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Marine Park Residents Protest Huge Cell Phone Tower

Several days after a Marine Park Civic Association monthly meeting at which Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a guest speaker, dozens of angry Marine Park residents protested unsafe construction of a 14-foot tall cell phone tower on the roof of a local com More...

Ed. Council Member Blasts Parent Coordinators For Not Attending Meetings

A member of Community District 18 Education Council (CDEC), last week blasted parents in general and the district's parent coordinators on the low attendance at the monthly meeting. More...

IS 285 Students Raise Funds For Europe Trip

Imagine you're in junior high school and, with the help of fellow classmates, you raise enough money to visit the Eiffel Tower in France and to learn about a culture thousands of miles away from home for ten glorious days. More...

This Week's Attitude

School Reform Plan Leaves Some Subjects Behind

This Week's Attitude

The catchphrase "no child left behind" was a centerpiece of George W. Bush's first presidential campaign and subsequently provided the title for his ambitious education-reform bill soon after he took the oath of office in 2001. More...

View From the Middle

The Immigration Dilemma: Don't Forget About Compassion

View From The Middle

The announcement last Friday that the "compromise" immigration bill in the Senate - which was supposed to pass relatively easily - died a horrible death by a vote of 68-30, hit like a waiter tripping with a tray of champagne. More...

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Other News

Canarsie Park Renovation's Finally A Reality

For Canarsiens, any news about renovations at Canarsie Park is taken with a grain of salt because it has been discussed at various civic meetings for a long, long time. More...

Ex-Cop Is Shot In His Car By His Police Officer Wife: NYPD

A retired police officer was shot four times, allegedly by his estranged wife - also a police officer - as he sat in his car waiting for a traffic light on Van Siclen Avenue in East New York last Monday. More...

Ask The Learning Advisor

Q: My daughter is eight years old. Lately, she has been very disrespectful to me and others - at home and at school. She becomes angry when she doesn't get her way. I'm afraid she's going to get into trouble at school and her grades will suffer. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Winning The Battle For Our Children's Future

Building the best urban school system in the nation - right here in New York City - requires a special commitment from More...

Little Old Canarsie

Little Old Canarsie

Canarsie's Commercial Strip

In the early teens, before they used public schools for election voting, one of the places used for that purpose for lots of people in the lower section south of Avenue K was the barber shop building of Louis Catalnott, a well known barber of the day More...

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