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Man stealing checks from area mail boxes

It isn’t only more convenient to send emails, sometimes it’s also much safer than snail mail.Police are searching for a black man wanted in connection with a grand larceny pattern of at least eight reported incidents of stolen checks throughout the 112th Precinct.

Thursday 04/10/2014
Frustration grows over Lindenwood flooding
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Lindenwood resident James Noto lives four blocks east of Spring Creek, but whenever it rains, the basement of his home on the corner of 81st Street and 153rd Avenue essentially becomes part of it.

For years now, during heavy rainstorms, sewer backup has flooded his basement, causing mold and mildew to develop and forcing Noto to spend a fortune in repairs.

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Wills, city roll out anti-trash initiatives
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Litter and trash in South and Southeast Queens has been compared to the weather — many complain but nobody does anything about it.

But government and civic officials are calling a program introduced on Monday a way to manage the problem on a borough-wide basis rather that just as an issue in isolated, individual neighborhoods.

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Workers cross boro to fight for higher wages
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:10 pm

A cold, raw drizzle did not keep more than 100 airport workers from marching clear across Queens demanding higher pay last Friday.

Sporting ponchos and carrying signs in both English and Spanish, the workers marched 10 miles from JFK Airport to LaGuardia.

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Fight goes on to save Richmond Hill annex
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm

With time running out, the Richmond Hill High School community called out the big guns to help fight plans to close its annex this year and move more than 400 students back to the notoriously overcrowded school.

During a town hall meeting Tuesday night hosted by state Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park), elected officials and school leaders demanded the city Department of Education rescind the closure of the school’s 402-seat annex at the former St. Benedict Joseph Labre school building several blocks away at 94-25 117 St.

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Low turnout at August Martin’s DOE hearing
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm

A public hearing on co-locating another school in August Martin High School on Tuesday evening produced some unusual numbers for a Department of Education co-location meeting.

Only about 20 audience members.

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Electeds introduce library reform bills
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:12 pm

In the wake of the Queens Library scandal surrounding embattled CEO Tom Galante’s questionable salary and spending practices, area lawmakers have introduced legislation to reform the library’s structure and add oversight measures.

“This is not about whether or not the Queens Library is a good system. It is,” Borough President Melinda Katz said at a press conference last Thursday. “This is about the public trust and public accountability to a system that is funded 85 percent by public funds.”

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Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm

The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday.

“We have been going back and forth with the Department of Homeless Services for weeks about the issue and they have removed every sex offender from the shelter as of today” the Councilman announced to applause.

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CB gives Pulaski lane change a thumbs up
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Cyclists and pedestrians will each get a lane of their own when the Department of Transportation implements its plan to make the Pulaski Bridge safer.

Nicole Garcia, the DOT Queens deputy borough commissioner, and Nick Carey from the DOT Bike program gave Community Board 2 an update on the plan during its April 3 meeting. The board voted to approve the DOT’s recommendations.

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Tie vote saves Galante from forced paid leave
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm

In a 12-hour period on April 3, state senators introduced a bill to change oversight of the Queens Library system; Borough President Melinda Katz reiterated her call for library CEO Tom Galante to be placed on temporary leave; the Library Board of Trustees issued a list of changes it intends to vote on to improve oversight; a board measure to place Galante on paid leave was defeated when the vote ended in a 9-9 tie; and the board reissued the list of changes intended to improve oversight.

Now what?

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