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Ridgewood kids will have a new place to learn
     The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) is set to open their brand-new community center in Ridgewood on Friday, Dec. 2. The Serphin R. Maltese Community Center will officially open to the public at 776 Fairview Ave., once known as the Joseph Garity veterans post, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
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Fallen cop finally gets honors in Maspeth
     More than 45 years after he was killed in the line of duty, a late NYPD detective from Maspeth will be honored in his hometown with a street renaming ceremony this Saturday, Dec. 3. 
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Congress approves a new ZIP code for Glendale
     Glendale’s fight for its own ZIP code came to a head on Wednesday, Nov. 30, as the House of Representatives was set to vote on the bill put forth by Congresswoman Grace Meng. At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Meng announced the House passed the bill by a voice vote; it moves on to the Senate. Check QNS.com for further details.
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Get into the holiday spirit at these tree lightings and other festive events in Queens
     Queens will be lighting up for the holidays in the weeks ahead, as communities across the “World’s Borough” celebrate the season’s arrival with tree lightings, concerts and special visits from the North Pole’s most famous resident.  Some of the events scheduled to take place rain, snow or shine include the following:  
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Head to Evergreen Cemetery in Glendale this weekend for a holiday party among the tombstones
     Celebrate the holiday season this year at a very unlikely location; Evergreen Cemetery on the Glendale/Bushwick border.  On Saturday, Dec. 3, the cemetery will host their second annual holiday party right inside the cemetery, located at 1629 Bushwick Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. 
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Another lawsuit is latest chapter in Maspeth shelter war
     This landlord-tenant dispute could nix a proposed homeless shelter in Maspeth for good.  The holding company that owns the land occupied by the Holiday Inn Express located at 59-40 55th Rd. has sued the hotel’s operator, Harshad Patel, and his company, New Ram Realty, for allegedly violating the terms of its lease, Crain’s New York reported on Tuesday. 
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This Glendale student gets her doctorate in bugs from Natural History museum
     I n October, Stephanie Loria, a native of Glendale, earned a Ph.D. in comparative biology during a graduation ceremony at the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) — the only American museum with the authority to grant a Ph.D. in comparative biology. 
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Looking back at Donald Trump’s father’s connection to Woodhaven
     Disclaimer: This article provided by the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society is meant to focus solely on Fred Trump as he relates to Woodhaven and its history. While many controversies occurred later in Fred Trump’s life, they are not included, as they did not take place in this area.  
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Midville students help feed the hungry for Thanksgiving
     Students from Christ the King High School pose for a photo at their annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive. Supervised by Sister Elizabeth Graham (pictured on the right), the students collected more than 15 boxes of food, as well as over 45 pairs of used eyeglasses. The glasses will be given out to people in low and middle income communities.  
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Cuomo allocates $771M for affordable NYC housing
     A s New York City continues to try to and find a solution to the skyrocketing number of homeless people, it’s getting some much-needed support from Albany.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state has allocated $771 million in tax-exempt bond capacity to the city, which will be used for the construction and preservation of affordable housing. 
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Ridgewood Times Real Estate Grid
Listings selected at random. Courtesy MLSLI
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