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A BIG DIG ON BORDER
Maspeth/Woodside Sewer Fix To Stop Floods
     At long last, crews will soon break ground
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Elmhurst’s Pan American Lodge Checking Back In
Gets Second Life As Hostel/Hotel
     There appears to be room once again for
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L Line Has The Least Shmutz
Straphangers Rate It Cleanest In Entire City
     The L train was rated cleanest in New
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My Community Op-Eds From Local Civic Leaders
Where Have All The Freight Trains Gone?
     To paraphrase that folk song from the 1960s:
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PARK’S ‘NOT FOR SALE!’
Protesters Blast ‘Willets West’ Developer Deal
     City parkland near Citi Field should not be
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DOE Delays Relocation Of Woodside Students
Officials Want Plan Reconsidered
     The city Department of Education (DOE) scrapped
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New Sick Day Law Now Official
Expanded Mandate Includes Smaller Businesses
     Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a Williamsburg
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News From GRRC The
Graffiti Cleaning Resumes Tuesday
     The Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation (GRRC) starts 
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Tweaking Restaurant Inspections
City Council Bill Would Reduce Burden Of Fines
     City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the
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DAs Want Funding Cuts Restored In ’14 Budget
Prosecutors Appeal To City Council For Support
     Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by 
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Calls To Fortify Ft. Tilden & Riis
Less Sand Leaves Area Vulnerable
     Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder
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Seeking Double Dune Plan To Protect The Peninsula
Post-Sandy Safeguard For Breezy Pt.
     Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Rep. Gregory Meeks
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NYC Tuberculosis Cases Up For The First Time In Decade
Health Dept. Urges Lung Disease Screenings
     In advance of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day,
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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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TRANSIT NEWS and Updates
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
     The information in this column is current as of Wednesday, Mar. 26. Last minute changes to service and operating schedules may be made at any time after publication. Check www.mta.info for schedule changes. Weekend Disruptions Continue On 7 Line
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It’s In Queens!
News From The Queens Tourism Council
     In a clear sign that spring has sprung, New York Hall of Science’s mini-golf course and science playground will open this week. And keeping up with the warmer-weather theme, there are various guided tours, a bird watching walk and even a fun run.  In addition, the Moscow Festival Ballet, Groucho Marx and jazz great Ron Carter are coming to the borough. 
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Queens & Brooklyn
Community CALENDAR
     TODAY JUNIPER PARK CIVIC ASSOC. will meet at 7:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope auditorium, Eliot Ave., and 71st St., Middle Village. FARMERS OVAL CIVIC ASSOC. will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Ridgewood Baptist Church, 64-13 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood. 38th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT Part B Regular Democratic Club 
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‘Wild’ Run Through Zoo To Help Save Elephants
Fund-Raising Foot Race This April
     The Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicating the sixth
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Settlement Gives Credit To Many E- Book Users
AG: Companies Colluded Over Prices
     Consumers of electronic books (E-books) will
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News From The SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
     The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, held each March in Alaska, is one of the harshest, most challenging races known to man (or dog). Mushers embark on a race from Anchorage to Nome that takes between nine and 15 days. Contestants bear sub-zero temperatures with gale-force winds that can cause wind chills as low as negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit! 
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Health Insurer Opens Ridgewood Office
Offers Low-Cost Coverage To Residents
     Fidelis Care, a statewide health plan with more
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News From The GRHS
Wine Tasting Coming To R’wood Historical Site
     The public is invited to join members and
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