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Salvation Army opening store in Middle Village
     The Salvation Army is opening up shop in Middle Village this June. The new location, which will open at 73-26 Metropolitan Ave., will be a Salvation Army family store where patrons will be able to find great deals on second-hand clothing, furniture, appliances, accessories, jewelry, toys and much more. A former pharmacy, the location has been vacant for many years.
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Queens Library CEO appeals for more city funding
     With a little more than a month until the city’s budget deadline, the Queens Borough Public Library is urging elected officials to make a much-needed investment in its system.
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Maspeth church Trinity-St. Andrew’s selling old building
     Trinity-St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Maspeth is selling an old, underutilized building on the end of the block at the intersection of 60th Street and 60th Road.
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SNAPS
      A Peace Pole in Bayside
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A Look Back
      This 1958 photo shows the demise of one of Queens’ most popular restaurants at its time, The Boulevard, formerly located at 94-05 Queens Blvd.
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Identity theft tops crime talk at 112th Precinct meeting in Forest Hills
     With identity theft on the rise, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) representative came to the 112th Precinct Community Council meeting in Forest Hills on May 20 to educate residents on the issues and solutions related to the problem.
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Crime rates down in the 83rd Precinct
     More guns are off the streets of Bushwick this year, the 83rd Precinct’s commander reported to members of the 83rd Precinct Community Council on May 19.
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Flushing Bank opens newest branch at RXR Plaza
     Executives at Flushing Financial Corporation, the parent company of Flushing Bank, celebrated the grand opening of its new corporate headquarters and branch at Uniondale’s RXR Plaza on May 19. Approximately 250 employees will be based out of the headquarters, which was previously located in Lake Success.
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104th Precinct looks to improve crime drop
     Crime numbers continue to plummet in the 104th Precinct, but the command is looking to do even better.
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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks returning to Queens
     The Queens waterfront will once again explode with excitement this Fourth of July. On May 20, Macy’s and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that this Independence Day, the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will launch from two locations in the East River — in Midtown and within the South Street Seaport historic district, starting at about 9:20 p.m.
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Maspeth students learn about public servants on Law Day
     Leaders in local, state and national law enforcement joined emergency response teams and civic groups in celebration of the 39th annual Law Day hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth on May 22 at Maspeth’s I.S. 73.
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Birch Family Services will host hiring event in Ridgewood this June
     Job seekers who are interested in working in the care service industry are invited by state Senator Joseph Addabbo to attend a mass-hiring event in Ridgewood.
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Rediscover transit history at Onderdonk House this Saturday
     Train lovers and history buffs are invited to visit the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood on May 30 for a special presentation on the city’s forgotten transit system.
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SCOTT BARON’S STAR OF QUEENS
DEBBIE MccRORIE
     VOLUNTEER FOR ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE AND DIVINE WISDOM CATHOLIC ACADEMY
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SHARING MEMORIES
of Ridgewood friendships
     They were destined to be good friends at birth, since their mothers were friends with each other. But the three Ridgewood women you’re about to read about have managed to keep their friendship alive and well for six decades and counting.
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