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April 16, 2009  RSS feed
President of the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth J.P. DiTroia visited the Maspeth Town Hall Pre School with fellow Kiwanians Rachel Amar and Marie Breslin and Angelica Harris to give out Easter gifts to all. More...
Plan Calls For Closure Of Ridgewood, E. Williamsburg, Woodhaven Companies

Three local Fire Department engine companies will be closed permanently in July under a proposed restructuring plan provided to the Times Newsweekly by an anonymous source familiar with the situation. Engine Co. 271, located at 392 Himrod St. on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border in Brooklyn, along with Engine Co. 206 at 1201 Grand St. More...

Board 5 Wants Glendale Street Change; Hears Union Appeal
Aiming to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians, members of Community Board 5 voted at their Apr. 8 meeting to recommend changing a two-way street in Glendale into a oneway thoroughfare. More...
Patrols Enhanced Amid Investigation
The murders of two men who were gunned down at a Corona intersection early last Thursday morning, Apr. 9 may have been gang-related, authorities reported. Police identified the victims as 20-year-old Juan Gonzalez of 80th Street in Jackson Heights and Edgar Fernandez, 19, of 110th Street in Richmond Hill. More...
Principal Views Plan For Academy As A Positive Move
While changes are due this fall at Ridgewood's Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School, its tradition of striving to achieve excellence has remained the same—and with no end in sight. As for what lies ahead, word of a new name for the school building at 61st and Bleecker streets has caused some serious concern within the community. More...
NFL Draft Exclusive First Round Receivers: A Recipe For Disaster?
Often viewed as a glamour pick, wide receiver ranks right up there with quarterback in terms of being a high-risk, high reward position to invest in. Unlike quarterback, however, there's always an abundance of talent at wide out. In fact, it wouldn't be far-fetched to say that the sheer athleticism found in this group is unmatched. More...
Mommy & Me children from Sacred Heart School made good use of the opportunity for an Easter egg hunt. Shown above outside the Glendale school, they all went home with something good in their bags. More...
It was Mark Twain who observed that while everyone talks about the weather, no one does anything about it. More...
Letters from readers are invited and should be sent by regular mail to Times Newsweekly, P.O. Box 860299, Ridgewood, N.Y. 11386-0299 or by email to info@timesnewsweekly.com. More...
Why They Won't Fight
Let's begin by emulating Al Gore and stating an inconvenient truth: If every law-abiding nation in the world would join together to oppose the Taliban, Iran and North Korea, presently the biggest troublemakers on earth, More...
Remembering The Days When A Penny Could Buy Much More Than Thoughts
This week, we are pleased to present the second and concluding part of a letter from Catherine Almstadt (nee Salzmann), a lifelong resident of Ridgewood who was born in 1926. As she advised during a recent telephone conversation, she lived with her family at 1863 Bleecker Street until her marriage to the late George Almstadt in 1950. More...