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October 8, 2015  RSS feed
Service held for burial of 100th indigent Vietnam veteran
The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) continue to support their brothers and sisters in arms, even after death. On the morning of Oct. 2 at Hess-Miller Funeral Home, Chapter 32 of the VVA held a ceremony for their 100th indigent veteran. More...

A 15-year-old teenager was shot in the back while walking down a Bushwick street on the evening of Oct. 6, according to police.  Law enforcement officials said that the male victim was walking toward the northeast corner of Menahan Street and Central Avenue at approximately 7:40 p.m. when the suspect approached him from behind and fired a gun into his back.  More...

Polish Americans paid tribute to General Casimir Pulaski, an American Revolutionary war hero, by marching along Fifth Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 5. This year’s General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Parade brought together thousands of participants, including representatives of Polish-American organizations, folk dance troupes, beauty pageant winners and others members of the community.  More...
106th Precinct  South Central Queens  Man found fatally shot inside car in S. Ozone Park   A 27-year-old man was found dead inside his car on Oct. 4 in South Ozone Park after being shot twice, according to police.  More...
This weekend the Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) 2006 White team competed in the NYCFC league against New York Soccer Club in Tarrytown. More...
HEINZ MAURER of Ridgewood died on Sept. 30 at the age of 85. A native of Germany, he was the beloved husband of Elfriede Maurer and devoted father of Jeff Maurer and Karen Varela. He is also survived by four grandchildren. Cremation was at Fresh Pond Crematory.   More...
This year, transit riders saw their fares increase by about 4 percent throughout the MTA system. It was the first of two planned MTA fare hikes; the other is expected to happen in two years. Everyone grumbled about it, but paid the price anyway because, warts and all, this city’s public transportation system keeps everyone moving.  More...
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a reminder for all of us to do something. Throughout the month of October women are encouraged to make a mammography appointments. Some may wonder why a man is writing a letter about breast cancer which is mainly a women’s disease, but it is a disease that affects all of us.  More...
Planned Parenthood has been all over the news lately, with a sea of pink T-shirted supporters taking over Foley Square last week amid a strong defense against the newest round of baseless attacks the organization is facing.  More...
Move over, LA: Bushwick is the epicenter of the independent movie scene this weekend.  The eighth annual Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) kicked off on Thursday night at LightSpace Studios with a red carpet reception and the screening of opening night film, “Wallabout.”  More...