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Week in Review

Catch up on the top stories that took place in your community.

In terms of news, 2013 got off to a bit of a slow start. Most of the week’s top stories were previews of things to come in the next few months.

Bayside-Douglaston Patch posted a list of dates and events, including a hearing on the Scobee Diner building and the mayoral race, to keep an eye on this year.

And Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott warned of the potential for a yellow school bus strike.

Here is your Week in Review.


Reviews in This Week at the Movies included “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables” and “Promised Land.’


Check out Patch’s piece on how to go green in 2013. And read about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s last year in office.


The fiscal cliff was averted, but Congress failed to vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims. The Bayside Historical Society will host its 12th annual art show from Jan. 13 to Jan. 27.


Read through Patch’s list of important dates and events, such as Alley Pond Environmental Center’s Green Gala and the Douglaston Green Market’s debut for the year, in the upcoming months.

And Schools Chancellor Walcott warned of the possibility of a school bus strike.


Check out our new weekly feature, Queens Eats. Crime was up in the 111 Precinct by 57 percent in December and four percent for 2012.

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-Flushing, and Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, call on Congress to pass a Hurricane Sandy aid bill.


Find out what will be on Community Board 11’s agenda during its first meeting of the new year.


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