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December 8, 2016  RSS feed
MASPETH PARK REPEATEDLY HIT WITH OFFENSIVE GRAFFITI
Reiff Playground in Maspeth has apparently been the target of hate messages since the end of October.  According to NYC Park Advocates, which first reported the story, Reiff Playground has been the site of hateful and vulgar messages on three separate occasions — Nov. 29, Nov. 16 and Oct. 30.  More...

The circums tances around longtime Middle Village resident Stefani Lineva’s death are still not clear as Binghamton, NY, police are offering a nearly $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. More...

Ridgewood‘s Fresh Pond Road shopping strip is lit up for the season after a long holiday hiatus.  On Nov. 20, 31 strands of lights, ranging from Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue, down to the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and 71st Avenue, were hung, signaling the start of the holiday season.  More...
Police laid the smack down on a heroin operation at a Ridgewood apartment house during a raid last week, it was announced on Monday, Dec. 5.  More...
The Maspeth High School (MHS) Argonauts boys varsity basketball team kicked off their 2016- 2017 season with a dominant 81-34 win over Energy Tech High School on Thursday, Dec. 1.  The game was never in question as MHS led 14-3 after the first quarter, adding 24 more points in the second, and 32 in the third, before slowing down with only 11 points in the final quarter.  More...
JOHN R. REILLY died on Sunday, December 4, at the age of 79. More...
For more than a decade now, we’ve been covering the fight led by Glendale residents and elected officials to give the community its own ZIP code. It’s more than just about the mail; it’s about the neighborhood’s identity.  More...
Editor’s note: The following open letter is addresed to the 538 presidential electors, or Electoral College, that will cast the deciding presidential vote on Dec. 19.   More...
Success profile: Tom Rudzewick, Maspeth Federal Savings CEO
Banking for Tom Rudzewick is a family affair. His father, Ken, started at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank as a teller when he was 19 years old (his mom worked there, too) and rose through the ranks to be CEO and president. Now, his son Tom leads the bank and Tom’s brother, Glenn, heads the lending division.  More...
Jupiter Disco, the new concept cocktail bar recently opened on Flushing Avenue off the Jefferson Street L train stop, is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been already!  Owners Al Sotack and Maks Pazuniak are career mixologists and longtime friends who share a passion for music and records, sci-fi, and craft cocktails.  More...