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Court Strikes Down Regional MTA Tariff
Leaves Budget Hole Your $ May Fill
     In a move that could lead to costlier
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Huntley Cuffed For Moving Money To Phony Nonprofit
Could Lose Her Seat If Convicted
     State Sen. Shirley Huntley surrendered to authorities on
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Sex Scandal Turns Off Lopez’s Power
Out As Cmte. Chair; Resigns As Dem Boss
     Assemblyman Vito Lopez was stripped of his seniority 
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P.S./I.S. 87 Extension Project Underway
     When the students of P.S./I.S.
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Asian-American Groups To Panel: Unite Our Areas
     Queens’ Asian-American communities came out in full
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Homemade Hives Housed Millions Of Bees
     The term “sting operation” took on a
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More Fuel Needed In NYC
Mayor Calls For Better Natural Gas Svc.
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg released on Monday, Aug.  
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Pol: Expand Western Qns. Bus Line
More Customers Wait For Q103
     Following pronouncements that previously cut transportation services
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More $ Needed To Fix Senior Facility
Seek State Aid For Roof Repairs
     In an effort to cover the costs of
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Small Biz ‘Toolkit’ For Success On The Net
City Pgm. Partners With Tech Cos.
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver and Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh launched a new set of free tools designed to help small businesses in New York City use digital technologies and social media to grow their businesses and create jobs.  
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Report Catch Basin Clogs To Prevent Flooding
Pol Presses DEP For More Cleaning
     In the wake of recent heavy rainstorms, State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo is alerting his constituents to be on the lookout for catch basins that are not draining water properly and to report them to his district offices as soon as possible before bigger problems like flood damage to homes and stores could occur.  
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Law Tracks The Creation Of Renewable Energy In N. Y. S.
Pol: Key To Expanding Industries
     Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi’s energy tracking bill, which received support from a coalition of good government and environmental groups, was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Monday, Aug. 20.  
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Sunday Service On Labor Day   All MTA New York City Transit subways and buses and MTA Bus Company buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. Riders are advised to plan their trips accordingly and to anticipate longer wait times.  Extra LIRR Trains 
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     Street Cleaning Suspended Mon.   Alternate side parking rules and meter regulations will be suspended on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Drive safely, and remember to enjoy all festivities responsibly.  Road Work  
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     No need to check the temperature or look for orange leaves in the trees, as the list of Queens activities clearly demonstrates that the season is changing. 
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Community CALENDAR
     TODAY NORTH FOREST HILLS Library, 98-27 Metropolitan Ave., will present Learn Beginning Chinese with Lin San at 5:30 p.m. OZONE PARK Library, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd will hold Computers: An Introduction for all adults at 11 a.m. GLENDALE KIWANIS will meet at Zum Stammtisch, Myrtle and Cooper aves., at 12:30 p.m. 
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Midville Residents Take Charge Of Cat Issue
Working To Fix Felines In Area
     When residents of a Middle Village block saw their street become overrun with cats, they banded together to confront the issue head-on.  
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L. I. C. Gala To Help Fight Fatal Disease
Honors Girl With Spinal Atrophy
     Sophia’s Cure Foundation, a charity dedicated to finding a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a terminal and aggressive disease that affects young children, raised nearly $100,000 at a Long Island City fund-raiser in late August.  
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Autumn Reunions At St. John’s Prep
Milestone Classes Recognized
     Alumni of St. John’s Preparatory School/Lewis Avenue and Mater Christi High School are invited to take part in class reunions scheduled to take place later this fall, it was announced.  
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Make Online Services Par For The Course
     For many retirees (and near retirees), there is nothing that they look forward to as much as a day on the golf course. The game recently has been made more pleasurable by the use of computers and GPS technology. A hand-held electronic unit acts just like a personal caddie, providing quick and accurate yardage information— and much more. 
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Boost Minimum Wage To Lower Poverty: Senator
Claim The Current Standard Is Behind The Inflation Rate
     Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and State Sen. Jose Peralta were joined at Make the Road New York in Jackson Heights by Queens small business owners, workers and advocates for working families in calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9.80 over the next three years.  
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New Laws Take Aim At Prescription Drug Abuse
More Tracking Of Drs.’ Orders
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on Monday, Aug. 27 aims to help the state crack down harder on prescription drug abuse.  
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