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May 27, 2010  RSS feed
Intense flames ripped through a row of stores in Rego Park during a four-alarm fire that broke out on Sunday night, May 23, FDNY sources stated. Reportedly, the fire ignited at around 8:35 p.m. More...
Father And Son Cuffed In Wild Street Fracas

A confrontation between a pair of bat-wielding men on a Middle Village street on Sunday night, May 23, came to a bloody end when one of the combatants pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking his foe with one of the shots, police reported.   More...

Flames reportedly burned the second floor of a home in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn last Tuesday night, May 18. Fire Department sources said the blaze broke out at around 9 p.m. More...
Suspect Has Ties To 4 Bklyn. Robberies, 83 Pct. Learns
A perpetrator wanted for a string of knife-point robberies was recently collared, Deputy Inspector Stephen Capasso, the precinct’s commanding officer, told residents gathered at the Bushwick stationhouse for the 83rd Precinct Community Council meeting held last Tues  More...
Say Program Fosters Independent Thinking
From mousetrap vehicles to wooden catapults, Grover Cleveland High School’s Science Olympiad team has it all covered with the hardware to prove it.   More...
(AP) One of the few things Andrew Cuomo talked about publicly during his stealth campaign for New York governor is how he rebuilds things—his ’68 GTO, for example, among other muscle cars.   More...
Gottschee Sides See Wide Action
The U18 split the weekend’s double-header, winning against PA Classics and losing to Baltimore Bays Chelsea. Against PA Classics on Saturday in game one of the doubleheader, Dominic Sarle scored twice in Gottschee’s 2-1 win.   More...
SCA Officials Unveil H.S./I.S. Plans
As the Hunters Point South project takes shape, Community Board 2 learned more about the site’s planned school building at a special public hearing held May 16 at nearby St. Mary’s Church in Long Island City.   More...
ANN G. PETROVITS (nee Henry) of Glendale died on May 22, 2010 at the age of 95. A native of Brooklyn, she was the widow of the late John, devoted mother of Barbara A., and fond grandmother of John, Keith and Lee; also survived by great-grandchilren Keith and Brooke. Services were officiated by Rev. More...
Working class used to be considered a part of the middle class. There was a time in this country that industrial and manufacturing jobs were plentiful, and wages were strong enough for families to sustain themselves and still have plenty left over to save for a rainy day.   More...
Free Radicals
In yet another example of the federal government’s being out of control, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner, in a human rights discussion with the Chinese, brought up the new Arizona illegal-alien law as an example of American “discrimination.”   More...
Hiring Of Pastor In 1902 Led To New Building For R’wood Church
The Old Timer picks up his multipart history of the United Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood in 1902.   On Dec. 5, 1902 the Rev. Schoerk announced to the Session that he had received a call from the Presbyterian Zion Church of 45th Street, Manhattan, and that he intended to accept the call.   More...