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February 25, 2016  RSS feed
“Ridgewood is not for sale!”  That was the rally cry from public officials, members of the Ridgewood Tenants Union and residents of 1708 Summerfield St. who gathered outside the building on Tuesday morning to protest their landlord, whom many claim is using unfair tactics to drive the tenants out of the rent-regulated building.  More...

A self-serving masked bandit fled empty-handed from a Bushwick service station during a failed stickup on Sunday afternoon, according to police.  The stickup occurred at 1:09 p.m. inside the BP station located at 644 Bushwick Ave.  More...

Part of Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood may eventually be closed and transformed into the neighborhood’s newest pedestrian plaza.  In an attempt to curb dangerous driver and pedestrian activity, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has come up with a bold plan to permanently close the one-block segment of Wyckoff Avenue between Gates and Myrtle avenues for the plaza.  More...
102nd Precinct  Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park  Man with box cutter menaced E train rider in Richmond Hill   Following a recent number of random slashing cases across the city, police want to find a man who pulled out a box cutter and frightened a woman on board a train in Richmond Hill earlier this month.  More...
The Blau Weiss Gottschee youth soccer program has come a long way in recent years.  At the outset, it produced a handful of players who advanced in later years to national and professional teams. But this winter, BWG has much to celebrate, as nine members of its Under 18 Academy signed letters of intent to attend colleges nationwide with prominent soccer programs of their own.  More...
JANET ROLON and JENNY ROLON, born on August 5, 1975, died on Friday, February 12, at the age of 40. Born minutes apart, they passed away moments apart following an accident. They are survived by their mother, Esther Rolle, sisters Barbara Torres and Marisol Rolon and brother James Rolon.  More...
Thanks in large part to the many crime dramas on television and in the movies, the Miranda warning has become part of the American lexicon since the Supreme Court mandated in 1966 that law enforcement officers inform alleged criminals of their rights upon arrest.  Apparently, according to one Astoria-based lawmaker, the Miranda warning isn’t easy to understand.  More...
One of the many definitions of community is “common ownership or partnership, community of interests.”  Community school boards were established in 1969 to embrace this partnership of interest. Some succeeded, while others abused the privilege. School boards were abolished in 2003 and public education became part of the greater political arena.  More...
February is National Cancer Prevention Month and a second chance to make good on your New Year resolution to live a healthier life. While not all cancers are preventable, many are and there are important steps we can take to help reduce our risk for these diseases.  More...
Ridgewood European Pork Store is putting its meats to the test this weekend, as they prepare to take part in the first-ever Charcuterie Masters competition on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Flushing Town Hall.  More...