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October 13, 2016  RSS feed
Maspeth fumes after city moves homeless men into hotel
A lthough the city says it has halted plans to transform a Maspeth hotel into a homeless shelter, even the partial use of the facility for homeless people has made local residents and lawmakers irate.  More...

Talk about a door-buster deal. Two bandits who smashed their way through the entrances of cellphone stores in Middle Village and Long Island City and stole hightech merchandise this month remain on the lam. More...

On Oct. 7, Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Glendale had a special guest on hand to celebrate this month’s First Friday Mass; Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, who concelebrated Mass with Father Marcin Chilczuk, parish administrator, and Father John Fullum, pastor emeritus.  More...
New details have emerged regarding the death of an 85-year-old woman whose body was found wrapped in plastic bags inside her Ridgewood home on Oct. 5. Erika Kraus-Breslin — who shared her 65th Street home with her grandson, 30-year-old Christopher Fuhrer — apparently died in May of this year, published reports indicated.  More...
The Christ the King (CTK) girls varsity soccer team couldn’t find the back of the net on Wednesday, Oct. 5, against Kennedy Catholic at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, as they lost 2-0. The Royals had a few good looks, but couldn’t manage to get a goal. More...
CAROL A. KRUEGER of Ridgewood died on Sunday, October 9, at the age of 74. A native of Brooklyn, she was the dear sister of Maryanne Hanerfeld, Suzan O’Rourke and James Krueger. She is also survived by many nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Brigid Church, Brooklyn, by Rev. Msgr. James J. Kelly, followed by interment at St. More...
A mid all the heated and downright ugly rhetoric that the 2016 presidential campaign has brought to bear, it may be easy for a cynic to dismiss it all as meaningless talk among partisans. The words exchanged on the campaign trail have no meaning in the real world.  More...
Regarding the Maspeth hitand run train accident: First it’s the bad safety record for MTA Metro-North Railroad, then the commuter rail division for New Jersey Transit, and finally the MTA Long Island Rail Road and its colleague, the New York and Atlantic Railway? That is the norm for these railway industries, especially among others across the northeast.  More...
Marriage in Manhattan
I t was a joyous Saturday as the Yunis clan saw Judith Yunis join in marriage with Nick Harbour vschneps@gmail.com tweet me @vschneps in a touching ceremony at the Lafayette in Noho. And I got a chance to enjoy my stepson Jon and his wife Hillary with a lunch before the wedding!  More...
Robert McNally grew up during the Great Depression and made Middle Village and Ridgewood his own personal playground by riding on train cars, jumping off buildings, and even making a historic discovery, all of which are chronicled in his book trilogy: “The Memoir of a Boy on His Dangerous Journey.”  More...
To homeowners across the borough, it’s no surprise that Forest Hills Gardens has some of the nicest homes in the county, but this home takes the cake. More...