Schneps Communications, publisher of The Queens Courier group, Brooklyn Spectator, Home Reporter, El Correo and 16 other newspapers and magazines, has acquired the 107-year-old Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly.
“We are thrilled to be able to carry on and grow the legacy of the most valued, trusted and respected news organization serving Ridgewood, Bushwick, Middle Village, Glendale and Maspeth,” said Victoria Schneps-Yunis and Joshua Schneps, co-publishers of Schneps Communications. “This acquisition helps us grow our stable of award-winning publications, digital platforms and offers clients the most effective way of reaching residents in one of the fastest growing parts of Queens and Brooklyn.”
Schneps Communications expressed its commitment to not only continue the papers’ mission to readers, but also introduce an updated print format and an enhanced digital presence.
“From one family to another, I am happy to pass the torch onto Victoria and Joshua, as I know they are best positioned to grow the papers,” added Maureen Walthers, publisher, editor and owner of the Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly since 1986. “I am confident they
will continue to provide our loyal and dedicated readers and advertisers with the great local coverage they’ve come to expect for more than a century.”
Maureen Walthers will be staying on through a transition period at the company.
Sold on newsstands and mailed to subscribers the newspapers are published every Thursday. The Times Newsweekly and Ridgewood Times are the papers of record for the Greater Ridgewood area, covering civic meetings, community issues, school functions, policing and other events around town. Additionally, the paper profiles notable persons and groups in the neighborhood and showcases community history in its “Old Timer” column.