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    “Grandma, this is not your grandchild. Be careful” is an educational campaign prepared by the City of Warsaw and aimed at older people. It addresses the problem of fraud attempts known as “The Grandchild Scam” or “The Policeperson Scam”, or involving other similar scenarios.

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    Three thousand new trees in Wawer 3,300 new trees were planted in the Sobieski Forest. Once again the "Partnership for Climate" organisation carried out the plantings together with City of Warsaw officials, diplomats and NGOs. The action was also joined by school pupils.

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    Warsaw and Berlin will strengthen cooperation in the field of education. On Tuesday, 29 October, a Memorandum was signed on the participation of Warsaw’s schools in the Polish-German cooperation in the area of school education in the years 2019-2021.

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    On 25 October 2019 Polish MP Wojciech Korfanty's monument was unveiled in Warsaw, marking the 101st anniversary of his Reichstag speech, in which he demanded the unification of all Polish lands in line with point 13 of President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points statement.

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    Can you put out burning oil with water? Why is it forbidden to play with matches? Can a damaged cable be a source of fire? – these are some of the questions answered at the first showing of the film for children entitled “Mobile Fire Threats Simulator – learn about prevention!”.

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    The Powązki Cemetery was listed as a heritage site in 1965. Unfortunately, this has not prevented the vandalisation and decay of monuments and chapels. Now their restoration will be easier. The city has completed the inventory of all cemetery objects.

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    A new subsidy programme for the removal of high-emission stoves, developing renewables, connecting buildings to the sewerage network, and the removal and disposal of asbestos has been launched. The installation of rain and snowmelt water retention systems will also be subsidised under the programme which is a new development.

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    The number of free of charge places in Warsaw day nurseries is growing rapidly. This can be attributed to the twofold activities of the City - the construction of new day nurseries and the City’s paying for places in non-public facilities. There are still places available for children in seven districts.

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    Improvement in urban services and the quality of life in smart cities are the main objectives of the ISO 37120 standard. Warsaw was evaluated according to the international criteria and standards. As a result, our capital received the highest – platinum – certificate of compliance with the standard.

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    Within a month from the opening of new stations in Praga-Północ and Targówek, over 4 million passengers travelled using the second metro line. That's almost a million more than a year ago, when the underground railway only went to Wileński Station.

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    The Merkury and Tęcza cinemas in the Żoliborz District, the housing estate on Podskarbińska Street, the Różycki Bazaar, Stawy Kellera Park and Brustman’s Ponds - these are only a few of the newest additions to the Municipal Register Of Monuments (GEZ).‏ The City Monument Conservator has added 89 new items to the GEZ.

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    The quality of services provided by Warsaw day nurseries is improving year-on-year. And the parents who cast their votes in the 14th edition of the Day Nursery Competition are appreciative of it.

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    The facility, located at 13 Żegańska Street, was constructed in 14 months. The free-standing building has three storeys, and is located close to public institutions of the district.

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    Thanks to EU funding, Greater Warsaw is to gain further 19 P&R facilities. As a result, more than 1400 parking places for cars and 850 parking spots for bicycles will be created. A new “Park & Ride” facility will be opened near the Warszawa Jeziorki railway station.

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    A social campaign called “Wake Up! Attention=life” has been launched. It is aimed at improving the safety of senior citizens on Warsaw roads. The Municipal Roads Authority is responsible for its implementation.

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    The tenement house at 20 Łomżyńska Street has been renovated. On Friday, 27 September 2019, Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski presented the first residents with keys to their flats.

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    On 2 October 1944, the Warsaw Uprising fighting ceased. The commanders of the Uprising and the Germans signed an agreement in Ożarów under which the insurgents were recognised as prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention, and no collective liability was to be applied to civilians.

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    We give you an overview of new municipal waste collection rules, and guidelines on waste groups which should be placed in appropriately labelled bins. The guidelines have been in force in Warsaw since 2019.

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    Since 4 September, Metro Line 2 trains have been running – without passengers yet – on the entire route. The line has been extended by adding Szwedzka, Targówek Mieszkaniowy and Trocka stations, the construction of which finished on 10 May.

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    On 2 September, 250,000 students and preschoolers began a new school year in Warsaw. The Capital City's inauguration attended by Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw, took place at Jan Śniadecki High School No. 30 in Warsaw.