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Local News July 2, 2015  RSS feed
DOT commissioner headlines Myrtle Avenue BID meeting in Ridgewood
     The city’s top transportation official touted ongoing traffic initiatives during the 27th Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) yearly meeting on June 30 in Ridgewood.
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Beetle talk tops next CB 5 meet in Midville
     A presentation on a tree-killing bug will highlight the next Community Board 5 meeting on Wednesday night, July 8, in Middle Village. As announced by District Manager Gary Giordano, the session will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School’s CNL Center, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. (enter through Door 10, take stairs/elevator to third floor).
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Councilwoman hears Ridgewood park woes
     After parkgoers raised issues with the conditions at Rosemary’s Playground in Ridgewood, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley met with concerned parents at the playground on June 26 to hear their plea and see what improvements could be made.
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Rally over Ridgewood/Bushwick bus rerouting
     In the face of a proposed bus route change by the MTA, members of the United We Stand Neighborhood Association and residents of Bushwick and Ridgewood rallied and marched to oppose the new B26 and Q58 bus routes, which on June 28 started traveling down their blocks on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border.
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Queens lawmakers celebrate same-sex marriage decision
     Same-sex marriage is constitutional, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 5-4 decision issued on the morning of June 26, the court overturned state-imposed bans on same-sex marriage. The court ruled that gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry under the 14th Amendment through the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses.
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Countdown clocks on way to Queens
     Where’s the bus? That common question among Queens commuters will be answered with countdown clocks set to be installed at the borough’s 10 busiest bus stops within the next two years.
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An athletic field near Newton Creek?
     The area around Newtown Creek, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes as one of the “nation’s most polluted waterways,” a could be the site of a brand-new community athletic field in Maspeth.
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The cyclone that struck Woodhaven
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     It came from the west, through East New York and Cypress Hills. The force of the winds uprooted trees and toppled tombstones in the cemetery before descending its force upon Woodhaven. It was just after 4 in the afternoon and in the space of just a few minutes, the storm would cut a path of destruction with tragic results.
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