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November 17, 2016  RSS feed
Board 5 fumes over Ridgewood/M.V. bridge project delays
Two false starts later, construction work on the severely deteriorated Metropolitan Avenue Bridge deck at the Ridgewood/Middle Village border has yet to begin, and community leaders believe it may be due to the contractor who won the bid for the job.  More...

Police are searching for a bandit who came calling to a Ridgewood bank and stole a bundle in cash last week.  Authorities said the robbery occurred at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9 inside the Chase bank located at 60-67 Myrtle Ave.  More...

As the MTA looks into expanding their lease with the Glendale based railroad company New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA), civic groups and community leaders are telling the Transportation Authority to think again. More...
Four months after a Ridgewood bicyclist was struck and killed on a Brooklyn street, detectives have arrested the driver who ran him down and fled the scene thereafter.  More...
Last weekend the younger Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) teams competed in their respective leagues.  More...
MARY KING died on Sunday, November 13, at the age of 78. Formerly of Ballindine, County Mayo, Ireland, she was the beloved wife of Michael King, loving mother of Brian and Mary King and the late Noreen King and cherished grandmother of Jason and Erik. She was also a dear sister. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. More...
Queens prides itself as being one of the most diverse places on Earth, but in the past week, in the wake of a divisive presidential election, we’ve seen two troubling incidents targeting that diversity. We were stunned to hear that students from St. Francis Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows allegedly harassed several students of color on board a city bus the day after the election.  More...
For some the choice was easy. For others it was simple. Congratulations to Trump supporters. You got what you wanted: a president without an email “scandal.” You know what else he comes without? Level headedness, intelligence, comprehension of complex global issues, belief in global warming, the list goes on and on.  More...
Revealing the truth about student loan debt
The headlines are intended to convey a message: college student debt is alarming and out of control.  Such articles report on the $1.3 trillion in total college student debt, compare it to consumer debt, and include brief profiles of college seniors and recent graduates protesting about debt of $100,000 and more.  More...
A new butcher shop in Glendale is striving to be a cut above the rest.  Mark Cacioppo, a Middle Village native, is bringing is 19 years of expertise to his brand-new butcher shop, DiMarco’s Butcher Shoppe.  More...