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March 11, 2010  RSS feed
Owners Denied Dedicated Real Estate
The quest to put a dog run in Juniper Valley Park has reached a dead end after the Community Board 5 subcommittee charged with examining the issue decided it would not recPolice ommend any of three potential sites it had been considering.   More...
Infant Left with Bruises, Broken Bones

An Ozone Park father was arraigned last Saturday, Mar. 6, on charges that he allegedly beat his 13-week-old daughter and caused severe injuries including multiple broken ribs and a lacerated liver, law enforcement sources said.   More...

Civic Activists, Elected Officials Want Fewer Rigs Going Through Maspeth
Elected officials vented at a press conference in Maspeth last Friday, Mar.  More...
Worked With Mom To Steal Identities
A Ridgewood man identified as the owner of a Jamaica strip club that was the site of the Sean Bell shooting in 2006 was indicted along with four others for their alleged roles in a multimillion dollar mortgage fraud scheme, it was announced. More...
Civic Learns History Of Landmark Apts.
When Gustave Mathews began developing apartment houses in Ridgewood that would become landmarks nearly a century later, many working-class New Yorkers lived in rundown tenements devoid of light, proper ventilation and modern utilities.   More...
A Civil Rights Lesson Amid Paterson Fiasco
(AP) All the headlines, polls, blogs and politicians calling for New York Gov. David Paterson to resign amid dueling scandals are forgetting one thing: He’s innocent until proven guilty.   More...
Fiscal Woes Won’t Scratch Triple Crown Race
Though plagued by financial troubles, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced last Thursday, Mar. 4, that it would run the Belmont Stakes—the third jewel of racing’s Triple Crown—as scheduled as part of Belmont Park’s spring/summer meet.   More...
+++ BALDASSARE “BUDDY” BERTOLINO of Ridgewood/Glendale died on March 2, 2010 at the age of 77. A native of Sicily, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Carmela, devoted father of two sons and one daughter; also survived by seven grandchildren. He was known in the community as the proprietor of Buddy’s Men’s Tailors on Fresh Pond Road.  More...
Stupid ideas seem to be the only things that are increasing in today’s world.   The latest lame-brained proposal comes from the New York State Board of Regents, which is considering lowering its standards for the sake of its budget.   More...
Living Legends
Stay with me, because you are not going to believe this column. This month in Chicago, an event will honor three men as “living legends.”   More...