Forest Hills Ledger

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Labor demands city action on post-storm mold crisis

Members from several labor unions are putting pressure on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to address a growing problem in homes ravaged by Hurricane Sandy: mold. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Red Cross releases storm progress report amid criticism

The American Red Cross, which has come under fire from residents and Queens politicians for what they say was a slow and inadequate response to Hurricane Sandy, issued a progress report Tuesday that detailed its activities in the three months after the storm. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Man punched, kicked on subway by three people

KEW GARDENS — The NYPD was reaching out for the public’s help to find and identify three suspects wanted in connection with an assault within the 112th Precinct’s transit system, police said. Comment.
Editorial

Rapid Repairs

It’s hard to turn on the nightly news without seeing a report of a victim of Hurricane Sandy living in a tent or shivering in a heatless house on the couch with three quilts and a blanket. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Kew Gardens

Flushing father found guilty of causing two-month old’s death in baby shaking case

The Flushing father of two-month old Annie Li was found guilty of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child Friday, but he was acquitted on murder charges by a jury in State Supreme Court, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Real estate donors contribute 17% to Comrie’s boro prez race

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), chairman of the Council’s powerful Land Use Committee, has drawn some interest from real estate industry donors in his campaign for borough president. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Quinn questions Con Ed plan to raise rates after superstorm

Consolidated Edison is proposing rate increases for its customers that it says would help allay the costs of protecting equipment against severe storms such as Hurricane Sandy, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) said this week she was deeply troubled by the plan. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

QJCC hopes for new Citymeals help

As the Queens Jewish Community Council struggles to fund its weekend meal program for seniors without Citymeals-on-wheels, the food program said its contract was only for a year and to serve ambulatory seniors. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Senate approves storm bill

The long road to recovery now begins in earnest in communities across Queens as the U.S. Senate finally saw fit to approve a $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package this week 91 days after the superstorm hit. Comment.
Howard Beach

FEMA maps put Howard Beach in flood zone

Many parts of Howard Beach and the Rockaways that were not previously listed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as being at a high risk for flooding are now grouped into the flood zones in new maps released by the agency Monday. Comment.
LeFrak City

LeFrak City homicide ends city’s 10-day streak

Police were still looking for clues to identify who may have shot and killed a 24-year-old former resident of LeFrak City in Elmhurst Saturday, putting an end to a 10-day city streak without a murder, the NYPD said. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

Linda Riss Pugach dies in Forest Hills at 75

Linda Riss Pugach, a Forest Hills woman whose story of lust, betrayal, disfigurement and eventual love captivated the city and became the subject of a 2007 documentary film, died Jan. 22 of heart failure at the age of 75. Comments (2).
Middle Village

CK’s Fuchs commits to play football with UConn Huskies

Jordan Fuchs still isn’t exactly sure how he got to this point — accepting a full scholarship to play football at UConn. Comment.
Middle Village

Harmon’s heroics push Royals past Bishop Loughlin in BK

The key to Malik Harmon’s success has nothing to do with skill or smarts. Those are always there. For the Christ the King senior, it is about confidence and believing in his abilities the same way others do. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Senate passes Sandy aid bill

Three months after the Northeast bore the brunt of Superstorm Sandy’s destructive force, the U.S. Senate finally approved a $50.5 billion relief package Monday night 91 days after the hurricane hit. Comments (1).

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

LeFrak City

Man found dead with shot to the head in LeFrak basement

New York City’s streak of days without a murder came to an end Saturday evening when police found a man with a gunshot wound to the head in Elmhurst, the New York Police Department said. Comments (4).

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Howard Beach

Man robbed Capital One in Howard Beach: Cops

HOWARD BEACH — The NYPD was looking for help in identifying the suspect wanted for a bank robbery within the 106th Precinct, police said. Comment.

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