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Local News April 4, 2013  RSS feed
Overnight Patrols Help, Says Top Transit Cop
     The 108th Precinct led the city in transit
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Roofing Scam Hits Maspeth
     The 104th Precinct is alerting residents within its confines to a scam in which suspects posing as representatives of roofing companies twice visited locations in Maspeth last month and attempted to convince property owners to let them perform repairs.   According to law enforcement sources, the incidents took place in the vicinity of 72nd Place between Grand and 53rd Avenues. 
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State Funds To Repower Diesel Locomotive
     Hailed as the beginning of the long-anticipated
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CB 5 Committees Review Cooper Ave. Work
     Though the Cooper Avenue underpass reconstruction project i 
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Making Woodhaven A True Neighborhood
     How many times have you heard of a
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Minimum Wage Up, More Education Funding
     State lawmakers passed its 2013-14 budget early
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St. Albans’ Banks Second Only To Commish
     The new highest-ranking uniformed officer of the
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PEP Officers Much Needed
     In March, Queens’ residents were informed that the
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Fewer Floods In Glendale, Elmhurst
COMET Hears About Drainage Fix
     Residents in low-lying areas of the city’s
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MTA Gets Federal Funds For Post- Sandy Reconstruction
Extra Billion To Repair Storm Damage
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo welcomed an additional $
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State Gets A Billion For Storm Cleanup
FEMA: More Assistance On The Way
     Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal < 
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Permitting Easier Rebuilding On Coast
DEC: Homes Can Have Same Footprint
     The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has
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Library Gets Cash To Help Replace Damaged Books
Materials Destroyed During Hurricane
     The Queens Library Foundation has received a grant of $250,000 from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to help replace some of the more than 140,000 books and other library materials that were damaged in Hurricane Sandy. 
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Take The Trains To The Ball Games   Baseball’s regular season is underway, and the MTA is urging all Yankees and Mets fans to “take the train to the game” this year. 
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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, Apr. 3. The DOT may shut down other roads should the need for emergency repairs arise. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS   Philadelphia police said they arrested a 23 year-old man accused of trying to pay an $8 cab fare with a bag of marijuana while officers were standing nearby.  
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Queens gets world famous visitors this week with Bill Cosby in concert and an art show co-curated by an actor from The Sopranos.  But the borough maintains its “neighborhoody” charm with urban horticulture, a live writing contest, food tours, up-and-coming comedians, a teen play, boleros, Arab music and Eastern European dance. 
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     RIDGEWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS AND CIVIC ASSOC. will meet at 7:30 p.m. at I.S. 93 auditorium, Forest Ave., between Madison and Woodbine Sts. Ridgewood. Candidates Night for Queens Borough President position,  COMMUNITY BOARD 2 will hold a public hearing and public meeting at 7 p.m. at Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St. Sunnyside. 
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Haven’t Filed Yet? Find Tax Assistance For Free
Low-Income New Yorkers Eligible
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo joined with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), New York State agencies and numerous local organizations statewide to encourage low and middle-income taxpayers to take advantage of free services to prepare and file their income taxes as the filing deadline of Apr. 15 approaches.  
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Immigration ReformAt LIC Town Hall Meeting
Assembly Eyes Expanding Ed. Pgms.
     Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan co-sponsored an immigration town hall with both City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Assemblyman Francisco Moya last Thursday, Mar. 28, at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City.  
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