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    This year Christmas decorations will be set up not only in the streets of Warsaw but also underground. Two Christmas-themed metro trains will be running starting from 6 December. Varsovians will be able to enjoy a ride in them on both lines of the Metro until 6 January.

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    Residents can help birds survive the winter cold. Varsovians join volunteers who take care of bird feeders. They regularly replenish the feeders with sunflower seeds, groats, wheat and water. Automatic duck feeders are operating in parks again.

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    The Centre will host a 30-bed Clinical Psychiatric Ward, Community Mental Health Services, including outpatient clinics, and a patient admission room. The cost of the upgrade was PLN 3.5 mln.

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    Come 8 December Warsaw streets will be sparkling with Christmas lights. Christmas garlands, cups, snowflakes and installations will be set up along 20 km of roads and in squares. The decorations will stay in place to brighten our evening walks until the beginning of February.

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    Decorate Gingerbread Cookies - Send a Christmas Card - Take a Picture with Santa Clause. Come and garnish your delicious ready-to-be-sprinkled gingerbread cookies with frosting and Christmas decorations.

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    The results of the competition for the extension and modernisation of the Warsaw Rising Museum were announced on 19 November, at the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects. The first prize, amounting to PLN 66,000 gross, and an invitation to negotiate a contract for the preparation of documentation under a single-source procedure was awarded to the Nizio Design studio.

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    Users like to use Park & Ride facilities – as many as 91% of respondents rate them as good or very good. The vast majority park their cars there from Monday to Friday to use Warsaw Public Transport.

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    Next year the Grochowski Hospital will admit patients in modernised wards in pavilion V. After renovation, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Mayor of Warsaw, opened the oncology, oncological and general surgery, and neurorehabilitation wards.

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    Rafał Trzaskowski was sworn in as the Mayor of Warsaw at the 1st session of Warsaw City Council in the 2018-23 term. He was elected to the office by obtaining 56.6% of the votes cast by Varsovians.

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    The lawn on the corner of Smocza and Nowolipki St. is now called Józef Rotblat Square, named after a Nobel prize winner from Warsaw, an outstanding physicist and the leader of Pugwash, scientists’ pacifist movement. It is a symbolic place, as until 1943, this was a site of a tenement house where the scientist spent his childhood and early adulthood.

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    Warsaw is launching a new service for those who fought in the Warsaw Uprising. We are introducing free transport services which will make it easier for them to move around the city. The insurgents are entitled to four taxi rides a month free-of-charge.

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    4 November marked the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Warsaw 19115 City Contact Centre, a service which has been used by Warsaw residents 2 million times so far. It is available 24/7.

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    A new record was set at the “Na Paluchu” animal shelter. As of 3 November, there are currently 666 dogs living in the shelter, which is the lowest number of dogs in the history of this facility. The “Ochota na Kota” [“Cats wanted”] campaign is also hugely popular with residents who have adopted 27 cats so far.

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    250 nest boxes for swifts and sparrows to be placed in the Śródmieście district. Warsaw's birds have an important role to perform - they feed on mosquitoes and pests destroying the greenery. With these winged animals in mind, the residents learn how to take care of their habitats and protect them from extinction.

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    Over the last 12 years, the development of Warsaw has been related to every part of life – from an effective and constantly developing public transport system to the modernisation and construction of new healthcare facilities, to the development of a network of schools, pre-schools and crèches. These changes would not have been possible if not for Varsovians.

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    Ecology educators have been touring Warsaw to meet the residents. They are planning to visit 1850 single-family houses. Their task is to convince Warsaw residents to change their heating sources which are harmful to the environment and replace them with gas boilers or to connect their houses to the district heating system.

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    At 6/8 Andersa St., a new support facility has opened for people with combined (multiple) disabilities, who are more than 25 years old and have left the education system, as well as for their families.

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    Warsaw is due to gain 6000 new trees. Parks, squares and major streets will turn green in all the city districts. Trees which are not harmful to people with allergies, such as maples, hornbeams or horse chestnuts, will be planted along the streets.

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    New surfaces spanning hundreds of thousands of square meters, road works worth nearly PLN 140M – this is a brief summary of this year’s road season in Warsaw. We have already rounded off with several dozen repairs, including both minor milling jobs and extensive reconstruction projects.

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    67 new flats, including one used for foster care purposes. The last three buildings were added to the community housing complex at Kłobucka St. First tenants got the keys to their flats on Thursday, 11 October.