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    Local government has allocated PLN 4.6 m to pay for extra police patrols. The police are now to carry out as many as 20,000 patrol duties to ensure that Warsaw’s streets are safe.

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    Julia is not as popular as two years ago. Zofia reached the top rank on the list of the most popular names given to children in Warsaw last year. The results for boys do not come as a surprise. Jan is still the leader of the ranking of the most popular names.

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    Extinguishing burning oil with water, covering ventilation shafts or overloading electrical installations might result in a fire. “The Fire” is also a title of Warsaw’s educational film which educates Warsaw schoolchildren on how to behave in order to prevent fire hazards.

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    A large number of documents, watches, mobile phones, wallets, laptops and e-book readers, as well as money are brought to the Warsaw Lost & Found Office each year. 9,700 items were deposited there in 2018, and 9,800 items in 2017.

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    The 16th edition of the Night of Museums is due to be held on 18th May in Warsaw. Museums, galleries, public and cultural institutions are welcome to submit their entries to the event. The first free elections of 1989 are this year's leitmotif.

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    The new nursery at 4 Tarchomińska St. is available to children with autism spectrum disorder. Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw, visited the children, their parents and teachers.

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    A Guide on animals printed in Braille is available at the Zoo. Blind and sight-impaired persons will have a chance to learn about the history of the zoo and interesting facts on its inhabitants. The book is available at the Customer Service Centre at 1/3 Ratuszowa St.

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    Due to the co-financing from the City of Warsaw budget, the Warsaw Police Headquarters was able to buy equipment for their Forensics Laboratory for PLN 1.3 m, and 14 unmarked police cars for PLN 462 thousand.

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    The City is intensifying the struggle against smog and polluters. The Municipal Guards have been equipped with drones which can detect the locations where harmful substances are incinerated

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    175 children attending Pre-school No. 328 “Akademia pod Czereśnią” moved to a new building on 3 January 2019. This modular facility was built in 8 months.

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    Warsaw residents are fond of their city. They appreciate that it is safe, that the city cares for the greenery and is cyclist-friendly. They point to the high quality and reliability of information on life in Warsaw, and give a high rating to the city’s public transport.

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    The Fitch Ratings agency affirmed the highest possible creditworthiness ratings of Warsaw, including the rating of the bond programme and the city’s bonds on the domestic market. Moody's Agency affirmed Warsaw’s creditworthiness assessment at A2 with a stable outlook.

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    On 1 January 2019 a new municipal waste segregation system will be introduced based on 5 containers (metals and plastics, paper, bio, glass, mixed).

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    Thanks to the municipal programme “Enterprising youngsters 2.0”, young Varsovians have an opportunity to develop their creativity and find out how to make their business concepts work.

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    A new photomap of Warsaw, made on the basis of aerial photos made in spring this year, has been available in the Warsaw’s online map portal since 21 December.

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    Residents and tourists strolling along the illuminated streets of Warsaw has become a part of the Christmas tradition. The most frequented places are the Royal Route (Trakt Królewski) and the Old Town. Compared to the previous year, there is an additional treat – the winter display in the Multimedia Fountain Park.

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    For many, the time between Christmas and the New Year is a leisure time which has little to do with physical activity. As an alternative to the blissful idleness, the city encourages its residents to join the action “Warsaw, move your body after Christmas!”. Those who join in can expect a number of sporting attractions, including organised activities and competitions for whole families.

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    Three times more money on combating smog – PLN 12,000 for all Varsovians willing to replace their stoves. New measurement stations and air sensors, more street greenery and an improved work organisation of the municipal services – these are Warsaw’s priorities in overcoming the smog problem.

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    For the second time, the city's New Year’s Eve celebrations will take place on Bankowy Square. The event will feature performances by an array of Polish stars, who will sing their own songs, as well as the greatest world hits. At midnight, a unique light and laser show will be held.

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    This year is coming to an end with the highest ever number of Veturilo city bike rentals. In Warsaw the business has been as usual, with many new cycling infrastructure projects and repairs. During this year, bicycle traffic in the Capital City has grown by more than 25%.