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Also At Board 9: Traffic Flow Changes Debated
     During a marathon session last Tuesday, Sept. 11,
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BOARD 5 CMTE. MEETING ON EVERGREEN PLAYGROUND
     The public will get a chance to speak
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ULRICH WINS, HUNTLEY OUT IN PRIMARIES
Also: Miller, Stavisky Defeat Challengers
     Incredibly low turnout was reported at the polls
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FED UP WITH THE FLOODS
CB 5 Relaunches Task Force To Find Fix
     Solutions to recent flooding problems around areas of
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Pol, Board 6 Tackle F. H. Flooding
Town Hall Planned To Investigate The Issue
     Plans to address local flooding issues and a
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WOODHAVEN EYES ABANDONED LINE
Public Forum On Rockaway Branch Ideas
     Woodhaven residents will get the opportunity to provide
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City To Crack Down On Illegal Hotels
New Bill Would Stiffen Penalties
     Property owners who convert residential units into illegal<
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ELMHURST CABARET LICENSE APP NIXED
New Owner Can’t Muster Votes At CB 4 Meet
     Citing the presence of several other clubs in
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WANT BUS LINE TO SHIFT GEARS
COMET Looks At Tweaking Q59 Route
     Changing a local bus route, the growth of
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GETTING THEIR SAY ON PARK PROJECTS
Concerned Over Arena Plans In Flushing Meadows
     Over 500 residents packed the auditorium at Our
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Local Bars & Restaurants Seek Liquor License Nods
Business Eye Board 5 Approval
     Numerous restaurants, bars and clubs around Ridgewood, Glen
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DMV To Share Info With Law Enforcement
Aims To Help Catch Criminals
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new data sharing initiative that will give law enforcement agencies greater and instantaneous access to information housed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) through a secure Internet portal.
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More Hearings On City Districts
Speak Out On Council Boundaries
     City Districting Commission Chairman Benito Romano and Executive Director Carl Hum announced the second round of public hearings to solicit testimony related to the preliminary draft of the City Council district map, which was released at the public hearing on Sept. 4.
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Station Project Shuts Weekend M Shuttle
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     Street Cleaning Suspensions In observance of the Jewish high holy day of Yom Kippur, alternateside parking rules will be suspended on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect. Road Work
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Decisions, decisions. With roughly 35 hours of combined entertainment at eight Queens events on Sept. 22, it’s simply impossible to enjoy it all. Gospel performances, movies, dance, a traditional county fair and even a dog parade at Citi Field are among the options. The rest of the week is less busy, but there are some top-notch activities. Here’s the rundown:
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks! ODD FACTS
     September 20, 2012 Two elephants said goodbye to the circus and took a walk along a street in Copenhagen, Denmark packed with rush-hour traffic on Wednesday, one following the other with trunk linked to tail. “Nobody was hurt,” a police officer said, “So it was just two elephants out for a stroll!”
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Community CALENDAR
Queens & Brooklyn
     TODAY JUNIPER PARK CIVIC ASSOC. will meet at 7:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope auditorium, Eliot Ave and 71st St., Middle Village. QUEENS COUNTY CONSERVATIVE PARTY will host an open invitation meeting at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills.
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First Fatherhood Academy Graduates In L. I. C.
Mayor Speaks At Commencement
     Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended the first graduation for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City last Wednesday, Sept. 12.
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LED Light Sys. Pays Off For Maspeth Co.
Going Green Leads To No Energy Costs
     Davis & Warshow, an 87-year-old family-owned business and dealer of luxury kitchen and bath fixtures and plumbing materials, has converted its entire 209,000-square-foot Maspeth distribution center from fluorescent tubes to LED lighting, the company announced.
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Take Part In ‘Fun Day’ At Ridgewood Library
Special Activities For Every Visitor
     All are invited to enjoy another “Fun Day at the Ridgewood Library” full of activities for guests of all ages scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Social Security & Living Abroad
     These days it is more common than ever for a person to travel across the globe—either for vacation or to live in another country permanently. If you are one of these people, Social Security offers a special website: “Social Security Payments Outside the United States.”
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