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August 21, 2008  RSS feed
State Sen. Serphin Maltese (at left) presented a $1 million check to Bob Monahan (center), president of the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, to help the GRYC, a not-for-profit agency, obtain the former Garity VFW Post on Fairview Avenue that would enable it to expand its services to area youth and families. Pictured standing next to Monahan is City Council Member Anthony Como, who joined them for the presentation. Looking on at right, in rear, is Edward Santos, principal of I.S. 93 in Ridgewood. For more information, see the story on Page 2. More...
Crook Mugs Men Close To His Home

One block away from his home, a Ridgewood man allegedly teamed up with another to assault and rob a pair of pedestrians who were walking through the neighborhood early last Saturday morning, Aug. 16, it was reported. The suspect was identified by the Queens District Attorney's office as 18-year-old Andrew Lopez of Madison Street. More...

Youth Council Gets Bucks To Buy, Fix Former VFW Post
Seeking to expand the services it provides to local children, the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council has its sights set on buying and renovating a former veterans' post in the neighborhood to serve as their new headquarters. More...
Pols Advocate System Giving Parents Immediate Notification
Local elected officials joined forces at Ridgewood's Mafera Park on Friday, Aug. 15 to urge the state to adopt a previously proposed measure that would enable parents to be immediately notified of any sex offender that has just More...
Carls Edwards Celebrates Birthday With Mich. Sweep
Carl Edwards celebrated his 29th birthday this past weekend by winning both NASCAR races at Michigan. First, he won Saturday's Nationwide Series race, then on Sunday, he beat Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup 3M Performance 400. More...
Pol Reminds Parents To Immunize Their Children
Calling it "one of the most important things you can do to prepare your child for school," State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky reminded New Yorkers that as summer draws to a close, it's time to make sure their child's back-to-school immunizations are up to date. More...
We live in a changing world with changing rules. In 1976, a 14-year-old girl named Nadia Comaneci was judged a "perfect 10" in the Olympics in Montreal. After receiving the first perfect score, she then proceeded to get six more. More...
Vlad The Assailer
The violent history of Eastern Europe inspired Irish author Bram Stoker to create his classic horror character Dracula in 1897. More...
This Reader Rolls A Strike With Neighborhood Memories To Spare
As we have found over the years, a letter from one reader often will lead to a response from someone else, with memories of their own to share about a particular person, place or thing. When it comes to local sports, the remembrances often involve baseball or softball—but not always. More...