Queens says its side of creek neglected in Superfund cleanup

by Daniel Bush Queens lawmakers believe the Superfund cleanup of Newtown Creek is focused on Brooklyn, and they aren’t happy about it. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) placed the creek on its list of toxic sites last month, the first action in a Superfund cleanup expected to take over ten years and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The polluted industrial waterway separates North Brooklyn … Continue reading Queens says its side of creek neglected in Superfund cleanup

Asphalt plant to open on LIC/Maspeth border

by Shane Miller A busy industrial street in Long Island City will get a little busier once a new asphalt plant begins operation. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has already issued the necessary permits for a new asphalt plant to open at 37-98 Railroad Avenue on Newtown Creek. The plant will be operated by Green Asphalt, Inc. Community Board 2 chairman Joseph Conley said … Continue reading Asphalt plant to open on LIC/Maspeth border

Fun Day!

The Ridgewood Library will be hosting a Fun Day! The Ridgewood  Library is located on the corner of Madison Street and Forest Avenue. Flea Market, “Friends” Table to join the Ridgewood Library, Story readings by Librarians, Craft Table, appearance by Bobo the Clown, Library card registration, Musical entertainment, and food and refreshments at a reduced price. Continue reading Fun Day!

Spirits are alive at Maple Grove Cemetery

The crowd listens closely to Fergus Paulowski as he shares Zachariah Dennler’s story. History came to life at Maple Grove Cemetery’s Spirits Alive walking tour on October 9. Visitors walked through the cemetery’s grounds in Kew Gardens and came face-to-face with actors portraying historical figures buried within the cemetery. Such notables whose final resting place is Maple Grove include Civil War surgeon Dr. Dennler, rhythm … Continue reading Spirits are alive at Maple Grove Cemetery