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May 14, 2009  RSS feed
Fire Dept. To Shutter Engine Co. 271 In July; Council, Union Vow Battle
The Fire Department has notified local elected officials that Engine Co. 271 on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border is one of four FDNY units across the city that will be disbanded this summer due to budget cutbacks. According to the office of City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, the FDNY notified her last Friday night, May 8, that the company based at 392 Himrod St. More...
Committee OKs 300-Block Proposal

After being stalled for over three years, the rezoning plan covering 300 blocks in Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village is now speeding its way through the public review process toward becoming law. More...

Board 2 To Fight Opening Of Proposed Adult Establishment
A new strip club may soon be making its way to Long Island City, residents attending Board 2's monthly meeting on May 7 at Sunnyside Community Services learned. City Services Committee Chairperson Patrick O'Brien reported that the owners of a Bronx gentlemen's club called Sin City are in talks to open an 8,000-square-foot establishment at 42-50 21st St. More...
Nabbed As They Pried Open Window
Breaking into a number of apartments along a Glendale block proved to be a costly endeavor for two Brooklyn residents who were busted by police on Tuesday afternoon, May 12, it was reported. More...
Fab Family Affair Boosts Parish In Middle Village
The fund-raising had a familiar soundtrack as Beatle fans of all ages turned out—and turned back the clock—to enjoy a performance by tribute band Strawberry Fields at St. Margaret's Parish Hall in Middle Village on Saturday, May 2. More...
New State Senate Website Is Online The New York State Senate has launched its new website designed to infuse public participation with new technological abilities. More...
As New League Gives Students Chance To Play
When I.S. 235 baseball coach Jeff Cohen makes out his lineup card, he finds himself choosing between natives of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuelan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. More...
Speakers On Parade At I.S. 73
Police officers, elected officials, and representatives from city and federal agencies visited with students of I.S. 73Q during the 33rd annual Law Day sponsored by the Maspeth Kiwanis Club. P.O. Sean Garland of the 104th Precinct warned sixth-graders of cyber bullying and the dangers they face on the internet. More...
In Loving Memory of Gregory Wade Murray
Dec. 18, 1988 - May 15, 2005 Fourth Anniversary In Heaven The moment that we lost you our hearts were torn in two, one side filled with heartache, the other died with you. More...
A new study claims that only 78 percent of whites, 55 percent of blacks and 52 percent of Hispanics manage to make their way through secondary education in America. Way back in the day, when schools produced educated youngsters, dropouts were few and far between. More...
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The Destruction Of Miss California
Checked on your freedom of speech lately? If not, consider the plight of 21-year-old Carrie Prejean, a student at San Diego Christian College who was selected first runnerup in the Miss USA pageant last month. During the question and answer part of the competition, Prejean was asked whether every state should legalize gay marriage. More...
St. Matthias School Grads Write While Others Are Asked For Help
Last year was a busy time for a number of institutions in our neighborhood that observed their centennial. This newspaper was one. Recently, we heard from reader and Ridgewood resident Peggy O'Kane regarding a school that will mark such a milestone this year. More...