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Local News September 12, 2013  RSS feed
R’wood Theater Sale Wrapped Up
Civic Activists Anxious To Meet New Owner
     The sale of the Ridgewood Theater has been
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New Bus Lines Roll Into Qns., Bklyn.
Limited Route To LaGuardia Airport Takes Flight
     Three new bus routes introduced this past weekend
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City Budget & Bioswales Top Board 5 Meeting 9/ 18
     Budget requests for the city’s next fiscal year
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Pols Say Glendale Site ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’
     Lawmakers representing Glendale are united against the prop 
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Last Ride For Two Motorcyclists
Pair Killed In Sunnyside, Elmhurst Accidents
     Within two days, a pair of motorcyclists died
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Say Gunplay Wasn’t In Glendale
     Crime in the 104th Precinct was a major
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Say Sandy Foreclosures Hurting Shore
     A state lawmaker is telling banks with foreclosed
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Crime Tumbling In City Schools
Report: Major Felonies Down 14%
     Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Police Commissioner Raymond
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New Guidelines Aim To Keep Loans Away From Slumlords
Banks Encouraged To Lend Responsibly
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced proposed slumlord prevention 
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Want Plan For Eateries On Elmhurst Lot Stopped
     Members of the Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst < 
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Gov. OKs Park Land Deal With USTA
Tennis Center To Expand In Flushing Meadows
     As nearly a quarter of a million people
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Freak Accident With Model Chopper Kills Wdhvn. Teen
Killed By Flying Toy In Bklyn. Park
     A Woodhaven teenager was killed in a gruesome
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Pol: Millions Secured To Fix Glendale Branch
     Renovations at the Glendale library and an update
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Beep Calls On Residents To Enroll For Discount Phones
If Qualified, You Can Save $250 A Year
     Queens Borough President Helen Marshall is encouraging cons 
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Senator’s Bill To Kill ‘Cocklofts’
Hopes To Reduce Spread Of Fires
     In the wake of a raging fivealarm blaze in Middle Village that damaged six homes and which may have been exacerbated by the existence of “cocklofts” in the structures, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo said yesterday, Sept. 11, he will introduce legislation to aid homeowners in making structural modifications to their properties to eliminate these serious fire hazards. 
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Sept. 11. 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 High Holy Days   Street cleaning rules will be suspended on Saturday, Sept. 14, in observance of Yom Kippur; and on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19-20, in observance of Succoth. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect each day.  * * * 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Start your engines! An antique motorcycle festival and a car show roll into Queens this week. Other activities include an Indian dance extravaganza, flamenco performances, Irish music, street fairs, rare movies and the chance to join an oratorio society. Here’s the rundown. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS  September 12, 2013  
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY  UCCA (United Community Civic Assoc), the Port Authority and Dept of Corrections will hold a 9/11 Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. in McManus Park, 81st St and Grand Central Parkway Service Road, Astoria Heights. All invited. 
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LaGuardia Students Launch Businesses
Six Achieve Grants From Training Program
     LaGuardia Community College student Terrance Gethers is one step closer to realizing his dream of starting his own gaming business after he competed to win the top prize, $1,000, in the spring semester of the Capital One Bank Student Design Entrepreneur Challenge held on Aug. 9.  
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Portable Cribs Available To NY Families In Need
State Looks To Improve Baby Sleep Safety
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that for the second straight year, New York State is offering portable cribs, also known as playards or playpens, for families in need.  
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(We Do Not Need To) See You In September
     Summertime is over, and it’s time to face the fall. Hopefully, your family has enjoyed a nice vacation and you’ve had your share of fun in the sun. You may even reminisce about the popular song, “See You in September,” which was written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards and made memorable by The Happenings in 1966. 
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Brass Greats Will Play L. I. C. Church
Raising Funds For Future Concerts
     Music fans will get a chance to experience the Philadelphia Brass live during their Queens debut, 3 p.m., Sept. 22, at St. Raphael’s Parish in Long Island City.   The free concert was created as form of community outreach, according to Rev. Jerry Jecewiz, who heads the parish located at 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. 
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Jump Start Use Of EVs In NY State
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new program under Charge NY to accelerate the market adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and to make EV infrastructure easier to use and more economically viable in New York State.  The Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program offers a total of $2 million to help fund research and demonstration projects related to electric vehicles. 
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Small Biz Prep For Health Law
Jackson Heights Tour Focuses On Benefits
     Rep. Joe Crowley toured the businesses of the 82nd Street Partnership in Jackson Heights and met with owners last month to discuss what they need to know to benefit from the Affordable Care Act.  
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City’s Consumer Department Now Uploaded To Instagram
Offers Information, Connects To Public
     Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz announced the launch of the agency’s official Instagram page.  The department’s newest social media channel will use photos and videos to provide information on programs, services, events and tips on how to be an educated consumer and business owner. 
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