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August 14, 2008  RSS feed
Crook Sought For Morning Bank Caper
Armed with a note, a bandit withdrew thousands of dollars in cash from a Maspeth bank during a holdup on Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, according to police. Reportedly, the heist occurred at the Cross County Federal Savings branch at 60-20 Fresh Pond Rd. More...
Graffiti Vandal Caught At Police Event

One of two teenagers who were observed painting graffiti at Ridgewood's Mafera Park last Monday, Aug. More...

A second hearing on the variance application to erect a 25'-tall cell phone antenna atop a home on 72nd Place in Maspeth scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19 has been postponed. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey announced that the hearing before the Board of Standards and Appeals has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18. More...
H. Beach Man, Five Others Indicted For Gambino Ties
A Howard Beach man recently indicted along with several other reputed members and captains of the Gambino crime family faces the death penalty for his role in the 1996 murder of a 30-year-old man outside a Woodhaven bar, More...
A Good Weekend For Marcos Ambrose
Toyota drivers Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart finished 1-2 in Sunday's NASCAR road course race at Watkins Glen. It was Busch's eighth Cup win of the season, but the real story of the race was about Marcos Ambrose, a modern-day David, who finished third against the big racing giants. More...
Also: Back-To-School Sessions And Summer Promotions
It was mostly housekeeping at the Aug. 6 meeting of Community Education Council District 32 at I.S. 291 in Bushwick, but attendees did hear news on summer school promotions and engagement initiatives. According to Superintendent Lillian Druck, superintendents across the city will be entertaining appeals from Aug. More...
Welcome to the world of nickel-and-dime airlines. It seems that each week brings a new charge to passengers by the major American air carriers. An extra piece of baggage—that translates into another charge. Want a pillow or a blanket? More...
Rockin' In The Free World
The other night I went to see the legendary R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire at Radio City Music Hall. More...