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Remembering Civic Leader Ann Maggio, 90
     Ann Maggio of Ridgewood, a former school teacher
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J Train Replaces Weekend M Shuttle Through August
Service Interrupted In Bushwick
     For the next six weekends, the J train
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RPOCA To Pol: Flip On Frisk Vote
Reyna Urge To Stop Override Of Community Safety Veto
     The Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association (
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Let Us Have A Real Holiday Tree
     Last October, Hurricane Sandy uprooted our iconic holiday
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Manual Voting Machines Back Temporarily
     When voters head to the polls for citywide
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Muni- Meter Fix Among Bills Signed By Mayor
More Storm Repair Fee Waivers
     During a public hearing at City Hall last
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Vets Forum In Maspeth Monday
Learn About Available Benefits, Services
     Rep. Grace Meng and City Council Member Elizabeth
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Say Federal Red Tape Is Delaying Sandy Recovery
City Reps Want Fiscal Hurdles Cleared
     Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand led New York City’s entire
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DEP Urged To Prep For Hurricanes
Call For Drain Cleaning In Qns.
     With hurricane season underway, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has urged the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland to step-up mitigation efforts and clean all catch basins, many of which are still clogged by sand and debris from Hurricane Sandy. 
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, July 10. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time following publication of this paper. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.  No Weekend G Trains Bet. L.I.C., Greenpoint  
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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 city Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week. 
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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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Brooklyn, Queens Had 40% Of City’s Police Complaints
CCRB Gripes Drop In 110, Spike In 108
     The Civilian Complaint Review Board released last Tuesday,< 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Everybody knows that Queens is the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. Well, upcoming borough events demonstrate tremendous diversity in musical genre, but little diversity in price as they are mostly free. 
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY  104COP will meet at 8 p.m. at the United Talmudical Seminary, 74-10 88th St., Glendale. Swearing in ceremony for new members and elected officers of the patrol.  FOREST PARK BANDSHELL will host a tribute to the band Chicago by the band Beginnings at 7:30 p.m. Bandshell located off Woodhaven Blvd and Forest Park Drive. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS  July 11, 2013   A nude female swimmer in Crossville, Tenn. distracted the owner of the pool for 20 minutes on Saturday while her husband burglarized his home, allegedly stealing $1,195 worth of items.  
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Say Boat Tour Co. May Owe Tax $$$
Company Undereported Its Income
     City Comptroller John C. Liu announced that a tour-boat company licensed by the City to ferry passengers between Battery Park and Liberty and Ellis islands may have dodged millions in state and city taxes and has underreported its revenue by close to $1 million.  
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Forest Park Carousel Will Host Alzheimer’s Benefit
Two Hours Of Unlimited Rides For $10
     Childhood memories inspired an upcoming fundraiser benefitting Alzheimer’s patients that will be held at the Forest Park Carousel.  
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Pol Seeking Details On 911 Problems
Setbacks Come Following $2 Billion Hotline Upgrade
     City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Services Committee, wrote to Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway to follow up on several issues with the city’s new 911 system.   On Friday, June 21, Deputy Mayor Holloway testified at a City Council hearing about the City’s 911 upgrade. 
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Federal Cash To Bring Health Ins. Coverage To No. Queens
CHIP Grant For Low-Income Residents
     The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided a grant of more than $870,000 to a firm to expand health care coverage to young residents in several northern Queens neighborhoods, it was announced. 
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Rockaway Ferry Keeps On Going
Rush Hour Service In Peak Season
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel and city Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President Seth W. Pinsky announced that weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan that began in November will continue to operate on its current schedule through Labor Day.  
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Protect Yourself Against Mosquito And Tick Bites
Itchy Injuries May Cause Illnesses
     The city’s Health Department advises New Yorkers to take several simple steps to prevent mosquito and tick bites this summer. 
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