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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

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Candidates line up for Northeast Queens City Council seats

The extension of term limits may has changed the political landscape when it comes to the 2009 city elections, but it has not deterred dozens of potential candidates from pursuing their campaigns for Queens’ 14 City Council seats. Comment
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CB members fear budget cuts may lead to layoffs in summer

Community Board 11 staff members and employees of boards all across the borough are fearing for their jobs as they face as much as $30,000 in proposed cuts for next year’s budget, CB 11’s district manager said. Comment
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Deal lets Ben’s Deli stay put in Bayside

The owners of Bayside’s Ben’s Deli and its Forest Hills−based landlord have reached an agreement that will allow the popular eatery to remain at its current Bay Terrace Shopping Center locale, the deli’s president said. Comment
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Willets businesses rap city for neglecting ice cleanup

The brutal cold has made life harsher this weekend for the people who work at Willets Point and now they want the city to step up and provide help to thaw them out of their frost. Comment
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Flushing parents rap school cuts, mayoral control

Frustrated parents from city Education District 25 lambasted the city and state for considering substantial funding cuts and pleaded with politicians in attendance to put more power in their hands at a legislative breakfast Friday morning. Comment

Dr. King’s dream became fulfilled Jan. 20

It is only fitting that America’s first African−American president will take office the day after our nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Comment

Just Say ‘No More’ to the Yankees

At a hearing last week, the Yankees demanded $400 million more in tax−exempt bond financing. Randy Levine clashed with Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, who is opposed to giving the team additional support. Comment

Monday, Jan. 19, 2009

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Police search for person who stole car

BAYSIDE — Police said they were searching for a thief who stole a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta from a parking lot on Northern Boulevard in Bayside. Comment

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3 teens attacked, robbed 2 people: Cops

OAKLAND GARDENS — Police said they arrested three teenagers after they allegedly attacked two other people and stole one of their cell phones. Comment
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Valentino’s will replace Bayside’s Caffe on Green

Bayside’s Caffe on the Green will be replaced by a new restaurant and catering hall that will honor the memory of the silent film star in whose home the eatery was built, a spokeswoman for the city Parks Department said. Comment
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Diocese may shutter five boro schools

The Brooklyn Catholic Diocese announced that it is likely to close five schools in Queens and merge another three at the end of this school year as funding and enrollment problems continue to plague the parochial education system. Comment
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College Point artist mourns life’s work

At 72, College Point artist John Norwood is predictably bleak when he reflects on losing his home and half of his life’s work in a fire last week. Comment
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Rwandan refugee fulfills longtime dream with citizenship

Fifteen years ago, Donat Kubwimana believed that coming to the United States from war−torn Rwanda was out of his reach. But last Thursday, the Flushing resident and Queens College graduate achieved something he never thought possible: He became an American citizen. Comment
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MTA plan threatens weekend bus service to Little Neck, College Point

Southeast Queens residents could be stuck looking for a ride on weekends this spring if the MTA follows through with proposed cuts for 15 bus routes, including Little Neck’s Q79 and College Point’s Q76. Comment

A Sad Goodbye

We will be sad to see CaffÉ on the Green close its doors Jan. 31. The city terminated its contract with owner Joe Franco after an investigation by the city Department of Investigation that no one will talk about. Comment

Blame the Council

Say you do not like it, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg told you so. When he first said the city could not make good on the promise to send out the $400 rebate checks to homeowners, the public was up in arms. Comment

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