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Sinking feeling: Cave-in woes continue on historic Ridgewood street
     There apparently isn’t enough aspha fill this hole.  Ridgewood’s historic Stockholm Street continues to suffer from a major cave-in, and residents are determined to see the landmarked street fixed.  The cave-in was initially reported to 311 by Stockholm Street resident and president of the Newtown Historical Society, Christina Wilkinson, in June of last year. 
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Maspeth’s Principe Park renovations to be presented at meeting
     After residents and members of local sports organizations rejected the initial plans for the reconstruction of the soft surface ballfields area at Frank Principe Park in Maspeth, NYC Parks is coming back with a revised set of plans. 
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CB 5 meets on Jan. 13 in Middle Village
     Community Board 5 (CB 5) will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., in Middle Village. 
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Here’s how Queens cops fought crime borough-wide in 2015
     The “World’s Borough” was a safer place in 2015, according to the New York Police Department.  The NYPD has released the 2015 crime totals for the seven major index crimes. Overall index crime in New York City fell by 1.7 percent when compared to 2014, and crime since January 2014 has decreased 5.8 percent overall. 
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Nightclub losing its liquor license over community complaints
     Just two weeks after Rego Park’s Rumba Nightclub received 40 violations from a number of city agencies, the State Liquor Authority (SLA) will reportedly move to revoke the club’s liquor license. 
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North Shore-LIJ renames itself Northwell Health
     New year, new name.  As the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, the North Shore-LIJ Health System adopted a new name: Northwell Health. 
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2015 THE YEAR IN REVIEW PART 11
     Queens remembers victims of 9/11 attacks at ceremonies AMAZON SHIPPER COMES TO RIDGEWOOD QUEENS WELCOMED POPE FRANCIS HOMEGOODS COMES TO ATLAS PARK
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SCOTT BARON’S STAR OF QUEENS
PHILIP MCMANUS
     FOUNDER QUEENS PUBLIC TRANSIT COMMITTEE  PERSONAL BACKGROUND  
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The Bushwick Film Festival crew has big plans for 2016
     As the staff of the Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) reflect on the success of a tremendous 2015, they are excited for the prospect of an even bigger year this year. 
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Ridgewood school chorus retells a holiday classic
     The Tiny Trebles and Treble Makers, the fourth- and fifthgrade chorus at P.S. 81 in Ridgewood, performed a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” prior to holiday break. Their performance, held on Dec. 21-22, 2015, was directed by Alicia Brosky, P.S. 81 music teacher.  
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The unpopular birth of the Jamaica Avenue ‘EL’
     As 1916 began, the hot topic of conversation in and around Woodhaven was the ongoing construction of the elevated train line (known as the “EL”) along Jamaica Avenue. The project had been controversial for several years with many people, organizations and interests weighing in with their opinions. 
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