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Local News April 28, 2016  RSS feed
Voters choose to fund school, library upgrades
     The community has spoken and the results are in.
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CleaNYC plan to spruce up streets in Board 5 area
     Shopping strips in Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth and Middle Village will soon receive a major spring cleaning.
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More bike lanes are in the works to connect Ridgewood and Bushwick
     With more Ridgewood residents getting around on two wheels, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is continuing its effort to create a unified bike lane network, connecting major roadways in two boroughs.
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Top tips for a perfect Mother’s Day
     She’s spent years taking care of you, whether it was mending your first broken heart, helping you pack and move for college, or moving in to help take care of your first child. Mom has always been around to help. For all the times she’s been there for you, now is the time to be there for her. This Mother’s Day, plan the perfect day to show mom just how thankful you are.
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Silwa says he’s challenging his ex, Boro Prez Katz
     Curtis Sliwa, the ex-partner of current Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and father of her two children, announced last week that he would run for her seat as a Republican in 2017.
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Woodhaven residents want Neir’s Tavern landmarked
     Concerned Woodhaven residents will rally with elected officials, civic leaders and historians next month to have a historic neighborhood watering hole declared a city landmark.
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Queens residents will spend 51.6 percent of their income on rent in 2016, study says
     This year, Queens residents will face the highest increase in median rent-to-income ratio, making it harder to find affordable rental units. According to a study by StreetEasy, the median rent-to-income ratio in Queens increased from 43.5 percent to 51.6 percent between 2015 and 2016, meaning residents will have to spend more than half of their annual income on rent.
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Forest Hills Cinemart to get a VIP upgrade
     A grandpa among New York movie theaters, the beautiful historic Cinemart Cinemas in Forest Hills, is getting an exciting improvement.
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Bishop honors Midville school for blood donations
     The Brooklyn/Queens Diocese’s Bishop DiMarzio honored Christ the King High School at a special ceremony in recognition of its efforts as the leading Catholic high school in the Brooklyn/Queens Diocese for blood donations.
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Grab a boozy root beerfloat at this new Ridgewood bar
     Ridgewood’s newest bar is bringing a little rock ‘n’ roll to the neighborhood. Sweet Jane’s, located at 64-02 68th Ave., officially opened on April 13 and held a rocking grand opening party the following night.
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Consumers are protected when prearranging or arranging funerals
     There is no need to add to your anxiety while prearranging or arranging a funeral. In keeping with their longstanding tradition of caring, funeral directors remain dedicated to helping families cope with end-of-life matters with quiet professionalism and attention to detail.
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