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Local News July 15, 2010  RSS feed
DOT Will Soon Repave Flushing Ave.
      Drivers who use Flushing Avenue to travel through Maspeth and Ridgewood are advised to find another route, as the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to resurface sections of the roadway starting as early as this Monday night, 
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     Several homes in the area of 59th Street and 58th Avenue in Maspeth reportedly lost power in the middle of last Tuesday’s (July 6) record-breaking heat after several electric lines caught fire.
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Flames Engulf Elmhurst Apt. House
     Battling intense flames and torrid temperatures, 15 firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and other minor injuries during a five-alarm inferno at an Elmhurst apartment building last Wednesday morning,
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At Their Busiest Last Week’s Heat Wave
Union: 400+ Hurt Battling 93 Major Fires
      As New York suffered through one of the hottest weeks in recorded history, with several 100-plus degree days, New York City firefighters responded to more serious fires than at any time in the past 30 years of the FDNY, according to the Uniformed < 
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Commission Also Seeks To Reform BPs And CBs, But Asks For Ideas
      With only a few months to go until Election Day, the Charter Revision Commission’s meeting on Monday, July 12 involved decisions on what areas the group will focus on (term limits chief among them) and what will be left for future commiss 
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Bayside Apt. House Burned In Inferno
     Firefighters from three boroughs came together to battle a six-alarm blaze that scorched a Bayside apartment building last Wednesday afternoon, July 7, according to FDNY sources.
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Meeting Reminder
      Community Board 10 will be holding a public hearing at Aqueduct Racetrack tonight, Thursday, July 15, regarding the latest attempt by New York State to open 4,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) at the South Ozone Park facility.   As announced, the session will start at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse of the track, located at 110-01 Rockaway Blvd.  
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Candidates Stop In On 104COP To Talk Upcoming Campaigns
Miller, Como Ask Members For Support
      A current legislator running for re-election and a former lawmaker seeking a new office paid visits to the 104th Precinct’s Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP) meeting last Thursday, July 8.  
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Grenade Sets Off A Bomb Scare
Police: Device Was Butane Lighter
      A cigarette lighter designed to resemble a hand grenade set off a bomb scare in Woodside last Friday afternoon, July 9, that caused traffic disruptions on local roadways, police reported.  
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Powers Takes Command In L.I.C.
     The 108th Precinct has a new commander. Capt. Donald Powers was named the new commanding officer last month, replacing Deputy Inspector Thomas Kavanagh, who was transferred to the 115th Precinct.  
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Three-Alarm Blaze Burns Bklyn. Church
     Several firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a three-alarm inferno that broke out inside a church in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn last Wednesday night, July 7, it was reported.
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Ambulance Slams Into Bklyn. Store
     While responding to a call for help, members of a private ambulance corps in Brooklyn found themselves in need of assistance last Thursday afternoon, July 8, after their van lost control and crashed i
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Glendale Dentist Gives Patients A Reason To Smile Even Brighter
      There’s now a reliable and affordable way for Americans wearing lower dentures to get the comfort and confidence they need to live satisfying lives without costly or debilitating surgery.  
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Senate Law Would Keep Safe From Sex Offenders
Mandates Screening By Employers
      State Senate President Malcolm A. Smith announced the passage of legislation in the Senate (S6998A) which will prevent employers from hiring registered sex offenders and those guilty of child abuse for jobs that require a significant time spent around children.  
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New Laws Center On Donor Registry
Governor Signs 14 Bills, Vetoes 1
      Gov. David A. Paterson signed 14 bills into law last week, including legislation that will allow individuals to register their consent online to be an organ and tissue donor, enhances a judge’s sentencing options for hate crimes, and others.  
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Valentino’s Brings Best To Ridgewood
Store Has Stocked Area Shelves For Over Three Decades
      One man’s dream of turning his horse-and-carriage fruit stand in Sicily into a customer friendly, full-service mini supermarket has come to fruition at Valentino’s Food Market, which has become a staple of the Ridgewood community over < 
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City’s Largest Rooftop Farm Opened In Long Island City
To Sell Fresh Produce To Residents
      On Wednesday, July 7, City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Council Speaker Christine Quinn welcomed New York City’s largest rooftop farm to Long Island City.  
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Small Biz Fund Has Revolving Lending
Gov. Touts Plan To Aid Mom-And-Pops
      Gov. David A. Paterson has announced the creation of a $50 million Small Business Revolving Loan Fund to provide capital to minority and women-owned enterprises and other entrepreneurs that are having difficulty accessing regular credit markets.  
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V. Salon Pampers Head-To-Toe
Rashachy Does Hair, Nails, Massage
      Providing wigs for cancer patients is just one of the many services provided by Rashachy Salon & Spa in Middle Village, which has become a one-stop shop for all types of hair styling, skin care, manicures, pedicures, and overall body maintenance over the past 21 years.  
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N.Y. ‘Hydrofracking’ Moratorium Urged
Pol Claims Risks Are Too Great
      Seeking to protect the drinking water for almost nine million New Yorkers, State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a bill that calls for a moratorium on drilling for natural gas using a practice called hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking” in the upstate watershed.  
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Reunion notice -
      St. John’s Prep (formerly Mater Christi) is holding a reunion honoring the classees of ‘65, ‘70, ‘75, and ‘80 on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Astoria high school For more information, call the Alumni Office at 1-718-721-7200 or e-mail mcalumni@stjohnsprepschool.org  
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Sheppard, The Yankees’ Voice, Dead At 99
Team Icon Had Roots In Ridgewood, Rich. Hill
      Ridgewood native and former Richmond Hill resident Bob Sheppard, the long-time public address announcer for the New York Yankees whose eloquent voice became as synonymous with the franchise as Babe Ruth, Monument Park and pinstripes, died at his Long Island home on Sunday, July 11, at the age of 99.  
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