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SURPRISE IN NEW LINES
Proposal Would Split The 9th CD Among Neighboring Lawmakers
     A federal judge has released a preliminary plan
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WILLIAMSBURG BUILDING IS HIT BY BLAZE
      Flames ripped through a Williamsburg apartment house during a two-alarm fire on Sunday morning, Mar. 4, Fire Department sources said. Reportedly, the inferno ignited at around 11 a.m.
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Freight Rail Woes Continue To Bedevil Board 5 Panels
More Trains May Come To Glendale Yard
     Future increases in freight rail traffic on local
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Ladders Needed For Woodside Apt. Fire
      FDNY units responded to a call of a one-alarm kitchen fire on the third floor of this apartment building at 58th Street and Queens Boulevard in Woodside at about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 3.
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Bank Construction At CB 5 Meet 3/ 14
     Plans for the construction of a new bank in Maspeth will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled to take place at Community Board 5’s next meeting on Wednesday night, Mar. 14, 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.
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A BIG MEETING IN WOODHAVEN
Rezoning, Road Changes & More At CB 9
     The controversial one-way conversion plans for a
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ZIP CODE PLAN BACK ON TABLE
Pols, Civic Work To Get Glendale’s Number
     Two local lawmakers will be working with the
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FIXING FLOODING ON MIDVILLE AVE.
Sewer Project Starts Near Cemetery
     Crews began on Monday, Mar. 5 a construction
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Council Seeks Renewal Of Fed Domestic Violence Bill
Offers Resources To Protect Battered Women
     The City Council’s Women’s Issues Committee held a public hearing last Monday, Feb. 27, on a resolution co-sponsored by Council Member Daniel Dromm and Committee Chair Julissa Ferreras, calling on Congress to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
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Clothing Tax Cut Begins Apr. 1
Covers All Purchases Under $110
     For the second consecutive year, the state will provide consumers and businesses welcome relief at the register. Beginning Apr. 1, clothing, footwear and related items sold for less than $110 each will be exempt from New York’s four percent sales tax.
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Get Help To Resolve Liens At Glendale Event Tonight
Meet With City Reps At P.S. 91
     State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Assemblyman Mike Miller and City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley are co-sponsoring a free tax lien assistance outreach event tonight, Thursday, Mar. 8, in Glendale.
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Tourism Council Reformed To Bring Travelers To Qns.
Aims To Boost Borough’s Business
     A diverse coalition of hotels, entertainment venues, restaurants and cultural institutions from all over the borough have joined together to relaunch the Queens Tourism Council (QTC).
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Law Could Free Airwaves For Data
Fewer TV Stations, Faster Wireless
     (AP) A new law could result in fewer TV stations on the air, in exchange for faster wireless data services for smartphones and tablet computers.
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