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Civic Reports On School Fight, Transit Issues
     Ranking members of the Ridgewood Property Owners and 
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School, Sr. Housing Projects On ONCA Radar
     Construction of a new public school and a
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Cyclist Killed In Sunnyside
Fatally Struck By Livery Car
     A cyclist traveling along Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside
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Qns. Sites Get Sun Powered
Solar Panels Installed In Sunnyside, Ozone Park
     New York City has tripled its production of
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Flushing Fire Consumes House
      Firefighters rushed to put out a large fire that consumed a three-story home in Flushing last Friday afternoon, Apr. 6, it was reported. According to sources, the blaze broke out at around 4:30 p.m.
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Queens Plaza Improvements Unveiled
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg helped officially open last
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Candidate Calls Gottlieb’s Bid A Ruse
     A fourth Democrat has jumped into the race
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Emergency Prep Event In Midville
TV Weatherman Emcees Workshop
     City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley will join the World Cares Center to host a free workshop next Thursday, Apr. 19, to train community leaders and youth on life-saving emergency readiness and relief practices. 
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Funding For Elder Rx Pgm. Restored In State Budget
Hailed As An EPIC Win For Seniors
     State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky announced that New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program has had some restoration of funds under the enacted 2012-2013 State Budget.  
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Free Shredding At R’wood Bank
Part Of Security Awareness Campaign
     Ridgewood Savings Bank announced that April and May are Security Awareness Months at the bank, during which it will be providing the community with important information on security enhancement.   The bank will also be offering free document shredding at 10 of its branches to help bank customers and community residents avoid identify theft. 
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Pols To City: Release 911 Report Now
Say Unified Call System Is Flawed
     City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Committee, called on city officials to release a report regarding the 911 Unified Call Taking Response System (UCT). 
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Customers Now Get A Tax Break For Buying Clothes
Say Revived Exemption Will Save Millions
     Assemblyman Mike Miller announced that New York State has once again removed the four percent state sales tax on clothing, footwear and related items sold for less than $110 each as of last Sunday, Apr. 1.  
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Rockaway Residents Help Choose Budget Priorities
Select Projects For Funds In Pilot Pgm.
     City Council Member Eric A. Ulrich was joined by local residents and representatives of the Participatory Budgeting Project and Community Voices Heard to announce the results of his pilot Participatory Budgeting project in the 32nd Council District. 
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