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October 15, 2009  RSS feed
Pair Hurt After Street Beef Turns Bloody
Angry words exchanged among a group of men sparked a dispute at a Ridgewood intersection early last Saturday morning, Oct.  More...
Civic Members Want Squatters Out

A group of homeless persons have reportedly taken up residence at a public park in Maspeth, and residents attending last Monday’s Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET) meeting urged local police to remove them More...

For Sale: Two Closed Queens Hospital Sites, Gently Used
The sites of two Queens hospitals that were shut down earlier this year will be put up for public auction tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 16.   More...
Say He Swiped $250K In Cash, Goods
Genetic evidence reportedly led police to an East Williamsburg man who was charged last week in connection with a recent burglary at a Glendale clothing store in which a quarter of a million dollars in merchandise, equipment and cash were More...
Menger Centers See Centennial, Keep Moving Forward
The countdown has already begun and while plans do not call for the dropping of a symbolic ball, launching of rockets or igniting of fireworks, this centennial celebration will be something worth seeing—like any other day at Menger Eye Centers.   More...
Same Old Politics Hindering New York’s Financial Rebound
(AP) This is the week you won’t be getting that tax rebate check. More...
Underclassmen Put Hurt On Uppers, 6-3
Despite a last minute schedule change, the Christ the King Men’s Soccer program held the first ever Upper vs. Underclassmen Showcase at Juniper Valley Park on Oct. 6.   The game was well-played on both sides, but the freshman-led Underclassmen broke through in the end of the match to defeat the junior-senior Upperclassmen 6-3.   More...
When did “the lesser of two evils” become the strategy that President Barack Obama is pondering—and pondering— for dealing with the war being waged in Afghanistan?   More...
Happy Birthday, Fox News
Big birthday this week: Fox News Channel is 13 years old. I was there on Oct. 7, 1996, when the channel was launched with about 15 million subscribers.  More...
He Recalls Site’s Tiny Diner But Another Remembers It Less Fondly
We always find it interesting when former residents of our neighborhood tell us that after having been away for a number of years, they recently visited or drove through the area.   Inevitably, an account of the experience will touch on how the neighborhood has changed since the last time they saw it.   More...