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Local News January 31, 2013  RSS feed
CEC 24 Pushes Security Proposal
     Seeking to improve security at all public schools
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Call For Review, Improvements To Train Line
     Fed up with what they claimed were broken
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New Top Cop At 104th Pct.
Cody To 115th Pct.; Manson Arrives
     There was new leadership at the 104th Precinct
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Tax Season In NY Again
Tips To Make The Filing Process Easier
     The New York State Department of Taxation and
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Bus Shelters Aren’t Smoking Stops
DOT To Install Signs For Straphangers
     City commuters will soon see visible reminders at
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New M. S. In South Oz. Pk?
DOE Proposes ‘Co-Location’ Plan At J.H.S. 226
     The city Department of Education (DOE) is
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Bloomberg Unveils FY2014 Budget
     The city’s Fiscal Year 2014 preliminary budget, unvei 
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Hearing On Creek Funds Feb. 11
     Residents living near Newtown Creek will get to
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Billions Coming To Rebuild N.Y. Coast
     Almost three months to the date after the
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In Last Boro Address, Beep Touts Progress
From Big Investments To Saving Pgms.
     In her last State of the Borough address,
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Jobless Discrimination Bill Is Approved By City Council
Protects Unemployed’s Right To Find Work
     The City Council voted last Wednesday, Jan. 23, to prohibit employers from using a person’s employment status in a hiring decision and ban the posting of job advertisements that require applicants to be currently employed.  
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News From The 112th Precinct COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Look Out For Scammers Who Try To Access Your Computer
     Warning! There are people who are making calls trying to get access to your computer. They are trying to steal your information. They are trying to get your credit card number.  
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     More Weekend Svc. Disruptions On J Line   J train service is scheduled to be suspended between Crescent Street in Brooklyn and Jamaica Center in Queens this weekend, from 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 until 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. This service change will be in effect every weekend through Sunday, Feb. 24. 
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Keeping Woodhaven Wooded
     It’s called “Woodhaven” for a reason.   This neighborhood has always been a very wooded one. The many trees lining our blocks and the acres of foliage in Forest Park are one of Woodhaven’s defining features. 
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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. 30. The DOT may shut down other roads should the need for emergency repairs arise. 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     February is Black History Month in the United States, and Queens is teeming with related activities. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS  JANUARY 31, 2013   Police in Washington County Pennsylvania said Timothy Bonner, a man who escaped from jail, was found having a beer at a bar near the police station.  
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY MASPETH HIGH SCHOOL THEATER presents their production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” tonight and tomorrow night, Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium, 54-40 74th St., Maspeth. Tickets available at the door. For information, call 1-718-803-7100 or visit 
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Supermarkets Help Fight Blindness
Fund-Raiser In Flushing Meadows
     The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit dedicated to sight-saving research, hosted its 2nd Annual ‘Una Visión Para El Futuro’ (A Vision for the Future) on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.  
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End Of Female Combat Ban Opens Doors At Nat’l Guard
Women Can Seek All Ranks & Duties
     Women will be able to fill officer and non-commissioned officer (sergeant) positions in the New York Army National Guard's four combat battalions under a proposal announced last Thursday, Jan. 24, by the Department of Defense and the Army to change the policy excluding women from ground combat units.  
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Social Security Cards & Numbers
     Do you know where your Social Security card is located? Hopefully, it’s in a safe place, tucked away securely with your other important papers. It certainly should not be in your purse or wallet and should not be carried with you every day since it can be more valuable than cash to an identity thief. 
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With Boardwalk Gone, Pol Wants Beach Promenade
To Attract Tourists, Protect Homes
     Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to 
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Online Portal Opens Up NY Fiscal Info
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of OpenBudget.ny.gov, a new website that provides unprecedented access and transparency to New York’s budget.
     Open Budget’s easy-to-use tools, charts, and information are available to the public in coordination with the governor’s Executive Budget address, which was presented last Tuesday, Jan. 22. 
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