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February 12, 2009  RSS feed
Landlord Is Found Slain Inside Home
Detectives are looking for leads into the murder of a 64- year-old Ridgewood man who was found unconscious in a pool of blood inside his apartment on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 10, it was reported. The victim was identified by police as Rosario Prestigiacomo, 64, a resident and landlord of a home on Greene Avenue. More...
Bankruptcy Claims Two Local Hospitals

With its efforts to secure additional funding having ended in failure, the management company of St. John's Queens and Mary Immaculate hospitals filed for bankruptcy last Friday night, Feb. More...

Rush-hour traffic along Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village was tied up last Friday morning, Feb. 6 after a minivan flipped over between 73rd Place and 74th Street, it was reported. More...
Convicted Murderer Heads To Jail For Killing Club Patron
A Ridgewood man will be spending at least the next quarter century behind bars for the fatal shooting of a 22-yearold man outside a Woodside nightclub in October 2006, it was announced. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that 26-yearold Victor Gavalo of Stephen Street was sentenced last Friday, Feb. 6 by Queens Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. More...
Ballots Set For Two City Council Races The New York City Board of Elections certified last Tuesday, Feb. 3 the ballots for two special City Council elections scheduled to take place on Feb. 24. More...
The Long Island City YMCA kicked off its 2009 Strong Kids Campaign at the Long Island City YMCA's Multipurpose Room on Feb. 3, it was announced. "This year, now more than ever, our community needs us," said Jay Cruz, Executive Director of the Long Island City YMCA. More...
Total Accepted Students Up From 2008
Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein has announced that 6,106 students received an offer to attend one of the city's nine specialized high schools beginning in Sept. 2008. Offers to eight of the schools are based on the results of a competitive admissions exam taken by approximately 29,000 students this year. More...
Antonio Costagliola March 4, 1945 - Feb. 17, 2008
First Anniversary in Heaven We miss you. You will always be in our hearts. Love, your friends, Giusto and Laura More...
A majority of the American people voted for Barack Obama as President of the United States because they thought he could bring about change. Now, only a few months later, voters may be starting to realize that some change is not all it's cracked up to be. More...
Dear Governor Paterson: I am writing to you as a resident of Forest Hills who is deeply concerned about the imminent closure of St. John's Queens Hospital and Mary Immaculate Hospital. We live in a community with increasing population and decreasing health care services. This is dangerous. More...
Eight Is More Than Enough
The stunning announcement that a California woman had given birth to octuplets was greeted warmly in some circles. The birthing doctors were all smiles, and the media hyped the "human interest" part of the story. Eight babies! More...
This Singing Window Washer Recalls Bake Shops And A Favorite Customer
When shared by readers, the memories of certain neighborhood businesses often cause others to offer their own remembrances. In recent months, no type of business has sparked more interest among our readers than the local bake shop. More...