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Local News March 24, 2011  RSS feed
BOARD 5: WE NEED MORE
Say Proposed Cuts Threaten Vital Services
     Budget cutbacks, the potential one-way conversion of 
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Woman Killed At Jackson Hts. Crossing
Fatally Struck When Two Cars Collide At Intersection
     An elderly woman was killed on Monday, Mar.
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CLUB WOES CONTINUING
Locals Ask 102nd Precinct For Help
     Fed-up community members gave police officers an
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BUSHWICK EYES NEW TAXI PLAN
TLC Head Visits Bklyn. Board 4
     The head of the Taxi and Limousine Commission
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Bushwick Blaze Seriously Injures Resident
      A man was critically injured after being overcome by smoke during a one-alarm fire at a Bushwick apartment house last Wednesday morning, Mar. 16, it was reported.
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WRBA TARGETS VACANT HOMES
Trashed, Vandalized Eyesores Decried
     Complaints of alleged drug use and other illegal
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Mayor Signs Bills Targeting Water Liens & Heat Season
Pregnancy Center Ads Also Addressed
     Water liens, delinquent landlords and pregnancy service cen 
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Lost Wheel Leads To Fender-Bender
      Two vehicles were damaged but no one was injured after a car driving along Fairview Avenue lost a wheel and slammed into a parked minivan near Linden Street in Ridgewood last Tuesday afternoon, Mar.
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NOWHERE ELSE FOR SRS. TO GO
More Rallies To Stop Elderly Ctr. Closures
     With the Apr. 1 state budget deadline fast
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Restaurants, Pizzerias, Bars Seek Nod For Liquor Permits
Establishments Request Board Approval
     Numerous restaurants, bars and grocery stores in Ridgewood, 
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Aqueduct Racino Project Is Moving Ahead Of Schedule
Gaming Facility Will Open This Summer
     Resorts World New York has announced a condensed
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Maspeth St. Gets A Sinking Feeling
      Drivers were detoured around 69th Lane in Maspeth last Thursday, Mar. 17, after a large sinkhole formed in the middle of the roadway between Grand and 54th avenues, Fire Department sources said.
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Bring More Banks To Qns. Neighborhoods: Legislator
Say Low-Income Areas Have Fewer Branches
     Rep. Anthony Weiner, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has released a report showing that although the number of banks in New York City has increased by 191 since 2006, many Queens neighborhoods are being left behind.  
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Fed Bill Aims To ‘Start Up’ New Visas For Immigrants
Aimed At Boosting U.S. Job Creation
     Rep. Carolyn Maloney has introduced “The StartUp Visa Act of 2011” (H.R. 1114), a bill to encourage innovation and economic growth by permitting immigrant entrepreneurs greater access to temporary U.S. visas.  
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Free Tax Prep Still Available
City Offers Svce. To Eligible Filers
     With less than one month left until the Apr. 18 tax deadline, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz is encouraging New Yorkers who make less than $57,000 and haven’t yet filed their taxes to use the city’s free or low cost filing options. 
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Sen: Review Licenses Of Tour Bus Operators
Driver In I-95 Crash Had Violations
     Sen. Charles E. Schumer has called on the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to conduct an audit of licenses issued to drivers of low-cost tour buses in light of emerging evidence that the driver involved in the deadly Mar. 
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Queens Recruits Excel In Training
     Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Andrew R. Cruz graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tx.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. 
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Rep. OKs Jobless Benefit Extension
New York’s ‘99ers’ May Get Relief
     Assemblyman Mike Miller has announced that the Assembly passed legislation he supported to help unemployed New Yorkers receive extended federally funded unemployment insurance benefits through 2011(A.6091). The bill awaits Senate passage.  
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Food Cos. Agree To Lower Sodium
DOH: City Eating Too Much Salt
     Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, Black Bear European Style Deli, Campbell Soup Company, Dietz & Watson, Ken’s Foods, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., and Target Corporation are the latest major food, restaurant and retail companies to commit to meeting National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI) sodium reduction targets.  
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