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December 3, 2015  RSS feed
Tenants of Ridgewood are being called to attend a special meeting regarding their rights and how to stay in their homes.  Ridgewood Housing Matters (RHM) will be holding an emergency meeting on Dec. 17 at P.S. 305, located at 378 Seneca Ave., at 6:30 p.m. to provide Ridgewood tenants with information about their rights and to update them on new laws regarding buyouts.  More...

A Bushwick man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man at a department store last month, police said.  Noel  More...

By the end of the year, one staple in the Ridgewood community will be closing its doors for good.  The 1/2 Price Kids shop, located at 60-84 Myrtle Ave., must have everything out of the building by Jan. 1, 2016, because the property was sold at the beginning of the year and this is the store’s last month of its lease.  More...
102nd Precinct  Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park  Arsonist sets fire to Hindu flags in front of Woodhaven home   Symbols of faith posted in front of a Woodhaven home were turned into kindling by an arsonist still at large, according to police.  More...
The 3rd Annual Co-Ed Middle School Soccer Turkey Bowl Tournament took place on Nov. 23. Five teams played in the tournament this year: M.S. 232, M.S. 105, Waterside, Scholars’ White and Scholars’ Blue.  M.S. 232 played in the tournament for the first time this year and took first place. The Scholars’ White Team earned second place and Waterside earned third place.   More...
REV. FR. JOHN H. WILKINSON, Ph.D., of Englewood, Florida, died on Monday, November 23, at the age of 82. A native of Brooklyn, he was a chaplain for the New York City Department of Corrections and a resident and assistant vicar of St. Brigid Church, Brooklyn.  More...
What good is a community meeting if the local press can’t be allowed to attend it?  Recently, one of our reporters attempted to cover a meeting of the community advisory board for The Verve, a hotel-turned-homeless shelter that recently opened in Long Island City, only to be turned away.  More...
The attacks on Paris was a declaration of war not only against the West but against all nations that are deemed not a supplicant to ISIS. Many have speculated how the nations of the world would react to an alien invasion. ISIS is the alien among us that has struck.  More...
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A few weeks ago, a young man stood on stage in front of hundreds of people who had come together to do something about our city’s homelessness crisis. His name was Angel Lopez, and he was just months away from graduating from Ready, Willing & Able — the work program my wife and I created around our kitchen table nearly 30 years ago. He trembled at the podium at first.  More...