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MTA Fare Hike Proposal Panned
     A small crowd at the Sheraton LaGuardia East
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Angst Over Latest Redistricting Plan
     In a reversal from its first draft, the
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Say 106th Precinct Served Well After Storm
     Community leaders offered praise to members of the
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My Say
Plenty To Thank For Storm Relief, But Much More To Do
     As proven time and time again, in times
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Board 6 Hears Proposal
     Advocates for a park in the sky stretching
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Queensway Group Comes To CB 9
Push For Park Continues
     The Friends of the Queensway once again made
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CB 5 Learns Of Ridgewood Site Cleanup
     Reducing radiation from a contaminated site on the
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Gas Stations Caught Price Gouging
AG Takes Action In L.I.C., J.H., Greenpoint
     The operators of 13 gas stations——including loc 
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Infant Girl Dies In Corona
Police Investigation Underway
     Police are reportedly investigating the Saturday, Nov. 17
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Teaching Teachers Leadership Lesson
Initiatives For P.S. Educators
     Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott highlighted several new ways that New York City is investing in developing the leadership capacity of its teachers.  
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News From The 83rd Pct. Crime Prevention
Ways To Protect Your Car From Would-Be Thieves
     Currently some of the most common vehicles stolen in the Bushwick community are Ford, Nissan and Dodge, just to name a few.   The 83rd Precinct Crime Prevention Unit recommends that motorist utilize anti-theft devices and procedures to make the theft of your vehicle more difficult. 
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Unemployment In N. Y. S. Down Again
Another 5,900 Private Jobs Added
     New York State's economy added 5,900 private sector jobs in October, the State Department of Labor reported last Thursday, Nov. 15.   The job growth brings the total to 110,300 private sector jobs added to the state’s economy in 2012 and sets an all-time high job count for New York at 7,340,100. 
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Get A HEAP Of Help To Pay Your Heating Bills
Apply Now For Assistance Program
     The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced that New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) began accepting applications for regular benefits on Monday, Nov. 19.   HEAP, overseen by OTDA, provides assistance to help low-income and elderly New Yorkers keep their homes warm in the winter months. 
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Small Biz Loans For Hurricane Damages
Get Up To $25K To Rebuild & Grow
     Approximately $10 million have been made available by the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) toward a small business emergency loan fund to provide immediate financial assistance for businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.  
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Senators Push For The Start Of Coastal Protection Project
Offer Plans To Army Corps Of Engineers
     Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand outlined the first phase of a proposed plan to help protect devastated coastal communities in New York from future storms.  
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Emergency Funds For Storm Repairs
City Council Allocates $500 Million
     The City Council voted last Tuesday, Nov. 13, to approve $500 million in emergency capital funding to make vital repairs to public schools and public hospitals damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Sunday Service For Thanksgiving   All New York City Transit subways and buses and all MTA Bus Company buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving day today, Thursday, Nov. 22. Riders are advised to plan their trips accordingly.  Subway Changes  
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Odd- Even Gas Rationing Extended Through Friday
Mayor: It Eases Thanksgiving Travel
     The emergency order establishing an “odd-even” license plate system for gasoline and diesel rationing has been extended through Friday, Nov. 23, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Sunday, Nov. 18.  
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Panels To Examine NY Emergency Prep
How State Can Handle Disasters
     Gov. Andrew M. 
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FEMA Is Offering More Relief For Most Basic Home Repairs
To Quickly Return Storm Victims
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will issue emergency assistance for New Yorkers whose homes were affected by Hurricane Sandy.  
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School Supplies For Displaced Students
     Helping Children Recover From Sandy  
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Craft Fair At Martin Luther School In Maspeth 11/ 29
     Martin Luther School will hold its annual Christmas craft and vendor fair at their Maspeth campus next Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m.  In addition to hand-made crafts, jewelry and unique gift items, visitors will have a chance to purchase items from a number of vendors representing companies such as Tastefully Simple, Avon, Pampered Chef and Park Lane Jewels. 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     He has arrived.  Santa Claus will be available for photos and visits to his winter wonderland house on Level 3 of the Queens Center Mall (90-15 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day until Dec. 24. But those who don’t believe in St. Nick— or simply don’t want to travel to see him—have many other upcoming entertainment options in Queens. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The RidgewoodTimes
Hey Folks...
     Some Thanksgiving Facts  The origin of Thanksgiving in the United States is commonly traced to the celebration that occurred at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts in 1621. The Wampanoag Native Americans helped the Pilgrims, who arrived in Massachusetts, to fish and cultivate the land thus saving them from starvation.  
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY THANKSGIVING DAY HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the Times Newsweekly! Our office will be closed today. Enjoy all festivities responsibly. Remember those less fortunate by donating to local charities. CHECK WITH YOUR SENIOR 
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Enter Lottery For Tickets To President’s Inauguration
Drawing To Be In D.C. On Jan. 21
     Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced that his office will be conducting a statewide lottery to distribute inaugural tickets to New Yorkers who request them.  
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Here Are The Winners Of The... Ridgewood Times Times Newsweekly
     Ariana Vernon 4th Grade, Our Lady of Mercy School, Forest Hills THE HALLOWEEN NIGHT THE DOLLS TOOK OVER THE WORLD T he day started off like any other day. It was October
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