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February 26, 2009  RSS feed
Plan To Eliminate Engine Co. Blasted
After being ordered to close during nighttime hours, Engine Company 271 on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border in Brooklyn may be eliminated entirely by July due to budget cuts. Residents learned of the proposed full-time shutdown during Monday's joint meeting of the Citizens for a Better Ridgewood and the 104th Precinct Community Council at St. More...

Flames shot out of a manhole along 96th Street near 89th Avenue in Woodhaven after underground wires caught fire last Thursday, Feb. 19, a Fire Department spokesperson said. According to FDNY sources, the incident occurred at around 6:15 p.m. More...

Wyckoff Heights Challenges Are Confronted At Glendale Meeting
With two local hospitals on the verge of closure, health administrators, medical consultants and hospital workers gathered in Glendale last Tuesday, Feb. 17 to form a plan of action aimed at preventing future hospital shutdowns. More...
Smuggled Cases Of Pot From Canada
Three Middle Village men were among 10 individuals recently charged in connection with a smuggling ring that allegedly imported hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana from Canada. Federal law enforcement sources identified the trio as 39-year-old Walter Baus, 29-year-old Mersim Kolenovic and 29-year-old Slobodan Pavicevic. More...
Gottschee Squads Travel Wide, Take Home Trophies
Gottschee had teams all over the map the past weeks in a combination of indoor and outdoor tournaments and Academy League matches. The club brought home a few trophies and overall played well despite a few losses. More...
Students from St. Pancras School in Glendale and P.S. 88 in Ridgewood crafted Valentine's Day cards and gave them to State Sen. Joseph Addabbo to deliver to patients at the St. Albans Veterans Hospital. More...
MICHAEL ANTHONY MARTI
2-23-1975 9-11-2001 HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN We wish you peace on what would have been your 34th Birthday. 34th Birthday. Eight years ago, you were taken away from us, on Tuesday, 9/11, in a very tragic way. More...
Everyone enjoys a little razzle dazzle. Lyricist Fred Ebb and composer John Kandor proved that when they wrote the exuberant songs for the play and the movie Chicago. More...
Last Thursday, the cafeteria at St. John's Queens Hospital was jampacked with nurses, doctors, housekeepers, PCAs, kitchen staff, transporters and all manner of hospital workers, desperately seeking employment for a job fair. "Why?" you ask. "Why would the hospital that just axed hundreds of employees entertain such a ludicrous idea? More...
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Subway Changes The MTA has scheduled a number of service changes for several subway lines throughout the city due to construction work. These service advisories are current as of Wednesday, Feb. 25. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made due to weather-related conditions or emergency repairs. More...