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November 27, 2008  RSS feed
Sanitation Rep. Talks Shop At Meet
With snowstorms soon on their way, members of the South Ozone Park Civic Association West were informed of sidewalk-cleaning rules at the group's Tuesday, Nov. 18 session at St. Anthony of Padua's Church Rectory. More...
Crooks Came Calling At Local Banks

Separate bids by note-carrying crooks to rob banks in Maspeth and Forest Hills on back-to-back days last week ended with mixed results, police said, More...

Ten firefighters and five workers at an Astoria cabinet factory were hospitalized after being injured during a five-alarm fire at the location last Saturday, Nov. 22, it was reported. According to FDNY sources, the inferno started at around 11:20 a.m. at the factory located on 37th Avenue near 31st Street. Reportedly, the flames broke out inside the first floor and then spread to other levels. More than 55 FDNY units were called to the scene along with the 114th Precinct and EMS units. The injured firefighters and victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries. Multiple hose lines were used to bring the fire under control at around 3:30 p.m., an FDNY spokesperson said. (photo: Allen Epstein) More...
Pct. Battles Burglars, Street Criminals
Quick police work by detectives led to the arrest of suspects behind a pair of recent murders in Kew Gardens and Ozone Park, the commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct reported to residents at last Tuesday's meeting of the 102nd Precinct Community Council. More...
Just Say No
You may remember that Nancy Reagan fought against drug consumption by urging Americans to "just say no." Now we need Mrs. Reagan again because some poorly run corporations are asking for taxpayer bailouts and loans. More...
The three Thanksgiving games have a number of obvious startand -sit choices, which leads to some tough decisions that will need to be made for Sunday's slate. Here are a few names that will help you in your quest of bringing home the Christmas cash. More...
Safety Agents, Suspensions Discussed
Members of Community Education Council District 32 got an overview of the Department of Education's security protocols at the council's Nov. 20 meeting at Bushwick's I.S. 296. School Safety Administrator Dr. Jay Findling, of the Brooklyn Integrated Service Center, used a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to elaborate. More...
Graffiti vandals are not artists; they are criminals and just plain slobs. There is no beauty to their work. It shows no talent, only the ability to spoil the property of others by leaving their stupid "tags" behind. On Oct. More...