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June 19, 2008  RSS feed
Family Members Die After Being Trapped In Suspicious Fire
Arson was determined by fire marshals to be the cause of a deadly two-alarm fire in Middle Village on Sunday morning, June 15 that claimed the lives of a couple and their son and left five others injured, it was reported. More...
Plan May Go Forward Despite 'No' Vote

Siding with strong opposition from community residents, Community Board 5 voted at their June 11 meeting against a plan to extend the Q45 bus route into Glendale, but an MTA official indicated that the proposal could become a reality nonetheless. More...

Frustrated Residents Clean Up After Latest Round Of Floods
Call it a rerun from last summer: strong thunderstorms that rolled through the area last Saturday afternoon left numerous homeowners to clean up from torrential rains that once again flooded their basements. More...
Found Underage Girls On The Internet
A Corona couple who were arrested in January and charged with the statutory rape and sexual abuse of two teenage girls under the age of 15 have been indicted on upgraded charges of first-degree rape of the two girls, plus a third girl, More...
An asbestos inspection and removal at I.S. 93 in Ridgewood reportedly resulted in the cancellation of last Thursday's scheduled public meeting regarding the proposed landmarking of nearly 100 neighborhood homes. More...
Gottschee Teams Head To Kissena Park Tourney
Blau Weiss sent a few teams over to Kissena Park this weekend to take part in the annual Kosmos Father's Day Soccer Tournament. Several other squads were still wrapping up their league seasons and the Academy teams were active on the road. More...
Oil And Trouble
The gas station guy in my town is exhausted from climbing the ladder every day in order to change the price sign. Of course, it's up, up and away. High gas prices, I predict, will become the biggest issue in the presidential campaign. More...
Family Fun At Historic Ridgewood Site
On Saturday, June 21, from noon until 4 p.m., the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society will host an afternoon of family fun celebrating the "Berry" and the beginning of summer. As announced, there will be some of the best strawberry shortcake in New York City; face painting; crafts for children; a pie-eating contest; music; and tours of the Onderdonk house. More...