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HOPE L. I. RAIL SALE WILL FAIL
Say It Means More Freight Trains In Queens
     Glendale and Middle Village residents are heading to
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L. I. C. Art Party Ends Up Without Liquor License
CB 2 OK Given Too Late For SLA
     A group seeking a temporary liquor license for
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DRENCHED IN DEJA VU
Severe Storms Bring More Local Floods
     Not more than a month after being hit
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SPEAKER SNARED IN LOPEZ SEX SCANDAL
Ethics Panel Eyes Investigations
     The sexual harassment scandal surrounding Assemblyman Vito
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PLAZA PLANS IN RIDGEWOOD
Temporary Space Eyed For Myrtle Avenue
     A proposal for a temporary public plaza at
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Three NYC Boroughs Among Most Expensive Places To Live
Manhattan Tops List; Brooklyn Second, Queens Sixth
     The boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens were
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A DOWNPOUR OF PROBLEMS
Glendale Eyes Flooding, Shelter Rumor
     Recent flooding problems and a persistent rumor about
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ROAD FIXES FOR LOCAL STREETS
Repaving In Ridgewood, Glendale, M.V.
     Work crews from the city’s Department of Transportati
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CALL FOR SCHOOL TRAFFIC STUDY
Lawmaker: Find Ways To Deter Speeding
     In an effort to create safer roadways near
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Elmhurst Charter School Opens Up
65% of Students Are English Language Learners
     New York City Charter School Center CEO James
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Poll Site Snafu Must Be Fixed
Pols Urge Elections Bd. To Act
     Public Advocate Bill de Blasio called on the New York City Board of Elections (BOE) to fix mistakes that he and other elected officials fear will send voters to the wrong poll sites in the November general election as well as today’s (Thursday, Sept. 13) primary.
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Pol: Bergen Basin Must Be Cleaned
Airport Runoff Polluting Waters
     Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority, requesting that every step be taken to prevent harmful runoff into Jamaica Bay and immediate attention be given to clean the waters of Bergen Basin, an inlet located off of Jamaica Bay on the western edge of John F.
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New Text Message Pgm. Sends Out School News
DOE Launches Service For Parents
     On the first day of the new school year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced last Thursday, Sept. 6, a new mobile texting program that will send school-related information directly to parents and legal guardians of public school students.
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Laws Boost N. Y. Public Schools
Cmte. Chair Recaps Ed. Legislation
     Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, chair of the Standing Committee on Education, announced that she was the lead sponsor on nine pieces of education-related legislation that were signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the 2012 legislative session.
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Weekend J Trains Closed This Weekend J train service is scheduled to be suspended between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center this weekend from 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, until 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. This service change will also be in effect the following two weekends, Sept. 22-23 and Sept. 29-30.
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     Street Cleaning Suspensions In observance of the Jewish high holy days of Rosh Hashanah, alternate side parking rules will be suspended this Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17- 18. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect citywide. Road Work
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The Campaign Trail
     In the weeks leading up to the Sept. 13 primaries and the Nov. 6 general election, the Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times will feature in this column press releases and statements sent by the campaigns of the candidates on the ballot.
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New Guide Solves Water Bill Gripes
How To Read & Contest Statements
     Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a guide to understanding and contesting water bills, after receiving more than 500 complaints from New York City businesses and homeowners about unexplained charges and unhelpful customer service at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
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New Park On The Air
Greenpoint Greenspace On Former Transmitter Site
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined several public officials on Monday, Sept. 10 to cut the ribbon on a $12 million redevelopment of WNYC Transmitter Park along the East River in Greenpoint.
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     How and where do you like your live music? Upcoming events include a crooner in a park, a chamber ensemble in an historic building and even complementary compositions in a theater while movies show on a screen. Queens residents can also stay local and camp outdoors, watch dance performances and/or rewrite the Constitution with a quill pen. Here’s the rundown:
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOC. will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50th Ave and 45th St., Woodside, 104COP will hold a general membership meeting at the United Talmudical Seminary, 74- 10 88th St., Glendale at 8 p.m. PRIMARY DAY ELECTIONS will be held. Check poll location if changed.
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Christ The King Golden Jubilee
Year-Long Celebration Commences
     Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village opened its 2012-2013 school year last week with a celebratory kick-off of its 50th Year Jubilee.
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
     Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15, and whether you prefer communicating in English or Spanish, there are some important online services we’d like you to know about. You can find them at www.socialsecurity. gov and at our Spanish site, www.segurosocial.gov
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Apply Now For U. S. Service Academies
Must Get Congressional Approval
     “One of the great privileges as a congressman is having the opportunity to nominate young men and women from the Ninth Congressional District to our nation’s service academies,” Turner said.
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