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June 11, 2009  RSS feed
Fire Claims Century-Old Church In Maspeth; Lightning May Be To Blame
Parishioners at a Maspeth church were left with little to recover from their 102-year-old house of worship that was destroyed by a two-alarm fire during an early-morning thunderstorm on Tuesday, June 9. Work crews began demolishing the charred remains of the Maspeth United Methodist Church located at 66-35 58th Ave. More...
Second Preservation Plan Launched: Mayor

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will vote this September on the creation of a landmark district covering nearly 90 Ridgewood apartment houses and begin considering a second proposal to preserve another 200 homes in More...

Youth Council Announces Summer Plans At Glendale Civic Group Meet
Civic members at the Thursday, June 4 Glendale Property Owners Association (GPOA) meeting at St. Pancras Church's Pfeifer Hall were told of the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council's (GRYC) future plans, More...
Takes Plunge After Bungled Heist
Seeing no way to avoid capture by police, the bandit who allegedly held up a bank in Ozone Park on Monday, June 8, reportedly jumped off of the elevated A train tracks above Liberty Avenue to his death after leading officers on a pursuit. More...
RLDC's Longtime Efforts Keep Biz District As A Model
What began in the 1970s as a team effort to revitalize Ridgewood's Myrtle Avenue has continued in seeking to secure improvements, thanks to a leadership that has been a model of stability for the shopping strip. More...
The liberal outcry over the murder of George Tiller, the late-term abortion doctor from Kansas, demonstrates exactly where American discourse is going. Shot dead in a church by an anti-government militant, Tiller did not deserve his fate. More...
Goes As Ambassador For Muscular Dystrophy Org.
An eighth place finish at the Heluva Good! 200 in Dover, Md. on May 28 was a good result for driver Jason Keller, currently seventh overall in NASCAR's Nationwide standings; for Ridgewood 8-year-old Jayson Torres, the result was great. More...
Holds Circus Day For Younger Students
Public School 145, the Andrew Jackson School, celebrated its 16th annual career day last Wednesday, June 3 at its Bushwick facility. Guests ranged from New York City Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott and Council Member Diana Reyna to Veterinarian Xiomara Rodriguez, local historians Robert and Arthur Miller and P.O. Carolina Castillo of Harlem's 28th precinct. More...
Many admit that they may be less than adept at math, but one way or another, they figure it out. Maybe that's why it's difficult to understand when the government reports that the economy is getting better but jobs are still being lost. More...
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, June 10. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made due to weather-related conditions or emergency repairs. More...
This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair held in upstate New York and the Old Timer wonders how many of our readers may have some kind of remembrance regarding this historic event. More...