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May 6, 2010  RSS feed
Maspeth Shelter Alarms Residents
An elaborate shelter (pictured above) near the train tracks behind a Maspeth strip mall has alarmed local residents who worry that the structure is a fire hazard.   More...

A branch that fell onto live wires reportedly caused a three-alarm fire that severely damaged a church in Richmond Hill last Thursday afternoon, Apr. 29. More...

A two-car crash at the intersection of Metropolitan and Eliot avenues on the Maspeth/Ridgewood border on Sunday morning, May 2, left one victim injured, Fire Department sources reported. More...
An apparent attempt to flee from the scene of an accident in Bushwick reportedly proved costly for a man who lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a Ridgewood luncheonette on Monday morning, Ma More...
Long-Time Leader Feted On May 13
The pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Rev. John G.  More...
U11 Girls Advance To Semifinals
Gottschee’s U18 Academy continued its winning ways with a closely fought victory over Player Development Academy (PDA) of New Jersey. The score remained 0-0 at the half and stayed that way until the 79th minute when Mario Gagliano scored the game winner—1-0.   Under 16 Academy results   More...
P.S. 305 Parents Want DOE To Add More Grades On Campus
After opening its doors to early childhood students nearly two years ago, parents at P.S. 305 in Ridgewood are seeking to add grade levels, representatives of the school community told members of Citizens for a Better Ridgewood (CBR) at the civic group’s Apr.  More...
+++ ANNE C. LETTAU of Ridgewood died on April 30, 2010 at the age of 67. A native of Brooklyn, she was the widow of the late Karl and dear sister of Theresa Loretto. She served as community liaison to Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan and treasurer of the Ridgewood Democratic Club. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St.  More...
If there’s one thing this country has a lot of, it’s garbage.   More...
Thanks to a Good Samaritan Dear Editor:   I was lucky enough to encounter a New Yorker who was willing to help a stranger—me.   I fainted on the L train last week after donating blood and some wonderful woman, whose first name I was able to remember as Jessica, stepped out of her comfort zone and aided me until I came to.   More...
Mayors Call For N.Y. Uprising
Both of us were elected mayors of New York City. Between us, we served 20 years. We have agreed and disagreed on a number of policy questions. Our style of governing differs, and we belong to different political parties. Nonetheless, we have joined together on good government issues and support each other’s efforts to achieve change.   More...
I Declare War! The Old Timer Recalls Another Street Game
This week we have an interesting letter from John Bender of Glendale, who notes that our readers who have written to the Old Timer in the past about the street games played during the 1940s and 1950s have never talked about “I Declare War.”   More...