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September 15, 2016  RSS feed
Ridgewood residents protesting a public auction of their building
One minute they were all living comfortably in their rent-regulated apartments, and the next, their entire future was in doubt.  This is the reality for six Ridgewood families who are fighting to stay in their homes, but time is not on their side.  More...

Two shady massage parlors in Ridgewood and Glendale have been rubbed out, according to police.  More...

This might be one of the biggest political upsets Queens has ever seen.  Upstart Brian Barnwell defeated nine-term incumbent Assemblywoman Margaret Markey in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for the 30th Assembly District seat.  More...
108th Precinct  Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside  Crook grabs cash at Sunnyside bank   Police are looking for a man who robbed a Chase Bank in Sunnyside on Sept. 13.  More...
Welcome home, Queens Olympians!  Olympic competitors with roots in Queens were given a warm welcome home by Borough President Melinda Katz, elected officials and members of the community at a celebration outside of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Sept. 12.  More...
IRENE MACALUSO of Douglaston died on Thursday, September 8, at the age of 67. She was the beloved wife of Thomas, devoted mother of Toma, Cody, Indhia and Melanie, loving daughter of Rose Schwartzberg and dear sister of Barry Schwartzberg. Memorial services will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. More...
There seems to be one word to describe 21st-century life in America: sedentary — as in lacking in regular movement.  More...
In my professional opinion, we need supportive housing at the T Building on Queens Hospital’s campus. It’s not a “homeless shelter” like Par- Central, which is two blocks to the south on Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, nor is it an outpatient substance rehab center as Cornerstone Rehab, formerly St. Joseph’s Hospital, on Union Turnpike.  More...
For 40 years, the NYPD, under Democratic and Republican mayors alike, has been releasing the disciplinary records of officers, giving the public a window into how the police operate. That is, until last month under Mayor Bill de Blasio.  The decision to stop sharing officers’ disciplinary records is a huge mistake — the public deserves more transparency, not less.  More...
Save the date October 9th
It’s that time of year again, Ridgewood: Come Saturday, Oct. 9, the community is invited to participate in Onderdonk House’s annual Harvest Festival. Lasting from noon to 5 p.m. over Columbus Day weekend, the event is conveniently situated in the earlier part of the month and before all the Halloween hootenanny begins.  More...