Vandals who make hate-filled graffiti in Queens could soon face serious jail time
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Often in Queens, graffiti is more than an eyesore — it’s a symbol of violence and hate. Several state lawmakers now want the vandals responsible to pay a heavy price for such dirty deeds, including lengthy jail terms. The state Senate recently approved legislation (S.849) increasing penalties against convicted graffiti vandals who defaced houses of worship or left […]

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Ridgewood and Glendale massage parlors were busted for sex sale and unlicensed operations
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BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AND ROBERT POZARYCKI The war on dirty deeds at local massage parlors continues. Four workers at spas in Glendale and Ridgewood were picked up by police in the latest undercover sting operation on Tuesday, police announced on Wednesday. Yun Qin Lin, 33, was cuffed for alleged prostitution and also operating without a […]

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Ridgewood property owners activate the community against Fresh Pond Road street festival
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With the potential of another Fresh Pond Road street festival looming overhead, members of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association (RPOCA) are fighting back to prevent this year’s street fair from happening. The organization has asked members to write letters to Michael P. Casey, executive director of the City of New York’s Office of Citywide Event […]

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Recent coastal flooding in south Queens prompts calls to reduce flood risks
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A recent storm that flooded low-lying streets in Howard Beach and other south Queens neighborhoods conjured up memories of Hurricane Sandy — and a renewed effort to resolve flooding issues in the area. The Feb. 8 to 9 storm featured higher-than-normal high tides that waterlogged flood-prone streets in Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways. The damage wasn’t […]

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Ridgewood is getting a multimillion-dollar athletic field reconstruction
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The $8.5 million reconstruction of the Grover Cleveland High School (GCHS) Athletic Field, located at Seneca and DeKalb avenues in Ridgewood, officially got underway on Friday with a ceremonial groundbreaking. On hand to make the first dig were GCHS principal Denise Vittor, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, state Senator Joseph Addabbo, a representative from Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan’s office, Community […]

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