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July 30, 2009  RSS feed
Cop Takes Bullet During Struggle With Suspect
While attempting to arrest a suspect in a domestic violence case in Ridgewood, an officer from the 104th Precinct was shot and injured after an illegal handgun went off as his partner struggled with the perpetrator early on Sunday morning, More...

Sensational Kids summer camp held a Carnival Day on Friday, June 24 at Our Lady of Hope School in Middle Village. As shown above, director Carolyn Shadek, staff members and campers took a break from their fun and games to pose for a photograph. (photo: Allen Epstein) More...

Civic Activists Applaud Demise Of Elmhurst Homeless Housing Plan
Following weeks of protests and rallies from angry neighbors, a plan to open a transitional housing shelter for formerly homeless persons along an Elmhurst block has been derailed by the city, More...
Shooter Targets Man Standing Outside Ridgewood Restaurant
Detectives are searching for clues and suspects regarding the shooting of a 29-year-old man while he was standing outside a fast food eatery near the Brooklyn/Queens border in Ridgewood early last Saturday morning, July 25, it was reported. More...
Eichenbaum Leads N. Queens Walking Tour
A recent tour from Woodside to Elmhurst began on Northern Boulevard, where a number of daylight factories have been replaced by "big box" retail centers over the past 20 years. Local historian Jack Eichenbaum spoke of how former mayor Rudy Giuliani paved the way for several mini-malls that cater to the driving population. More...
Obama Stresses Restraint As American Economy Sputters
(AP) At a critical moment in his presidency, Barack Obama finds increasing need to talk about taming federal deficits as he struggles with a dour economy. It's not just that Republicans are keeping up a relentless and punishing attack on his health care overhaul and other spending priorities. More...
Gets Set For NABF World Series In Jackson, Miss.
The Midville Dodgers 18-and-under baseball team captured the regional crown and will represent the Long Island Baseball Association in the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) regional tournament, it was announced. More...
Amended Bill To Go Back To Assembly
After a whirlwind eight weeks that included a Republican coup, the reconstitution of the New York City Board of Education and harsh words exchanged on all sides, More...
DEBORAH C. SHEROL of Ridgewood died on July 20, 2009 at the age of 50. A native of Brooklyn, she was the loving daughter of Joan Madden and Charlie Farrel, dear sister of Patti Finn, sister-in-law of Michael Finn, fond aunt of Brian, Michael, Andrea (all Finn), Kellyanne Grant, and Erin and John Damato, and great-aunt of Ethan, Riley, Tara and Michaela Finn, More...
In 1937, songwriters George and Ira Gershwin produced a tune titled Nice Work If You Can Get It with the line "...and if you get it, won't you tell me how? 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 e-mail to info@timesnewsweekly. com. More...
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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, July 29. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made due to weather-related conditions or emergency repairs. More...
Reader Sends Along A Sweet Treat With Memories Of Old Candy Stores
For those who enjoy reminiscing about such neighborhood shops as the bakeries and candy stores from years ago, we have a special treat. Recently, we received an excellent letter from John Nikol, a resident of Forest Hills. He writes: "Growing up in Ridgewood in the 1950s, candy stores were found on almost every street corner. More...