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October 1, 2015  RSS feed
Ridgewood high school still faces takeover
Although Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood has seen improving graduation rates and student performance over the last few years, it remains vulnerable to a possible state takeover, educators said during a public hearing at the school Saturday.  More...

Police are looking for two gunmen who robbed a Maspeth grocery store Sunday night in which they not only stole the shop’s proceeds but also a clerk’s personal belongings.  The stickup occurred at 11:02 p.m. on Sept. 27 inside the Flushing Avenue Deli and Grocery located at 63-22 Flushing Ave.  More...

Elected officials, civic leaders, neighbors, friends and family gathered at the corner of Suydam Street and Cypress Avenue on Sept. 26 to honor the legacy of longtime neighborhood activist, teacher and Ridgewood resident Ann Maggio.  More...
114th Precinct  Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights  Suspect wanted for stealing from Woodside church   Police are looking for a suspect they say is wanted for entering a Woodside church last month and stealing a laptop.  On Saturday, Aug. 29, at 10:30 a.m. the man entered St. Nicholas Church at 45-03 48th Ave. and headed toward the office.  More...
St. John’s Red Storm goalie John Stagmiller made a career-high nine saves as his team played to a 0-0 tie against Marquette at Belson Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 26, to open up Big East Conference play.  More...
GLORIA COLON of Ridgewood died on Monday, Sept. 28, at the age of 70. A native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, she was the devoted mother of Carmen Cruz, Diana Rodriguez, Damaris Diaz, Luis Colon, Glorivee Diaz and Angela Calcano. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  More...
All too often, New York City government gets blamed for what it doesn’t do rather than credit for what it does. We’d like to take a moment to applaud those City Council members in Queens and the other boroughs for bringing participatory budgeting to their districts.  More...
A historic, memorable week
I’m not a Catholic, but I fell in love with Pope Francis, as I think millions of others did, this past week. His presence in our city, Washington and Philadelphia sealed forever his impact. And it’s all good!  More...