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December 31, 2009  RSS feed
The fifth grade choral group of P.S. 81 made a special appearance last Wednesday, Dec. 23, performing in the Ridgewood school’s Winter Concert. More...
Shopped For Stuff At Homes, Deli

Valuable merchandise and cash were taken by burglars from two Woodside homes and a Hunters Point delicatessen during a series of break-ins on Monday, Dec. 28 that remain under investigation by detectives, it was reported.   More...

Police Say No Foul Play Suspected
A man’s life was cut short on Christmas Day after he was struck and killed by a subway train at a Richmond Hill station last Friday night, Dec. 25, according to police.   The identity of the man—described as being between 30 and 40 years of age—was withheld by police pending family notification.   More...
Teenager Killed, Tenants Tapped As Flames Engulf Bushwick Building
Heavy flames and smoke consumed a three-story Bushwick apartment house and took the life of a 17-year-old girl during a two-alarm blaze on Monday morning, Dec. 28, that is being investigated by fire marshals as a possible arson, it was reported.   More...
Photo Exhibit At Maspeth Bank
Visitors to Maspeth Federal Savings bank’s main branch on Grand Avenue can now catch a glimpse of Maspeth and Ridgewood during the Roaring Twenties through a photo exhibit created by the Newtown Historical Society (NHS) now on display. More...
Young Martial Artist Is Dreaming Of Olympics
For seven-year-old Ridgewood resident Jayda Skye Irizarry, life is all about kicks. It’s not just that she likes a good time—though her father Jose reports she is a fun-loving child who lists Hannah Montana and ice cream among her favorite things. Rather, it’s that the young Irizarry has developed a prodigious talent for competitive tae kwon do.   More...
Eight years after commercial planes were hijacked and used as missiles to launch the worst terrorist attack in American history, we learned this Christmas that our nation’s aviation security system still has significant cracks.   More...
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Person Of The Year
Pity Ben Bernanke. He was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, and the reaction rivaled fish sticks in the enthusiasm category. Old Ben might well be the guy of 2009, but few know who he is or understand what he does.  More...