Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rego Park

North Shore-LIJ opens Rego Park center for 9/11 heroes

Like many heroic New Yorkers, Martin Grillo was heading toward the World Trade Center while others were running away on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven eatery serves more than lunch

A unique dining establishment in Woodhaven sets itself apart from the rest with more than just good eats. Comment.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Kew Gardens

Boro president honors movers for Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Borough President Helen Marshall honored two of the borough’s influential and tenured public servants Tuesday in Kew Gardens. Comment.
Rego Park

LIRR derailment to affect rush hour travel for the week

The Long Island Rail Road said Tuesday it would cancel seven and divert one of the 128 trains it normally provides in the afternoon and evening rush hour because of track damage caused by a derailment Monday night west of the Forest Hills station in Queens. Comment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Doctors raise Rockaway storm funds with fashion

The humanitarian effort following Hurricane Sandy brought volunteers to the Rockaways to help in the immediate aftermath of the storm. Comment.
Forest Hills

Correction cop charged with mischief at Forest Hills precinct: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — A city correction officer was arrested in the 112th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Queens storefronts to get face-lift funds in hurricane bill

A Queens state senator is pushing legislation that would give out $10,000 grants to small business owners with shops damaged by Hurricane Sandy in order to help them fix up their storefronts. Comment.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rego Park

Rego Park salon window smashed before burglary: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police were looking for help finding a suspect wanted in connection to a burglary in Rego Park, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rockaway Park

Bike and boat stations planned for Jamaica Bay

Another wave of revitalization is coming to the Rockaways as the city and federal government seek proposals to install new amenities for visitors and residents of the seaside land. Comment.
Middle Village

MidVil weigh city repairs

Residents in Middle Village brought two specific concerns to the floor at a monthly community meeting this week. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Queens authorities nab seven suspects in fraud ring

Seven people were arrested last week in connection with a tax fraud ring partially operating in Queens who are suspected of stealing more than $500,000 from the federal government, the Queens district attorney said last week. Comment.
Forest Hills

GCP drunk driver gets up to 7 years in prison

The boozed-up driver who killed a highway worker on the Grand Central Parkway early one morning last year will spend at least 28 months in prison after he was sentenced Tuesday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Middle Village

CK season comes to close with loss to Moore

Christ the King lost one of its best players to injury before seeing its season slip away. Comment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Howard Beach

Cops nab suspect in Howard Beach brush fire deaths

Police charged a Brooklyn man with murder in connection with the deaths of two men who had been shot and beaten and whose bodies were stuffed inside plastic bags and set on fire in an undeveloped section of Howard Beach, police and the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Jury convicts Forest Hills cop in cannibal scheme

It took a Manhattan federal jury less than three full days to return a guilty verdict for Gilberto Valle, the NYPD officer from Forest Hills charged with plotting online to kidnap, kill and eat a number of women. Comments (2).
Rockaway Park

Scholars headed to third-straight ‘B’ final

The Scholars Academy girls’ basketball team is heading to its third straight title game, but it is doing so without head Coach Janet Kleiner on the bench. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals crowned champions

In the closing minutes of the third quarter, it appeared the CHSAA Class AA basketball championship between Christ the King and Bishop Loughlin was going to come down to the wire. Comment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Forest Hills

NYPD officer from Forest Hills convicted in Cannibal case

A Manhattan federal court jury Tuesday found a suspended Forest Hills police officer guilty of conspiring to kidnap, rape, murder and cannibalize women. Comment.

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