Attend a town hall meeting looking for answers on possible L train shutdown
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With the MTA considering shutting down portions of the L train for more than a year to make repairs, commuters from Ridgewood and other areas on the line are looking to make sure the authority hears their grievances and concerns. Last month the MTA said it was considering shutting down L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in order […]

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Blizzard of 2016 was too much, too soon for Ridgewood
Photo via Facebook/Jennifer Sitarevich

Like most other neighborhoods in Queens, Ridgewood’s main arteries — such as Myrtle Avenue and Fresh Pond Road — are relatively clear following the Blizzard of 2016, but many residential side streets were impassible as of Monday morning. Evidence of this could be found in a photo shared on The Courier’s Facebook page that showed a large igloo created out of […]

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LIC Partnership launches business survey to gauge future economic improvements
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The Long Island City Partnership (LICP), whose mission is to advocate for economic development in the area, on Monday launched a business survey that will be distributed to more than 6,000 businesses. The survey will inform the organization’s comprehensive plan to strengthen Long Island City’s economic, social and physical infrastructure. In light of a major […]

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Popular kids clothing store on Myrtle Avenue to close by end of the year
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

By the end of the year, one staple in the Ridgewood community will be closing its doors for good. The 1/2 Price Kids shop, located at 60-84 Myrtle Ave., must have everything out of the building by Jan. 1, 2016, because the property was sold at the beginning of the year and this is the store’s […]

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Woodhaven civic group calls for ‘busway’ along defunct LIRR rail line
Photo courtesy of Woodhaven Residents' Block Association

Following up on one lawmaker’s recommendation at its most recent meeting, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association formally asked the city Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider turning the defunct Rockaway Beach branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) into a bus-only roadway. The WRBA made the recommendation in a 12-page letter to DOT Queens […]

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