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Local News February 4, 2016  RSS feed
CB 5 meets Next Board 5 meeting in Middle Village Feb. 10
     Street fairs, the city’s next budget and a proposed ambulance charging station headline the next Community Board 5 meeting in Middle Village on Wednesday, Feb. 10. As announced by District Manager Gary Giordano, the session takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King Regional High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
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Ridgewood school to host annual prom dress drive
     Help make a girl’s dream come true and send her to her prom in style by donating old, gently used dresses during the Joan England’s 3rd Annual PROMises Prom Dress Drive.
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Snow adds to Woodhaven’s concerns over proposed SBS medians
     After near-record snowfall pummeled Queens in January, causing travel problems across the borough, one local politician believes snow could potentially cause havoc for pedestrians and bus riders in the MTA and Department of Transportation (DOT) Select Bus Service (SBS) plan, especially on the proposed medians.
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Ridgewood woman found dead floating on Brooklyn waterway
     Detectives continue to probe the death of a 69-year-old Ridgewood woman whose body was discovered on the English Kills in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn last week. The body of Greene Avenue resident Elba Santiago was floating on the waterway near the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge and Grand Street at 10:07 a.m. on Jan. 27.
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Queens North chief touts success in crime-fight
     There was a sea of blue at Terrace on the Park on Tuesday morning, as officers from northern Queens precincts heard a report from the Patrol Borough Queens North commander about overall crime last year and plans to keep crime down in 2016.
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Two-time cancer survivor hosts community blood drive at Middle Village school
     After beating cancer twice, Carly Rose Nieves helped to give back to those who are still fighting during her foundation’s blood and bone marrow registry drive, held at Christ the King High School (CTK) in Middle Village.
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     When game day arrives and friends and family are gathered around the big screen to cheer your team to victory, the only thing missing is some great grub to make the celebration complete.
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Glendale brewery to host craft and food market this weekend
     Finback Brewery in Glendale is the place to be this weekend for anyone looking for unique crafts and some great local food and beer. Michelle Cook-Lopez of Cook’s Crafts and Tom Wilk of Wilk Apiary will be hosting the Spring Food and Craft Market at Finback Brewery, located at 78-01 77th Ave. in Glendale, on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 1 to 6 p.m.
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Woodhaven cop in daring high-rise drama
     It was a hot Tuesday afternoon in July 1938, when Patrolman Charles Glasco found himself caught up in a life-and-death drama that would capture the imagination of an entire city and, in years to come, Hollywood.
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