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March 5, 2009  RSS feed
The drivers of a minivan and a pickup truck that smashed into each other at a Long Island City intersection on Sunday afternoon, Mar. 1, were hospitalized with injuries, it was reported. More...
Armed Bandits Barge In, Beat Up Man

A meeting between two men inside a Maspeth home on Monday, Mar. 2 reportedly came to a violent conclusion when one of the participants left and returned with two associates to assault and rob the other at gunpoint. Law enforcement sources said the trouble began at around 4:15 p.m. Monday inside a home on 61st Street between Eliot Avenue and 60th Drive. More...

Parents Want Old School's Name Honored In Brand New Academy
Details regarding the opening of a new academy this September at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School (OLMM) in Ridgewood were the focus of a special meeting held at the institution's auditorium last Thursday, Feb. 26. More...
Took Valuables And Left Victims Tied
Trouble came calling to two homes in Ozone Park and South Ozone Park as money-hungry bandits tied up their victims and took valuables in a pair of home invasions on backto back days last week, police reported. Law enforcement said a woman and her child were confronted and robbed by a group of armed perpetrators at a home on 114th Street last Tuesday morning, Feb. More...
Pol Announces Tax Breaks For Housing After a long struggle with the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development to afford equal treatment for all nonprofit developers in the city, City Council Member Diana Reyna announced that she secured tax abatement benefits that would create or preserve 84 affordable housing units. More...
Ones To Watch In 2009 NL Starting Pitchers
Yovani Gallardo (MIL): Looking for a potential staff ace in the mid-rounds? Why not try the 23-year-old Gallardo on for size? While some may be concerned about his ability to stay healthy, the young Mexican has been nothing short of amazing in his brief time as a major leaguer as evidenced by his 3.35 ERA and 121/45 strikeouts-towalks ratio over 134 innings pitched. More...
The Kiwanis Club of Glendale convened last Thursday, Feb. 26 to conduct a "Principal's Day" in honor of the area's school principals. Shown above: (in alphabetical order) Barbara Chin-Sinn, St. John's Lutheran School; Phillip Ciani, St. More...
The move to lift a residency requirement for all city employees is back on the docket of the City Council. More...
More Pens, Still No Jobs
I thought last week's "job fair" at a closed hospital was one of the saddest things I had seen, but I was wrong. A candlelight vigil at a closed hospital is sadder even still. A closed Catholic hospital, and not one official representative of the church was present, except for two lovely old nuns who were, at one time, the backbone of this now defunct institution. More...