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October 2, 2008  RSS feed
Tenants Harassed, Living In Squalor
Constant threats, rotting trash left in vacant apartments and the recent removal of a staircase were some of the complaints made by residents of a Bushwick apartment house who recently filed legal action to prevent their landlord More...
School Fed Up With Trash Train Fumes

Administrators at a Middle Village school are seeking an end to foul odors emanating from box cars full of household garbage that are periodically stored along a rail line, More...

Resident Killed In Blaze At Home In S. Ozone Pk.
An elderly man who reportedly lived alone died after sustaining severe burns during a one-alarm fire that broke out at his South Ozone Park residence last Thursday morning, Sept. 25, according to police. The victim was identified by law enforcement sources as 74- year-old Arthur Custudio of 120th Street. More...
Assault Weapons Sold On Black Market
Thousands of dollars in assault weapons and handguns were allegedly sold by five individuals—including a pair from Ozone Park—to undercover detectives during a recent sting operation, More...
Gov. David A. Paterson recently vetoed a package of 39 bills. The package includes: Adult Day Care Slots • A.9319-A (Aileen Gunther)/S.6222-A (John Bonacic)- Authorizes additional adult day care slots in one county. • A.10573-A (William Magee)/ S.7691 (James Seward)— Authorizes additional adult day care slots in one county. More...
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Christ the King boys' varsity soccer faced Monsignor McClancy for their first match of the 2008 season. As the draw would be a better result, the Royals got the win due to a very good goalkeeping by senior Mike Przybekm who was able to stop few good shots placed by Crusaders' strong midfield and forward players. More...
Program Gets Boost From Federal Gov't.
More than 70 student musicians at Maspeth's P.S. 153 will continue to play in the school's award-winning band after the program's funding was saved from the chopping block. As announced by Rep. Anthony Weiner last Monday, Sept. 22, a total of $291,000 in funding has been provided to the school to keep the band going and enhance other fine arts programs offered at P. More...
+++ HELEN KAELIN died on September 27, 2008 at the age of 102. She was the widow of the late Frank, devoted mother of Eileen Hanson, dear sister of Loretta Scheer, fond grandmother of Jane Johnson and Karen LoBosco; also survived by six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. More...
As federal lawmakers' back-and-forth crafting of a bailout bill for Wall Street banks continued, the average taxpayer was left to wonder about the real answers to the financial woes that have gripped the country. More...
The Game Changer
The financial meltdown will change many things in America, and we can start with campaign promises. You can say goodbye to universal health care, a cornerstone of Barack Obama's campaign strategy. Massive medical benefits are now impossible because the bailout will take all the money. More...