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Program Makes It Easier To Phone About Trouble At Home

By Matt Chaban Taped to the front of New York State Assemblyman Alan Maisel's office at 2424 Ralph Avenue in Mill Basin is a piece of printer paper em-blazoned with a cell phone caricature and text that requests community residents to donate di More...

Former Canarsien's Crime Novels Filled With Familiar Sights

By Dara Mormile Charlie Stella's success as a writer is proof that growing up in Canarsie can inspire ideas for a novel. More...

Sun Rises On Second Decade For Sunrise Center

When you think about it, 1996 was a pretty good year. Not only were the New York Yankees doing well, but Canarsie became the home of the Sunrise Adult Day Health Care Center at 9517 Avenue J. More...

Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to father-to-be John Aurisano, who will celebrate on August 19. Have a great day! Get all your sleep NOW because when March comes around you'll be getting a lot less! Love ya, Catherine, Mike and Toni. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Five Years Later Isn't Too Soon To See "World Trade Center"

From this day forward, any questions about whether it is too soon for a film about 9/11 or is America ready for such dramatizations, should be banned from the media and casual conversations. More...

Little Old Canarsie

Little Old Canarsie

Construction Here In The 1920s

Just after the first World War, which ended in 1918, a great building boom started here. All over Canarsie, new homes sprang up, constructed by various builders. More...

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Friday Eve Bike Tour Is Historical & Healthful

Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? More...

Ask The Learning Advisor

Q: Can you offer any suggestions on shopping with teenagers? I have two teenage daughters and it's time to shop for school clothes. I am dreading this event and would appreciate any ideas you may have on how we can all survive this. More...

Group Suggests Updating Kids' Medical Forms Before School Starts

Yes, it's already that time: Time to start preparing for back-to-school. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Question: Do you agree with the Fire Department lowering its hiring requirements so it will be able to recruit more minorities? Why?

"You should at least have a high school diploma. You can't just walk in off the street and put out a fire. How are you going to fill out a report? Any job you go to has requirements. And color should never be an issue for any job." More...

Arts & Entertainment

Master Choreographer's Ballet "Jewels" To Be Presened On PBS

Master choreographer George Balanchine created many gems, but only one "Jewels." As sparkling, seductive and finely crafted as anything by Faberge or Van Cleef & Arpels, the 1967 work, set to music by Faur, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, remains a multi More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Our Battle Against The Scourge Of Illegal Guns

This year, our administration has launched an all-out battle against illegal guns. Even as we have driven crime down to a 40-year low, illegal guns remain a scourge on our streets; last year, they were used to kill more than 300 New Yorkers. More...

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