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Jamaica Bay Marshland Disappearing: Researchers

Just like glaciers and waterways and meadowlands and trees that were once taken for granted, too many signs of a once-burgeoning Jamaica Bay are now disappearing, leaving the areas along its shore more barren every day. More...

New School Year Can Mean Scheduling Anxiety For Parents

By ANGIE WAGNER For The Associated Press Shannon Conner keeps a 2-foot-by-3-foot calendar on the wall and also carries a Palm, just to make sure she knows which of her six kids belongs at which activity. More...

Here's How Our Community Rates In Health Care

Editor's note: In a report released this week, SUNY Downstate Medical Center listed a variety of differences among the diverse communities, statistically rating many of our health care problems. More...

Sports

Brooklyn Dodger Legend Jackie Robinson Honored At KeySpan Park Ceremony

By Neil S. Friedman The Brooklyn Cyclones hosted Jackie Robinson Day before Sunday's game to honor major league baseball's first African-American player, who made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers sixty years ago. More...

Guyana Wins One-Run Thriller In Caribbean Cup Match

By Marcus Bethel Guyana VS Jamaica Guyana pulled off an absolute thriller to beat Jamaica by one run in the third round of the Ed Ahmad Caribbean Cup Twenty20 cricket com-petition at Floyd Bennett Field last Saturday. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

It's The Music That Makes Summer Of '67 Unforgettable

Depending on your age, your point of view or where you were - and how much you recollect - the Summer of Love in 1967 was the best of times and the worst of times. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Now That I'm Rich, I Can Throw Caution To The Wind!

I'm rich! I'm soooo rich! I was thinking about running to Aqueduct or Las Vegas or Atlantic City or to a place with an exotic, Native American name in the far reaches of Connecticut and placing a bet, but I don't have to do that. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Precinct Crime Stats Are Among Lowest Citywide

While the city in general is boasting of statistics released this month that show crime is down from last year by a healthy 6.74 percent, stats for the 69th Precinct, which covers Canarsie, shows a drop in general crime to a whopping 17 perc More...

L-Line Report Cards To Be Handed Out Here Tomorrow

New York City Transit staff members will distribute Rider Report Cards to L train commuters at the Rockaway Parkway station during tomorrow morning's rush hour - between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. More...

A Close Encounter With Phil Rizzuto

By Neil S. Friedman As the YES Network celebrated the life of Yankee shortstop and broadcaster Phil Rizzuto, who died Monday night at age 89, throughout Tuesday night's game, I recalled meeting "The Scooter" thirty years ago. More...

Letters/Opinion

question: What is your reaction to Barry Bonds being the new major league baseball home run king?

"Maybe Bonds was using steroids - and maybe he wasn't. We don't know. But that's the question we need answered. If he did use steroids, then he shouldn't be the home run king." - William Gagliardo, Mill Basin More...

Political Pier Pressure

Editor's note: The following letter is reprinted to keep our readers informed about a proposal for Canarsie Pier. More...

"Fabricated" Pier Facts Editor:

I was shocked that the Canarsie Courier failed to report on State Senator Carl Kruger's tirade at the Canarsie Pier access meeting. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

CFLs: Save Money & Energy And Help Save Our Planet

Global warming is a huge problem. In fact, it's so big that people can sometimes feel helpless in the face of it. But in reality, there is a lot that we all can do in our daily lives to help protect our environment from climate change. More...

Little Old Canarsie

Music Made An Impression In Our Little Old Community

Before radio and T.V., many families either had a phonograph machine for records or, if they could afford it, would have a player-piano with music rolls for entertainment. More...

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