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January 21, 2016  RSS feed
DOT moving to fix dilapidated Ridgewood/ MV overpass
The bridge carrying Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road above the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) on the Ridgewood/Middle Village border will be receiving a new deck, members of the Community Board 5 (CB 5) Transportation Services and Public Transit committees learned Tuesday night.  More...

Detectives continue to search for the gunman who robbed an employee at a Glendale auto dealership last month.  Police released on Monday night video and images of the perpetrator wanted for the heist that occurred at noon on Dec. 31, 2015, inside JS Motors, located at 79-04 Cypress Ave.  More...

Flipping back the pages to the spring of 1995
Winter’s cold finally set in across Our Neighborhood, leaving many of us pining for more global warming — or, at least, some temperatures more than a few degrees above the freezing point. With that in mind, let’s take another trip in the Ridgewood Times machine back to the spring of 1995 — April 6, to be exact — and glance at what our paper covered back then... More...
83rd Precinct  Bushwick  Bushwick child rape suspect collared in Minnesota: NYPD   Halfway across the country, law enforcement sources captured last week a Bushwick man wanted for allegedly raping his girlfriend’s 10-year-old sister last October, police reported.  More...
After two impressive 40-point victories over Kingsborough Community College ( 60- 20) and Borough of Manhattan Community College (72-32), the LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) Lady Red Hawks found a way to come from behind and defeat CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) rival Queensborough Community College by a score of 73-55 on Jan. 13.  More...
HENRYK JUDYCKI of Ridgewood died on Monday, January 18, at the age of 58. A native of Lapy, Poland, he was the beloved husband of Teodozja and dear father of Iwona, Justyna and Edyta Judycki. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St.  More...
Their storefronts are often covered with thick curtains or tinted glass, making it nearly impossible for passersby to see in. There are colorful neon signs calling the business a spa, often accompanied by handwritten notices advertising discounts on back and foot rubs.  More...
Cuomo’s proposed $3 billion New Penn Station Improvements Project fails to add any new track or platform capacity for Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Long Island Rail Road or future Metro North Rail Road service. “What do you think of the proposed modernization of Penn Station?” (Street Talk by Erica Siudzinski — Jan. 14).  More...
Last year didn’t start out well for crime reduction. Shootings were up slightly from the same period the previous year. How then did we end 2015 with fewer shootings than ever before, with crime throughout the city reaching historic lows in almost all categories? More...
Just when you thought the holidays were over, one artist has brought the season back to life in Maspeth.  Michael Neff, creator of the “Suspended Forest” exhibit currently on display at the Knockdown Center, located at 52-19 Flushing Ave., has hung 40 discarded Christmas trees at the arts space to give these trees a second life, if only for a short period of time.  More...