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May 13, 2010  RSS feed
A severed tree limb knocked down several utility lines and sparked a power outage along Grove Street in Ridgewood last Thursday, May 6, Fire Department sources said. More...
Stabbing Suspect Nabbed With Knife In Hand

Moments after allegedly stabbing a man and slashing another individual on a Ridgewood street early on Sunday morning, May 9, a Bushwick resident was cuffed by police after being spotted walking in the area with a blood-stained shirt More...

Residents, Pols Blast Cutback Plan
Through marches in the streets and rallies outside their local firehouses, residents, firefighters and city lawmakers across Queens are turning up the heat against a plan to eliminate as many as 20 Fire Department units in the executive budget   More...
A pair of stores along Roosevelt Avenue were heavily damaged by flames during a one-alarm blaze last Thursday night, May 6, it was reported. More...
Pastor Has Kept Faith In His Community For 50 Years
Msgr. James Kelly, pastor of St. Brigid Church, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination at Mass on Sunday, May 9. Three times.   The 9 and 11 a.m. Masses were in Spanish, as befits a parish composed largely of Mexican and Ecuadorian communities. The 12:30 p.m. Mass was bilingual.   More...
Why Is The Budget Late? Just Follow The Money
(AP) New York Gov. David Paterson was criticized by lawmakers for hindering negotiations in a budget now over a month late.   His response: What negotiations?   More...
U.S. U17 National Leads Academy Team
Gottschee’s Soccer Development Academy and Pre-Academy teams won three games over the weekend, and Gottschee/Celtic steamrolled into NYS Cup final with a 11-0 drubbing of Wappinger Falls.   Under 18 Academy results   More...
Civic Wants Playground Program Saved
The future of the Dry Harbor Playschool at Forest Park and The Shops at Atlas Park were the focus of last Thursday’s meeting of the Glendale Property Owners Association (GPOA) at St. Pancras Pfeiffer Hall.   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, devoted mother of Edward Lettau, 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...
City and state budget negotiations are underway, and once again the city is pitching the idea of reducing fire coverage across the five boroughs to save a few bucks.   More...
Lament over church project Dear Editor:   I just read that they are trying to sell The United Presbyterian Church on 60th Place in Ridgewood (“After Rumors Fly, Ridgewood Church Eyes Sr. Housing Plan,” May 6 issue, available online at www.times newsweekly.com). Isn’t anything sacred anymore?   More...
Barack Obama’s Money Trail
Just when we thought the socialism accusations against the Obama administration were subsiding, the president himself reignited the debate.  More...
Church Foundations Laid in 1863; Multi-Part Story Begins This Week
A front page article in last week’s issue concerning the possible sale or lease of the property of the United Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood got us thinking about the history of the storied institution, which is located on the west side of 60th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Bleecker Street.   More...