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Feature Stories December 22, 2011  RSS feed
Singing Praises Of Christmas Caroling
Historic ‘Muckraker’ Brought Tradition To The United States
     City Council Members James Gennaro, Karen Koslowitz, Ruben Wills and Eric Ulrich honored local students and historical groups at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 19, for their efforts to uncover the historical significance of Christmas caroling in America.  
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Finding Headstone For Late WW I Soldier
Rep Helps Glendale Man Honor Grandfather
     As the holiday season approaches and many eagerly await the exchanging of presents, Rep. Bob Turner and Glendale constituent Michael Hogan got a chance this past Sunday to exchange gifts a little early.  
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A Big Beefy Roast For Holiday Feast
An Impressive Meal For Your Table
     (AP) A rib roast is a classy addition to your holiday table. Served alongside roasted potatoes and vegetables, it is hearty, homey and elegant.  
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Free Rides For New Year’s
Campaign Aims To Curb Drunk Driving
     Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced the return of the “Safe Rides Home” giveaway, with thousands of free taxi, livery and public transit rides home to be distributed from now until New Year’s Eve to encourage New Yorkers to be safe every time they celebrate by planning for a designated driver.
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Brooklyn Groups Benefit From State Block Grants
To Enhance English, Job Training
     Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales announced that the New York Department of State (DOS) is providing more than $2 million in Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Workforce Development Grants to 21 communities across New York.  
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SERVING OurCountry
     Marine Corps Pvt. Andres C. Rozo Corredor, a 2011 graduate of Academy Of Finance And Enterprise High School in Long Island City, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. 
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Amundsen’s South Pole Feat Honored
First To Reach Bottom Of Earth
     (AP) Polar adventurers, scientists and the prime minister of Norway gathered at the bottom of the world last Wednesday to mark the 100th anniversary of explorer Roald Amundsen becoming the first to reach the South Pole.  
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Plan To Lift Home Health CareWage
     (AP) The Obama administration is seeking to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to cover home health care workers, a move that would boost living standards for nearly 2 million domestic employees but could mean higher costs for the elderly and disabled. 
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East River Ferry Service Exceeding Expectations
More Than 20,000 Riding It Weekly
     City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn joined business leaders and local lawmakers last Thursday, Dec. 15, in celebrating six months of East River Ferry service between Manhattan and points in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City.  
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Schedule Your LIRR Trip With ‘Train Time’ Service
Pilot Tracking Program Launched Online
     The MTA Long Island Rail Road launched a pilot of LIRR Train Time, a digital service that provides real-time train arrival status to customers using mobile devices or desktop computers.  
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