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Some Scrutinized Schools Show Progress; Others Don’t
     Of the eight Queens high schools threatened with
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Billions Sought By State For Post- Sandy Repairs
Pols United To Get Federal Aid
     New York State will be asking the federal
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Plenty Of Criticism For City District Borders
     The independent commission tasked with redesigning all 51
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Meet The New Leadership Of Wyckoff Hospital Medical Ctr.
Town Hall On Tuesday Night, Dec. 4
     A town hall at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center,
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Agencies Detail Progress Post-Storm
     It was all hands on deck at the
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The Wave Starts Presses Again
Battered By Storm, Rockaway Paper Returns
     The Rockaways’ oldest weekly newspaper was knocked do 
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Battling Bushwick Crime While Providing Sandy Aid
     The 83rd Precinct is not only battling burglaries,
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New 102 Cmdr. Meets Council
Fmr. Transit Bureau Boss Holds Court In R.H.
     Residents of Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens and
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One In Eight Families Lack Proper Food
     Even before Hurricane Sandy struck last month, hunger
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Permit Woes Block Power Restoration
Additional Relief Comes To Rockaway
     The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) informed
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CUNY Resource Ctr. For Storm Recovery
Get Info On Rebuilding And Planning
     City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein
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Millions In Grants, Loans To Recover
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced a new program < 
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Temp Jobs To Help With Storm Cleanup
Funded Through $27M Fed Grant
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the state
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Man Killed In Parkway Crash
Deadly Thanksgiving In Kew Gdns.
     Detectives are investigating a deadly two-car accident
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Disappointed By Redistricting, Again
     It was too good to be true.  
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L. I. C. Forum On Disaster Relief
Resources To Recover From Sandy
     Rep. Carolyn Maloney convened two forums in Manhattan and Queens last week where federal, state and city officials provided small business owners with public information on accessing government aid to recover from Hurricane Sandy.  
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Nearly A Million To Make New York State Greener
Environmental Grant For Highland Pk.
     Urban forestry grants totaling $994,878 were awarded to communities and organizations across New York, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced.  
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Free Mammograms In Woodhaven Sat.
Mobile Clinic To Screen Women
     State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo announced that he and the American Italian Cancer Foundation will be sponoring free breast cancer screenings for women 40 years of age and older in Woodhaven this Saturday, Dec. 1.  
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School Grants To Keep City Students Healthy
Programs For Nutrition & Activity
     Schools Chancellor Dennis M. 
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     Road Work   Because of ongoing construction work at several locations throughout Queens and Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week. 
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Subway Changes   The MTA has scheduled a number of service changes for several subway lines throughout the city due to construction work. 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Santa Claus is in the borough, and tree lightings, caroling activities and other Christmas-themed events dominate a jam-packed week. However, Queens will host a wide array of live performances over the upcoming days.  Check out everything from a “figgy pudding” production to a Bach-style recital to a steel drum concert to a play with “shut up” in the title. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS   Salvation Army in the Houston area, said anonymous donors have been dropping gold coins into the collection kettles   A Philadelphia drag queen said his hand-picked squad of 10 performers will grace the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia.  
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY  SKILLMAN AVE. HOLIDAY LIGHTING sponsored by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and the Skillman Project will be held at 6 p.m. at the corner of Skillman Ave. and 50th St., Sunnyside. All invited.  FARMERS OVAL CIVICS ASSOC. will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Ridgewood Baptist Church, 64-13 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood. 
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District Attorney Honors A First- Year Prosecutor
Weinstein Award For Public Service
     Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that Assistant District Attorney Samantha S. Alessi has been named the recipient of the Queens District Attorney’s Office’s 21st annual Hal Miller Weinstein Memorial Award.  
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Christ The King Lights Up The Holidays Next Thurs.
Midville School Tree Lighting 12/7
     Christ the King High School in Middle Village invites all to kick off the Christmas season with their annual tree lighting scheduled to take place on Thursday night, Dec. 6.   As announced, the fun will begin at 6 p.m. at the campus located at 68- 02 Metropolitan Ave. Following yuletide festivities, the Christmas tree will be lit at about 7 p.m. 
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Residents’ Block Association Over Proposed Split Of Neighborhood
     In addition to losing a small segment of southern Forest Hills to the 30th District (Crowley), a portion of Elmhurst currently in the 29th District will be shifted to the 25th City Council District (represented by Daniel Dromm). 
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