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November 13, 2008  RSS feed
There wasn't enough room for this tractor-trailer to pass under the elevated tracks at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Broadway in Brooklyn last Thursday afternoon, Nov. 6, it was reported. Fire Department sources said the rig was wedged under the elevated line on the Bushwick/Bedford- Stuyvesant border at around 2:05 p.m. Members of Engine Company 218, Ladder Company 108, Rescue 2, Battalion 37, Division 11 and the 81st Precinct responded to the scene. Firefighters cut part of the roof off to free the vehicles, according to an FDNY spokesperson. No injuries were reported. (photo: Joseph Epstein) More...
Crook Used Box Cutter To Rob Women

Detectives probing a series of recent knifepoint robberies of female victims near the Brooklyn/Queens border arrested a Ridgewood man last Wednesday, Nov. 5 for allegedly carrying out six of the capers, it was reported. More...

Union Demands Rights For W. Maspeth Plant Workers
Chants of "you are not alone" could be heard from blocks away as members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 342 rallied outside the Alle Processing facility on Thursday, Nov. 6 in West Maspeth. Those at the demonstration weren't going on strike, but rather were pushing for inclusion of Alle Processing's employees in their labor union. More...
Demands That City Pay For Expenses
Frequent flooding along Metropolitan Avenue near St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village has caused millions of dollars in damage to sections of the burial grounds, according to a lawsuit recently filed against the city. More...
The fascinating thing about Barack Obama's election is that few Americans seem to know exactly how the man is going to govern. Will he be a Nancy Pelosi enthusiast, a farleft guy? More...
In many leagues, this is tradedeadline week. It never hurts to give your squad one final lookthrough and identify who your horses are and which players are expendable. With bye weeks out the window, it's a good time to do away with some of your depth and just focus on building the best starting lineup possible. More...
Some things are never in short supply and conspiracy theories fit that category. Pick a subject—any subject—and let a good storyteller inject the content with enough intrigue that what hatches proves to be a scary but compelling scenario. More...
With the observance of Nov. 9 through Nov. 15, 2008 as "National Veterans Awareness Week," the "Our Neighborhood" column that appears this week is dedicated to all the American men and women who have served their country. Recently, one such person, Eugene T. Sullivan of Fruitland Park, Fla., a former resident of our neighborhood, contacted us via email. More...