Ridgewood woman recounts childhood abduction to Egypt, escape in YouTube video


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Photos © Moral Courage Project 2014

Nashwa El-Sayed was abducted to Egypt from Queens at the age of 2 by her father. After suffering from abuse, years of separation from her mother and an impending arranged marriage at the age of 17, she was finally able to leave the country and return to America.

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New hope for Ridgewood Reservoir


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The Ridgewood Reservoir is gaining some dam support. The head of the state Department of Environmental Conservation told lawmakers that the city Parks Department requested his agency reclassify the reservoir as a “low hazard” dam, which would obviate the need for a $6 million construction project to prevent flooding.

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Ridgewood bar hosts first variety and burlesque show


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Photos Courtesy of KissedPR

Queens County took on a whole new meaning when the Queens Tavern on Fresh Pond Road hosted the first-ever Ridgewood Variety Show on Aug. 14.

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