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August 20, 2015  RSS feed
Glendale cemetery ceremony honors victim of lynch mob 100 years later
Vowing never to forget, local elected officials and activists gathered on Aug. 17 at the Glendale grave of Leo Frank to mark the 100th anniversary since the Jewish factory superintendent wrongfully convicted of murder in Georgia was lynched by a hateful mob.  More...

Detectives continue to search for the suspects who stabbed a 23-yearold man to death on a Bushwick street early Sunday morning in a dispute that reportedly began at a house party.  Law enforcement sources said the bloodshed occurred at 3:06 a.m. on Aug. 16 at the corner of Weirfield Street and Knickerbocker Avenue.  More...

Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village lost a family member last week when faculty member Richard Hartman died on Aug. 13 at the age of 75.  More...
Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth
Cops nab pair who used BB gun to rob man on Ridgewood street   Two men were arrested after they allegedly used a BB gun to rob a man on a Ridgewood street, prosecutors revealed on Tuesday.  More...
The X-Bays, a softball team started as a fun activity for friends living in the Howard Beach area, celebrated their third championship in five years on Aug. 16 and several moves up the Queens Metro ASA Softball League division ladder.  More...
Whenever hearing about a big, new project in Queens, the instinct among many has been to say “no.” When asked why, opponents claim either the project is “out of character” with the surrounding neighborhood or simply too taxing on the local infrastructure, thus leading to other problems affecting residents.  More...
Thanks for hosting the North Shore Towers debate on Aug. 5. While the debate was co-op focused, several overall resident issues could have and should be addressed. Here are several examples: Police presence: For years, residents east of the Cross Island Parkway have experienced laggard response, merely due to the scope and area of the 105th Precinct. More...
Reunions
It was a bittersweet reunion on Long beach island on the Jersey shore and the following weekend a joyous gathering of the Yunis family in kent, Connecticut. For years, my late husband stu’s daught More...
The Bushwick Starr performing arts center is gearing up for its seventh season with an impressive lineup of shows scheduled for 2015 and 2016.  More...