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READY FOR A RAIL REVIVAL
Say Rock. Beach Line Key To Storm Recovery
     Charging that improved transportation options are critical  
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Walking The Way Of The Cross This Good Friday
Processions In Ridgewood, Bushwick
     One of the holiest days on the Christian
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Times Price Up A Dime Next Week
     Due to rising costs, the Times Newsweekly /Ridgewood Times will be increasing its newsstand price by a dime beginning next week, Thursday, Apr. 4.  
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BUSHWICK EYES ZONING CHANGE
Board 4: Population Growth Requires Action
     Members of Brooklyn’s Community Board 4 will ask
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Bringing Back Roosevelt Ave.
New Deal Seeks $1M+ To Boost Look, Cut Crime
     Big things are in store for Roosevelt Avenue. 
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SETTING STAGE FOR DISASTER?
JPCA Slams City’s Illegal Immigrant Policies
     Two new city laws limiting the cooperation between
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DON’T TOLERATE DOMESTIC ABUSE
Advocates Stress Outreach At F. Hills Forum
     Stopping domestic violence was a hot topic at
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‘CURB YOUR DOGS’ SAY SCHOOL KIDS
Sunnyside Posters Get Word Out
     Students and faculty from P.S. 150 in
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‘SAFE’ Collection Of Toxic Products
Sanitation Event At Citi Field Sat.
     Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced the Depar 
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Woodhaven’s Hero
     Nineteen years ago today, the world lost Jimmy
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TUBERCULOSIS RATE HITS A RECORD LOW
Cases Still Higher In Bk., West Qns.
     The city Health Department released last week new
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Dig Cautiously Near Pipelines
New Bill To Protect Environment
     Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan announced that the Assembly h 
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AG: Salons To Pay Stylists After Big Labor Violations
Sunnyside, J.H. Businesses Paid Illegal Wages
     Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced agreements with
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Food Grant Pgm. For Storm- Hit Charities
Aids Soup Kitchens, Pantries On Coast
     Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda
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Fed Bills Strengthen Army Corps’ Disaster Response
Grants Authority To Boost Infrastructure
     Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, announced that a key Senate panel passed two Gillibrand measures that would strengthen the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ disaster response. 
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Extra LIRR Trains For Good Friday   All MTA New York City Transit subways and bus routes in Brooklyn and Queens will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Good Friday, Mar. 29. The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), however, will add additional early afternoon trains for those wishing to leave early in observance of the holiday. 
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     No St. Cleaning On Holy Days   Alternate-side parking regulations will be suspended on the following days for religious observances:  • Thursday, Mar. 28 (Holy Thursday);  • Friday, Mar. 29 (Good Friday); and  • Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 1 and 2 (seventh and eighth days of Passover). 
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Ten Banks Slow To Release Ins. Funds
Gov., Agency Chastize Institutions
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Department
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Watch Out For Repair Scams In Storm- Battered Areas: Pol
Tips On Spotting & Avoiding Crooks
     State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo warned constituents who suffered damage to their homes from Hurricane Sandy that there are unscrupulous businesses and scammers who may prey on storm victims seeking to repair their homes.  In recent months, Addabbo’s staff has heard from a number of residents who have reported such issues to his office. 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Queens breaks another record as the country’s largest Phagwah parade will take place this week. Find out more about Phagwah at the parade. 
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The Times Newsweekly & The Ridgewood Times
Hey Folks!
     APRIL FOOLS’ DAY  March 28, 2013  April Fools’ Day is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness.  Top April Fool’s Hoax of All Time  
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     HOLY THURSDAY CHECK THE CHURCH PAGES FOR SERVICES IN THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE. FARMERS OVAL CIVIC ASSOC. will meet a 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgewood Baptist Church, 64-13 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood. GLENDALE KIWANIS will meet at Zum Stammtisch restaurant, Myrtle Ave. and 70th St., at 12:30 p.m. 
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EPA Honoring Two Qns. Environmental Groups
Recognized For Promoting Eco-Friendliness
     Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced that two Queens non-profits won the 2013 Environmental Quality Award.  
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FBI Urged To Track Crimes Targeting Hindus And Sikhs
Say Misinformation Leads To Inaction
     Rep. Joseph Crowley joined more than 100 of his fellow members of the House of Representatives in sending a letter to an FBI advisory board to express strong support for an initiative to begin tracking and quantifying hate crimes against Sikh, Hindu and Arab-Americans.  
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Enroll Kids In State SummerCamp Pgm.
Parents Can Now Sign Up Online
     The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is launching a new online registration system for its summer environmental education camps for the 2013 season, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.   Online registration opened on Monday, Mar. 25. 
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Small Biz Seminar Series Set For F. H.
Learn Power Of Internet Marketing
     State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo is launching a monthly small business seminar series in his district this spring, starting in April and ending in June, cosponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce.  
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Identity Theft - It’s No Joke
     When the first of April comes, you may be on guard in order to protect yourself from an April Fool’s Day prank. But every day of the year, you should be wary of identity thieves.  Identity theft is no joking matter. Identity thieves victimize millions of people each year. 
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YMCA Event Offers A ‘Taste Of Ridgewood’
Community Leaders To Be Honored
     Some of the finest cuisine offered by local restaurants and assorted entertainment are on the menu at the inaugural “Taste of Ridgewood” event hosted by the Ridgewood Y at its campus on Thursday night, Apr. 11.  
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