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Local News June 13, 2013  RSS feed
Mayor Outlines Plan To Reinforce The City
     Constructing a storm surge barrier on the Newtown
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Pols Hold Hearing On Future Of Flushing Meadows Park
Say Green Needs More City Support
     City officials held a first-ever public oversight
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Weiner Makes Mayoral Pitch To Civic Org.
     One of Ridgewood’s former representatives on Capitol  
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Learning How The City Charges Homeowners
     Figuring out how the city determines property taxes< 
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R’wood Citizens Halt Operations
Civic Group’s Leader In Poor Health
     The Citizens for a Better Ridgewood civic association
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Two Court Decisions Handed Down Regarding Livery Cabs
Hurdle Cleared For Outer Boro Svc.
     New York’s highest court upheld a state law,
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Earn Medal Day Honors For Saving Three Lives
     Two paramedics who saved the lives of three
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Vote Coming On Carousel Landmark
Forest Pk. Ride Learns Fate June 25
     The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will vote
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News From The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
Crack Down On Out-Of-State Cars
     Parking is a problem in Woodhaven.  
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Retired Bishop Joseph Sullivan Is Dead At 83
Remembered For Charity, Hospital Work
     Retired Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan died last
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Big Load For City Textile Recycling
A Million Pounds Donated To Nonprofit Org.
     Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced New York< 
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Veteran Liaisons At City Agencies
One Of Four Bills Bloomberg Signs
     During a public hearing at City Hall last
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News From The 112th Precinct COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Warning To Women Riding The Subways
     I recently met with Capt. Michael Telfer, the
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The Campaign Trail
     In the months leading up to the citywide primary and general elections, 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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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     Road Work   Because of ongoing construction work at several locations throughout Queens and Brooklyn, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week. 
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     Weekend M Shuttle Closed For Repairs   Weekend M train shuttle service will be suspended between Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway in Brooklyn from 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 14, until 5 a.m. Monday, June 17. 
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     Several factors led to the rampage of fires
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Long Island City Food Festival Finger- Lickin’ Fun
Tickets And Action Benefit Theater
     The eighth annual Taste of Long Island City broke records for attendance and money raised last Tuesday, June 4.   More than 1,400 people came out to try food and drinks from all over western Queens—attendance was up 200 from last year, said organizers. 
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Diabetes- Related Deaths Hit Record High In N. Y. C.
Over 200,000 More Diagnosed In Last Decade
     The city’s Health Department released a new report on Monday, June 10, which states that the number of diabetes-related deaths in New York City for 2011 was 5,695, an all-time high.  
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Crooks Using Tax Debt Scare Tactic
Aims To Falsely Obtain Payments
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned New Yorkers to beware of tax collection letters that appear to be government notices, but are actually misleading solicitations from private entities.   The governor has directed the state Department of Financial Services to investigate complaints by taxpayers on suspected scams. 
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Bill Beefs Up Penalties For Texting Behind The Wheel
Motorists Could Lose Their Licenses
     To address the dangers of distracted driving and deter texting while driving among young drivers, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver joined with lead sponsor Assemblyman Edward Hennessey to announce Assembly passage of a bill that would strengthen penalties for texting while driving and using a handheld cell phone.  
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The Times Newsweekly & TheRidgewoodTimes
Hey Folks Father’s Day
     • Mrs. John B. Dodd first proposed the idea of a “father’s day” in 1909. She wanted a special day to honor her father William Smart, a Civil War veteran who raised six children single-handedly. 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Get your music fix! In the upcoming days, Queens venues will host disco, classical, heavy metal, African drumming, Irish indie pop and Hindu chanting. Heck, event the Mets are getting in on the action with a Foreigner concert right after a game. 
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY  UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOC will meet at 7:30 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50th Ave and 45th St. Woodside.  104COP will meet at 8 p.m. at St. Pancras Parish Center, Myrtle Ave and 68th St., Glendale. 
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Small Biz Program Helps No One: Liu
Disadvantaged Companies Being Ignored
     A program designed to help increase city contracts with small businesses owned by persons who are socially and economically disadvantaged is failing to do the job for which it was created, City Comptroller John C. Liu announced.  
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Infrastructure Improvements Focus On State’s 10- Year Plan
Say Big Investment Will Reap Rewards
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY Works Task Force released the state’s first-ever 10-year Statewide Capital Plan, a strategic plan designed to break down the old “silo-based” approach to capital investment, better leverage existing investment dollars and grow the state’s economy.  
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The Right Kind Of Fishing
     This Father’s Day, you may be inclined to spend some quality time with dad—maybe take him out camping or fishing. But try to make sure that nobody else tries to “phish” with you or your father. 
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Need A Job? Find One At Fairs In B’klyn, Jamaica
Thousands Of Positions Available
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that three job fairs will take place today, Thursday, June 13, to connect job seekers with 188 businesses offering 5,562 jobs in New York City.   Those who attend will have the opportunity to meet with businesses about potential job opportunities and take advantage of state-sponsored employment workshops. 
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Fitness Theme Of ‘Shape Up Bushwick’ Parade
Community Organizations Offer Healthy-Living Tips
     They came shouting “Shape up”—a hundred or so residents entered Irving Square Park after marching in Bushwick’s eighth annual Communty Parade, Last Thursday, June 6.  
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Brooklyn Groups Get Grants To Improve Areas
Geared At Growing Better Food Choices
     Commissioner for the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Nazli Parvizi announced that Change by Us NYC—New York City’s online platform for residents to develop volunteer driven initiatives in their neighborhoods—has awarded grants to 17 New York City community groups to pursue projects that will improve their surrounding communi ties and the city through neighbors working tog 
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Bill Stops Sale Of Old Baby Formula
Expired Product Poses Risks To Kids
     Rep. Grace Meng announced legislation that would require stores to stop selling expired baby formula, a shockingly legal and widespread practice that puts infants at risk.  
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