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Local News January 23, 2014  RSS feed
GETTING SAY ON SPENDING
Participatory Budgeting Comes To Wdhvn.
     Woodhaven got its first taste of the participatory
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STOPPING DEATH ON THE STREETS
Mayor Unveils ‘Vision’ In Woodside
     An ambitious campaign to drop the number of
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B’WICK REZONE COMING SOON?
Pol Vows To Freeze New Development
     A newly elected Bushwick lawmaker said last Wednesday,
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MORE MELODRAMA AT BOARD 9 MEET
District Manager Feels ‘Harassed’
     The district manager of Community Board 9 said
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Not Again! More 7 Line Closures
LIC Slams Weekend Shutdowns
     For as many as 22 weekends this year,
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Fed Funds To Deliver Cleaner Diesel Trains
Included In Congress Spending Plan
     More federal aid may be coming down the
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Garb Bill Protects Employees’ Right To Observe Faith On Job
Bans Prohibition Of Holy Garments
     The Assembly passed legislation last Tuesday, Jan. 14,
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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Jan. 22. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes.  Night Closure On The 7 Line  
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TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates
New York City Department Of Transportation
     Because of ongoing construction work at several locations throughout Queens and Brooklyn, the city DOT has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week. 
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     Elvis impersonators, African drummers, hip-hop sensation J. Cole, piano virtuosos, classical quartets and roots musicians are coming to Queens. 
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY GLENDALE KIWANIS will meet at Zum Stammtisch restaurant, Myrtle Ave. and 70th St., at 12:30 p.m. MASPETH KIWANIS will meet at Maspeth Ale House, 64-14 Grand Ave., Maspeth. RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT CENTER, 59-14 70th Ave., welcomes new members 60 years of age or older. Weekdays between 
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Health Insurer Pays For Wrongful Denials
Wouldn’t Cover Eating Disorder Counseling And Other Mental Health Services
     After an investigation uncovered the wrongful denial of
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Donate Blood Sun. At Middle Village Church
St. Margaret Church in Middle Village and the New York Blood Center (NYBC) are teaming up for a blood drive this Sunday, Jan. 26.
     As announced, the drive will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Margaret Parish Hall, located on 79th Place south of Juniper Valley Road.  According to the NYBC, one pint of donated blood can help save the lives of up to three people. Moreover, 4.5 million Americans require blood transfusions each year while undergoing treatment for various diseases and conditions. 
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‘All Aboard’ For Fun, Train Trivia At Transit Museum
Drink, Prizes And More At 21+ Event In Brooklyn
     Train enthusiasts and history buffs alike will get
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Capitol Hill Calls For Lunar New Year Holiday
Local Lawmaker’s Resolution Seeks Federal Holiday For Day Of Celebration
     Rep. Grace Meng recently introduced a measure into < 
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Giving Grants For Historic Preservation
$45,0000 In Funding Helps Protect Significant Structures Serving A ultural Purpose
     Applications are now available to eligible municipalities a 
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Valentines For US Vets
     Assemblyman Mike Miller announced he is sponsoring a “Valentines for Veterans Drive,” which aims to send care packages to hospitalized veterans in Queens.  Members of the public are encouraged to donate gretting cards, candy, sugar-free snacks, toiletries and new clothing items. Items are being collected at Miller’s Woodhaven office, located at 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd. 
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Social Security Teases Your Brain
     January is International Brain Teasers Month. What better time than now to test your knowledge and learn a few things at the same time? With that in mind (pun intended), tease your brain with these bits of Social Security trivia. Brain Teasers: 1. When was the Social Security Act signed into law and who signed it?
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Billions To Help Low- Income Residents Pay Heating Bills
Pol: Assistance Pgm. Also Benefits Economy
     Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Low-Income
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New Budget Brings More Customs Agents To JFK
Extra Officers Means Reduced Wait Times
     Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced that he has
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Congress To Fund Second Ave. Subway And East Side Access
Nearly $230 Millions In Federal Funding Coming To NYC
     Rep. Carolyn Maloney today lauded a decision by
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