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Local News October 1, 2015  RSS feed
Ridgewood street renamed for beloved local activist and educator
     Elected officials, civic leaders, neighbors, friends and family gathered at the corner of Suydam Street and Cypress Avenue on Sept. 26 to honor the legacy of longtime neighborhood activist, teacher and Ridgewood resident Ann Maggio.
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Queens advocates join annual Brides’ March to end domestic violence
     Domestic violence survivors, advocates, family members and community leaders led by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito set out from Glendale Saturday to take part in the 15th annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Brides’ March in the Bronx.
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Ridgewood real estate conference brings together community and commerce
     Real estate moguls, business owners and residents filled the Ridgewood Ale House on Sept. 25 to hear a panel of experts discuss the future of Myrtle Avenue during the Ridgewood Real Estate Networking Breakfast Conference.
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Pope Francis receives a hero’s welcome from faithful
     His stop in Queens was brief but the passion and reverence from the faithful was tremendous. Pope Francis arrived on a chartered American Airlines jet at John F. Kennedy Airport at 5:10 p.m. on Sept. 24, beginning the second leg of his journey to the United States.
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     BACKGROUND—Robert Monahan grew up in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. He graduated from the LaSalle Academy and Manhattan College, then returned to LaSalle as a science teacher, educating young men in earth science, physical science and biology. After marrying his wife in 1974, they relocated to Glendale and raised a family of three.
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Old Timer
Swift justice in historic Woodhaven murder case
     On a frigid night in February 1921, Professor Wilfred Phineas Kotkov got off of the A train at the Boyd Avenue (88th Street) Station on Liberty Avenue in what was then part of Woodhaven.
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