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Msgr. Peter Zendzian, pastor of St. Matthias Church in Ridgewood, dies
     Faithful members of two local churches are mourning the loss of Msgr. Peter Zendzian, pastor of St. Matthias Church in Ridgewood and former longtime pastor of Maspeth’s Holy Cross Church, who died suddenly on Oct. 23 at the age of 63. 
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Army general thanks Ridgewood middle school for supporting troops
     Hooah!  The students at Ridgewood’s I.S. 93 got a big surprise when Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, the Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 for the United States Army, visited the school to talk to the students and thank them for their generous donations to the Adopta Soldier program. 
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Next Community Board 5 meeting to focus on Ridgewood property
     Community Board 5 (CB 5) will host its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The meeting agenda includes a public hearing on an application to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals for a bulk variance at 1677 George St. 
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Ridgewood man charged with animal cruelty for starving dog: DA
     A Ridgewood man has been charged with animal cruelty after bringing a starving dog to a shelter and lying about his ownership of the dog, according to the Queens district attorney. 
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Sanitation Dept. seeks snow laborers for winter
     Winter is coming — and it could bring heavy snowfall with it. If last year’s winter is any indication of what may be on the horizon for this year, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will need all the help it can get. 
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Glendale yeshiva gets zoning violation from Buildings Department
     The dormitories at Glendale’s Yeshiva Godolah Seminary exceed legal limits, according to one city agency. 
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More trains coming to Queens subway lines next June: MTA
     Commuters who rely upon the subway to get around Queens will have more trains to ride next year.  The MTA announced on Thursday it would expand weekday service in June 2016 on 12 subway routes, meeting an increase in both current and projected future ridership throughout the system. 
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First look inside re-opened chocolate shop in Forest Hills
     Nearly one month after announcing the sale of Aigner’s Chocolates, located at 103-02 Metropolitan Ave., new owner Mark Libertini and his fiancee Rachel celebrated the grand re-opening of the 85-year-old Forest Hills confectionery last week. 
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SCOTT BARON’S STAR OF QUEENS
     PHIL ANDREWS  PRESIDENT LIAACC  
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Brand new Memory Center opens in Bushwick
     Bushwick is the new home of the New York Memory Center (NYMC), which aims to help local adults suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  For the last 35 years, NYMC has been pioneering evidence-based home and community solutions that positively affect the lives of senior citizens living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. 
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Halloween celebration
     I got lucky to have all my children and grandchildren join me for a Halloween party. They laughed and danced and played musical chairs. I loved how 3-year-old Hudson just ignored the music stopping and needing to jump into a chair. He just ran endlessly around the row of chairs and laughed endlessly, too! They all entered the mummy contest, with Jonah, Blake and Addy winning. 
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ITALIAN HERITAGE COMMITTEE CELEBRATES HONOREES AT ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
     St. John’s University turned into Little Italy on Oct. 20 to celebrate the 39th annual celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month. 
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Why wills matter
     Everyone needs and should have a will. A will is a legal declaration of how a person wishes his or her possessions to be disposed of after death. 
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