PHOTOS: ‘Shades of Blue’ with Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta films in Maspeth, Middle Village


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Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta hit the streets of Maspeth and Middle Village on Wednesday to film scenes for the new NBC police procedural “Shades of Blue.”

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Road conditions at dangerous railroad crossing concern Maspeth business owners


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Road conditions at the railroad crossing located on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street, where a crash between a locomotive and tractor-trailer occurred earlier this month, were a main concern voiced during Thursday’s Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) meeting.

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Maspeth, Middle Village set to co-name two streets for community leaders


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Photo via Google Maps

The City Council unanimously passed a bill Thursday that includes the proposed co-naming of two Queens streets, one in Maspeth and the other in Middle Village.

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New York & Atlantic’s safety procedures under review following Maspeth crash


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

In the wake of a fiery collision between a train and a tractor-trailer at a railroad crossing in Maspeth on July 8 that left the truck driver hospitalized, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced they will launch a safety review of New York & Atlantic Railway’s (NY&A) safety culture and management practices.

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Kids learn basketball fundamentals at Maspeth High School summer camp


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

Maspeth High School wrapped up its second summer basketball camp on Friday, where local middle school students came together to learn the fundamentals of basketball, play some games and most importantly, have fun.

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Train that hit truck in Maspeth was speeding: investigators


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THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The locomotive that crashed into a tractor-trailer at a Maspeth intersection on July 8 was traveling above the speed limit, and the man behind the switch could face disciplinary action, authorities reported.

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Video shows fiery Maspeth train-truck collision and apparently slow crossing gate


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Video courtesy of Filco Carting Corp.

Footage from a garbage truck’s dashboard camera depicts Wednesday’s fiery collision between a train and tractor-trailer in Maspeth early that morning — as well as an apparently slow railroad crossing gate.

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Maspeth could be getting a community athletic field near Newtown Creek


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Ridgewood Times/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The area around Newtown Creek, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes as one of the “nation’s most polluted waterways,” a could be the site of a brand-new community athletic field in Maspeth.

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Cyclists compete at Red Bull Mini Drome race in Maspeth


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Photos courtesy M&C Saatchi Sports and Entertainment

The fastest athletes on two wheels faced intense competition on a rare figure-eight mini velodrome racetrack in front of hundreds of spectators at the Red Bull Mini Drome Race held at 56-70 58th St. in Maspeth, on June 19.

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Maspeth’s Knockdown Center gets liquor license with limitations


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THE COURIER/File photo

After much debate within the community, the Knockdown Center in Maspeth finally got its liquor license Tuesday from the State Liquor Authority — but the permit comes with several significant stipulations.

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