Former Councilman Tom Ognibene, a giant in Republican politics, dies
Photo courtesy of the Juniper Park Civic Association

BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Politicians from both parties and community leaders are mourning the loss of Thomas Ognibene, former Republican Councilman of the 30th District, who died on Monday afternoon following a battle with an aggressive form of spinal cancer. Ognibene, 72, was elected in 1992 to represent the district that includes the neighborhoods […]

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Bayside teen dies in tragic campus fall in Pennsylvania
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Bayside college sophomore Anthony Chiarenza died Oct. 3 after falling off a cliff on his school campus in Pennsylvania. The Swarthmore College student, 19, was alone when he fell 40 to 50 feet on the steep incline and was later found by residents of the area, according to published reports. His older brother, Dominick Chiarenza, […]

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Sacred Heart Parish invites young adults to Catholic Youth Rally in Glendale
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Young Catholics from Glendale and surrounding communities are invited to attend Sacred Heart Church’s first youth rally scheduled for next month. The rally, organized by the Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council, will begin with registration at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3, followed by some icebreaker games to get things started. Newly ordained priest, Father Chris Bethge, […]

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Star of Queens: Alexander Maureau, Community Board 5
Alexander Maureau

BY BROOKE RUTMAN Background: Alexander Maureau, 28, has been a lifelong resident of Glendale. For 25 years he lived on 79th Place with his mother Roberta, his father Thomas and his brother Andrew. Maureau most recently moved across from the Glendale Library and lives on 73rd Place. Occupation: Maureau works for the NYC Parks Department […]

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Brave Flushing girl, 7, fights brain cancer
Photo courtesy of Danielle Chase

Danielle Chase was taking photos at a baby shower in early August when she noticed that when she asked her 7-year-old daughter Izabella to smile, only one half of her mouth was moving. “Izzy, why aren’t you smiling?” Chase recalls asking her daughter over and over again before the little girl told her, “I am, Mom.” That, combined […]

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