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Local News January 11, 2013  RSS feed
NEW L. I. C. BUS IS SET TO ROLL
New Route Welcomed But Board 2 Seeks More
     While Community Board 2 lauded a plan for
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IN WOODSIDE, A SCHOOL GROWS
Expansion Planned For Overcrowded P.S. 11
     Calling it “much needed and long fought
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Payroll Tax Cut Quietly Disappears
Liu: Higher Rates Will Cost NYC $3B
     While many were focusing on the nation teetering
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NYC WASTE DROP- OFF SITES OPEN
Were Closed Due To Storm Damage
     Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced that the<
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Pol: Bring More Sand To Beaches Of Rockaway
Sandy Left Eroded Shores Vulnerable
     Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has called upon the U.
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DISASTER AID A PALTRY SUM
Out Of $60B Request, D.C. Can Only Manage $9B
     After infuriating lawmakers and residents across the tri-
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DOE WARNS OF SCHOOL BUS STRIKE
Chancellor Announces Contingency Plans
     Chancellor Dennis Walcott updated parents and families on
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Woodhaven’s Year In Review
     The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association capped off
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BUS ROUTES ARE ROLLING AGAIN
Service Returns, Some Lines Extended By MTA
     Some of the bus service reductions which were
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NYPD App Offers Public More Info
Submit Tips, Get Statistics And Breaking News
     The NYPD has recently launched an official application
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News From The 112th Precinct COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNIT
Precinct Meeting To Focus On Train Line Crimes
     Subway safety will be a main topic at
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Charities Report Million$ Donated
AG: $400M In Hurricane Aid Raised So Far
     Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his
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Three Newcomers Join Garden Board
Business Leaders Have Queens Roots The Board of Trustees of Queens Botanical Garden introduced three of its newest members last week.
     Julia Ermish divides her time between Queens and Texas, and is an active community volunteer, earning awards for her service with schools, scouts, Special Olympics and USO outreach. She has a degree in Social Services from the University of Texas, deferring full-time work in the field to raise her family.
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QUEENS D. A. TOUTS SUCCESSES
Borough Down In Crime, Up In Felony Convictions
     Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown—who began
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CALL FOR REFORM IN CITY ANIMAL WELFARE
Stringer Cites Organizational Missteps
     Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer released “
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     No Weekend 7 Trains Bet. Qns. & Manhattan There will be no service on the 7 line between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square-42nd Street this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, until 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14. This service change will be in effect every weekend through March.
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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 DOT has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week. The announced diversions are current as of Wednesday, Jan. 9. The DOT may shut down other roads should the need for emergency repairs arise.
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Transit Credit Survives Cliff
Allows Workers To Deduct Fare Expenses
     Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced the extension of the commuter mass transit tax benefit through 2013 as part of the final legislative package to thwart the “fiscal cliff” agreed upon on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1.
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Fewer Deaths And Record Response To Fires In 2012
FDNY Answers Calls Quicker Than Ever
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano announced two new records achieved by the Fire Department in 2012: the fewest civilian fire deaths in city history and the fastest average ambulance response time ever achieved for life-threatening medical emergencies.
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State Grants Are Available For Local Environmental Projects
Funds Aim To Make Areas Greener
     The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants (EJ grants), DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced. The DEC's Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) will award more than $1 million to organizations serving communities that face multiple sources of environmental risks.
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     ODD NEWS January 10, 2013 Prostitutes in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte are signing up for free language classes in order to be ready for a barrage of foreign visitors to the tropical country during the 2014 soccer World Cup.
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$500M Savings In New York Health Care
Agency Cuts Request To Raise Rates
     New Yorkers will save more than $500 million on health insurance premiums in 2013 because the Department of Financial Services (DFS) cut rate increase requests by insurers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced.
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Jackson Hts. Group Picked To Help Develop Workforce
Training To Boost Co-Op Businesses
     City Council Speaker Christine C.
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City Wants Apps For M. S. Students
Challenge To Help Pupils In Math
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced the launch of a new software development competition for programs to help middle school students excel in math.
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Education Council Seats Open To Parents
DOE Urges Participation In Process
     Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced the start of the 2013 Community and Citywide Education Council selection process. Education councils play a role in shaping policies for the city’s public schools and provide advice to officials on the community-level impact of Department of Education (DOE) procedures and strategy.
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Financial Wellness Can Be Yours In 2013
     January is Financial Wellness Month—a great time to think about your own financial future. It also happens to be at this time that many people make resolutions for the New Year. Why not combine the two and make your own financial wellness a resolution for 2013? Here are our suggested resolutions for your financial wellness.
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