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Local News December 28, 2012  RSS feed
New Round Of Hearings Scheduled
     After an outcry led the City Districting Commission< 
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DOE To Consider Co-Location Plan
     The Department Of Education (DOE) is proposing
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Deadline Change For Jan. 3 Issue
     The office of the Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times will be closed
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Fighting The Gerrymander
     This holiday season, the people of Woodhaven have
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MTA Votes Fare/Toll Hike Plan Into Effect
     Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) transit fares a 
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Looking Forward To Crime Drop
104th Pct. Projects 2.5% Reduction
     The 104th Precinct is on track to finish
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Will Net Capital Improvements
     Two Brooklyn industries will be receiving low-cost
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City Seeks More Ferry Service
Seeks Operator To Maintain, Expand Operation
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine< 
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Crime Is Down— And So Is The City’s Jail Population
Mayor Credits Policing And Inmate Programs
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs, Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt, Correction Commissioner Dora B. Schriro and Probation Commissioner Vincent N. Schiraldi announced an historic drop in the city’s incarceration rates.  
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Guide To Help The Hungry Find Food
Has Details On Pantries, Support Pgms.
     The City Council and the New York City Coalition Against Hunger released last week citywide and neighborhood-specific guides to help low-income New Yorkers and those impacted by Hurricane Sandy learn how to obtain free and low-cost food.  
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Loans To Rebuild Multi- Fam. Bldgs.
Low-Cost Aid To Fix Storm Damage
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and other city officials announced last Thursday Dec. 20, the launch of the Storm Recovery Loan Fund, a pilot program to provide up to $40 million in low-cost loans to fund the repair of multi-family buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  
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Crisis Counseling For Storm Victims
State Initiative Aims To Restore ‘Hope’
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that through “Project Hope,” a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, more than 700 counselors have been deployed to communities hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy to provide mental health services to affected New Yorkers.  
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Storm- Hit Homeowners & Businesses Get Tax Break
More Time To Apply For Power Help
     A series of tax relief measures for New Yorkers still recovering from Hurricane Sandy were announced last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     No Street Cleaning On New Year’s Day   In observance of New Year’s Day, alternate-side parking rules and meter regulations will be suspended on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Drive safely and remember to enjoy all festivities responsibly. Don’t drink and drive!  
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Sunday Schedule On New Year’s Day   All MTA New York City Transit buses and subway lines and all MTA Bus Company buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Riders are advised to plan their trips accordingly.  Take The Subway To Times Sq. On Mon.  
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     The circus is coming to town. Squirm Burpee, that is.  This troupe combines high-skill acts with Vaudeville comedy routines and other zany slapstick antics. And among other activities, Queens will host the wide array of unique New Year’s Eve parties that one would expect in the world’s most diverse borough.  Here’s the rundown. 
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY 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. RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT CENTER, 59-14 70th Ave., welcomes new members 60 years of age or older. Weekdays between 
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Mental Health Programs For Felons After Release
City Effort Aims To Reduce Recividism
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt, Department of Correction Commissioner Dora B. Schriro and Health Commissioner Thomas A. 
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N. Y. Five- Year Plan To Battle Cancers
Group Eyes Treatment & Diagnosis
     The New York State Cancer Consortium along with representatives of the state Department of Health (DOH) unveiled the 2012-2017 Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.  
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The Medicare Age Is Still 65
     If you’re in your sixties, you probably know that the age to receive full retirement benefits has changed. But it’s important to remember that the age to begin receiving Medicare has not—it is still 65. Even if you have decided to wait until after you are age 65 to apply for retirement benefits, most people should start getting Medicare coverage at age 65. 
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Gaming Days Are Over For More State Sex Offenders
Video Console Purge To Protect Children
     Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that over 2,100 additional accounts of registered sex offenders have been purged from online gaming platforms as part of “Operation: Game Over,” a first-of-its-kind initiative to protect children from predators on online gaming networks.  
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