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RIDGEWOOD REAL ESTATE BOOMING with landscape-changing projects
     Triggered by the exodus of trendy Brooklyn residents moving east in search of lower rents, Ridgewood has become a hot area for real estate investors. Recently an investor purchased a 50-unit apartment building at 71-13 60th Lane for $21 million, more than double its last sale price in just three years.
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Glendale Hansel ’n Gretel site will become storage and retail building
     The final chapter of the more than 140-year fairy tale run for food processor Hansel ‘n Gretel has come to an end.
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Queens children’s author visits students at Glendale school
     Students at Glendale’s P.S. 91 Richard Arkwright School got a special treat on March 20 when children’s author Dee Ardelean came to read the first installment of her new short story series, “Pup: A Series of Short Tails.”
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L train riders fed up with delays, look to Cuomo for help
     Service problems along one subway line serving Ridgewood has some riders asking, “What the L?”
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Civic group helps Woodhaven fire victims pick up the pieces
     The arson fire in Woodhaven that recently gutted eight attached homes dominated the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting on March 21, as civic members looked to help displaced families get back on their feet.
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Street Talk
With the MTA raising fares, what kind of service improvements would you want the MTA to make?
     
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Addabbo suggests using proposed Glendale homeless shelter for veteran housing
     The controversial plan to turn the abandoned warehouse located at 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale into a homeless shelter appears to be moving forward, but state Senator Joseph Addabbo wants to make that proposal a little more specific.
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DOT proposes expanding bike network in CB 5 area
     Gear up for round two of bike lane construction in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village. Aaron Fraint, project manager with NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) bicycle program, presented three options for a second phase of bike lane creation to the Community Board 5 Transportation Committee members on March 24.
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UPK COMING THIS SEPTEMBER TO MASPETH’S PRECIOUS MOMENTS
     A whole new universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program in Maspeth is coming this fall. Annette Vallone-Rocchio, director of Precious Moments Nursery School and Day Care in Maspeth and Whitestone, expressed her excitement over the expansion. The Whitestone location already has a UPK program.
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Local sports stars set to take the stage to raise money for children with disabilities
     The Viscardi Center, a network of nonprofit organizations providing a lifespan of services that educate, employ and empower people with disabilities, is hosting its 49th Annual Celebrity Sports Night, presented by DiversityInc, on May 14 at its campus located in Albertson, Long Island.
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Old world flavors keep Ridgewood butcher going for holidays and beyond
     Nestled on Catalpa Avenue off the bustling Forest Avenue is Morscher’s Pork Store, a Ridgewood staple for over half of a century and a popular place for many local families to find their Easter ham or roast.
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Design chosen for Woodhaven/ Cross Bay Select Bus Service
     Things are about to get more rapid for commuters on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards.
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NYS Pavilion documentary to premiere this May at Queens Theatre
     More than 50 years after the World’s Fair, the New York State Pavilion is ready for another premiere. “Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion,” a documentary about the history of the iconic Flushing Meadows Corona Park structure and the efforts to save the neglected relic, will debut to the public at the Queens Theatre this May.
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Ridgewood woman gets 'Married at First Sight'
     One Ridgewood woman said “I do” to her perfect match, but she hadn’t laid eyes on him until moments before her vows — all for the A&E reality show “Married at First Sight.” Jessica Castro, 30, was having trouble finding the committed relationship she was looking for after her fiancé, who she had been dating for seven years, cheated on her.
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happenings
     March 27 The Msgr. Sherman Knights of Columbus will hold a Lenten fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Pancras Pfeifer Hall, Myrtle Ave. and 68th St., Glendale. Proceeds will benefit St. Pancras parish. Then at 7:30 p.m., all are invited to attend the Stations of the Cross service at nearby St. Pancras Church.
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COAL COMPANY'S COOL HISTORY
     We have an email this week from Lucas Rogalski, a newcomer to Ridgewood looking for some background about his new home.
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