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Feature Stories June 20, 2013  RSS feed
Matching Wits In Ridgewood School
      One Hundred and twenty eight students took part in the sixth annual chess tournament for third-, fourthand fifth-graders at P.S. 81 in Ridgewood Monday, June 17.
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Patriots Giving Veterans The Burial They Deserve
Funerals For Indigents This Week In Middle Village
     Two events to be held this week will lay to rest the unclaimed remains of several United States veterans.   This morning (Thursday), June 20, the Queens County Committee of the American Legion (QCCAL) will preside over a funeral for Edward Barnes, according to Paul Schottenhamel, who heads the QCCAL’s indigent burial committee. 
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Van Bramer Calls For Bike Share In Western Queens
Says Area Losing Tourism Revenue
     Leaders in western Queens are pushing the city to expand its bike-sharing program, Citi Bike, into the area’s neighborhoods.  
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Bills Target Senior Scammers In NYS
Increases Awareness Among Elderly
     Assemblyman Mike Miller announced the Assembly passed a package of bills designed to protect New York’s seniors against abuse and predatory financial practices.   The legislation also aims to help increase awareness among the elderly community to avoid criminal schemes. 
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Pol: Mix Up Appointments To The City’s Water Board
Proposal Gives Other Officials A Say
     Last Thursday, June 13, the Assembly passed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman David I. Weprin which requires that four members of City of New York Water Board be appointed by the Mayor of New York City, one member by the Speaker of the City Council, one member by the Public Advocate and one by the Comptroller.  
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