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January 21, 2010  RSS feed
Homeless Havens On Highway Removed
The ongoing effort by police and Maspeth residents to keep homeless vagrants out of their neighborhood took another turn on Tuesday, Jan.  More...
Seek Equal Share With Forest Hills

Seeking what it characterized as a “fair and equitable” share of seats at the soon-to-be-opened Queens Metropolitan High School, Community Board 5 passed a resolution at its Wednesday, Jan.  More...

Detail Strategies To Make Freight Cos. Good Neighbors At CB 5 Meet
Several elected officials stopped by the Community Board 5 meeting last Wednesday, Jan.  More...
Tried To Cover Camera With Gum
Helping himself to envelopes of money found in the office of a Ridgewood restaurant proved to be a costly caper for a neighborhood man recently busted by police and charged with burglary, it was reported.   More...
Where Community Plays And Learns
While the Woodside community has seen drastic changes take form over the past 40 years, the Church of St. Sebastian Parish Center remains a local centerpiece for people of all ages, religions and walks of life.   More...
Senate Race A Sign Of Anger
(AP) President Barack Obama used strikingly populist appeals to an angry electorate in Massachusetts’ Senate race, a likely preview of his November strategy to curb steep Democratic Party losses in Congress and the nation’s statehouses.   More...
Ridgewood School Has Produced Soccer Stars
I.S. 93 hosted the first boys’ inter-academy soccer tournament on Friday, Jan. 15 inside the school’s gym. More...
EMMA KOERNER of Ridgewood died on January 8, 2010 at the age of 90. A native of Brooklyn, she was the devoted mother of Lorraine Bernacco, mother-in-law of John, and fond grandmother of Christine Engler (Dave); also survived by great-granddaughter Lorraine Engler. Services were officiated by Rev. Michael Ross followed by interment in Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of the Peter J. More...
One of the greatest con games ever played against the American people has been perpetrated by Americans.   More...
Chatting With Sarah
The phenomenon known as Sarah Palin made her debut this week as an analyst on Fox News. You should have heard the braying from our competitors CNN and MSNBC. She’s a dunce, they wailed, a conservative shill! Foaming at the mouth doesn’t begin to describe the reaction.   Here’s my question: If you guys are so smart, how come your ratings are softer than Jell-O?   More...
Forgotten Names Of Area Parks, Neighborhoods & Landmarks
Our local communities and all communities, wherever located, have very localized names for real estate subdivisions, ponds and lakes, hills and valleys. Over a long period, the Old Timer has collected information on many of these names.  More...