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Local News June 28, 2012  RSS feed
BQE FIREBALL
      The driver of a sedan was lucky to escape unharmed after his ride collided with a wall on the Brooklyn- Queens Expressway in Woodside and burst into flames early on Sunday morning, June 24, it was re
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STOP-&- FRISK SCRUTINIZED
83 Pct. Hears Concerns From Locals Of All Ages
     Residents of all ages packed the 83rd Precinct
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BIG CUTS AVOIDED WITH BUDGET DEAL
FDNY, Schools, Libraries Avoid Ax
     Threatened funding cuts that would have led to
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Car Hits Pedestrians, Restaurant In Maspeth
      Six people were injured after being struck by an out-of-control vehicle that jumped the curb and struck a Maspeth restaurant last Saturday night, June 23, it was reported.
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FORGOTTEN IN MIDVILLE
Neighbors Say Traffic Woes Unaddressed
     Traffic problems in the southern section of Middle
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Motorcycle Crash Ends Life
L.I.C. Man Killed On GCP
     A late-night ride on the Grand Central
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THE GREAT RAIL DEBATE IN QNS.
Transportation Vs. Recreation In Kew Gardens
     Railway or greenway? Advocates for both sides made
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Vehicles Smashed On R’wood/Maspeth Border
      Three people were injured after a SUV and sedan collided at the corner of 60th Street and Metropolitan Avenue on the Ridgewood/Maspeth border at around 10:15 a.m.
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IS ONE- WAY RIGHT WAY IN MASPETH?
Residents Dispute Neighborhood Street Change
     The pros and cons over the proposed conversion
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Pets Pulled From Burning R.H. Home
      Several dogs were rescued by firefighters after a two-alarm fire broke out inside a Richmond Hill home early last Saturday morning, June 23, Fire Department sources said.
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Storm Leads To Corona Wire Fire
      Last Friday’s (June 22) severe thunderstorm reportedly sparked a transformer fire on top of a utility pole on a Corona street, sources reported. The fire reportedly ignited at around 3:30 p.m.
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SAFER PASSAGE TO BUSHWICK SCHOOLS
Plus: Comptroller Stops By Bklyn. Board 4
     An effort to make Bushwick students’ walks to< 
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BUSHWICK CORNER IS PAIR’S DEAD END
Rear-End Collision Claims Brooklyn Man
     Two motorcyclists from Brooklyn were killed after their
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Bill Allows Public To ‘Adopt A Park’
To Provide Additional Maintenance
     State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo recently voted to approve legislation to establish a state-level “Adopt-a-Park” program to encourage volunteers to help maintain and improve their hometown parks.  
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Pols: Expand DNA Program
To Include More Violent Felons
     Sen. Charles E. Schumer that announced his legislation to provide state law enforcement agencies with incentives to require mandatory DNA fingerprinting for anyone who was arrested for a violent crime was included in the must pass “Justice For All Act.”  
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Queens Schools Recognized For Service To Communities
Projects Helped Students Give Back
     More than a half-million New York City public school students have performed over 8,000 unique service projects to improve their school communities as part of “Service in Schools,” an initiative of NYC Service and the Department of Education (DOE), it was announced.  
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DEP Wraps Sewer Cleaning Citywide
Muck Removal Means Better Drainage
     Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland announced the completion of a two-year sewer cleaning project aimed at increasing flow capacity and reducing the discharge of untreated wastewater into New York’s waterways.  
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