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Lackawanna

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in City Council chambers in City Hall, 714 Ridge Road.

An application by Arthur R. Hartel Jr. for a proposed used car lot at 3254-3260 South Park Avenue is among the agenda items.

Also this week:

• A City Council meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday has been changed to Jan. 28.

• The board of the Global Concepts Charter School in Lackawanna will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school auditorium, 1001 Ridge Road

• A series of monthly children’s programs in the Gift Shop at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica will kick off 5:30 to 6 :30 p.m. on Jan. 29, with Mike Randall of WKBW Channel 7 performing a puppet and magic show for kids of all ages.

The regular Tuesday night programs will feature a variety of family-friendly themes. Reservations are not required for the puppet show, but parents should remain with their children during the event.

The Gift Shop is located at 767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, on the lower level of OLV Shrine & Basilica. For more information, call 828-7517.

• Applications to take the firefighter exam are due at the Lackawanna Civil Service Commission in Room 213 of City Hall by Feb. 6. There is a $25 filing fee. Candidates must have a high school degree or equivalency diploma, as well as any one of the following: three years active military experience; an associate’s degree; completion of 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university; or five years experience as a volunteer firefighter in New York.

The exam is scheduled for March 9, and results will determine an eligibility list in filling future vacancies in the Lackawanna Fire Department.