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October 16, 2008  RSS feed
Family Pinched During Marijuana Raid
Members of a Maspeth family were taken into custody by police after an alleged marijuana business growing out of their home was uprooted in a raid on Tuesday morning, Oct. More...
Crooks Posed As Cops In Street Holdup

Pretending to be police officers, a trio of bandits reportedly confronted a man walking along a Ridgewood street and robbed him of cash during an early-morning holdup on Sunday, Oct. 12. According to law enforcement sources, the trouble began at around 4:45 a.m. at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Himrod Street. More...

Child, Uncle Dead After Fire Hits Brooklyn Home
Flames engulfed the top floor of a Brooklyn apartment house and claimed the life of a man and his 12-year-old nephew who both suffered severe burns after becoming trapped during the blaze early on Sunday morning, Oct. More...
Off-Duty Cop Thwarts M.V. Man's Maspeth Robbery Bid
After spotting an armed crook trying to take cash at gunpoint from a Maspeth bank, an off-duty police officer inside the location sprung into action and foiled the attempted heist last Thursday morning, Oct. 9, police reported. More...
(AP) Ralph Nader, the guy some Democrats still love to hate for his 2000 presidential bid they feel gave George Bush the presidency, is nonetheless hoping to attract Democrats and independents whose hearts were broken again More...
The topsy-turvy nature of the NFL makes it increasingly difficult to pick games, but the same doesn't quite hold true when it comes to picking players. Here are your fantasy sure bets of the week. More...
What a difference eight years can make. Back in December 2001, a few months after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Mayor Rudy Giuliani asked to put term limits aside and let him remain mayor so he could keep some sort of continuity in the More...
Letters from readers are invited. All letters, including ones sent via email, must be accompanied by the writer's full name and address, which will be withheld upon request. Anonymous letters will not be considered for publication. More...
Good Snacks To Enjoy With Good Flicks
(AP) If your evening will involve popping in a DVD, you might as well pop some awesome corn to go with it. In just about 10 minutes, you can have some seriously good popcorn to accompany your entertainment. Start with the corn itself. There is a certain charm to popping it the old -fashioned way, either in a large, covered saucepan or a specialty stovetop popper. More...
Without A Glendale Firm's Machine, Ridgewood May Have Been Less Sweet
This week, we have a story that should appeal to those with a sweet tooth and an appreciation for chocolate. Years ago, when candy chains that operated their own retail stores had locations on neighborhood shopping strips, such brand names as Loft, Barton, Barracini and Fanny Farmer were easily found. More...