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CAN’T GET TO WORK EASILY
Maspeth Companies Seek More Bus Service
     Businesses in the Maspeth industrial area are asking
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RIGHTFUL END TO WRONG WAY WOES
Say Device Made L.I.C. Block Safer
     Civic leaders gathered at a Long Island City
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Making Way For New School
City To Demolish Ridgewood Site
     Demolition of the former St. Aloysius School in
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Board 5 To Meet Wed. In Midville
     All are invited to attend the next meeting of Community Board 5 which will take place this Wednesday night, Mar. 13, in Middle Village. As announced by District Manager Gary Giordano, the session will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King Regional High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
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MORE QUESTIONS THAN SOLUTIONS
Corona Parents Press Agency On School Plans
     Concerned parents of students in Corona—a hub<
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Wdhvn. Library To Close Fri.
Renovations Shut Branch Until Summer
     Book lovers and students will be without the
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R’WOOD RESERVOIR DAM PLAN SLAMMED
Panel: Too Invasive To Reforested Basins
     The Parks Department’s proposal to create a runoff
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Midville Meet On Sewer Protection
DEP Rep To Explain Service Pgm.
     Homeowners seeking more information about the Department of
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‘Borough Bias’ Is Harming Queens Biz: Pub. Advocate
Report Finds More Fines Issued Here
     Pointing to statistics showing businesses in other boroughs
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Our Success Is In Your Hands
     The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) con
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State’s Leading Lenders To Speed Up Ins. $$$ Release
Companies Cutting The Red Tape
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Fannie Mae
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Free Consultations On Rebuilding After Sandy
Learn How Rule Changes Affect You
     Department of Buildings (DOB) Commissioner Robert LiMandri<
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Man Takes Deadly Plunge Off Elmhurst Mall Balcony
     In the view of numerous shoppers, a 35-
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Slayed Him On Christmas Eve
She Admits To Queensbridge Killing
     A Queensbridge woman faces more than a dozen
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     No Weekend 7 Train 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, Mar. 8, until 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 11. This service change will be in effect every weekend through Monday, Mar. 25.
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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, Mar. 6. 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
     There’s a theme to some upcoming activities. A world famous playwright will debut his new work in Queens. Plus, world famous filmmakers will participate in retrospectives on their careers. A world famous chamber orchestra will perform and an annual concert series will pay homage to a world famous pianist who recently died. Makes you think the World’s Fair is coming back.
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAYRIDGEWOOD PROPERTYOWNERS AND CIVIC ASSOC.will meet at 7:30 p.m. at I.S. 93,Forest Ave., between Woodbineand Madison St., Ridgewood.GLENDALE PROPERTYOWNERS ASSOC. will meet at7:30 p.m. at St. Pancras ParishCenter, 68th St., and Myrtle Ave.,Glendale.COMMUNITY BOARD 2 will
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Go Green On St. Pat’s - Paperless
     With St. Patrick’s Day at its heart, March is a very green month. People celebrating the luck of the Irish wear green clothing, drink green beverages, and can even be found enjoying a shamrock milkshake from time to time.
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks! MARCH
     March 7, 2013 The old saying goes... if March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named “Martius” after Mars the god of war.
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A Classical Concert Honors Van Cliburn
His Mentor Lived, Died In Kew Gdns.
     The Lhevinne Classical Concert Series returns to The Center at Maple Grove in Kew Gardens tomorrow night, Friday, Mar. 8—and the first performance will pay tribute to the late classical pianist Van Cliburn, who died last week.
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Housing Needs Four Months After Destructive Hurricane
Council Eyes City’s Response To Victims
     The City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings held an oversight hearing last Tuesday, Feb. 26, to examine the housing needs of New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy and to evaluate the city’s efforts to help residents secure longterm housing.
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CURES: Get Rid Of Dirty Engines
Back Fund Request For A Greener Fleet
     Civics United for Railroad and Environmental Solutions (CURES) applauded a funding request introduced in the Assembly seeking $17 million in the state budget to replace the oldest freight trains in the state with new green Tier 3 locomotives.
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Pol Seeks Timeline On Fed Disaster Aid Disbursement
Many Waiting For Cash To Rebuild
     Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is urging Mayor Michael Bloomberg to present a reasonable timeline for disbursement of approximately $1.77 billion provided to New York City in federal relief assistance.
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City Council Bill Limits Referrals For Immigrant Deportation
     The City Council voted last Wednesday, Feb. 27, on bills designed to prevent unnecessary deportations at the hands of federal immigration authorities. As described, the legislation would limit cooperation between the city and federal immigration author- ities in order to reduce the deportation of immigrants who present no threat to public safety.
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Met Oval Leader Calls It A Career
     Jim Vogt, one of the driving forces behind
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