August 21, 2003 RSS feed / Front Page

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Cop Impersonators Rob CVS Store; One

Of "Very Few" Felonies During Blackout

The robbery of a CVS Pharmacy at 2120 Rockaway Parkway by two men impersonating police officers was apparently one of the "very few" negative incidents to hit Canarsie during the Blackout of 2003, according to Deputy Inspector Robert Johnse More...

A Look Back At Canarsie In 1965 and 1977 Blackouts

The following was the front page story in the Canarsie Courier following the 1977 blackout. More...

BayView Resident Charged

In Series Of Local Robberies

After spotting a man on Rockaway Parkway who she said allegedly robbed her at gunpoint last week, a victim flagged down a passing Housing Police patrol car on Tuesday and had the man arrested on the spot. More...

Business & Finance

"Modest" Improvements In NY

Economy Compared to Last Year

New employment statistics from the New York State Department of Labor for July 2003 continue to show modest improvement. Statewide private sector employment declined by 0. More...

Pataki Proposes Alternate Plan

For Refinancing City

Governor George E. Pataki, for the second time in recent months, has proposed an alternative plan to refinance New York City More...

IBM Layoffs Cost Dozen’s Of Jobs In Upstate NY

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) More...

Letters/Opinion

What’s Your Opinion?

Responses compiled and photographed by Bill O

QUESTION: What will you remember most about last week More...

Religion

Obituaries

FAULSTICH, EILEEN, 75, a former Canarsien, died May 15, 2003 after a prolonged illness. More...

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...

Canarsie Community

Reformed Church

We are located at 1155 East 93rd Street (near Conklin Ave.). Our phone is 718-649-3759. Our pastor is Rev. Felix A. Busby. More...

Travel

Made In Missouri: Factory Tours Show Off Harleys

Associated Press Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) More...

Arts & Entertainment

Don’t Forget The Basics

Cookout Classics

Hamburgers are always a crowd-pleaser. Give the basic burger new life with some quick and easy additions like blue cheese and grilled red onion. For real barbecue taste, cook burgers over charcoal. More...

"Open Range" Is ‘Tip Of Hat’ To Classic Westerns

AP Entertainment Writer

Remember all those leathery drifters with bad intentions who wandered off the prairie to serve as target practice for townsmen like John Wayne and Gary Cooper? Here they are again, this time as the good guys. More...

Top 10 Movies

(Figures are for August 15-17)

1. "Freddy vs. Jason," $36.4 million. More...

Horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 20). A work mate or public official may be reluctant to reveal im-portant information or paperwork. Be patient and expect others to argue your case. More...

Little Old Canarsie

Little Old Canarsie

John Denton
Fishing Industry Was Our Pride

Canarsie was famous the country over for its boating and fishing, being the headquarters of the large shellfish industry of Jamaica Bay from which many thousands of dollars worth of sea food was handled annually, up until April 1st, 1920, when the Ci More...

Special Sections

Other News

The Morning After ...

The Manhattan skyline, as seen from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is scenic as always, but none of the buildings More...

Police Looking To Question Man

About June 11 Breukelen Robbery

Police are asking for the help of the public and have issued a "Wanted" poster as they try to find an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with an armed robbery near the Breukelen Houses complex on June 11. More...

Two Injured In Pre-Blackout Crash

Police from the 69th Precinct said the two drivers of the above cars were injured last Thursday as they collided at the intersection of Rockaway Parkway and Avenue M at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Community Guide

Family Health Fair Sunday

First MedCare, Inc., 8707 Flatlands Avenue, will hold a Health Fair on Sunday, August 24th from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Caribbean-American C of C Anniversary

Officials of the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.will hold their 18th Anniversary celebration on Wednesday, August 27th at 5:30 p.m. More...

Happy Campers

Learn how to set up a tent, sleep under the stars and take night hikes at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U, tomorrow, Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Neighborhood News

HAPPY BAT MITZVAH

To Andria. Congratulations on becoming a woman, you have grown up so fast and we are so proud of you. You are a Platinum Playa. More...

Medical

Sickle Cell Medication Helps Extend

The Lives Of Hospital Patients: Study

A medication that reduces severe attacks in patients with sickle cell anemia has been found to extend patients More...

Women's

Marie’s Legacy: The Future, Women And Science

(NAPSI)-Women scientists are coming to the profession in a myriad of ways, but the reasons for their love of science are essentially no different than those of their most well-known predecessor: Marie Curie. More...

What You Need To Know About Fish And Mercury

Louisiana Seafood Board

(NAPSI)-Health experts highly recommend eating fish and seafood: sources of lean, nutritious, quality protein. However, they disagree when it comes to fish and safe levels of mercury. More...

Beauty

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This Week's Attitude

This Week’s

AttitudeNew Yorkers Shined Brightly During Blackout

In the seconds immediately after the lights went out in the office last week, the staff of the Canar-sie Courier thought it was merely an internal problem. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor’s Desk...

Saluting New Yorkers

This week New York is virtually back to normal following the biggest blackout in our nation More...

View From the Middle

View From

The MiddleNo Comparison Here To Previous Blackout(s)

From my house on Rockaway Parkway near Avenue N we peered into the darkness, straining to see where the horrible, cranking noise was coming from. It was 1977 and we were experiencing the second blackout in the city in a dozen years. More...

Savvy Senior

Savvy Senior

YOU ASK THE SENIOR QUESTION
WE FIND THE SAVVY ANSWER
Dear Savvy Senior,

My mom is dealing with the ex-tremely difficult task of taking care of my dad who was diagnosed with Alzheimer More...

Direct Answers

DIRECT ANSWERS

Echo Works
A Brick Wall

Two years ago I divorced, and there is still a lot of hostility. More...

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