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September 29, 2016  RSS feed
Engineer in Maspeth train-truck crash last year fled scene & hasn’t been seen since: report
He vanished without a trace. The engineer involved in the fiery accident last year when a New York & Atlantic (NYA) Railway locomotive collided with a tractor-trailer in Maspeth went missing right after the accident and was then fired by the railroad company, the results from the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) safety review of the railroad company found. More...

Currently facing sex abuse charges, a Howard Beach man allegedly confronted his 15-year-old female victim on a Glendale street this month and tried to coerce her into dropping the charges, prosecutors said. More...

What’s the hold up? After the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced an emergency project to replace the severely deteriorated deck of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) at Fresh Pond Road on the Ridgewood/Middle Village border, it has been beset by delay after delay. More...
104th Precinct Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth Glendale purse snatcher locked up on high bail A Woodside man is locked up on high bail for robbing a woman in broad daylight in Glendale last week, prosecutors announced. More...
The most difficult part of finding a workout routine is finding one that will keep you interested. Now how about one that combines music and fitness? Certified POUND instructor Anastasia Traitses is holding classes at The Footlight every Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for $10 per class and would like Ridgewood to give it a whirl. More...
ROSE MARRONE died on Sunday, September 25, at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of Stephen, loving mother of Beatrice Bullock and Julia Rennison, motherin law of Robert and William Jr., cherished grandmother of Cara, Bevin, Kimberly and William III and great-grandmother of Cameron, Saoirse, Felicia, Jack and Francis. More...
They call it a “hellhole,” and that’s exactly the appropriate term for Rikers Island. Neither inmates nor corrections guards are safe there. Each day spent on the island comes with the risk of being subjected to horrendous acts of violence. No one leaves the island in the same mental or physical state in which they arrived. More...
I recently attended meetings held by several of the civic organizations in our neighborhood including Community Board 2. Currently, the most compelling issue concerning our neighbors is the city’s decision to create a homeless shelter in the Quality Inn hotel located on 53rd Street and Queens Boulevard. This action was taken in the middle of the night without consulting the community. More...
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the MTA recently signed off on an amended funding agreement for the East Side Access project, which will eventually link the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Station. Neither Senator Charles Schumer nor Andrew Cuomo held a standard sidewalk press conference to celebrate the event. Here’s why. More...
Free tours strive to change the conversation about art
Come out from behind whatever has stood in the way of your interaction with art and behold Lisa & Nina’s Excellent Studio Tour Adventures! More...