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September 11, 2008  RSS feed
Maspeth residents and firefighters who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 were honored in a ceremony held last Saturday, Sept. 6 at Maspeth Memorial Park, outside Maspeth Federal Savings at Grand Avenue and 69th Street. Family members or fellow firefighters took part in placing American flags at the park's World Trade Center memorial as the name of each honoree was called. As shown, the laying of a wreath was performed by firefighters representing FDNY Squad 288 and Hazmat 1. Nineteen FDNY members from the nearby firehouse were lost at the World Trade Center. (photo: Bill Mitchell) More...
Find Suspected Shooter At Street Fair

Angry words exchanged between two teenagers along a Ridgewood street reportedly turned violent when one of the combatants shot the other multiple times during the argument last Friday night, Sept. 5. Police said that 19-year-old Nicholas Sandoval of 65th Street in Glendale allegedly shot a 16-yearold male multiple times outside of a Gates Avenue location. More...

Streetscapes, Rezoning Also On Agenda
The other topics at Board 2's September meeting included updates on local streetscape projects, a proposal for a local roller rink/audiovisual studio and more. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer came out of her district to congratulate the board on the ribbon-cutting of the new first-floor meeting room of Sunnyside Community Services. More...
Cops Bust Five Employees For Tax, Gaming Violations
Five employees of a Maspeth grocery store were taken into custody by police last Friday, Sept. 5 after a number of untaxed cigarettes and illegal gaming devices were found inside the shop during a routine inspection, it was reported. More...
Pols Speak Out At Middle Village Candidates Night
With fewer than 60 days before the November general election, candidates seeking office in two local races stumped for votes during Monday's Middle Village Property Owners/Residents Association meeting at St. Margaret's Parish Hall. More...
After Richmond, The Chase Is Set
Jimmie Johnson held off Tony Stewart in the closing laps of Sunday's rain-delayed Rock & Roll 400 for his second win in two weeks, and the fourth of the season. The two-time defending Cup champion passed Tony Stewart for the lead with 34 laps to go at Richmond International Raceway. More...
Does this face look familiar? There was a time when it belonged to America's "Most Wanted" man. Now he seldom gets a mention. More...
Chatting With Obama
Like him or not, you have to give Barack Obama credit for waging a smart, focused campaign. Destroying the Clinton machine was a major achievement, and so was putting together a successful convention in Denver. Obama is now firmly a part of U.S. history no matter what happens in the presidential election. More...