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POL: LET ROCK. BCH. LINE ROLL
Goldfeder Pitches Train Reactivation To CB 6
     A month after Community Board 6 heard a
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Deadline Change For Dec. 27 Issue
     The office of the Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times will be closed
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SPEEDING UP SEWER WORK
Pol: City Moving On Midville Project
     The city is fast-tracking a sewer project
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‘Fastrack’ Fixes Come To Qns.
Maintenance Will Cause Subway Shutdowns
     Soon after the new year arrives, the Metropolitan
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DOE CHANCELLOR VISITS BUSHWICK
Talks Charters, Afterschool, Middle School Pgms.
     Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott updated Bushwick teachers
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104th Pct. Blotter
     Persons arrested in recent police actions as reported
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UNITED FRONT TO CLOSE THE DIVIDE
One Community, One District, Says WRBA
     Determined to convince the City Districting Commission to
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Pols Want End To Plane Traffic
Say LGA Reroute Brings Noise To NE Queens
     State Sen. Tony Avella joined Rep.-elect Grace
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MAYORS DEMAND A GUN CONTROL PLAN
Videos To Be Sent To Lawmakers
     Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and New
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BILL WOULD WAIVE FEES ON DAMAGED HOMES
Council Also Votes To Help Minority Businesses
     The City Council voted on Tuesday, Dec. 18
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NEW RULES FOR NFP POLITICAL ACTIVISM
PACs Must Provide Info On Donors
     As part of an effort to bring transparency
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Deliveryman Dies On The Job
Woodhaven Resident Hit By Truck
     While offloading soda from his truck, a 62-
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PUBLIC ADV. TO HELP FIRMS BOUNCE BACK
To Focus On Hard-Hit Businesses
     Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, in partnership with<
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Teachers Retirement System Offers $1B
To Invest In Area Infrastructure
     In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New
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STORM VICTIMS GET ENV. SCAM LETTERS
DEC: Claims Of Impending Fines False
     Individuals in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy
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$1.4M In Funds For Affected Homeowners
Will Help Rebuild After Disaster
     The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development<
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Unlicensed Law Practice A Felony
New Legislation Targets Scammers
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation last week that will make the unlicensed practice of law a class E felony.
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     Christmas Time
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY FLUSHING TOWN HALL, 137-35 Northern Blvd. will present “Lilith: Mother of Dreams” at 7 p.m. Donation requested. GLENDALE KIWANIS will meet at Zum Stammtisch, Myrtle and Cooper aves., at 12:30 p.m. MASPETH KIWANIS will meet at 12:15 p.m. at Maspeth Ale House, 64-14 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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Arbor Day Poster Contest Underway
Fifth-Graders Can Apply Until Jan. 17
     The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting submissions for the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. Fifth grade students, especially in science and art, are encouraged to design an original poster depicting the 2013 contest theme, “Trees Are Terrific in All Shapes and Sizes.”
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SANDY: THE RECOVERY
MORE AIR TESTING IN STORM REGIONS
     Agencies: Particulate Levels Still Safe
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Utility Co. Credits For Storm Outages
Late Fees Suspended Through Jan. 2013
     The state Public Service Commission has approved petitions<
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Hearing On Mandating Res. Building Repairs
Bill Compels Repeat Violators To Make Fixes
     The City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings heard testimony last Thursday, Dec. 13, on a bill that would allow the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD) to issue orders to property owners requiring them to repair underlying conditions that lead to repeat violations.
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Bank Cos. Speed Up Ins. Payments
Red Tape Slashed; Grace Period Extended
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that major banks and mortgage servicers will take action to expedite insurance payments to New York homeowners.
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Bill To Block Deportation Referrals For Immigrants
Say Fed Pgm. Unfairly Targets Newcomers
     City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, together with lead sponsor Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced last Thursday, Dec. 13, new legislative action which aims to reduce the impact of the federal Secure Communities program on immigrant families.
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Sunday Schedule On Christmas Day All MTA New York City Transit buses and subway lines and all MTA Bus Company buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25. Riders are advised to plan their trips accordingly. Extra LIRR Trains For Christmas Break
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     No Street Cleaning On Christmas Day In observance of Christmas Day, alternate-side parking rules and meter regulations will be suspended on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Drive safely and remember to enjoy all festivities responsibly. Don’t drink and drive! Gridlock Alerts For The Holidays
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Christmas is here, and aficionados of Judaism are in for a treat. An Astoria eatery will hold its second annual feast and entertainment extravaganza featuring Jewish and Chinese cuisine and culture on Dec. 24.
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Holiday Gifts From Social Security
     It’s very likely that during the holiday season you’ve been spending a bit of time and money getting gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Why not take a moment and give yourself a holiday gift? We have a suggestion, and while it won’t cost you a penny, it could be one of the best (and easiest) financial steps you ever take for your future.
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