March 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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HUD Secretary Says "No Deal" To Starrett City Sale

Thousands of Starrett City tenants breathed a sigh of relief last Friday morning when they learned that the Secretary of Housing and Urban De-velopment rejected the proposed $1.3 billion sale of the nation's largest government-subsidized hou More...

CEC Meeting Reveals The Phasing Out Of Local Intermediate School

Community Education Council (CEC) District 18's March meeting held at P.S. 208 Monday night centered on the lack of information available to parents and the local councils. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Question: As crime in the community continues to drop, do you and your family feel safer on the streets and at home? why or why not? More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

GIs Who Sacrificed Most, Deserve The Best Care

This week the U.S. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Public Schools: Headed In The Right Direction

For the first time in a long time, our public schools are headed in the right direction. Test scores and graduation rates are up. The dropout rate is the lowest it has been since we started keeping track of it back in the 1980s. More...

Little Old Canarsie

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The Thriving - And Demise - Of Indian Creek

Around the early teens, on a lovely street that ran from Flatlands Avenue to Skidmore Lane, there were many families in residence. More...

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Other News

Breukelen Residents Protest Alleged "Brutality"

In a hastily-held press conference in front of the 69th Precinct station house last Thursday, City Councilman Charles Barron accused local police of being "totally out of control" when two Breukelen Houses residents balk-ed at being stopped More...

COUNSELING CORNER

Is Test Anxiety Affecting Your Child?

Test anxiety can be a problem for even very good students. It's the name given the poor performance in testing situations that results from the student seeming to mentally freeze up, despite having really studied the subject matter. More...

Commemorating Black History At P.S. 268

The Annual Black History Month Extravaganza at Public School 268 got off without a hitch last week. Many people came and celebrated their heritage and culture. More...

Sports

83-69 Playoff Loss To Neighborhood Rivals Ends Vikings Hoop Dreams

It what has developed into a heated rivalry over the years, the twelfth-seeded South Shore High School boys' varsity basketball team faced fifth-seeded Canarsie High School in the second round of the PSAL playoffs on Tuesday on the road. More...

HES Handball Tournament

The Albert Oliver Memorial Handball Tournament was played at the Hebrew Educational Society on Sunday to honor Albert Oliver (1912-2003), a well-respected man who dedicated his life to helping others. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Starrett Residents Shouldn't Breathe TOO Easy

Residents of Starrett City were seen smiling and figuratively patting some of their government representatives on the back last week as the sale of the enormous housing complex to the east of Canarsie was turned down when the chief of Hous More...

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