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M.V. Funeral home repaid for veterans’ services
     The owner of the funeral home in Middle Village that provides no-cost funerals for veterans with no next of kin got help from a local government official to recuperate some of the funds spent on these services.
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Work starts on Ridgewood pedestrian plan
     This month marks the start of a safer era at the deadly Myrtle/ Wyckoff Avenues intersection on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that on Wednesday, Sept. 21, it would start to install the longawaited pedestrian plaza project at the six-legged intersection at Myrtle Avenue, Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street.
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Come out and celebrate Glendale Kiwanis Community Day
     The Kiwanis Club of Glendale is bringing an afternoon of fun, games and excitement to the community this weekend during their Community Day event at Dry Harbor Playground. For more than 30 years, Glendale Kiwanis has been providing children, families and residents with a day to celebrate the Glendale community with their neighbors, and on Saturday, Sept. 24, the tradition continues.
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Maspeth invades Brooklyn
Shelter opponents protest in front of city official’s home
     This time, it’s personal. Opponents of the proposed homeless shelter at the Holiday Inn Express on 55th Road in Maspeth took their fight to the streets of Brooklyn on the night of Sept. 15, bringing their fury right to the doorstep of Human Resources Administration (HRA) Commissioner Steven Banks.
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Maspeth shelter protesters plan to take up mayor on advice to picket Gracie Mansion
     Don’t go to his home, go to my home instead. That was the advice Mayor Bill de Blasio gave on Sept. 16 to those protesting the proposed homeless shelter at a Maspeth hotel who picketed outside the Brooklyn home of Human Resources Administration Commissioner Steven Banks last week.
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Board 5 votes down the proposal
     The proposed homeless shelter at the Holiday Inn Express at 59-40 55th Rd. in Maspeth got an overwhelming thumbs down from Community Board 5 (CB 5) during the advisory body’s meeting on Sept. 14 at Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village.
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New principal at St. Margaret’s Academy
     The start of the new school year has brought a lot of changes for one Catholic elementary school in Middle Village.
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Three can’t-miss ideas for
     When you think of prime wedding months do May and June spring to mind? You might be surprised to learn that October and November are also popular months for nuptials. When you realize autumn brings not only cooler weather, but less busy caterers or wedding venues, the season’s appeal is easy to understand.
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Budget Tweaks
     It’s safe to say that your wedding day will be one of the most important and special days of your life. It will also be the most expensive day of your life. According to The Wedding Report, a research company that tracks and forecasts the wedding industry, the average cost of a wedding in 2011 was $25,631. This was a decrease from the year before by 3.4 percent.
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Maspeth High School ranked among city’s best public high schools, data shows
     This Queens school is quickly moving up the ranks of the city’s best public high schools. After opening in 2011, Maspeth High School (MHS) is certainly making an impression, so much so that the New York Post has listed it in their top 40 public high schools in NYC.
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Grinning from ear to ear at
      Few sad faces were found during the annual “Smile on Maspeth Day” that Maspeth Federal Savings bank held in the parking lot of its main branch on 69th Street on Sunday, Sept. 18.
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Old Timer
     Summer has just ended, and once the first chilly night of autumn arrives in a few weeks, landlords around Our Neighborhood will need to turn the heat on.
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What’s in a name? Myrtle Avenue
     Myrtle Avenue is one of the most important roads in the entire city, running from Richmond Hill in Queens all the way to Downtown Brooklyn. It’s named for the myrtle tree, which is common in Mediterranean nations but was also present in the area when the road was first developed.
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Ridgewood real estate prices continue to soar as mixed-use building goes on sale for $2M
     Investors better get ready to break open their wallets if they want this piece of property in Ridgewood. The newly gut renovated two-story, mixed-use building on the corner of Grandview Avenue and Bleecker Street has hit the market for an astounding $2 million, Greiner-Maltz Investment Properties announced.
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St. John's kicks off conference play with scoreless stalemate
     The St. John’s men’s soccer team kicked off BIG EAST conference play with a stalemate against Marquette on Sept. 17 as the two sides battled for 110 scoreless minutes at Valley Fields in Milwaukee.
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