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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Ridgewood school to host annual prom dress drive
Photo courtesy of Christine Nelson

Help make a girl’s dream come true and send her to her prom in style by donating old, gently used dresses during the Joan England’s 3rd Annual PROMises Prom Dress Drive. The PROMises Prom Dress Drive was created by Joan England, who passed away two years ago. Now her daughter, Christine Nelson, has taken up […]

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Two-time cancer survivor hosts community blood drive at Middle Village school
Photos by Robert Stridiron

After beating cancer twice, Carly Rose Nieves helped to give back to those who are still fighting during her foundation’s blood and bone marrow registry drive, held at Christ the King High School (CTK) in Middle Village. The Carly Rose Foundation (TCRF) hosted the blood drive and bone marrow registry on Saturday, Jan. 30. Seventy-eight pints of […]

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How would you spend $1 million? Budget voting now open in Crowley’s district
Photo via Twitter/@ElizCrowleyNYC

Another year, another round of participatory budgeting for the 30th Council District. City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley set aside $1 million for members of the 30th Council District to vote on what project, or projects, they would like to see that money go toward for the first time last year, and is continuing it this year. […]

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Middle Village baker appearing on Food Network competition ‘Cake Wars’
Photo courtesy of Denise Passarelli/Denise Makes Cakes

Middle Village baker Denise Passarelli has big things on her horizon, including a star turn in one of her favorite competitive reality shows. Passarelli — the pastry artist behind Denise Makes Cakes, a custom bakery service — will be one of four expert bakers facing off to make a mind-blowing cake creation and earn a […]

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