action

Senate race will be hard-fought between Addabbo, Ulrich

One of the most interesting local races in Queens is occurring in the 15th state Senate District in southwest Queens between incumbent Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and challenger City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park). Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Howard Beach

AirTrain, Rockaway A Line to be suspended this weekend

Service on AirTrain JFK’s Howard Beach line and Rockaway A Line will be suspended for the weekend. Due to safety drills and track maintenance being conducted, shuttle buses will be provided for both services, the MTA said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Fracking could contaminate city water: Addabbo

State Sens. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside) blasted the controversial drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing last Thursday, voicing their opposition to allowing the practice in the state because they say it would pose a threat to the city’s drinking water. Comment.
Maspeth

NYPD seeks public help in finding Maspeth man

MASPETH — A Maspeth man went missing Saturday, and the NYPD is asking the public to help locate him. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Many greenspaces in CB 8 receiving upgrades, renovations

As required, Community Board 8 representatives met with Queens officials from the city Parks Department in the overlook in Forest Park Sept. 27. There was an update on previously submitted agenda items and a report on other items concerning CB 8. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Maspeth

Shop to honor firemen lost in Maspeth blaze

The 1960s were a decade of transition — the political landscape shifted dramatically with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, The Beatles took everyone on a magical mystery tour and the Cuban missile crisis led many to gravely prepare for the end of the world. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Bikers should park free: Pols

The motorcyclists who parked their Harley-Davidsons in front of Queens Borough Hall last Thursday said they want to obey the law, but are not sure how. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

Bar owner defends hoops

Community Board 6 got an earful at its monthly meeting last week from residents calling foul on a local bar’s basketball tournaments. Comment.
Forest Hills

Real life young models sought for Queens charity fashion show

Shortstack modeling will begin auditions Saturday in Forest Hills for its annual eight-month self-esteem and modeling program, searching for young women for its seventh-annual Charity Fashion Show. Comment.
Middle Village

Cops hunting for suspect who robbed boro bank

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Police were looking for a man wanted in connection with knocking over a Middle Village bank and have released security images showing the suspect. Comment.
Middle Village

Bullying survivor brings prevention to Middle Village

A New York Times best-selling author and bullying survivor-turned-activist is coming to Middle Village in an effort to promote compassion by sharing her story with young students at an elementary school. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Forest Hills

Katz kicks off run for borough office

It was not an easy decision, but Queens lifer Melinda Katz said the time is right to get back into government. Comments (1).
Ridgewood

Ridgewood man wanted for coach kill: police

The Ridgewood man wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a youth soccer coach for the New York Red Bulls left a note with his brother saying he was “sorry” before fleeing the country to Mexico, the NYPD said. Comment.

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