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July 7, 2016  RSS feed
Still battling prostitution at this Ridgewood corner
An old Toyota goes almost unnoticed as it pulls over at the corner of Starr Street and Cypress Avenue at the Ridgewood/Bushwick border. Neon light from a nearby Chinese restaurant illuminates the sidewalks, painting the late night street bright yellow.  More...

A couple was found dead inside of their Bushwick home with gunshot wounds to their heads in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide.  Officers from the 83rd Precinct responded to a 911 call at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at 526 Central Ave., police said. Inside the home, both Elizabeth Thompkins, 22, and Christopher Pickering, 37, were found dead.  More...

Ahead of the pending construction work to be done to both train lines that run through Ridgewood — the M and the L — the MTA is holding a community meeting to discuss the future of the work to the Canarsie Tunnel and Myrtle viaduct.  More...
Detectives picked up a Middle Village man on June 30 for allegedly sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl on an Elmhurst street a week earlier.  More...
Flex your muscles at this upcoming competition, where victory is within arm’s reach!  More...
The light of our lives, Bronwyn Clare Anderson Pipitone, went out the morning of July 1, 2016 when she was taken from us by a cardiac arrest. Her parents, Lee G. and Sheila Bobbs Andersonfirst saw her bright light in Wilmington on May 6, 1975.  More...
Contrary to what some might have you believe, America is alrea great, and for countless reasons. Chief among them is the resiliency of our democracy, now 240 years old, which has survived recessions and depressions, civil and global wars, internal strife and external pressures of an ever-changing world.  More...
Pope Francis has offered an apology for all those that the church has offended. He said this on June 26 upon his return trip from Armenia. He was referring to gays, lesbians and poor people who have been exploited.  More...
It seems like the news is filled with more and more stories about automated customer service. Virtual assistants, apps that answer your questions, chatbots that designers swear act and sound like humans — there’s a large premium being put on building artificial intelligence that can answer questions and mimic the experience of talking to a real person.  More...
Under new ownership, old timer Ridgewood pizza joint is keeping up with times
It’s 1 p.m. on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, and the lunchtime crowd is filling the sidewalk, swarming one establishment in particular: Joe & John’s, the neighborhood’s favorite pizza parlor since 1968. More...