Forest Hills Ledger

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

Woodhaven

Woodhaven civic group steps up to help storm victims

Mother Nature’s worst brought out the best in some of Woodhaven’s residents. Comment.
Forest Hills

112th Pct. looking for missing elderly man

FOREST HILLS — The NYPD was looking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing person within the 112th Precinct, police said. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Belle Harbor

More volunteers needed in the Rockaways

Except for a few generator-powered lights, the Rockaway Peninsula is plunged into darkness at night, but during the daytime’s sunlight hours there is plenty of work to be done. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Free fuel given out to Rockaway residents

Some relief at the pumps came to Rockaway residents Thursday afternoon when two fuel trucks were brought in to distribute free gas with assistance from the National Guard. Comment.
Broad Channel

Superstorm imperils Jamaica Bay’s delicate ecosystem

Queens might not be known for having a fragile ecosystem, but one such spot in the southern portion of the borough is in dire straits following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Broad Channel

Neighbors help neighbors in ruined Rockaway

As the days dragged on since Hurricane Sandy bludgeoned the city and cut power to many communities in the Rockaways, some people took it upon themselves to feed and provide for their neighbors as they waited for city services to be restored. Comments (1).
Editorial

The Best and Worst in Blue

An NYPD officer from Forest Hills was arrested last month on charges of planning a crime so gruesome that it looked like a script for a cheesy Hollywood slasher movie. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Howard Beach

Sandy refugee lends helping hand at poll

Ever since Hurricane Sandy flooded Hamilton Beach, 34-year-old Paul Fruehwirth has been homeless. Comment.
Breezy Point

Pols blast utilities for slow storm response

With thousands in the city still without heat and power more than a week after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region, many Queens officials are blasting utility companies for an inadequate response and demanding a speedier restoration. Comment.
Howard Beach

Storm recovery first for pols in tight race

State Senate candidates locked in a tight and nationally scrutinized election in southern Queens put their campaigns aside in the days leading up to Election Day and devoted their full efforts to recovery from Hurricane Sandy instead. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Breezy Point

Sandy’s impact felt as voters sent to other polling places

Election Day arrived in Queens despite the lingering devastation from Hurricane Sandy and the effects of the storm on voters’ ability to cast their ballots was evident across the borough. Comment.
Howard Beach

Addabbo defeats Ulrich in key state Senate race

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) beat back a strong Republican challenge and held onto his seat with a decisive victory to win a second term, according to unofficial results from NY 1. Comment.
Ozone Park

Control of Albany’s upper house hangs in balance

Control of the state Senate was still up in the air hours after the polls closed across New York state Tuesday. Comment.
Broad Channel

Broad Channel limps to life after hurricane

In Broad Channel, the American Legion has become the de facto center of the storm-ravaged island, with volunteers serving warm food to residents, handing out batteries and blankets and sorting through bundles of donated supplies, including stacks of clothes that literally reached the ceiling Monday evening. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Christ the King soccer suffers heartwrenching defeat in CHSAA quarterfinals

A penalty kick began a wild Christ the King rally and brought it to an end. Comment.
Breezy Point

Rockaway players homeless

The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways forced nearly the entire Fontbonne Hall varsity girls’ volleyball team, including Coach Linda Strong, to leave their homes and almost cost them their season. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Sandy shifts Queens polling sites

Voters in storm-ravaged Queens neighborhoods might have to report to a new polling site to cast their ballots on Election Day. Comment.
Breezy Point

Hurricane relief efforts get boost in Queens

Relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the city moved up a notch Monday as Borough President Helen Marshall advised residents of their donation options. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Neighbors help one another in Rockaway Beach

Some residents of the Rockaways who were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and are without power and other city services have taken it upon themselves to provide for their community in the aftermath of the storm, cooking food and handing it out to people in need. Comment.

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