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July 9, 2009  RSS feed
About 50 members of the Ridgewood Nepalese Society (RNS) took time out of their Fourth of July holidays to sweep litter on Myrtle Avenue from Wyckoff Avenue to Decatur Street. As shown above, the service-minded group included RNS president Shree Parajuli, secretary Gajendra Budhathoki and past-president Mohan Gyawali; according to Parajuli, the event was an opportunity for members of Ridgewood's Nepalese community to give back to their adoptive neighborhood and country. (photo: Joseph Epstein) More...
FOR AID Amid Tough Times, Charity Seeks Help Of Its Own

With many families turning to them during the ongoing economic crisis, a number of local chapters of the Salvation Army have found themselves in need of assistance and are launching an unprecedented summer fund-raising campaign. More...

Not All On Board With Review Avenue Waste Facility Location
A proposal made to Waste Management to change plans and build a new waste transfer facility at the old Phelps Dodge plant in Maspeth headlined Community Board 5's Sanitation Services Committee meeting held Tuesday, July 7 in Glendale. More...
Made Violent Threat To Get Her Purse
An alleged bandit from Brooklyn who robbed a woman at knifepoint along a Ridgewood roadway early last Monday morning, June 29, was apprehended by police moments after the holdup, it was reported. The suspect was identified by law enforcement sources as Jean Rivera, 17, of Lexington Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. More...
Dinner/Dance To Celebrate Milestone
The Glenridge Senior Center will hold its 36th anniversary dinner and dance this Sunday, July 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at the center located at 59-03 Summerfield St. in Ridgewood. As announced, the event will kick off an entire week of celebrations commemorating the founding of the organization serving elderly residents in Ridgewood. More...
Lost Weekend In Albany As Stalemate Continues
(AP) New York's senators were stuck in Albany for the July 4 weekend in a partisan standoff that has lasted about as long as the founding fathers spent in Philadelphia in 1776, drafting a new government that derived its power from the governed. More...
In our current age of the Internet, it doesn't take all that long to get the dirt on the hot prospects and how they could help your fantasy team. The information comes out so early and profusely that the young up-and-comers end up being overhyped and often fail to live up to unfair expectations. More...
+++ DOROTHY A. ZABORAS of Middle Village died on July 7, 2009 at the age of 84. She was the widow of the late Frank J. Zaboras and devoted mother of John Zaboras and Karen Soca; also survived by four grandchildren. Services were held at the George Werst Funeral Home, 71-41 Cooper Avenue, Glendale, followed by interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery. More...
Is there any hope for a country that devotes enormous amounts of radio and TV time, online postings, and newspaper space in a blitz of blow-by-blow, up-to-the-minute coverage of a drug-overdosed entertainer's demise? More...
Don't Say That
With Americans busy celebrating the 233rd birthday of the U.S. this week, freedom of speech comes to mind. We Americans are big on speaking freely, but the words we use are quite another matter. In fact, we are becoming a nation of braying sheep, using the same words and phrases over and over again. More...
Brewery Story Taps Into How Two Local Parishes Got Their Names
For those who enjoy the fun of local history, we will share the story of a Brooklyn brewery owner and how two local parishes got their names. Just to add a dash of spice, we will mention a police raid that led to the brewery owner's being summoned to testify in court and drop the name of a famous gangster. More...