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Local News September 27, 2012  RSS feed
Board Overrun With Liquor License Requests
     The increasing number of bars and restaurants opening
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State Reviewing Ridgewood Park Site Again
     Plans for ballfields in the third basin of
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112th Council Greets New Commander
     The new commanding officer of the 112th Precinct
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Drill Study Stays In- House
Health Dept. Examines Fracking Effects
     The state Department of Health is conducting a
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Big Breakthrough Made On East Side Access Project
LIRR Queens Tunnels Linked To Grand Central
     Sandhogs working on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s
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National Campaign To Combat Abuse Of Meds
Help Stop A Killer Problem In U.S.
     Assemblyman Mike Miller teamed up with the nonprofit drugfree.org to promote the national campaign entitled the Medicine Abuse Project.  
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Loans Available For Bk. Homeowners In Distress
Aid To Help Stop Foreclosure
     Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, the Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN), the city Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and partners announce that more than $347,000 in loans have been made to homeowners in Brooklyn through the Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP).  
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Over 100K Jobs Added In N. Y.
Regain Losses From ‘Great Recession’
     New York State’s economy added 102,700 private sector jobs through August 2012, the State Department of Labor reported last Friday, Sept. 21.  
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Federal Bill Blocks Some Voter Restrictions
Say It Aims To Protect Rights
     Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand teamed up with Rep. John Lewis, a nationally recognized civil rights leader, by introducing companion legislation in the Senate of the Voter Empowerment Act.  
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Sen.: Let’s Get Tough With ‘Do Not Call’ List Violators
Wants Feds To Hang Up On Robocalls
     Sen. Charles E. Schumer unveiled new legislation that will dramatically raise fines and impose harsher punishments on telemarketing companies that violate current federal ‘Do Not Call’ rules.  
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Weekend J Trains Closed This Weekend   J train service is scheduled to be suspended between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center this weekend from 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, until 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.  During these periods, J trains will continue to operate between Crescent Street and Chambers Street in Manhattan. 
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     Street Cleaning Suspensions   In observance of the Jewish high holy days of Succoth, alternate side parking rules will be suspended on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1-2. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect each day.  Road Work  
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My Say
All Children Should Have Up-To-Date Immunizations
     As parents, there are many things that my wife and I think about every day to help protect our children.  
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The Campaign Trail
     In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 general election, the Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times will feature in this column press releases and statements sent by the campaigns of the candidates on the ballot. 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     “Visit Queens, see the world,” is one of Borough President Helen M. Marshall’s favorite sayings. Well, upcoming events will give the local visitor (and/or resident) the chance to experience aspects of various world cultures and enjoy shows by performers whose fame stretches around the globe.  Here’s the rundown: 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     ODD NEWS  September 27, 2012  •   A Florida library said a postcard signed by Babe Ruth discovered by volunteers sorting through donations appears to be authentic. The penny postcard was found among the photos, maps, papers and other items donated to the library in Clermont. •  
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAYFARMERS OVAL CIVICASSOC will meet at 7:30 p.m. atRidgewood Baptist Church, 64-13Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood.CURES (Civics United ForRailroad and Environmental Solutions) will hold an open meeting at7 p.m. at St. Pancras auditorium,Myrtle Ave. and 68th St.,Glendale.
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Queens Pride House Celebrates 15 Yrs. In Style
Dinner Benefit In J. Hts. Tonight
     Queens Pride House—the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community center in the borough—will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Thursday, Sept. 27 benefit in Jackson Heights.  
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Go Back To School This Fall & Visit Landmarks
Take Tours Of Newtown & Flushing High Schools
     To better appreciate New York City’s extraordinarily rich architectural heritage this autumn, the New York Landmarks Conservancy is urging New Yorkers and tourists alike to explore two Queens high schools—Newtown High School in Elmhurst and Flushing High School.  
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Chinese Tradition At Moon Festival
Botanical Gdn. Hosts Celebration
     The New York Chinese Cultural Center will present its annual Moon Festival at Queens Botanical Garden this Sunday, Sept. 30.  
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Inaugural Walk- A- Thon To Help Local Senior Centers
Selfhelp Event At Kissena Park
     Selfhelp Community Services Inc.’s first Annual Walk-A-Thon will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, at Kissena Park in Flushing, it was announced. 
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Is 2013 Your Lucky Year To Retire?
     Do you plan to begin receiving Social Security retirement benefits early in 2013? If so, now is the time to prepare. We recommend you apply up to four months before you want your retirement benefits to begin. 
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