August 7, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

SUSPECT TIED TO 13 ROBBERIES

A Canarsie man arrested last week, four days after a livery cab driver was held up at gunpoint, and placed in a lineup at the 69th Precinct was connected to that incident and at least a dozen other local robberies since last spring. More...

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Sewage Plant Fire Causes Foul Odor In Area Neighborhoods

From the Associated Press

A sewage treatment plant in Sheepshead Bay caught fire Tuesday night and required some 200 firefighters to bring the four-alarm blaze under control, officials said. More...

Community Doesn’t Let Weather Rain On ‘Night Out’ Parade

Scores of community residents were joined by elected and 69th Precinct police officials for Tuesday More...

Candidates Square Off At Civic Assn. Meeting

Candidates for two area City Council districts More...

Business & Finance

Pataki Signs "Wild Card"

Banking Legislation

Governor George E. Pataki has sign-ed legislation providing a four-year extension of New York State More...

Expert Tips On That Middle-Of-Summer Job Search

The summer months can be an op-portune time to turn up the heat on your employment search. According to Max Messmer, chairman of Accoun-temps and author of Job Hunting For Dummies®, 2nd Edition (Hungry Minds, Inc. More...

Recession Teaches Workers To Be Prepared For Job Interviews

If there More...

Letters/Opinion

Caribbean Group Remembers Councilman James Davis

The following was written by Roy Hastick, Sr., and sent to members and supporters of CACCI, a Caribbean American business organization, in memory of Councilmember James Davis, who was assassinated at City Hall on July 24. More...

What’s Your Opinion?

Responses compiled and photographed by Bill O

QUESTION: President Bush, as well as the Vatican, recently reiterated firm opposition to gay marriages. In fact the president said Americans should respect gays, but only unions between men and women should legally be considered a marriage. More...

Travel

Jamaica: A Boat Trip Through The Great Morass

Associated Press Writer

BLACK RIVER, Jamaica (AP) _ Sugar angled his small fiberglass fishing boat up the aptly named Black River. The lightless water flowed through tangled mangrove roots, lapping at the pockmarked limestone ridges along its banks. More...

Horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 20). Instructors or managers introduce unusual assignments. Revised procedures may be the result of hidden tensions or a lack of reliable leadership. More...

History of the World

HISTORY OF

THE WORLD
©2003 Tribune Media Services

Aug. 11, 1909, the SOS distress signal was first used by an American ship, the Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, N.C. In 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay. More...

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Here’s To You, Mr. Robinson: Dodger Legend’s Number Retired By Cyclones

With apologies to songwriter Paul Simon: "Here

Legendary Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson More...

Street Cleaning Rules Restored

The New York City Department of Transportation announced that enforcement of the new hour and-a-half Street Cleaning Regulations in the Canarsie and other sections of Community Board 18 will begin this Monday, August 11. More...

Ready For A Night Out

Police officials and community leaders stood together Tuesday evening before joining about 100 community members on a march through the neighborhood for Tuesday evening More...

Community Guide

Friends United Civic Meeting Tonight

The next meeting of the Friends United Block Association will take place tonight, Thursday, August 7 at 8 p.m. at Temple Shaare Emeth, 6012 Farragut Road. For further information, call (718)649-6538. More...

Blood Donor Drive August 9

The Kiwanis Club of Kings Plaza-Canarsie, in conjunction with Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services, will host a blood drive on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. More...

"Under The Sea" Puppet Show

The Marine Park Civic Association will sponsor a puppet show performed by the 63rd Precinct called "Under The Sea" at 11 a.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, Avenue U and East 33 St. More...

Religion

Plymouth

Congregational Church

The members of Plymouth Congregational Church proudly invite you to worship and fellowship with us. We are located at 1223 E. 96th Street, between Ave J & Flatlands Ave. 718-649-5962. Fax# 718-649-3702. More...

Holy Family

Church

Parents: if you have not re-registered your child for the 2003-04 year, please mail the forms back to the religious Education Office as soon as possible. Registrations are still open for our religious education for children ages four and older. More...

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Women's

Fight Against Breast Cancer Reaches New Peak

(NAPSI)-When it comes to the fight against breast cancer, there literally "ain More...

Beauty

There are makeup products available which are cream foundations that dry to a powder finish - or so they say. They don More...

Timely Tips by Kate Worth

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Arts & Entertainment

"American Wedding" Is ‘Series Of Gross-Out Gags’

AP Entertainment Writer

If the first "American Pie" movie was surprisingly sweet in 1999, and "American Pie 2" had a similar flavor but didn More...

Top 10 Movies

(Figures are for July 25-26)

1. "American Wedding." $34.4 million. More...

Big Cats In The Spotlight At Bronx Zoo

Felines, super-sized, are the stars of Big Cats Weekend at the Bronx Zoo on August 16-17. Highlights in-clude a roaring contest, African dancing and drumming, crafts for kids More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week’s Attitude

Straight Or Gay, Family Values Are The Same

President Bush certainly has enough urgent items on his daily agenda, including enduring deaths of American GIs in Iraq, nukes in North Korea, the rebellion in Liberia and the depressed economy, so why did he need to spend time urging the prohibition More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Now This "Secret" Bob Hope Story Can Be Told

There have been wonderful testimonials, to be sure, along with hours-long treatises and biographies and more testimonials to Bob Hope, who died at the age of 100 last week. More...

Direct Answers

DIRECT ANSWERS

Echo Works
Addicted To Her

I dated a woman I work with for four years. In both our minds we were soul mates. A year and a half ago she broke it off. I never found out the real reasons. More...

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