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August 6, 2009  RSS feed
Malfunction Forces Chopper To Land In Maspeth
Maspeth residents were awakened early last Saturday morning, Aug. 1, by the sounds of an NYPD helicopter that was forced to make an emergency landing at the Metropolitan Oval soccer field due to mechanical problems. According to police, the chopper touched down at the facility located at 60-58 60th St. at around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. More...
Argument Among Acquaintances Has Bloody End

As he sat on the stoop of a Maspeth home, a 52-year-old man was reportedly beaten and critically injured by a neighborhood man during an apparent argument just after midnight on Tuesday morning, Aug. More...

U.S. Postal Service Says Ridgewood's Fresh Pond Branch Will Stay Open
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has denied published reports that it is considering shutting down the Fresh Pond station of the Ridgewood post office and a slew of other locations across Queens County. More...
He's Sought For Early Morning Shooting
Police are looking to take a Kew Gardens man into custody for the recent shooting of a 29-year-old man allegedly sparked by an argument over a chess match, it was reported. More...
Discounts Available To Seniors, Disabled
Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may apply for the Reduced Fate MetroCard on MetroCard buses or may obtain an application from MetroCard vans. Seniors must present identification proving that they are at least 65 years old. More...
New Generation Of Identity Politics Emerges In Albany
(AP) It was an odd gathering of lawmakers in the hidebound conventions of New York's Senate chamber that early June day. More...
Could Not Overcome Staten Island Ace
The RGMVM All Star 12-year-olds' run for Williamsport came to an abrupt end last Thursday, July 30, after a 10-1 loss to Staten Island's South Shore Little League team. The game showcased some of the best pitching the RGMVM players had ever experienced, as South Shore's Angelo Navetta executed his curveball with perfection throughout the game. More...
Charter School Skips CEC 24 Meet
Parents, council members and residents were left sharing their questions and concerns with each other when the operator of a new charter school failed to show for a scheduled public hearing at the Community Education Council More...
Elmhurst residents won their battle against having a homeless shelter placed smack-dab in the middle of their residential community—and good for them. More...
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New York City Department Of Transportation
Road Work Because of ongoing construction work at several locations throughout Queens and Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Transportation has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week. More...
Reader Comes Clean About Photo And Reflects On Wash Day Ritual
For the ladies who can remember when Monday was Wash Day and how the work of cleaning clothes was handled at home before washing machines became common, we have a special treat this week. It comes in the form of an interesting letter from Peggy O'Kane, a longtime resident of our neighborhood. More...