Forest Hills Ledger

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Forest Hills

Cops ask public’s help in search for woman, 76

FOREST HILLS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 76-year-old woman from Forest Hills. Comment.
Maspeth

Driver found with gun magazines in car: Brown

MASPETH — Police charged a Forest Hills man with criminal possession of a weapon after officers found him packing a pistol and bullet magazines while disregarding traffic rules in his 2004 Nissan Feb. 22, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Breezy Point

Marsh restoration to affect Marine Parkway Bridge lifts

Multiple daily bridge lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will continue through March as a result of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ marsh islands restoration project in Jamaica Bay. Comment.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ridgewood

Star turn on ‘Rachael Ray’

Shana Wagner was not up for an Academy Award Sunday, but the “Rachael Ray” show made her feel as if she was after the Ridgewood resident was given a red carpet makeover on Friday’s episode. Comment.
Rego Park

Suspect steals bag from Rego Park shop: Police

REGO PARK — Police were looking for a man who allegedly swiped a woman’s bag from a Rego Park shop Tuesday of last week, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Howard Beach

Howard Beach mobsters face life in jail after guilty pleas

Four Gambino crime family members from Howard Beach pleaded guilty last week in Manhattan federal court to a multitude of charges, including narcotics trafficking, extortions, assaults, loansharking, racketeering and gambling, according to federal authorities. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Goldfeder proposes first responder bill

State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) is sponsoring legislation that makes it easier to recruit and retain volunteer first responders. Comment.
Forest Hills

Three Chase banks on Queens Blvd. robbed

FOREST HILLS - Police were seeking information about a suspect in the robberies of three Chase banks on Queens Boulevard last month. Comment.
Rego Park

Lancman calls for stiff punishment on vandalism

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) recently proposed legislation designed to deter would-be vandals and thieves from targeting religious institutions. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Beep honors local heroes at State of the Boro address

After telling of all the accomplishments that took place this past year in Queens, Borough President Helen Marshall honored a number of residents and government workers who performed great achievements and improved the quality of life in the borough. Comment.
Editorial

CHSAA Drops the Ball

Sometimes common sense is not common enough. In January, the coaches of the Christ the King and Bishop Ford girls’ basketball teams decided not to play in games against Nazareth High School in the days following the death of Nazareth Coach Apache Paschall. Comment.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Kew Gardens

Alleged Gambino member faces child molest charge

KEW GARDENS — An alleged member of the Gambino crime family is facing charges of molesting an underage girl, the New York Post reported. Comments (1).
Woodhaven

Police seek leads in Woodhaven home invasion

WOODHAVEN — Police are on the lookout for three individuals wanted in connection with a brazen home break-in and robbery, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Maspeth

Hateful graffiti scrawled on Maspeth church

A Maspeth pastor arrived at work Wednesday morning to find five separate acts of hate-driven vandalism throughout different areas of the church, including one Star of David with a swastika inside. Comments (3).

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