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COLLISION KILLS TWO
Motorcyclist, Pedestrian Die In Crash Along Queens Boulevard In Sunnyside
     The motorcyclist who fatally struck a Sunnyside man
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Register Now To Vote In Primaries
Deadline To Participate Is Tomorrow
     Time is running out for New Yorkers to
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TAKING TREASURE OUT OF THE TRASH
Bills Aim To Bust Illegal Recycling Collectors
     Seeking to put illegal recyclable collectors out of<
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Train Time Clocks Coming To Astoria
Informs Commuters Of Wait Times
     Aiming to ease the commute for straphangers in
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POLS: RESTORE THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
Say Supreme Court Decision Disenfranchises Many
     Elected officials and voting rights advocates came together
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New Tests: Student Scores Plummeting
Ed. Officials: We’re Not To Blame
     Under new, tougher state tests, the portion of
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Sen.: Why Did Injured Man Wait Long For Ambulance?
Asks Kelly To Investigation Delays
     Following a slow response by EMS units to
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STORM PREP BILLS SIGNED BY MAYOR
To Improve City’s Disaster Response Post-Sandy
     Nine bills aimed at improving the city’s preparation<
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Recividism Focus Of Second City Criminal Justice Report
Say High-Risk Defendants Not Held In Jail
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Criminal Justice Coordinator
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Bill Requires Heart Testing For Newborns
Aims To Help Locate, Treat Possible Organ Defects
     State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo announced that Gov.
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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
     The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Aug. 14. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes. Fastrack Disruptions Affect E, M, R Lines
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     No Street Cleaning Today (Thursday) In observance of the Christian Feast of the Assumption, alternate side parking rules will be suspended today, Thursday, Aug. 15. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect citywide. * * *
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Good things come in twos this week, as Queens offers a double dose of Irish culture, outside jazz, walking tours, cover bands and film festivals. There’s also the opportunity to watch a sneak preview of an upcoming blockbuster. Here’s the rundown.
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS Compiled by Paul J. Maringelli A father and son were found in the Vietnamese jungle after more than four decades hiding from the horrors of the Vietnam War.
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY GLENDALE KIWANIS will meet at Zum Stammtisch restaurant, Myrtle Ave. and 70th St., at 12:30 p.m. MASPETH KIWANIS will meet at Maspeth Ale House, 64-14 Grand Ave., Maspeth.
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City Water Wins Taste Test
Beats H2O From L.I. And Westchester
     Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland announced that the city’s tap water was awarded the top prize in the state’s Regional Tap Water Taste Test competition.
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Faster Deadline To Update National Energy Standards
Aims To Curb Pollution, Conserve Power
     Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 10 states and the City of New York, announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that commits the federal agency to a timetable for updating overdue energy efficiency standards for four common commercial appliances.
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
It’s Baseball Season! Who’s On First? You Are With Social Security
     Who’s on first base? You are, when the time comes to do business with Social Security. We always place customer service first and strive to hit a home run with every person we serve.
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Lottery For Flushing Apartments
Over 142 Units Up For Grabs
     Queens Borough President Helen Marshall announced that Macedonia Plaza, an affordable housing development scheduled to open in Flushing early next year, is accepting applications from low-income families who meet income and family size requirements and are interested in moving into the 142-unit building.
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Voucher Program Promotes Purchase Of Electric Trucks
Millions To Clean Commercial Activity
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energyefficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks.
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Most Airport Luggage Scales Work Fairly
City Guards Against Overcharging
     Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announced the results of the Department’s three-day enforcement sweep of every airline luggage scale used at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to protect travelers from luggage overcharges.
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Sen.: If Property Values Go Down, Taxes Shouldn’t Rise
Bill Regulates City’s Annual Assessments
     State Sen. Tony Avella was joined by civic leaders and residents at a press conference last Tuesday, Aug. 6, announcing legislation he has introduced in the State Senate that would prohibit the city of New York from increasing property taxes where a property’s assessed value has decreased in the previous year.
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