Ridgewood

Ridgewood musician kills himself, three others in Brooklyn shooting
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/11/2013 at 8:29PM

A Ridgewood man fatally shot himself and three fellow musicians at a Brooklyn home Monday morning, according to police and published reports. Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, 29, allegedly killed the three men and wounded a fourth just after midnight at a residence on Maujer Street in East Williamsburg, said cops. Two of the homicide victims, [...]

Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley comes out on top after tough challenge
Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley comes out on top after tough challenge
Politics Liam La Guerre 11/06/2013 at 2:15AM

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley will return to the City Council after overcoming a stiff challenge from candidate Craig Caruana. The councilmember celebrated the win with supporters and family members at her victory party at Woodhaven House in Middle Village, after the race initially seemed close. “This has been a long campaign, but the people of the [...]

Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Politics Liam La Guerre 10/29/2013 at 3:51PM

The first public debate between Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Craig Caruana was contentious. The competitors faced off in a heated exchange on Monday. It was marked by frequent interruptions, yelling on both sides and cheers and jeers from attending residents of District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Glendale, parts of Woodhaven [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

Community leaders trash railroad garbage expansion plan
Community leaders trash railroad garbage expansion plan
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/08/2013 at 5:22PM

Residents and community leaders are trashing a company’s plan to increase garbage export from Long Island through their neighborhoods. One World Recycling, which processes garbage in Lindenhurst, Long Island that is hauled by New York and Atlantic Railway through tracks in Middle Village, Ridgewood and Glendale, has applied to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation [...]

Op-Ed: Ensuring the safety of our children
News Op-Ed 9/21/2013 at 11:55AM

COUNCILMEMBER ELIZABETH CROWLEY Drivers need to be more conscientious near schools. Just a few days ago, students of I.S. 73 in Maspeth got seriously injured by an out-of-control vehicle. As police investigate this accident, we owe it to those injured students and their classmates to make our streets safer. Grand Avenue is a very busy [...]

Cops seek man for allegedly hitting girlfriend and her baby in Ridgewood
Cops seek man for allegedly hitting girlfriend and her baby in Ridgewood
Police Liam La Guerre 9/20/2013 at 2:57PM

Police are looking for an alleged baby beater. Eduardo Baltizar, 24,  punched his girlfriend in the face after they got into an argument while driving on Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood, cops said, and then he hit her baby, who was in the backseat. He hit the woman in the eye, injuring her and hit her [...]

Man busted for kicking mirrors off vehicles in Ridgewood
Police Queens Courier Staff 9/19/2013 at 3:43PM

On Monday, September 16, at approximately 4 a.m., a suspect, identified by police as Juan Sanchez, 30, of Ridgewood, kicked the mirrors off multiple vehicles in the vicinity of Forest Avenue and Woodbine Street. Sanchez was arrested and charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief. While multiple victims have come forth to make reports, others have not. If you know [...]

More bike lanes coming to western Queens
More bike lanes coming to western Queens
Southwest Liam La Guerre 9/04/2013 at 4:31PM

The wheels are turning in the right direction for one community’s push to get more bike lanes. At a recent Community Board (CB5) Transportation Committee meeting, the Department of City Planning (DCP) revealed a list of streets that could have bike lanes in place by early 2014. The DCP is looking to add six potential [...]

Cops put the brakes on illegal truck activity in southwest Queens
Cops put the brakes on illegal truck activity in southwest Queens
Southwest Liam La Guerre 8/20/2013 at 1:12PM

The 104th Precinct recently conducted a Truck Enforcement Operation that stalled about 80 law-breaking vehicles. The precinct directed the program within neighborhoods it oversees — Middle Village, Maspeth, Ridgewood and Glendale. Some streets in these areas are notorious for truck traffic, such as Grand Avenue in Maspeth, where local civic leaders and elected officials have [...]