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DOT Unveils New Look For R’wood Corner
     Residents and business owners along Myrtle Avenue in
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Big Trucks Towed Away In 104th Pct. Crackdown
Cops Issue 81 Tickets For Violations
     Five trucks were taken off the roads by
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Truck Fire On Queensboro Br. Snarls Traffic
     The Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge was completely shutdown
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
One Evening Improves Woodhaven For A Year
     There are numerous things the Woodhaven Residents’ Bl 
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Hopefuls Try To Stand Out At Cypress Hills Debate
     For Democratic candidates seeking the 37th City Council
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Pol: It’s High Time To Legalize Weed
Says Marijuana Offers City Stash Of $
     Giving a new meaning to the term “
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Say Authority Drags Feet On Repairs In L.I.C.
     The lights flicker, tile and plaster are cracked,
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State Continues Cleanup Of Glendale Factory
     The next cycle in the environmental cleanup of
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Five-Month Station Renewal Completed
     After five months of closure, the Central Avenue
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Nab City Workers For Beating Mates
DA Condemns Domestic Violence Incidents
     A New York City firefighter and a city
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Aug. 21. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.  M Shuttle Service Out This Weekend  
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     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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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     This is the last week for many free summer entertainment series. So before asking the question “Where did the summer go?,” enjoy some outdoor music, movies and even a puppet show. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS  August 22, 2013   A man in western Ohio found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana stuffed into a Mexican-made gun-storage safe that he purchased on the Internet. 
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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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‘Built/ NYC’ Program Aims To Boost City Design Companies
Will Help Create Park, Office Improvements
     City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner David Burney and members of the city’s design community announced details of Built/NYC, a pilot program to stimulate the local design economy.  
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Spouses Have Significant Benefits
     Social Security can be an important financial asset for married couples when the time comes to apply for retirement benefits. In many cases, one spouse may have earned significantly more than the other or may have worked for a longer span of years. 
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Grants Available For Queens Artists
Offering Money For Cultural Programming
     Queens-based artists: Start your engines. The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is accepting applications for Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grants through Oct. 10.  Grant money can be used to create cultural and arts programming throughout the borough, according to a press release from the QAF. 
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State Offers ‘Safety Net’ For Child Development Programs
     The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced it will issue state-funded “safety net payments” to early intervention providers in response to provider concerns about the lack of payment of claims submitted to insurance companies. 
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Biz Group Gets Cash To Help In Sandy Recovery
To Help Revitalize Hardest-Hit Areas
     Representatives Joseph Crowley, Steve Israel, Carolyn Maloney and Grace Meng announced that the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) is being awarded nearly $200,000 as part of the more than $6 million New York State received from the Small Business Administration (SBA).  
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DEP Expands Sewer Monitors
Tracks Flow Levels, Signals For Problems
     Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland announced the expansion of a pilot program to remotely monitor flows inside the sewer system allowing crews to proactively respond to problems before they can result in sewage backing up into homes and businesses, or onto streets.  
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Law Change Flows $ To Distributors
Governor: Will Help Smaller Fuel Sellers
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the implementation of a change in state tax law that will benefit small business operators selling heating oil and certain highway diesel motor fuels.   The change, signed into law by Cuomo earlier this year, took effect this month. 
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Report On Teacher Prep Pgm. Released
Data Shows How Educators Refine Skills
     The city Department of Education (DOE) released last week the nation’s first ever district-level Teacher Preparation Program Reports, which analyze the quality, distribution, and retention of new teacher hires graduating from college and university education programs.  
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‘10 Things’ For NYC Businesses To Know
Part Of Effort To Help Curtail Violations
     Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announced the launch of the “10 Things Every Business Should Know” video featured on the agency’s official YouTube channel. 
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