Once more, with feeling; Community Board rejects Ridgewood street festival again
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

At first they didn’t succeed, so Community Board 5 will try again to put the kibosh on the Fresh Pond Road street festival. For the second year in a row, the board recommended denial of a street fair application for the four-day festival sponsored by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens, which is scheduled […]

Read More...

Plans for western Queens light rail could benefit from BQX streetcar proposal
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

Rail could be the wave of the future throughout west Queens. With Mayor Bill de Blasio releasing last week a $2.5 billion plan to bring commuters the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an above-ground streetcar line along the East River waterfront, one local politician is hoping her plan for a commuter rail will be put on the fast track. Since last […]

Read More...

Still off track: Community leaders in Ridgewood call for freight rail reform
COURIER/File photo

After a tumultuous summer with several railroad problems, Civics United for Railroad Environmental Solutions (CURES) is looking for a better and safer way to transport freight by rail through the area. The civics organization made a presentation at the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association (RPOCA) meeting on Feb. 4, highlighting the need for better safety […]

Read More...

Glendale group is concerned over ‘vibration’ from proposed freight line changes
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI The Glendale Property Owners Association (GPOA) is not yet on board with recently presented plans regarding changes on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk branch through the area. The rails, which are currently being used by New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA) to transport freight, were the focus of debate at the […]

Read More...

Glendale students shine in ‘galactic’ performance of their own musical
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

The fifth- and sixth-graders of Glendale’s P.S./I.S. 113 took parents, teachers and classmates on an interstellar trip through the cosmos during the performance of their play “The Galactic Dance-a-Thon.” The kids have been working on creating this show since last October in conjunction with Inside Broadway, the city’s leading arts-education nonprofit organization, and their popular after-school […]

Read More...

Skip to toolbar