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Residents Like Lofty Ideas For Reservoir
     Though there’s no money available for the project
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City Council Passes Controversial Oversight Bills; Mayor Vows Veto
     Despite warnings from the mayor and the police
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Storm Prep At Board 5 Meet Wed.
     Preparing for the next major coastal storm will be a big topic at the next meeting of Community Board 5 this Wednesday night, July 10, in Middle Village.  As announced by District Manager Gary Giordano, the session will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the CNL Center of Christ the King Regional High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Door 10, third floor. 
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Thursday, July 4 Is INDEPENDENCE DAY
     • No Alternate Side Parking. • No Garbage Collection. • No Mail Delivery. • City, state and federal offices are CLOSED. 
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104th Pct. Group Elects Leaders In Maspeth
     The 104th Precinct Community Council chose a new
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Committee: Ridgewood Needs Indus. Biz. Zone
To Revitalize Economy In ‘SOMA’
     Plans to add the industrial area of Ridgewood
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Glendale Family Appeals For Clues In Dad’s Death
Killed In Pkwy. Motorcycle Crash
     The family of a Glendale man killed in
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Albany Works To The Buzzer
End-Of-Session Legislative Recap From Local Pols
     In the final weeks of the New York
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Bracing For Long Shutdowns Of G, R Lines
Call For Plan To Keep Boros Moving
     The first of 12 weekend shutdowns of the
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Day Care Center, Senior Center Make The Grade
Saved Through City Council Funding
     A senior’s center and children’s day care cente 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Forget the fireworks and traffic jams. Stay in Queens this holiday weekend and enjoy outdoor music, theater, cinema, sand games and a potluck picnic. One event features a 2013 version of the British Invasion.  Here’s the rundown. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     4TH FACTS  July 4, 2013   Fourth of July is the federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776  
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY, JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY  The offices of the Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times will be closed today and tomorrow for the holiday. The newspaper will be available as always on the newsstands today. Mail subscriptions will go out on Friday. 
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Little Night Music At Free Concerts
Classic Rock, Latin Beats & Much More
     From contemporary to the classics, musical sounds of all varieties will fill the summer nights at a host of free outdoor concerts scheduled to take place throughout July and August in the Times Newsweekly’s coverage area.  
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Getting Lost In New York City Is To Be A Thing Of The Past
City Unveils New Pedestrian Maps
     Navigating the city by foot should get easier as the Department of Transportation (DOT) rolls out phase one of its WalkNYC pedestrian maps this year.  The firs free-standing kiosks containing the maps were installed in four intersections in Chinatown last Monday, June 24, and additional kiosks will spring up in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens later this year. 
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City Is Serving Up Free Summer Meals For Children In Queens And Brooklyn
Available At Schools, Pools And Libraries
     Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, joined by the New York Yankees, government agencies, elected officials and nonprofit organizations, today encouraged families to take advantage of free breakfast and lunch for their youngsters as part of the annual summer meals program.  
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Keep Rock. Ferry Running, Says Pol
Service Making Commuting Easier
     Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced last Friday, June 28, that he has delivered his petition demanding permanent Rockaway Beach Ferry Service to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  
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Forest Hills Stadium To Host Concerts
Revenue Is Planned For Renovation Of Structure
     Civic leaders in Forest Hills are optimistic about concerts slated to be held in the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium later this summer.   Frank Gulluscio, the district manager for Community Board 6, said officials who have been briefed on the plans believe the concerts’ organizers will be better neighbors than past promoters. 
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News From The GRHS
Marking The 60th Anniversary Of Truce Ending Korean War
     The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society (GRHS) and the Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Ridgewood and Glendale will mark the 60th anniversary of the truce ending the Korean War with a ceremony on Saturday, July 27, in Ridgewood. 
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Don’t Get Screwed By Bad Home Building Contractors
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo advised New Yorkers to be vigilant when seeking the services of home contractors, especially those looking to repair and rebuild their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and report any illegal activity to the New York State Division of Consumer Protection at 1-800-697-1220. 
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Don’t Let Pool Fun Turn Into Tragedy
Tips To Keep All Swimmers Safe
     The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection warns consumers to protect themselves and loved ones while visiting and enjoying a public or private pool this summer. 
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Pols To City: Get Tough On Bullies
Aims To Stop Suicide Attempts
     City Council Member Mark Weprin united with fellow Council Members Daniel Dromm, Stephen Levin, Debi Rose, Rosie Mendez and Peter Koo to respond to the scourge of bullying and cyberbullying in schools and called on the city Department of Education to take action and enforce a citywide anti-bullying policy that mandates anti-bullying training and requires disciplinary consequences for the offend 
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The Campaign Trail
     In the months leading up to the citywide primary and general elections, the Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times will feature in this column press releases and statements sent by the campaigns of the candidates on the ballot.
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Saturday Schedule On Fourth Of July   All MTA New York City Transit subway and bus lines, and all bus lines operated by the MTA Bus Company, will operate on a Saturday schedule today, Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. Riders are advised to plan their trips accordingly and allow for additional travel time.  
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     No Street Cleaning Independence Day Alternate-side parking rules and meter regulations will be suspended today, Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Drive safely, and remember to enjoy all festivities responsibly. Don’t drink and drive! Road Work
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Declare Your Independence With Your Social Security
     Independence Day is a good time to declare your independence from heavy traffic, long lines and visits to crowded offices by taking important matters into your own hands. When it comes to doing business with Social Security, you can! 
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