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VAN SLAMS INTO ASTORIA SCAFFOLD
      Firefighters and police officers rushed to an Astoria construction site last Friday morning, Mar. 22, after an out-of-control van overturned and slammed into a scaffold, sources said.
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Glendale’s Atlas Park Gets Makeover
      Crews have begun renovating the center greenspace at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale, it was announced.
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WORK TRAIN OFF THE RAILS IN L.I.C.
      While nearing the end of construction that kept part of the 7 line shut all of last weekend, a work train derailed near the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue station in Long Island City on Sunday night
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Photo Submissions And Requests
     Photographs submitted to the Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times should be in electronic high resolution (300dpi) JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tif) formats. 
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Midville Bank Thief Still On Lam
     Still searching for a disguised bandit who robbed a Middle Village bank last September, police have re-released surveillance camera images of the perpetrator in the hope that someone will recognize him. 
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Stole From Woman At Woodside Mosque
     The man shown in this security camera photo is wanted by police for allegedly swiping a pocketbook from a woman as she worshipped at a Woodside mosque last month. Law enforcement sources said the grand larceny occurred at 5:20 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Islamic Center of Queens, located at 57-16 37th Ave. 
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Burglar Wanted In Ozone Pk.
     The man pictured in this security camera image is one of three individuals wanted by police for breaking into an Ozone Park cell phone store earlier this month. Law enforcement sources said the crooks entered the Verizon Wireless shop at 107-12 Cross Bay Blvd. at 4:30 p.m. on Mar. 7 by breaching a rear window. 
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Opening Community Ctr. In Bk.
      Assemblyman Mike Miller helped cut the ribbon on the Bangladeshi American Community Development and Youth Service Corporation (BACDYS) community center in City Line, Brooklyn on Mar. 15.
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Singing Broadway Tunes In Midville
      Students at P.S./I.S. 87 in Middle Village celebrated songs of the Great White Way with their performance of “Surf’s Up Broadway” last Tuesday, Mar.
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Honoring Distinguished Women In Sunnyside
      City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer honored several distinguished women for their public service at his third-annual Women’s History Month awards and open house at his Sunnyside office last Sa
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Prep Pupils Win Math Contest
      Sixteen students St. John’s Preparatory School Astoria recently participated atin the annual American Mathematics Competition (in AMC).
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Students Get Their Class Rings In Ridgewood
      Eighth-graders at St. Matthias School in Ridgewood received their class rings in a special ceremony held last week in St. Matthias’ lower church. The students are shown on the altar with Msgr.
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Holocaust Survivor Visits Kids At Ridgewood School
      Holocaust Survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan visits I.S. 93 in Ridgewood last Monday, Mar. 18.
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Qns. Zoo ‘Eggs- travaganza’ Has ‘Eggs- ellent’ Easter Fun
Take Kids On Safari; Meet A Big Bunny
     The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will hold its annual “Egg–stravaganza” event on Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 30 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Activities include spring-themed games, egg hunts and real rabbit encounters on the zoo’s farm. 
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Looking For Easter Fun
      Christ the King Regional High School hosted their second annual spring festival and Easter egg hunt on the Middle Village campus last weekend.
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Donors Give Blood At School Drive
      St. Pancras School in Ridgewood held a blood drive, Mar. 17. The drive was conducted in conjunction with the New York Blood Center.
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Driver Saved By CPR-Trained Cop
       The 102nd Precinct Community Council (102 PCC) named P.O. Joshua Farazmad the Cop of the Month for March. Farazmad was working traffic enforcement when he heard a call come over the radio regarding an unconscious male nearby. Farazmad, who spent 7 years as an EMT before joining the NYPD in 2011, performed CPR and resuscitated the man.
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Graduated
       Air Force Airman Alexies Mercado graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
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Looking & Staying Fit At Corona Fashion Show
      Modern fashion and heart health awareness were the themes of the second-annual “Women’s Heart Health and Fashion” event at the Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities Center in Corona las
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Late Lenten Customs And Early Easter Fun Around Community
      With Easter Sunday in sight, there were not only early celebrations of the holiday this past weekend around the Times Newsweekly’s coverage area, but also a number of programs marking the wanin
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Glendale Students Get Into Elite City H.S.
      Eighty-three percent of eighth-graders at P.S./I.S. 119 were accepted some of the city’s specialized high schools, the Glendale school announced.
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