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August 13, 2009  RSS feed
Parents, Pol Seek ‘Bare Necessities’ At School
Hundreds of children at a Middle Village public school share a handful of toilets and have little room for physical education classes, according to parents and a local legislator who are calling on the Department of Education (DOE) to build an   More...
Crooks Clean Out Cash Register In Stickup

by Robert Pozarycki More...

Bushwick Residents Are Displaced
Residents of a Bushwick/East Williamsburg apartment building are on the street after the city Department of Buildings (DOB) ordered them to vacate the structure on Thursday, Aug. 6.   More...
Glendale Corp. Executive Admits To Bilking Gov’t, Unions Out Of Funds
An executive with a Glendale-based contracting company hired by the city for various public works projects has admitted in federal court to lying about the firm’s participation in a program designed to bolster minority-owned businesses.   More...
Beiderbecke Memorial Jazzes Up Sunnyside Street
The Sunnyside Memorial Jazz Orchestra raised the Dixieland and big band sounds of a bygone era on Saturday, Aug. 8, at an outdoor performance under the Sunnyside Arch in memory of jazz-legend Bix Beiderbecke, a pioneering cornetist who died in his Bliss Street apartment in August of 1931.   More...
Gillibrand’s Path To Senate Election Becomes Clearer
(AP) Kirsten Gillibrand didn’t have the pedigree of a Kennedy, Clinton or a Cuomo. She was not, her critics said, up to the challenge of winning a tough, New York brawl for the U.S. Senate seat Gov. David Paterson handed her.   More...
The following is an on-location interview with Cleveland’s physical rookie cornerback Coye Francies following a recent morning practice at Browns camp in Berea, Ohio.   RM: Can you tell me about practice today? Any specific drills you’re working on?   More...
Governor Signs Mayoral Control Renewal
Michael Bloomberg is back in control of the city’s school system, as Gov. David Paterson signed legislation on Tuesday, Aug. 11 that extends the 2002 law extending mayoral control over the nation’s largest educational institution through 2015.   More...
FRANK CHARLES NACHTRAB SR. of Raleigh, North Carolina, formerly of Ridgewood, died on August 10, 2009 at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of Ruth Meyer Nachtrab, devoted father of Ruth Parker of Raleigh, Frank Charles Nachtrab Jr. of Selden, New York, and John Nachtrab of Columbus, Ohio, father-in-law of Susan, dear brother of the late George F.  More...
There’s nothing free or magical about free money. On Tuesday, thousands of people lined up in front of banks, check cashing establishments and any other financial outlets that handle EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfers).   More...
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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, Aug. 12. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made due to weather-related conditions or emergency repairs.   More...
Another Reader Writes On Photo, Celebs Seen At ‘The Orange Room’
For whatever reason, some items from readers draw a greater response than others after they appear in the “Our Neighborhood” column.   In recent months, we have heard from readers regarding the many bake shops that once operated locally on both sides of the Brooklyn/Queens border.   More...