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THUMBS UP TO BIZ ZONE
CB 5 Approves R’wood Plan; Owners Object
     Community Board 5 recommended designating a small section
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CITY MOURNS MCCAFFREY
Woodside Legislator, 64, ‘Devoted’ To Duty
     “A great New Yorker,” “a teacher
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Taking Politics Out Of NY Grants
Bill Would Have Orgs Seek Cash From Agencies
     In an effort “to take the politics
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MTA TO TWEAK G LINE SERVICE
Plan For More Afternoon, Evening Trains
     Labeled by some transit advocates as “the
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A HELPING HAND FOR LOCAL VETS
Maspeth Meeting Eyes Benefits For Service
     Rep. Grace Meng and City Council Member Elizabeth
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State Bill Lifts Hurdles In Breezy Pt. Reconstruction
Waives Permit Approval Requirements
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed last Thursday, July
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ANOTHER DECLINE IN 104 PCT. CRIME
Commander Provides Summer Safety Tips
     Crime continues to drop in the 104th Precinct,
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HOLIDAY TREE GROWS AGAIN IN WOODHAVEN
After Mixup, Evergreen Sapling Coming To Plaza
     Woodhaven will be getting a new evergreen to
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, July 17. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. 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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Sen.: Make Kelly Head Of Homeland Security
NYPD Leader Considered By Prez For Cabinet Post
     Sen. Charles E. Schumer recommended that the Obama
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Celebrate Heritage In Williamsburg
      Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg celebrated the Feast and Dance of the Giglio on Sunday July 14.
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City Honors Local Biz Leaders, NFPS
Special Recognition For Sandy Relief
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, and New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh presented the 2013 Neighborhood Achievement Awards on Monday, July 15, to recipients from all five boroughs for their outstanding impact on New York City’s neighborhoods.
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     It’s almost all outdoors this week with concerts of all kinds, a BBQ/campout, dance, film, opera, a walking tour, a running race and even the chance to sample authentic Jamaican cuisine. Here’s the rundown.
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS July 18, 2013
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY FOREST PARK TRUST Concert at the Forest Park Bandshell, off Woodhaven Blvd., will present a tribute show dedicated to the The Beatles and John Lennon “Lennon Live” at 7:30 p.m. GLENDALE KIWANIS will meet at Zum Stammtisch restaurant, Myrtle Ave. and 70th St., at 12:30 p.m.
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Bushwick Food Co- Op Works To Court A Wider Community
Soon To Celebrate One-Year Operating
     A food co-operative in Bushwick is gaining a stalwart following of co-op habitues as it works to reach a broader community that does not traditionally eat organic fare.
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Clean Campaign For Sts. & Shores
Educating Public On Reducing Litter
     Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland, Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, U.S.
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Green Thumbs Gather In Bushwick Comm. Garden
Gardening Classes for All This Month
     Bushwick residents will get a chance to learn more about gardening as part of a series of workshops being held in a neighborhood community garden during July and August.
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Loan Pgm. Is Road- MAP Away From Foreclosure
Emergency $ To Keep Residents In Homes
     The Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN) Executive Director Christie Peale and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua announced that 100 loans have been provided to New York City homeowners in mortgage distress through the city’s Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP).
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Millions In Unpaid Life Ins. Benefits Found By Agency
Check Website To Find Owed Payments
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced his administration issued a final report on the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) investigation into unpaid benefits for consumers at life insurance companies.
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Get Rid Of Electronic Waste At Queens Botanical Gardens
     Residents across Queens are invited to discard their unwanted or broken electronic devices at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing during its summertime e-waste event this Sunday, July 21. The event will take place, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the garden’s parking lot at 42-80 Crommelin St.
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Easing Response To New York State Disasters
Bill Starts Alert System, Lifts Donation Ban
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation that will help improve the state’s ability to coordinate preparation and response for disaster emergencies. The new legislation will update current emergency laws, allow the State to accept certain gifts and donations to assist with emergencies and help implement the NY-Text emergency alert system.
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Big Cash Funds For New State Solar Projects
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $54 million has been awarded under his NY-Sun initiative for 79 large-scale solar energy projects across the state. The new projects will add 64 megawatts to the state’s solar capacity.
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Bill To Disclose Political Funds
Companies Must Inform Shareholders Of Contributions
     Rep. Grace Meng recently introduced legislation that would require corporations to disclose their political spending to shareholders.
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Off To The Park? So Is Social Security!
     Now, in the heart of summertime, is time to think about spending some fun time with family and friends. So it is fitting that July is both National Vacation Month and National Park and Recreation Month.
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Turn It Down! Loud Earphones Contributing To Hearing Loss
More Adults Report Tinnitus, Other Woes
     The city Health Department released a new report showing younger adults who frequently use headphones at high volume report more hearing problems than those who use them less frequently and/or at lower volume.
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