November 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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New Legislation To Require Recycling Of Plastic Bags

Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. and other Council Members on Monday announced new legislation that would require the recycling of plastic bags at stores throughout New York City. More...

Noose Incidents Prompt Change In N.Y. State Law

Following a rash of cases involving nooses, including one received by the principal of Canarsie High School on October 22, the New York State Senate Majority passed legislation last week to make it a felony to etch, paint, draw or otherwise pl More...

Precinct Commander Warns Of "Deception Burglaries"

Due to a series of recent "deception burglaries," community residents, especially the elderly, are being advised by 69th Precinct officials to be vigilant of strangers who come to their home pretending to be someone they're not and subsequentl More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Question: The union that represents most New York City policemen, the patrolmen's Benevolent Association, is challenging in the court the city's policy that requires officers to take a breathalyzer test for alcohol when they are involved in More...

Sports

Viking Defense Sparks 16-14 Victory Over Lincoln

South Shore High School's varsity football team has struggled offensively all season, including two consecutive shutouts, and their inability to put up points on the scoreboard continued against Lincoln High School last Friday afternoon. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Innovative Teacher Pact Will Help High Needs Schools

We all recognize that teachers have one of the most important jobs in our city. And the teachers in the schools that help students succeed deserve a bonus. Well, now bonuses are just what we'll provide for many of them. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Ave. L Merchants Serve Awards At Annual Dinner

An elegant dinner wasn't the only thing on the menu at the Ambiance Restaurant last Thursday evening when politicians, community leaders and business owners attended the annual Avenue L Merchants Association Award Gala. More...

An Important Reminder...

It's time to FALL BACK and switch from Daylight Savings to Eastern Standard Time this weekend. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour this Sunday morning. Two a.m. is the traditional time when most clocks are changed. More...

Battling Basement Blaze

Bewildered home owner, holding his nine-month-old baby girl, walks past firefighters dispatched to put out a blaze in the basement of his East 78th Street home on October 24. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Despite Critics, Copycat Incidents Should Be Reported

Cr ime novels, movies and one-hour television drama sometimes make the most of copycat crimes as subject matter for plots. But before the final act, the copycat culprit is usually exposed as an antisocial psycho craving attention. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Taxes On Cigarettes Continue To Go Up In Smoke

I used to smoke. It's been eleven years since I took that sweet, sweet puff on my last, ever-coveted white cheroot (thank you, Mr. Kipling) and pitched it into the nearest sewer. More...

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