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September 10, 2009  RSS feed
Flames and heavy smoke consumed a vacant warehouse during a three-alarm inferno on Tuesday morning, Sept. 8 that reportedly took firefighters more than three hours to bring under control. Fire Department sources said the blaze broke out at around 5:50 a.m. More...
Mob Of Youths Maul Pair For Phones

A group of young muggers reportedly took aim at a pair of pedestrians along a Middle Village street and assaulted them before stealing their cell phones last Wednesday night, Sept. 2.   More...

Borough President Says More Needed
An infusion of $30 million in state grants for Queens hospitals and community centers “does not begin to cure the county’s long-term ills,” according to Borough President Helen Marshall.   More...
Crime And Graffiti Headline Concerns At ONCA Meeting
Steps taken by several members of the community to thwart graffiti and rampant burglaries were detailed at the Tuesday, Sept. 1 Our Neighbors Civic Association meeting held at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ozone Park.   More...
Co-Naming Of Union Turnpike Set For This Saturday
There may be many ways to leave one’s mark upon the world, but for a man such as the late Frederick T. Haller Jr., a Glendale resident who loved his community, none could be more fitting than the naming of a neighborhood street in his honor.   More...
Assembly Hopefuls, Council Member Grilled At Ridgewood Debate
The two candidates seeking the vacant 38th Assembly District seat in a special election on Sept.  More...
RGMVM Squad Now Readies For Fall Ball
The RGMVM Aces 12U team won six straight games to attain the championship crown this past weekend at the Baseball Heaven Labor Day Tournament in Yaphank, L.I.   The players, who are Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth locals, delivered an exceptional performance competing in their last tournament of the summer.   More...
On Friday, Sept. 11, all thoughts should turn to Osama bin Laden.   More...
I am writing in response to Charlene Stubbs’ letter (printed in the Aug. 27 issue) concerning Maspeth’s needs for more than a park on the now vacant site of St. Saviour’s.   More...
Panic At The White House
In the dark days of the Iraq war, when valiant U.S. troops faced down multiple enemies who obeyed no rules of war, President Bush never panicked.  More...
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, world leaders gathered in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II.   As noted, the war began with Germany’s pre-dawn invasion in Gdansk, Poland on Sept. 1, 1939.   More...