16 TIMES • JANUARY 7, 2016 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com year in review NOVEMBER COPS MAKE PURRFECT RESCUES IN RIDGEWOOD AND GLENDALE The Nov. 21-22 weekend was particularly busy for the 104th Precinct as they saved more than one life from residential fires in Ridgewood and Glendale. First, two police officers were hospitalized after getting residents out of a burning building on Madison Street in Ridgewood on Nov. 21, according to the 104th Precinct. Then, the next day, officers rescued a cat from a residential fire on 88th Street in Glendale. Officers from the 104th Precinct and FDNY personnel administered CPR on the feline after removing it from the house. s VETERANS PARADE IN MIDDLE VILLAGE Scores of Middle Village residents lined Metropolitan Avenue on Nov. 8 and thanked those who served in defense of the nation during the annual Queens Veterans Day Parade. Active members of the National Guard as well as local veterans groups marched and received applause from flag-bearing onlookers. They were joined by members of area Boy and Girl Scout troops, military cadet corps and baton twirlers. The Christ the King Regional High School Marching Band, the Sunnyside Drum Corps and the New York Corrections Department Pipes and Drums Band performed patriotic tunes as they proceeded along the avenue. HOLIDAY MARKET AT ATLAS PARK Nov. 23 marked the debut of the LIC Flea & Food indoor holiday market at the Shops at Atlas Park. Shoppers seeking artisanal food and finery flocked to the market’s new Glendale location. The Queens Holiday Market features more than 70 vendors with a wide range of wares, from vintage clothing and accessories to handmade jewelry, antiques, beauty products and home furnishings. Holiday shoppers are sure to find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on their list. BOCCE PLAYERS NOT SATISFIED WITH NEW COURTS Bocce players at Juniper Valley Park called foul on the Parks Department’s attempt to fix aspects of the courts that they feel are not up to par. Last summer the bocce courts, located near the corner of 79th Street and Juniper Boulevard North in Middle Village, received an $850,000 renovation. But shortly after the courts reopened, players were unhappy with the design of the courts, claiming that they were not pitched correctly, leading to buildup of water on the courts after periods of rain.
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