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Radioactive Ridgewood site added to Superfund list
Radioactive Ridgewood site added to Superfund list
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 5/08/2014 at 2:47PM

After months of planning, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that a radioactive Ridgewood site has been added to the federal Superfund list, allowing the agency to further look into the site to reduce radiation levels.

New Queens golf group hopes to grow sport in black community
New Queens golf group hopes to grow sport in black community
News Liam La Guerre 5/07/2014 at 12:28PM

Vernel Bennett, of Laurelton, and Jacques Leandre, of Rosedale, started the United Black Golfers Association (UBGA) — the first of its kind in Queens, they said — and the group will begin hosting meet-ups on golf courses shortly.

Glendale’s Finback Brewery set to open in May
Glendale’s Finback Brewery set to open in May
Southwest Liam La Guerre 5/01/2014 at 12:10PM

The Finback Brewery will finally surface on May 10. Craft beer makers Kevin Stafford and Basil Lee were planning to open the Queens brewery last November, but construction delayed its debut

Dmytro Fedkowskyj announces candidacy for NYS Assembly
Dmytro Fedkowskyj announces candidacy for NYS Assembly
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/29/2014 at 4:49PM

Dmytro Fedkowskyj, longtime resident and civic leader of the 30th Assembly District, officially announced his Democratic candidacy for the New York State Assembly on Saturday, in front of Maspeth High School.

Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Newtown Creek sludge project nearing completion
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 4/22/2014 at 6:00PM

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is celebrating the end of a month-long project in Newtown Creek that, if successful, will eventually make the water running through Ridgewood, Maspeth and Greenpoint much more inviting.