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July 23, 2009  RSS feed
The Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (MABID) teamed up with the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation as well as students from the Urban Planning Academy at the Bushwick Campus High School to stage the grand opening of a new farmers' market at the Ridgewood Memorial Triangle, at the corner of Myrtle and Cypress avenues, on Saturday, July 18. Featuring cooking demonstrations, live music from a mariachi band and loads of fresh produce, the event was a rousing success. Show above: (back row, left to right) Olivia Branchflower, operations coordinator for the market; Cindy Lee, market staff; Rep. Nydia Velázquez; Theodore Renz; executive director of the MABID; City Council Member Diana Reyna; Mike Miller, past-president of the Glendale Kiwanis; (bottom row) Brandon Torres- Soto, Gerardo Santana, Miguel Melendez and Chavely Reynoso. (photo: Janet Bonelli) More...
Burglars Nabbed Waiting For Their Ride

Trying to use public transit to getaway from the scene of a crime proved costly for a pair of alleged burglars from Brooklyn who were caught by police a short distance from the Glendale apartment they reportedly broke into last Wednesday, More...

Locals Claim Hunters Point Street Is Overrun With Pubs
Hunters Point residents gave restauranteurs an earful at a special public hearing set up on July 14 by Community Board 2, charging that the proliferation of bars on Vernon Boulevard is having an adverse effect on their neighborhood. More...
Elmhurst Man Admits To Attempted Rape
A taxi driver from Elmhurst reportedly admitted in court last week that he tried to sexually assault a 23-year-old woman who fell asleep while riding in the back of his cab in Astoria in March. More...
Rare Artifacts Dating Back To New Amsterdam
Honoring people and events in the Dutch royal family's history has a long tradition in the Netherlands, and the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society will carry that spirit locally with an exhibit opening on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House. More...
New State Senate Rules Are A Step In The Right Direction
(AP) New Yorkers who "tsk-tsk" state Senate inaction and wring their hands over the hopeless prospects their hometown legislators have to get bills passed can start holding incumbents more accountable, More...
Outscore Area Rivals By 37-3 Margin
The RGMVM 12-year-old All Star team defeated Rockaway Little League 14-2 on Friday, July 17 to capture the District 27 Championship held at RGMVM's Seither Stadium in Glendale. More...
+++ LJANA PUIA of Ridgewood died on July 8, 2009 at the age of 66. A native of Ecka, Yugoslavia, she was the widow of the late Trandafir and loving daughter of Ruza Mugda. Services were officiated by Rev. Fr. Dimitri Musta and Rev. Fr. More...
How scary was the report last week that a company could get inside a privately-owned electronic device and delete at will information purchased by a consumer, without the buyer's consent or knowledge? Kindle devices are the new rage in reading. More...
Marginalizing Sarah Palin
About a month ago, in this space, I told you The New York Times had rigged a poll about Americans wanting to pay higher taxes to fund government run health care. The Times poll said 57 percent were willing to pay more tax and 37 percent were not willing to do so. More...
Recalling 'Junior' The Stick And The Judge Who Saved Couple's Day
We can only wonder how many members of the 1959 graduating class at P.S. 93 (now I.S. 93) in Ridgewood were surprised to find their class picture in the July 2, 2009 issue of this newspaper. But there it was, thanks to reader Bill Smith, a former resident of our neighborhood and a member of P.S. 93's Class 8-1 in 1959. More...