FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com JANUARY 7, 2016 • TIMES 17 s year in review DECEMBER BREAKING BAD Ridgewood residents and community leaders joined together to fight to repair a section of landmarked brick-lined Stockholm Street after a partial cave-in near a manhole cover. Dubbed the “yellow brick road” by local historians, this section of Stockholm Street was officially designated in 2000 by the city Landmarks Preservation Commission. FARINA IN MASPETH Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visited P.S. 58 in Maspeth to tackle school issues facing District 24, including overcrowding. Fariña said that she is committed to fixing the district’s overcrowding problem by finding permanent solutions, not just temporary fixes, including adding new seats through construction projects at local schools. INDIGENT VETERAN Russel Platt, an indigent veteran, finally received a proper military burial thanks to the work of the Queens County Committee of the American Legion after being improperly interred at City Cemetery on Hart Island, commonly known as Potter’s Field. RIDGEWOOD HEROIN BUST A Glendale man was identified as the alleged ringleader of a heroin trafficking ring that operated in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. The mastermind allegedly used two Ridgewood men as runners who supplied heroin to dealers, a Ridgewood real estate broker who allegedly helped with the proceeds of the narcotic sales and assisted in finding cheap properties for rent and a Maspeth man as an alleged tester of the product.
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