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Local News August 14, 2008  RSS feed
Tower Hearing Ppd.
      A second hearing on the variance application to erect a 25'-tall cell phone antenna atop a home on 72nd Place in Maspeth scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19 has been postponed. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey announced that the hearing before the Board of Standards and Appeals has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18.
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104COP Ranking Members Installed For Duty, Receive Award
      Ranking members of the Glendale/104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP) were formally installed into office and received a reward for helping to bust a graffiti vandal during their Aug. 6 meeting at Msgr.
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New Study Highlights Poor Condition Of Subway Stops
Group Calls For Increased Private Aid
      The New York City Transit Riders Council, an advocacy group, has released a report of city train stations and rated two that service Ridgewood among the top 25 in the survey. The Forest Avenue M elevated station in Ridgewood, Queens which scored an 81, good for 23rd place on the survey, received As in lighting, odor, and lack of leaky walls.
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Sabini Resigns Senate Seat To Chair State Racing Board
Successor To Be Decided In November
      State Sen. John Sabini stepped down from his seat last Friday, Aug. 8 after his fellow legislators confirmed his appointment to chair the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
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Residents Flush With Opinions On City Toilets
      Word of Automatic Public Toilets coming to New York City is generating mixed reviews among residents of the five boroughs.
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Transit News and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
      Subway Changes The MTA has scheduled a number of service changes for several subway lines throughout the city due to construction work. These service advisories are current as of Wednesday, Aug. 13. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made due to weather-related conditions or emergency repairs.
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Traffic News and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
      Street Cleaning Suspensions In observance of the Christian Solemnity of the Assumption, alternate side-of-the-street parking rules will be suspended this Friday, Aug. 15. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect across the five boroughs.
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New State Laws Expand Health, Ed. Opportunities
More Benefits For WTC First Responders
      Gov. David A. Paterson signed a package of bills into law last week which aim to improve education and health care programs for New Yorkers and spur economic development through support of small businesses and regulatory reform.
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Laws To Boost Use Of Cleaner Energy
Measures Green Electronic Systems
      Gov. David A. Paterson has signed legislation to expand the state's net metering laws to facilitate more net metering of electricity generated by solar, wind and farm waste electric generating systems. As announced, the bills were A.11146 (Assemblyman Steve Englebright)/S.7171-B (State Sen. Owen Johnson); A.11582 (Tim Gordon)/S.8481 (George Maziarz); and A.
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Hold Memorial Concert For Jazz Pioneer
Bix Beiderbecke Honored In Outdoor Show In Sunnyside
      The sweet sounds of jazz filled the air of the courtyard of All Saints Episcopalian Church in Sunnyside, as residents once again came together on Saturday, Aug. 9 to remember local legend Bix Beiderbecke. The church courtyard abuts the nondescript apartment building, 43- 30 Bliss St., where Beiderbecke lived out the final days of his life.
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Marshall Urges Seniors To Get Stimulus Money
      Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, last Friday, Aug. 8 urged seniors, veterans, the disabled and others to file for economic stimulus payments from the Federal government before it is too late. "It's not too late yet," said the Borough President, "but it will be too late after October 15th.
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State DEC: Don't Flush Drugs Down The Drain
Growing Presence Of Chemicals In Water
      A new initiative to help reduce the growing presence of pharmaceuticals in water bodies has been launched by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Commissioner Pete Grannis announced. The "Don't Flush Your Drugs" campaign and website, http://www.dontflushyourdrugs.
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