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July 30, 2015  RSS feed
Group fights to reopen Ridgewood Garden
Despite the efforts of volunteers and community leaders, the MTA is standing by their decision to physically clear Ridgewood’s first and only community garden by Monday, Aug. 3. More...

Police released a video late Monday night of two unknown thieves that broke into a fast food establishment in Bushwick and made off with television sets. According to authorities, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. on July 17 and 10:45 a.m. on July 20, the first male suspect used a hydraulic jack to forcibly open the roll down gate of Kennedy Fried Chicken located at 362 Wilson Ave. More...

Those fighting against the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale received a bit of good news last week, when the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) revoked the floor plans for the shelter after a full audit of the plans. More...
Excessive noise, drug use and even episodes of violence led police to shut down two Ridgewood bars earlier this week. In executing court orders, the 104th Precinct padlocked the Arena Billiards Cafe located at 341 St. Nicholas Ave. and Sabor Y Rumba located at 666 Seneca Ave. for various infractions. The precinct announced the shutdowns on its Twitter account on July 20. More...
The girls from the Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics team got the chance to showcase their skills on center court at Madison Square Garden during the halftime show at a New York Liberty game earlier this month. More...
PHYLLIS A. LAPOLLO died on Saturday, July 25, at the age of 80. She was the beloved sister of Robert J. LaPollo and is also survived by numerous loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Monday, July 27, at St. Joan of Arc Church, Jackson Heights, followed by interment at Mount St. More...
Somewhere Fiorello LaGuardia must be smiling. The airport named for the great New York City mayor, who flew into and out of it countless times during his tenure, is finally set to receive a much-needed $4 billion makeover that Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden announced on July 27. More...
On behalf of my board and staff, as well as the thousands of cancer survivors and community members served each year by Astoria/Queens SHAREing & CAREing Inc. More...
It is shameful that so many Americans demand closure from the 9/11 attacks believing it is time to “get past it,” yet the deaths caused by the attack increase every day. More...
‘TASTE OF ‘WONDERLAND’
Just steps away from the bustle of Myrtle Avenue in Glendale is an enchanted place lined with giant tea cups in which to sit and enjoy freshly brewed coffee, teas and delectable pastries. More...