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Construction debris stored inside a pair of rail cars reportedly caught fire while stationed along the CSX railroad tracks in Middle Village last Wednesday morning, Nov. 12. Fire Department sources said the rubbish blaze broke out at around 11:50 a.m. on the line next to Christ the King Regional High School at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. Members of Engine companies 291 and 319, Ladder companies 135 and 140 and Battalion 28 responded to the scene. No injuries were reported, and the nearby high school was not evacuated as a result of the incident. Using one hose line, it was noted by FDNY sources, the blaze was brought under control at around 12:30 p.m. (photo: Joseph Epstein) More...
Suspect In Larceny String Cuffed In Buff

Described by a law enforcement official as a "one-man crime spree," the suspect allegedly behind a recent series of grand larcenies in Glendale was caught last Wednesday night, Nov. More...

Despite Reductions, Board 5 Rejects Maspeth Cell Tower
Though plans to erect a cell phone antenna atop a Maspeth home have been scaled back, members of Community Board 5 repeated their opposition to the plan during their Nov. 12 meeting at Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village. More...
Seek Suspect Behind Fatal Gunfire
Police are searching for the suspects responsible for the shooting of a Corona man who died last Wednesday, Nov. 12 after being struck by a vehicle along a neighborhood street, it was reported. More...
John McCain And Sarah Palin
Can someone please explain to me why Sarah Palin is still getting trashed a week after the election? I understand that the left-wing media hammered her during the campaign because they obviously favored Obama, and I also realize that scapegoating has become a national sport. But isn't enough enough with Gov. Palin? More...
By this point of the fantasy season, many team owners have already come to grips with the fact that some of the players they had high hopes for are simply not reliable enough to carry them into the postseason. As a result, some fantasy squads are filled with "matchup" guys that are best used only versus lesser opponents. More...
CEIL JASKORZYNSKI of Ridgewood died on November 13, 2008 at the age of 72. A native of Poland, she was the beloved wife of Richard, devoted mother and mother-in-law of Margaret Jaskorzynski and Elizabeth and Andrew Gil, dear sister of Genowefa Krasowska, dear grandmother of Olivia, Adriana, Andrew and Natalia. More...
All the talk about the faltering economy, bailouts for Wall Street, foreclosures on homes and the doomsday predictions for the auto industry may sound paradoxical to John and Jane Q. Public. More...
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