Once more, with feeling; Community Board rejects Ridgewood street festival again
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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 […]

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Guard your car! Cops issued alert on vehicle break-ins in Ridgewood and Maspeth
By Myke2020 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The 104th Precinct is beefing up efforts to reduce the recent uptick in car break-ins seen in Ridgewood and parts of Maspeth. As of Wednesday, Feb. 3, there have been at least 25 thefts from vehicles within the 104th Precinct in 2016, the precinct reported. Some of those vehicles had their windows broken, while some owners […]

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Still off track: Community leaders in Ridgewood call for freight rail reform
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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 […]

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Maspeth students raising funds to help build library in Africa
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The students of the National Honor Society at Maspeth High School (MHS) are doing their part to help bring a community library to a village in Ghana by hosting a book drive at their school. The society is collaborating with the African Library Project, an organization that coordinates book drives in the United States and partners […]

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The Tribeca collapsed crane is owned and operated by Queens companies
Keith V. Smith

The tower crane that collapsed on a Manhattan street on Friday morning and killed a pedestrian is owned and operated by firms based in Queens, according to the mayor’s office. Long Island City’s Bay Crane owned the huge rigging device operated by Maspeth’s Galasso Trucking and Rigging Inc. that fell onto Worth Street in the TriBeCa […]

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