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December 24, 2008  RSS feed
Say Prolific Tagger Scarred Strip
An alleged graffiti vandal with a rap sheet dating back 23 years turned himself into police last Wednesday, Dec. 17 for scrawling tags onto homes and businesses along Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood. More...
Maintenance Worker Mugged On Duty

While opening up a comfort station inside Middle Village's Juniper Valley Park, a Parks Department employee was reportedly assaulted and robbed by a masked bandit early last Friday morning, Dec. 19. More...

Seeking Board Nod For Business Group On Bushwick's Broadway
Creating the first business improvement district in Bushwick was the hot topic at last Wednesday's Brooklyn Community Board 4 meeting at Hope Gardens Senior Center. More...
Hit Locations In Corona, Forest Hills
The alleged thief who took cash from banks in Astoria, Corona, East Elmhurst and Forest Hills in a series of recent holdups remains at large, according to police. Law enforcement sources have released images captured by surveillance cameras of the suspect, who is described as an African-American male in his 30s and 40s. More...
Although technically it was not winter yet, it felt like it on Saturday, Dec. 20, when the Long Island City YMCA finished up the first season of its Youth Flag Football League. More...
EDITORIAL It's hard for some to think of a Merry Christmas when the bad news that floods the airwaves, newsprint and the Internet is deep enough to drown in gloom and doom. More...
Why Christmas Matters
In 1870, President Grant signed a law making Christmas Day a federal holiday, a national day of celebration. Congress overwhelmingly voted to make that happen, and Grant understood that this was not a trivial gesture. The nation remained deeply divided in the aftermath of the Civil War, and the federal government was looking for ways to reunite the people. More...