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December 31, 2008  RSS feed
Firefighters responding to an odor of fuel oil emanating from a vacant house in Maspeth on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25 reportedly found the basement flooded with up to five feet of water. More...
Home Invaders Pay Couple A Visit

Masked intruders looking for loot forced their way into the apartment of an elderly couple on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border in Brooklyn during an apparent home invasion on Sunday morning, Dec. 28, police reported. The suspects behind the caper, described by law enforcement sources as a pair of Hispanic males wearing masks, remain at large as of press time Tuesday. More...

Emergency Repairs To Shut Borden Ave. Br. In L.I.C.
Drivers who use the Borden Avenue Bridge to travel through Long Island City will have to find an alternate route in January as the crossing is scheduled to be shut down for several months due emergency repair work. The 100-year-old, two-lane span over the Dutch Kills is expected to be closed for several months in order for improvements to be made. More...
Late-Night Shooting Probe Continues
Checking out a disturbance near his home proved to be a deadly decision for a South Ozone Park man who was found shot to death late last Sunday night, Dec. 21, it was reported. The victim was identified by police as 46-year-old Keenan Drinks of 134th Street. More...
On Friday, Dec. 26, during halftime of the New York Knicks' game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Long Island City YMCA team (representing over 200 kids playing in the Junior Knicks program at Long Island City More...
Isn't this the time of year when resolutions are made? Filled with the best of intentions, everyone looks to launch the New Year with new plans and pledges to eat better, lose weight and act nicer. 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...
Happy New Year, Barack Obama
Put yourself in Barack Obama's sensible shoes. In less than a month, you'll be president of the United States and, upon entering the Oval Office, one of the biggest messes in history will be yours to sort out. More...