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July 24, 2008  RSS feed
The driver of this sedan was seriously injured after the vehicle struck a utility pole that crashed through the rear windshield in Woodhaven at around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night, July 22, Fire Department sources reported. According to an FDNY spokesperson, the accident occurred at the intersection of Park Lane South and 85th Street. Members of Engine Company 293, Ladder Company 143, the 102nd Precinct and the Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene. The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in serious condition, an FDNY spokesperson said. (photos: Allen Epstein) More...
Cops Stop Crew Behind Mugging String

A trio of alleged bandits behind a recent pattern of street robberies in northern Queens were caught in Forest Hills early on Wednesday morning, July 23, following a pursuit through several neighborhoods. Police said the perpetrators were spotted by officers from the 104th Precinct earlier that morning at a Maspeth intersection. More...

Technique Used To Replace Bridges A NYS First
Local elected officials came together in Jamaica on Friday, July 18 to praise the state for the replacement of two bridges spanning the Van Wyck Expressway. State Senators Malcolm Smith and Shirley Huntley joined State DOT Commissioner Astrid Glynn at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Jamaica Avenue bridge spanning the Van Wyck. More...
No Injuries After Roof Caves In At Pharmacy
Shoppers and workers at a drug store in Middle Village managed to avoid injury after a large chunk of the pharmacy's concrete roof collapsed last Friday afternoon, July 18, it was reported. Fire Department sources said the collapse occurred at the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 73-26 Metropolitan Ave. near 74th Street. More...
The long road to the New York State championship took the RGMVM Little League All-Stars to Harlem for a playoff game last night, Wednesday, July 23, after rattling off three straight tournament victories. More...
Well, look what the wind blew in—a real and possible solution to the oil crisis! It comes on the back of the very rich Texas oilman, T. More...
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Disrespecting Tony
The recent death of Tony Snow brought sadness to millions of Americans who admired the man's public service and optimism about his country. But not everybody felt the need to honor him. Just hours after he died from cancer, the Associated Press released an obituary that has shocked some people and badly damaged the AP's image, at least in the conservative community. More...
His 'Finest' Day At World's Fair As Cop Made Boys Feel Like Kings
We wonder how many of our readers can say that they visited either or both editions of the New York World's Fair—1939- 40 and 1964-65—at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...