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Housing Topped Brooklyn Debate Topics
     Bushwick and Ridgewood residents got a chance to
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Get Out And Vote In Tuesday’s Primaries
Choose Nominees For City Gov’t.
     New Yorkers will begin the process of forming
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Dist. 24 Members Blame City For Test Scores
     Members of the District 24 Community Education Council
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Fresh Pond Rd. Festival Starts
Get Ready For Fun–And Traffic–In R’wood
     The annual Fresh Pond Road Street Festival in
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NYRA Floats Closure In Race To Cut Expenses
     Racing may be permanently scratched at Aqueduct Racetrack
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More L Trains On Track As Part Of Service Expansion
MTA: Ridership Growing Quickly
     Straphangers seeking passage along the Canarsie Line should 
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CB 5 Cmtes. Hear Revised R’wood Proposal
     Slight changes have been made to a proposed
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New Waterfront Park Opens In Hunters Pt.
Former Industrial Site Turned Urban Oasis
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg opened last Wednesday, Aug.
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Fight Over NYPD Reform Rages On
Council Tries To Block Mayor’s Lawsuit Appeal
     The City Council has filed a motion in
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Ozone Park ‘Drug Den’ Finally Gets Shuttered
Pol Helps City Seal Off Abandoned House
     After community outrage hit a fever pitch, a
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Public School Student Registration Underway
Enroll Children At Boro Centers
     The city Department of Education has opened nine
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Married Same- Sex Couples Can File Fed Taxes Jointly
Receive All Spousal Benefits, Protections
     The U.S. Department of the Treasury and
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Sept. 4. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.  Weekend, Overnight L Trains Disrupted  
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     No Street Cleaning For Rosh Hashanah   Street cleaning rules will be suspended today, Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6, in observance of Rosh Hashanah. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect citywide each day.  * * * 
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The Campaign Trail
     In the weeks 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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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     The borough’s first back-toschool street fair will take place this week. But there are many opportunities to distract attention from summer’s end by watching a world premiere documentary on taxis, enjoying an annual honey festival, listening to live music in a garden, watching Howard Hawks movies, auditioning for an oratorio society and taking a guided walking tour. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
     September 5, 2013  Hey Folks!  
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY ROSH HASHANAH  GLENDALE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOC. will meet at 7:30 p.m. at St Pancras Pfeifer Hall, Myrtle Ave. and 68th St., Glendale.  FRESH POND ROAD FESTIVAL will start tonight and run through Sunday Sept. 8. from Woodbine to Menahan sts., Ridgewood. 
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Big $$$ For Expansion Of Queens Museum Of Art
More Exhibition Space In Flushing Meadows
     Queens Borough President Helen Marshall announced last Tuesday, Aug. 27, that the city’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has just approved the spending of more than $18 million in capital funds that she had allocated to help pay for the expansion of the Queens Museum of Art.  
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Calls For Donors To Boost Blood Supply
‘Universal’ Type Is Especially Sought
     The New York Blood Center (NYBC) reported a less than twoday supply of O-negative “universal donor” blood heading into the Labor Day holiday, and there were far fewer scheduled blood drives in the first week of September this year as compared to other years.  
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Reflecting On 78 Years Of Social Security
     There are special moments when people look back and evaluate a life or an era: birthdays, class reunions, holidays, anniversaries. Time is, after all, simply the stringing together of a number of events—some small, others significant. These events can speed by quickly, but each one can have an effect on the greater whole. 
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Plan To Boost Health Care For ‘Dual Eligible’ Patients
Targets Qualifiers Of Medicare & Medicaid
     The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state Department of Health (DOH) have established a federal state partnership to implement the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative that will better serve individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.  
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DOB’s New Bad Weather Guide For Contractors
Offers Action Plan To Serve Sites
     Department of Buildings (DOB) Commissioner Robert Li- Mandri announced the release of an extreme weather guide to aid contractors and construction site managers in safeguarding construction sites during potential severe weather events.  
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Some Schools Ending Healthy Lunch Programs
So Many Students Stopped Eating That Cafeterias Are Losing Money
     After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.  
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