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April 9, 2015  RSS feed
Ridgewood families blast DEP for sewage backups
Homeowners gathered around on Seneca Avenue near Norman Street in Ridgewood on the afternoon of April 2 to get answers from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding sewage problems they have been experiencing since earlier this year.  More...

Detectives delivered two suspected burglars to jail for allegedly breaking into a Maspeth pizzeria and a Ridgewood drugstore last month, authorities said.  More...

Three Maspeth massage parlor workers wound up in handcuffs last week for rubbing patrons the wrong way, according to police.  Law enforcement sources said the suspects were cuffed on April 1 at a massage parlor located at 66-47 Grand Ave., which cops raided in a prior bust back in March.  More...
106th Precinct  South central Queens   Suspect robs Hilton near JFK: NYPD  Police are looking for a man who is suspected of stealing $500 from a Hilton Garden Inn near JFK Airport.  The robbery occurred at a hotel at 148- 18 134th St., near S. Conduit Avenue in Jamaica, at about 6:50 p.m. on March 30.  More...
After winning the B Division City Championship in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL), the Maspeth High School boys varsity basketball team followed up that performance with a second-place showing in the New York State Federation Class B Tournament.  More...
ELEANOR WITTMANN died on Wednesday, March 25, at the age of 92. A lifelong resident of Ridgewood, she was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School and went on to a career at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, working at the World Trade Center and Kennedy Airport.  More...
Could the New York Police Department use a few extra cops? Ask any NYPD supervisor that question and you’re likely to get a question in response such as “Is the sky blue?” or “Does a bear have claws?”  More...
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton denies the fact he had an argument with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris over hiring more police officers in the upcoming NYC budget. Well in my opinion it doesn’t matter who said what because the reality is we do need to hire another 1,000 more police officers.  More...
PAL Power Lunches   For several years, I’ve been attending lunches for the Police athletic League (PAL), the Police Department’s remarkably successful program for kids in precincts around the city.  More...
New York City’s annual Tartan Week, a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage, is in full swing, and authentic British food with a twist can be found close to Queens at Bushwick’s The Rookery.  More...