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A RENEWAL AT LIBRARY
Elmhurst Branch To Close For Repairs
     A large-scale renovation and expansion of the
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FLOWERS TO BLOOM FOR CANCER AWARENESS
      The kindergarten class of P.S./I.S. 119 in Glendale helped plant flower bulbs for cancer awareness on the school grounds last Tuesday, Oct. 25.
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Early Snow Snaps Tree In Ridgewood
      Just over two inches of snow fell on New York City last Saturday, Oct. 29, but it was enough to cause tree branches to fall at this Ridgewood location and others across the five boroughs.
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Man Butchered Wife After Ending Her Life In Wdhvn.
Faces 20 Yrs. For Manslaughter Plea
     A former Woodhaven resident faces 20 years behind
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GREEN $ FOR GREENSPACE
St. Saviour’s Project Will Have To Wait In Line
     While projects in Dutch Kills and Greenpoint made
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Back To Drawing Board
Amid Accusations, P.S. 49 Zone Plan Dead
     Resolving overcrowded conditions through the rezoning of P. 
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Truck Loses Its Top In Elmhurst
      Navigating an overpass along Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst proved costly for an oversized tractor-trailer damaged after its roof struck the bridge last Friday afternoon, Oct. 28, it was reported.
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CB 5 Meeting Wed. In Midville
The next monthly meeting of Community Board 5 will take place this Wednesday night, Nov. 9, in Middle Village.
     As announced by District Manager Gary Giordano, the session will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King Regional High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.  The agenda includes a review of liquor license applications, demolition notices, the public forum and committee reports. 
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Studies Question Wisdom Of GOP Campaign Pledges
by Charles Babington
     (AP) Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation’s ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing. 
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Corona Street Now Bears 9/11 Vicitm’s Name
      Local leaders and family members of Francisco Munoz congregated at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 111th Street in Corona for a ceremony renaming the intersection after Munoz, who died in the Sept
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MAKING HIS MARK ON PCT.
104th Pct. Commander Notes New Initiatives
     The commanding officer of the 104th Precinct updated 
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Parents Guilty Of Kidnapping
Took Children Out Of Foster Facility
     Just over a month after they abducted their
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BETTORS OFF & RUNNING
Thousands At Big A For New Racino’s Grand Opening
     Horses weren’t running at Aqueduct Racetrack last Fri 
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Flames Leave Rich. Hill Home Charred
      A resident was injured after a one-alarm fire ripped through a Richmond Hill home on Sunday night, Oct. 30, Fire Department sources said. Reportedly, the blaze broke out at around 6:30 p.m.
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Get Child ID Cards At Local Libraries
Quick Way To Protect Youngsters
     Assemblywoman Margaret Markey is teaming up with the Police Department and the state Division of Criminal Justice Services to bring the Operation Child Safety program to Queens Borough Public Library branches in Astoria, Maspeth and Woodside.  
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Senior Lecture Series On Avoiding Costly Schemes
     State Sen. Joseph Addabbo announced that he will be sponsoring a series of lectures for senior citizens aimed at educating them on how to avoid falling victims to scams. 
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Honor Pol For Work To Protect FD Units
Union Leaders, Actor Recognized
     City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley was presented with the Public Service Award for her dedication to the Fire Department of New York on Oct. 19 at the Fourth Annual Friends of Firefighters Fall fund-raiser.  
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9/ 11 Compensation Fund Accepting Health Claims
Provides Financial Aid Under Zadroga Act
     Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King, authors of H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, hailed the announcement by Special Master Sheila Birnbaum that the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is now accepting compensation claims.  
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Second Jr. Architects Pgm. Started By Buildings Dept.
Teaches Kids About City Construction
     Department of Buildings (DOB) Commissioner Robert LiMandri announced the launch of the second semester of the Junior Architects and Engineers program, an initiative that educates elementary school students about the building and construction process in New York City. 
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City Going Local To Help Grow New Businesses
‘Building Blocks’ Aim To Boost Retail
     Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced a series of new initiatives called “Building Blocks for Neighborhood Retail” to support neighborhood retail corridors and create jobs.  
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Sunnyside Com. Services Celebrates Local Leaders
Neighborhood, Corporate Citizens Awarded
     At Sunnyside Community Services’ (SCS) Annual Benefit Gala, held on Oct. 20, over 100 guests—including City Comptroller John C. Liu, State Sen. 
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Library Assoc. Fetes QBPL, Pols
Lauds Work In Keeping Branches Open
     City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante are among those being honored by the New York Library Association during their annual conference today, Thursday, Nov. 3, in upstate Saratoga Springs. 
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MetroCard Vans Stop In Qns.
Apply For Reduced-Fare Passes
     MTA New York City Transit has announced that its Metro- Card bus and van service centers will make regularly scheduled stops in Queens this November.  
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Midville Rail Transfer Point Moved Away From Houses
Say Shift Helps Clear Air For Neighbors
     Following negotiations with elected officials, CSX Freight Corporation and the New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA) have agreed to install two new rail transfer points in Middle Village away from nearby homes in order to help alleviate excessive noise and odor caused by outgoing freight trains in the neighborhood.  
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Kew Gdns. HOME Project Art Show
Artists Explore Neighborhood Connections
     The Kew Gardens HOME Project, which aims to capture the emotional attachment between Kew Gardens residents, their homes and the neighborhood, will hold a “Home-Coming Weekend” on Nov. 4-5 where artists will explore those connections.
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Pol Lauds Maspeth Town Hall Program
Provided $65K To Keep Exercises Going
     City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley visited Maspeth Town Hall’s “Lights on After School” program on Oct. 24 to observe some of the programs that the community organization offers.  
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