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Road work leads to water service shutdown on Ridgewood blocks


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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Homeowners on six Ridgewood blocks will temporarily lose their water service on Tuesday, July 21, as work crews replace fire hydrants in the area.

According to the city Department of Design and Construction (DDC), the shutdown is scheduled to take place, weather permitting, beginning at about 8 a.m. Tuesday and will last for up to eight hours; service may be restored earlier in the day if the work is completed early.

The affected blocks include Onderdonk Avenue between Putnam and 70th avenues; and 69th and 70th avenues between Onderdonk and Forest avenues.

The fire hydrant replacement is part of the Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Phase 1 project centering around traffic safety measures in the area of St. Matthias School, which is located at the corner of Woodward and Catalpa avenues.

The DDC advises homeowners on the affected blocks to shut off their water main valve prior to the scheduled service disruption. This measure will help avoid problems should sediment be released from a home’s plumbing.

All water-cooled appliances, such as air conditioners, should also be shut off for the duration of the disruption.

Once water service is restored, homeowners should turn the main water valve on, then run all faucets, sinks and tubs for a few minutes to flush out the system and release any sediment buildup.

Anyone with questions regarding the project is asked to call Bita Mousavi, the DDC’s community construction liaison, at 718-479-4404; visit the DDC’s website; or call 311 (mention Project No. HWCSCH3-ER).

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Man wanted for questioning in Queens bodega murder


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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The NYPD has released the photo of a suspect wanted in connection to the murder of 26-year-old Ishak Ghali,who was shot and killed Thursday night while working at All Friends Deli on Onderdonk Avenue in Ridgewood.

According to authorities, the man they are looking to question was last seen running from the area where the crime occurred and was wearing a dark knit hat, blue jeans and white sneakers.

A $12,000 reward has been offered for any information leading to the murder’s arrest.

 

Anyone with information in regards to this homicide or the identity of the male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.