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December 1, 2016  RSS feed
This Glendale dancer battles cancer & lives out her Rockettes dream
Dreams really do come true for this 12-year-old from Glendale who fought her way through a cancer diagnosis to be able to join the Rockettes at Radio  City Music Hall.  Stephanie Consiglio is an active, energetic young girl who just loves to dance, but one day in 2015 threatened to change all of that. Last December,  Consiglio was diagnosed with Stage  More...

Cops are searching for a note-carrying crook who swiped a small fortune from a Maspeth bank during a robbery on the afternoon of Nov. 28.  Law enforcement sources said the caper took place at 1:15 p.m. inside the Valley National Bank at 64-01 Grand Ave.  More...

The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) is set to open their brand-new community center in Ridgewood on Friday, Dec. 2. The Serphin R. Maltese Community Center will officially open to the public at 776 Fairview Ave., once known as the Joseph Garity veterans post, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. More...
With incidents of hate crimes on the rise in the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the White House, a Ridgewood building has become the latest target of anti-Semitic graffiti.  More...
Two of the Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) soccer teams were in action over the Thanksgiving break, winning first and second place in two different indoor tournaments.  More...
FRASER JAY CAFARO died on Wednesday, November 16. A longtime resident of Seaford, NY, he was a retired New York City police officer assigned to the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood. He was also a retired foreman with All Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village and a member of the Honor Legion. He was the beloved husband of Edla. More...
For the first three years of his administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio has made combating homelessness his top priority. When he first took office, more than 50,700 homeless people — a city within a city — resided within the five boroughs.  Today, that number is now over the  More...
Regarding your Nov. 10 report, “Queens Library settles suit with its former president.” This is another sad example of intimidation by litigation.  Rather than present a solid case in court, the library caved in to Tom  More...
Make America great by feeding hungry
I n the borough in which President elect Donald Trump was raised, Queens, all is not well.  Despite Queens’ long-standing image as a bedrock middle class community, more than 1.3 million of the borough’s residents live below the meager federal poverty line, earning $20,090 or less in a year.  According to federal data analyzed by Hunger Free America, one in 10  More...
Just before everyone sat down to a delicious Thanksgiving feast last week, one artist from Ridgewood helped those who did not have a family, safe place or a warm cooked meal with a free Thanksgiving dinner last Wednesday afternoon.  More...