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Civilian Rescuers Honored, Toy Drive Milestone, Bellevue Square 'Occupied' and More

A man thanks the strangers who helped him after he had a heart attack in Factoria, the results are in for the City Wide Toy Drive, the downtown library parking lot now is closed for construction, protestors at the mall and more this week.

Here are some of the top stories and some others you may have missed in the past week on Bellevue Patch:

Three men, including two T-Mobile employees, were honored by the Bellevue Fire Department for helping a stranger--a 59-year-old Bonney Lake man who had a heart attack behind the wheel of a car.

Firefighters from the Bellevue Fire Department accepted a gift of 50 toys from the Disney Store for the city of Bellevue's annual Toy Drive Wednesday morning. The Bellevue holiday Toy Drive brought in 5,000 toys this season.

This weekend is Christmas and Christmas Eve and the federal holiday is being observed on Monday. Here's what you need to know to get around this weekend.

Crews will be installing a final round of tolling signs on the night of Dec. 28. Tolling starts on Thursday!

Dancer Leila Fernandez of Mercer Island -- via Hawaii -- brings Pacific Islander dance instruction to Bellevue.

Parking limited for 50 spaces at Ashwood Park next door to the library for the expected year-long construction.

The protest moved from the corner of Bellevue Way Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street to outside the Bellevue Square developer's office, to inside the Bellevue Square mall. 

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