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June 25, 2015  RSS feed
Upgrades sought for Ridgewood Park
Things aren’t so rosy at Rosemary’s Playground in Ridgewood, according to mothers Stephanie Sauer and Caroline Stark, who frequent the park with their children on a daily basis. More...

Detectives are looking for a man who tried to rape a 36-year-old woman on a Bushwick street in the early morning of June 12. According to police, the assault occurred at about 12:40 a.m. on Starr Street near Irving Avenue. More...

As concerns over transporting construction and demolition (C&D) debris via rail through densely populated communities grow, civic groups in Glendale and Middle Village are looking to stop a plan to increase waste operations through local freight lines. More...
Woodhaven residents and elected officials expressed concern and outrage during the June 11 Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting over the recent rash of highprofile crimes to hit the area. More...
A challenge of speed this was not. I quickly realized the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Queens 10K would have talented, serious marathoners when about 9,000 runners gathered at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 21 despite a night of rain and threatening gray skies above. More...
Forest Park should be considered one of the most beautiful parks in the city. There are plenty of tree-filled places within the park that are quiet, desolate and serene — seemingly hundreds of miles away from the city’s hustle and bustle. More...
“You get what you pay for.” That’s known as the new Monroe Doctrine, named after Joan Monroe, the Queens elementary school principal who barred poor, predominantly immigrant students from participating in a carnival because their parents couldn’t come up with the admission fee. More...
The clock is ticking on this year’s legislative session and one of the most important issues that still must be addressed is public education. Two weeks ago, my Senate Democratic colleagues and I introduced a comprehensive package of bills to resolve the many issues that arose because of the Common Core’s rushed implementation and a faulty Education Budget bill. More...
From classic cars on display to free strawberry shortcake, there was something for everyone to enjoy during the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society’s strawberry festival on June 13 at the land More...