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December 31, 2015  RSS feed
The Ridgewood Times is looking back this week at our top stories of 2015, an unforgettable year for the World’s Borough. Winter brought an overhyped snowstorm that spared the city of its brunt, while spring was mired in tragedy with the shooting death of a police officer in Queens Village. More...

  Students at P.S. 91 in Glendale teamed up with Coldwell Banker Kueber Realty for yet another successful “Toys for Tots” drive, collecting more than 500 unwrapped toys to be delivered to children in need. Also participating in the drive were P.S. 91’s PTA and Arlene LoMastro, a paraprofessional at the school. More...

Are they there yet?  The arrival of new, more efficient, cleaner running locomotives at the Fresh Pond Railyard in Glendale is taking far too long, according to local civic organizations.  More...
Police are searching for a man wanted for raping a 10-year-old girl in Bushwick in October.  According to authorities, the suspect — identified as Edwin P. Caizaguano, also known as Patricio Caizaguano — raped the 10-year-old victim inside of a residence on Moffat Street in Bushwick on October 19 at approximately 6 p.m.  More...
MARY OLSZEWSKI died on Monday, December 28, at the age of 84. She was the wife of the late Ted Olszewski, loving mother of Richard Olszewski and Ellen State, mother-inlaw of Norma and Jim and cherished grandmother of Robert, Jesse and Alexa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, at St.  More...
With apologies to Abraham Lincoln, the parks of New York City are “of the people, by the people, for the people.” They are the playgrounds for those who lack backyards, shade for residents whose streets lack trees, welcome greenspaces in a city dominated by concrete and asphalt.  More...
Regarding the comments about minimum wage “not being a life saver,” as published in the Dec. 17, 2015, Queens Courier. As I read this column, I strongly agreed that the minimum wage was not to support a family; it is intended to help support and aid people to live a better lifestyle.  More...
At a recent rally opposing MoveNY’s plan to toll free East River Bridges, Assemblyman David Weprin renewed his annual call for reintroduction of a non-NYC resident commuter tax. His proposal calls for half of the generated revenue to go to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the remaining 50 percent to NYC.  More...