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May 7, 2015  RSS feed
NYPD OFFICER SHOT IN QUEENS VILLAGE DIES OF HIS INJURIES
Queens’ Finest is in mourning again.  A young police officer lost his life two days after being shot in the head while on patrol in Queens Village and the suspected gunman is now behind bars for first-degree murder, authorities said.  More...

Detectives continue to search for a notecarrying thief who swiped money from a Ridgewood bank on the morning of May 4, police reported.  According to authorities, the heist occurred at 10:30 a.m. inside the Popular Community Bank at 918 Seneca Ave. off Hancock Street.  More...

Applying for a New York City identification card (IDNYC) will be easier for Ridgewood and Bushwick residents.  Council members Antonio Reynoso, Elizabeth Crowley and Rafael Espinal joined community members at St. Brigid Church on the Ridgewood/ Bushwick border in Brooklyn on May 5 for its launch as a temporary pop-up site for IDNYC appointments.  More...
104th Precinct  Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth  Bank robber linked to four other local heists  The suspect who successfully swiped cash from a Middle Village bank last week is also responsible for four heists in Brooklyn and Queens dating back to 2012, according to police.  More...
The Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) U19 boys soccer team battled undefeated South Bronx United in a Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) game, and came away with a 3-1 win. More...
ROCCO CARUSO of Ridgewood died on Sunday, May 3, at the age of 88. A native of Torretta, Sicily, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Angela and devoted father of Antonina Coraci, Rosario Guzzo and Maria Milicia. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St.  More...
Just a few months after laying to rest two officers assassinated on a Brooklyn street, New York’s Finest again prepare to bury one of their own, gunned down for his incredible service to the people.  More...
Let me applaud super mom in Baltimore Toya Graham for stepping up to the plate, slapping her son Michael and taking him home during the violence in that city. Her 16-year-old son would have been hurt and intended to hurt more Baltimore police officers with rocks. It is times like this that parents need to take the upper hand and put boundaries and curfews for the children.  More...
A tribute to my Mom who made me feel like a queen
How do I love you, Mom? Let me count the ways. My mom was my mentor, my rock, a powerhouse of energy and leadership whom I dearly admired. From her Campfire Girl leader days to Girl Scout leader to PTA president, my mom positioned herself to be involved in my life while involving me. She was my role model. More...
MEXICAN FLAVORS IN RIDGEWOOD
Revelers looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo are just a short train ride away from Mexican Apple B.B.Q., located at 66-89 Forest Ave. off the Forest Avenue M train stop in the heart of Ridgewood.  More...
Hundreds of residents in communities across Queens visited their local firehouses on May 2 as each company opened their doors as part of the Fire Department’s 150th anniversary celebration.  More...