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Local News April 23, 2015  RSS feed
Midville continues Glendale shelter fight
     As proponents for turning an abandoned Glendale warehouse into a homeless shelter try to move that plan forward, the Middle Village Property Owners and Residents Association (MVPORA) vows to continue to fight against it.
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Crime drop tops 104th Precinct meeting in Ridgewood
     Crime dropped across the 104th Precinct last month, but the precinct’s commander warned during the April 21 104th Precinct Community Council meeting in Ridgewood about a “significant uptick” in identity theft and tire and rim thefts.
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Local Roots CSA adds Ridgewood location
     Getting fresh-from-the-farm food has never been easier. Local Roots Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has added several new pickup locations, including one in Ridgewood. Members of the CSA in Ridgewood will now be able to pick up their weekly grocery deliveries at Onderdonk & Sons bar, located at 566 Onderdonk Ave.
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A Ridgewood child sexual abuse victim finds her voice years later
     After years of staying silent, a victim of child sex abuse from Ridgewood has found her voice and is working to help others bring their abusers to justice. The woman is a longtime resident of Ridgewood and alleged that she was sexually abused as a child by a close family relative. Both her identity and that of her alleged attacker are being withheld due to the pending litigation.
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Whole Ridgewood block up for sale
     That’s one tasty looking block for investors. A pizza-slice-shaped block in Ridgewood with two one-story buildings is being marketed for about $5 million as the real estate market in the neighborhood continues to boom, following recent big transactions and plans to construct large developments.
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Street Talk
What are you doing for Mother’s Day?
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      We bet many readers in the Glendale and Middle Village area would have a hard time recognizing this place, even though it’s right near their border.
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     They just want this nightmare to end. An Ozone Park home in foreclosure, which squatters use to sell drugs, has been the target of police investigations and raids for years — yet it’s still terrorizing the neighborhood, while the process to reclaim the home is ongoing.
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Manhole explosions rock Forest Hills block
     Residents on a Forest Hills block lost power much of April 18 after a pair of manholes exploded. Reportedly, the fiery wake-up call occurred at about 6:30 a.m. along 69th Avenue off Metropolitan Avenue. No injuries were reported, but two parked vehicles were damaged as flames shot through nearby manholes. Firefighters quickly responded to bring the fires under control.
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Stay cool by going green this summer
     If the thought of a scorching summer without adequate cooling sounds tough, think about the strain an overworked air conditioner unit places on both your household budget and the environment. Around two-thirds of all American homes have an air conditioner unit, amounting to a cost of more than $11 billion annually in usage alone, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
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     When you add a tile or natural stone surface to the kitchen or bathroom, it transforms each space with a fresh, clean and customized look.
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4 simple ways
to modernize your home decor
     If you’re like many people, your home interior could likely use some updating. But you don’t need to hire a professional designer to modernize your home decor. No matter how much of a decorating novice you may be, a few simple updates can give new life to your living space and bring your home to the forefront of interior design.
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Veronica Tsang
     President Gift of Life BACKGROUND: Veronica Tsang is a Fresh Meadows resident who loves to give back to her community. This passion has been recognized by the Museum of Chinese in America, which recently awarded Tsang with the “Community Hero” award for advancing the needs of the Chinese American community.
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Reveling in spring at the MYRTLE AVENUE FESTIVAL
     From delicacies to good deals, there was something for everyone at the Myrtle Avenue spring street festival hosted by the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation. Thousands came out on a bright, sunny Sunday to walk the fair, which stretched along Myrtle Avenue between Forest and Wyckoff avenues. The Ridgewood Times and The Queens Courier were among the festival’s co-sponsors.
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