Middle Village dance studio hosts free performances


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Photo courtesy Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theater

The Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theater (SLDT) – The Academy will be hosting the fifth-annual Free Sunday Arts Performances series in their Middle Village studio, located at 66-85 73rd Pl., in June.

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Civic fumes over a trashy situation in Woodhaven


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Frustrations aimed at the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) over their overnight enforcement policies came to a head during the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting on May 16 at the Emanuel United Church of Christ.

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Competitors come out for Ridgewood’s first-ever thumb wrestling event


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Locals were all thumbs at the first-ever Ridgewood Thumb Wrestling Competition held at Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar. Five brave competitors squared off in mini plastic rings in a fight for glory, honor, local pride and a free growler fill courtesy of Finback Brewery in Glendale.

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Volunteer patrol praised for efforts to find missing Glendale student


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Efforts to track down a missing Glendale student and honors for a graffiti-fighting cop were highlighted during Thursday’s meeting of the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP) at St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall in Glendale.

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Knockdown Center continues push for liquor license


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Photo courtesy of The Knockdown Center/Ariana Page Russell

Continuing their quest for a liquor license, representatives of the Knockdown Center in Maspeth made their case directly to Community Board 5 during the advisory body’s Wednesday meeting in Middle Village.

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Blue wall of support at police vigil in Ridgewood


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

As part of National Police Week, the 104th Precinct held a special candlelight vigil on Wednesday night at the precinct’s Ridgewood stationhouse, with residents showing support and appreciation for officers and law enforcement.

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CB 5 committee considers stricter liquor license rules


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TIMES NEWSWEEKLY/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

Bar and club owners seeking liquor licenses in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village may soon need to show Community Board 5 more than just their business credentials.

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