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October 1, 2009  RSS feed
Pols Ask MTA To Clear Property
A heavily traveled bridge considered to be the “gateway” between Ridgewood, Maspeth and Middle Village is still awaiting renovation, but it could be due for a sprucing up if local elected officials get their way.   More...
Cops Corner Mugger A Block From House

A land-and-air search conducted by police following the mugging of a woman along a Middle Village street early last Saturday morning, Sept. 26, reportedly ended with the arrest of her alleged attacker, who was spotted in a nearby yard.   More...

Seneca Ave. Stop In Need Of Rehab
An independent survey conducted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) found that the Seneca Avenue station on the M line in Ridgewood needs the most improvement of all stops i More...
Seek Accomplice In Daylight Robbery
Trying to swipe a pricey bracelet from a Ridgewood jewelry store was a caper that didn’t pay off for a Brooklyn man busted by police after being pursued by the store’s owner last Saturday, Sept. 26, it was re ported.   The suspect was identified by po lice as Luis Almodovar, 24, of Presi dent Street in Park Slope.   More...
Foundation Event Will Benefit Children With Cancer
There is comfort to be found in the notion that speaking about departed loved ones can keep them present, but the friends and family of the late Kate Tschernoletz, a 26-year-old Glendale woman who died last year, are doing more than talk.   More...
Seniors’ Fears Are Key To Health Care Reform Debate
(AP) Beware the wrath of senior Americans. It’s a lesson both political parties have learned the hard way about the potent over 65 voting bloc, and it’s one that Republicans are working to turn to their advantage in the high stakes fight over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.   More...
10 Girls Tally Goals In Weekend Series
Our Lady of Hope 8th grade girls’ soccer team continued its winning streak this weekend, posting two more shutouts to improve their already impressive record.   The girls played St. Andrew’s of Flushing in a home and away series.   More...
Watching the elected officials in Washington toss around the pros and cons of health care reform is like watching a study in total confusion.   It might do these so-called learned men some good if they were to stop and look backward to the hard-scrabble years in the 1930s.   More...
The Wide World Of Chaos
It may be time to start channeling Noah and begin building an ark. The world is a huge mess, and it’s getting worse every day. Iran is on track to develop nuclear weapons, but global warming may incinerate us first. The Israeli Palestinian hate fest rolls on, and Afghanistan is falling apart. Drug criminals have overrun Mexico, and Third World poverty is as horrific as ever.  More...
The Old Timer Reprises “Battle” Of ‘59 And Recalls Radio’s Jocks
Thanks to some readers’ submis sions, 1959 graduating classes have figured prominently in recent “Our Neighborhood” columns.   We have heard from members of the Class of 1959 at two Ridgewood schools, P.S. 93 (now I.S. 93) and P.S. 71.   More...