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Local News November 26, 2015  RSS feed
Officers save lives from fires in Ridgewood and Glendale over the weekend
     It was a busy weekend for the 104th Precinct as they saved more than one life from residential fires in Ridgewood and Glendale.  First, two police officers were hospitalized after getting residents out of a burning building in Ridgewood on Saturday, according to the 104th Precinct. 
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Lieutenant Governor Drops By Wyckoff Hospital
      Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul toured Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Nov. 19 to highlight state support for healthcare systems in New York City.
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Two development sites sold in Bushwick for $2.6M
     Two residential development sites in Bushwick, were recently sold by Cushman & Wakefield to 303 S Holdings LLC, a holding company based in Albany, in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.6 million. 
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Ridgewood high school students creating community app
     Want to know more about Forest Park? There’s an app for that on the way.  The seniors in the Android App Development class at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood are working together to create an app that will help bring the community together, focusing on Forest Park and the surrounding areas. 
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‘Emotionally disturbed’ man caused three-hour standoff in Maspeth: NYPD
     Part of Maspeth became a frozen zone Thursday afternoon as police engaged in a standoff with an emotionally disturbed man who barricaded himself inside his house, it was reported. 
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     Due to a printing error, the Happenings pages and Obituaries page scheduled to be published in the Nov. 19 issue did not appear. The proper pages were inserted into the digital edition of the Ridgewood Times, which can be found at www.qns.com. The death notices that were to appear in the Nov. 19 issue are included in this week’s Obituaries page. 
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Queens ready to deck the halls for the holiday season
     Carolers, tree lightings and visits from the North Pole’s most famous resident will be part of the fun at holiday celebrations across the “World’s Borough” in the days ahead.  The festivities — scheduled to take place rain, snow or shine — include the following:  Glendale  
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Public hearing in Maspeth for proposed Principe Park upgrades
     Community Board 5 (CB 5) will hold a public hearing next month regarding the proposed plans for the reconstruction of the soft surface ballfields at Frank Principe Park, located on Maurice Avenue between Borden and 54th avenues in Maspeth. 
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Police Beat
     106th Precinct  South Central Queens  Driver survives car crash into tree in South Ozone Park   A man is lucky to be alive after his car crashed into a tree in South Ozone Park on Nov. 22, police said. 
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‘Middle Village’ movie takes audience down memory lane
     Moviegoers filled a theater at Cinemart Cinemas in Forest Hills on Saturday, Nov. 14, to see the world premiere of the documentary “Middle Village.”  The film’s director, David Lee Madison, treated the audience to a nostalgic view of Middle Village, the town where the director spent the first 27 years of his life. 
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Queens Holiday Market at the Shops at Atlas Park starts this Saturday
     With the holiday season quickly approaching, time to get gifts for loved ones is rapidly dwindling. 
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Glendale bakery brings the sweet taste of the tropics
     As the days grow shorter and winter approaches, Mahalo New York Bakery, located at 66-40 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale, provides a much-needed dose of warmth and sunshine on blustery fall days. 
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Experts talk JFK, Astoria at QNS Real Estate Conference
     The best and brightest real estate experts gathered at Terrace on the Park for the 2015 QNS Real Estate Conference on Nov. 19 to focus on the future of Astoria and what the multibillion dollar investment in New York City airports means to the real estate market in Queens. 
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Old Timer
A dragnet, a toy run and smart students topped the Times back in December 1991
     We once again turn back the pages of the Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly all the way back to Dec. 19, 1991. Though that was just a mere 24 years ago, the world is remarkably different today — but as you’ll read in this article, some of the issues affecting residents then are back in the headlines now.  Here’s a look at what was happening: 
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9/11 ‘Survivor Tree’ planted in Forest Park
     A reminder of the strength and fortitude of the people of New York now grows in Forest Park.  Councilman Eric Ulrich, Assemblyman Mike Miller, Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, Parks Department officials and members of the Richmond Hill community gathered in Forest Park on Nov. 20 to plant and dedicate a 9/11 Survivor Tree. 
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