Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Belle Harbor

Mayor pushes for tax relief for Sandy victims

Homeowners particularly hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy may soon receive some property tax relief under two proposals being pushed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comments (2).

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Breezy Point

State AG examines charity spending post-Sandy

New York state’s attorney general is gathering information from nonprofits helping with hurricane relief efforts in order to disclose to the public how their donations are being spent. Comment.
Woodhaven

Jury finds Elmhust man guilty in 2010 Woodhaven train slay

A Queens Supreme Court jury found a young Elmhurst man guilty Friday in the 2010 fatal stabbing of a Woodhaven man defending his brother on the J train platform at the 85th Street-Forest Parkway station, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
The Civic Scene

People must learn from the lessons of Hurricane Sandy

A 19-page booklet called PlaNYC was issued in 2006 by the mayor’s Sustainable Advisory Board as a special supplement from the city. Its purpose was to alert people to the needs of 2030. It warned that by 2015 our temperatures will have risen by half a degree and that by 2020 half of our power plants will be more than 50 years old. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Howard Beach

Forum helps Sandy victims

Residents hit by Hurricane Sandy gathered at PS 146 in Howard Beach Monday to ask local attorneys about tax and legal considerations following the superstorm that left many with damaged or destroyed documents and struggling to navigate their insurance plans. Comments (1).
Ridgewood

Man arrested for spray painting bridge: Cops

BROOKLYN — A Ridgewood man was arrested and charged with spray painting his tag on the side of the Brooklyn Bridge, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Broad Channel

Three-car collision results in injury and fire

BROAD CHANNEL — At least three cars were involved in a collision that injured at least one person and left a car in flames Monday afternoon. Comment.
Editorial

Under the Walk

Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a decree at a meeting Friday in the Rockaways. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Rockaway Park

Worries surface about air, water after Sandy

As residents living in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy slowly start to put their lives back together and rebuild, some are worried about an additional concern: the quality of their air and water. Comment.
Ridgewood

Cops on the hunt for bank robbery suspect

RIDGEWOOD — Police were looking for a suspect wanted in connection with multiple bank robberies across Ridgewood and two other boroughs. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Sandy costs Beach Channel boys hoops team its season: Coach

The Beach Channel boys basketball team will likely be forced to cancel its season because of the damage Hurricane Sandy inflicted on the still-shuttered building, as players are now scattered throughout the state and attending other schools, head coach Jim Malone told the TimesLedger. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Flood insurance increase may change Queens coast

Some flood insurance premiums are set to double after federal legislation was enacted over the summer, and portions of Queens residents recovering along the borough’s southern coast will be affected more than others. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Cops ID Rockaway woman who died during Sandy

She was the cat lady of Beach 87th Street, her next door neighbor said. Comment.
Kew Gardens

City to send Civic Virtue to Brooklyn

While the borough was cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy, a city agency approved a resolution to send a much-maligned statue packing to Brooklyn. Comments (1).
Breezy Point

Breezy Point stays vigilant

Residents who have finished fighting fires and floodwaters in Breezy Point are now dealing with a new scourge: thieves. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals fall despite strong rally in opener against Bishop Ford

Christ the King Coach Bob Mackey liked what he saw from his team in the middle of the game, cutting a 20-point deficit to just four in the fourth quarter. Comment.
Political Action

Queens GOP must stop infighting if it wants to survive

Since the early, 1980s there have been disputes over leadership within the Queens Republican Party, which has led to periodic election contests in the form of district leadership primaries, in addition to contests for members of the county committee. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway bears deep scars from Sandy

The Rockaway community still waits for its share of federal aid after Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Washington, D.C., last week to lobby for relief funds. Bloomberg said he met leaders from both houses of Congress and both parties to describe the recovery efforts and explain why the city needs $9.8 billion, backing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s request for $42 billion in federal relief aid for the state. Comment.
Breezy Point

Heart carries Xavier to win

Hurricane Sandy chased 11 Xavier players from their Rockaway homes, but left them wanting to keep their football family together as long as possible. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Kew Gardens

Boro Hall statue to be shipped to Brooklyn

Borough Hall is losing its civic virtue after a city agency ruling. Comments (1).

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