Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Police seek missing Rockaway Beach man

ROCKAWAY BEACH — The public is being asked to help locate a Rockaway Beach man reported missing in January. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals’ Jon Severe signs with Fordham Rams

New York state’s top senior boys’ basketball player is staying home. Comment.
Letters

MTA must improve Rockaway transit

The buses on the Woodhaven corridor are too overcrowded and unreliable and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority does not care. Comments (3).

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Rego Park

DOT supports speed cameras at boro intersection

The city Department of Transportation threw its support behind calls for a speed camera at a dangerous intersection near PS 206 in Rego Park, but said it is waiting for the state to pass a law authorizing the cameras before it can move forward. Comments (2).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Community asked to trace Jamaica Bay story for film

After decades of industrial waste polluting its waters and damage from scores of storms wreaking havoc on habitats, Jamaica Bay has quite the story to tell. Comment.
Forest Hills

Urban forager offers a walk and snack in Forest Park

Kew Gardens native “Wildman” Steve Brill knew when the NYPD slapped handcuffs onto his wrists his days of urban foraging in obscurity were over. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Severe practices patience while choosing college

Jon Severe ignored the cheers and chants from a special section directly behind the basket at the Barclays Center. Comment.
Block Shots

New softball coach takes on struggling Royals

Alexa Rosella fully understood the task she would take on when she accepted the job of head coach of the Christ the King’s girls’ softball team. Comment.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Forest Hills

Afghan woman fights for gender rights

Extreme acts of violence against humanity are often met with widespread shock and unmitigated disgust, but in fanatical circles extreme acts of violence against women are often met with hushed nods of approval from the male ruling elite. Comment.
Ridgewood

Feds seize tainted food from Ridgewood depot

This is not kosher. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven roof collapses after decades of violations

The fate of a two-story unoccupied building in Woodhaven with more than 30 open construction violations was still up in the air after it collapsed into itself last week, the city Department of Buildings said. Comment.
Belle Harbor

City grants Sandy extension for property tax assessments

Homeowners whose properties were damaged by Superstorm Sandy have been granted an extension to appeal their property tax assessments with the city. Comment.
Forest Hills

Track stars win for Forest Hills

Forest Hills’ Felipe Yanez surprised everyone with his blistering times at the Mayor’s Cup. Comment.
Letters

Ragusa target of unfair criticism

As former Queens elected officials, we have had the opportunity to work closely with Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa. We have known Ragusa for more than 30 years, and in our experience he is one of the most honest, diligent, decent and forthright people we have had the pleasure to be associated with in our many years in public service. Comment.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ozone Park

Warring GOP Party spars over leadership

Republican leaders traded more barbs over the future of the Queens GOP Party this week in the wake of a wide-ranging bribery scandal. Comment.
Forest Hills

Weiner considers mayoral campaign

The scandal-scarred political career of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner might be due for a revival after a Marist College poll revealed the ex-Forest Hills congressman ranks second among Democratic candidates running for mayor even though he has not entered the race. Comment.
Middle Village

CK star reaches NCAA final

Bria Smith had a good feeling about this season before it even started. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King’s Harmon commits with St. Francis

Christ the King Coach Joe Arbitello told anyone who would listen during the season that Malik Harmon was a Division I point guard. Comment.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Woodhaven

Woodhaven building with open construction violations collapses: Officials

A two-story unoccupied building with more than 30 open construction violations collapsed in Woodhaven Friday evening, temporarily shutting down J train service nearby, fire officials said. Comments (1).

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