Forest Hills Ledger

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rockaway Beach

Parks reveals new images in Rockaway Beach fixup

Rockaway residents got their first view of what a post-Hurricane Sandy beachfront could look like when the city Parks Department presented renderings at a community meeting at Beach Channel High School last week. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Two men found dead in Howard Beach brush fire: Police

Two men were found dead in the smoldering remains of a brush fire in Howard Beach Wednesday morning, cops said, and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said he did not believe the bodies were there for long. Comment.
Maspeth

Maspeth High celebrates new 74th Street building

After a controversial first year of incubation at Queens Metropolitan High School, Maspeth HS cut the ribbon Monday on its new building. Comment.
Letters

Allow for upgrade of diesel trains

I am writing in support of a request that has already been made in a letter co-signed by 43 Assembly members, including all the members from the Queens delegation, that an appropriation of $17 million be made available to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the purposes of upgrading 10 diesel engines of freight locomotives owned and leased by the Long Island Rail Road for the purposes of hauling waste throughout the New York City area. Comment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Woodhaven

Police looking for man last seen in Woodhaven

WOODHAVEN — A 19-year-old Ozone Park man went missing from a store in Woodhaven Friday, police said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Tasty Nepalese fare offers new culinary adventure

Who knew that just a quick fixed-gear bike ride away from the hipster heartland, a Nepali community has been thriving? We made this discovery during a visit to the Nepali Indian Restaurant on Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood. There may be a more visible Nepali presence in the Jackson Heights/Woodside area, but a burgeoning number of Nepalis call Ridgewood home. Comment.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Woodhaven

Neighborhood Spotlight: Woodhaven split irks civic

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association wants to unify the neighborhood — a difficult task when redistricting carves up the community. Comment.
From the Footlights

Stage Door Stepmom

It would be difficult to think of a more recognizable and beloved character than Annie. With her radiant smile, curly red locks and even rosier disposition, the precocious comic book character manages to charm a president, billionaire and hundreds of theater-goers each night on Broadway. Comment.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Editorial

Help the Helpers

Should Federal Emergency Management Agency funds be used to repair churches and synagogues damaged by Hurricane Sandy? Comment.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Kew Gardens

Queens groups seek to influence budget at boro hearing

About 150 representatives from Queens community boards, nonprofits and civic groups made their pitch to Borough President Helen Marshall last week on how they think a portion of the city’s budget should be spent in the coming fiscal year. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills HS pulls plug on wild student video dance

It was a real shake-up for one Forest Hills High School senior, who attempted to dance his class’ name onto the growing list of viral Harlem shakers taking over the Internet. Comments (5).
Middle Village

Defense key for Christ the King

Joe Arbitello is usually the harshest critic of his Christ the King team’s defense. The Royals’ coach, however, had been happy with his club’s performance on that end floor despite trailing by seven at the half of the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens boys’ basketball championship Friday night. He credited Bishop Loughlin’s talented offensive players with making tough shots. Comment.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Rockaway Park

Mayor’s Fund dedicates $2M to academic support

Queens schools that were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy are among 39 citywide learning centers set to receive a boost of relief funds. Comment.
Howard Beach

Walcott reveals concerns about PS 207 at hearing

PS 207 in Howard Beach was so badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy that the city Department of Education was initially concerned it would have to be demolished, according to testimony from the department’s chancellor at a City Council oversight hearing on storm preparedness Tuesday. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

Forest Hills

‘Cannibal Cop’ trial begins

When a federal prosecutor Monday asked Kathleen Mangan-Valle if she was married, the estranged wife of the Forest Hills man known as the “Cannibal Cop” furrowed her brow, hesitating a moment before reluctantly responding “Yes.” Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven Blvd. nets worst road designation

A new report by a transportation group has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads for New Yorkers traveling by foot, and that report has some bad news for Woodhaven residents. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Man injured after he was hit by car in Kew Gardens: NYPD

KEW GARDENS — A man in his 80s was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition last week after being hit by a motor vehicle that smashed through a storefront in Kew Gardens, police said. Comment.
Middle Village

Severe leads CK to B/Q title

Jon Severe remembered losing to Bishop Loughlin in last year’s diocesan semifinals, breaking a string of three-straight Christ the King crowns. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Forest Hills

Wife of ‘Cannibal Cop’ first to testify at his trial

The trial for the Forest Hills man known as the “Cannibal Cop” began in Manhattan federal court Monday with Gilberto Valle’s estranged wife testifying about how she discovered his alleged plot to kidnap, rape, murder and cannibalize a number of women. Comment.

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