November 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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City Students Make Gains On "National Report Card"

The New York City Department of Education announced last week that public school students made impressive gains on the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests, with particularly significant progress achieved by 4th grader More...

I.S. 211 Holds Feast & Memorial For Student

What could have been a somber event was transformed into a beautiful celebration when the John Wilson Intermediate School 211 community and a few special guests participated in a salute to 12-year-old Omar Rivera, a student who succumbed to th More...

Chiefs Top Knights 8-2 For Spot In PSAL Semifinals

Third-seeded Canarsie High School varsity football team's offense has garnered the majority of praise for its success this season. More...

Neighborhood News

Michael Robert's First Picture

Here he is in one of the first photographs taken shortly after he was born on November 12th. It's Michael Robert, son of Toni Rosa and Jason Blynn and grandson of Catherine and Michael Rosa of Georgetown. Grandma Catherine is the More...

Congratulations to Catherine and Michael on becoming proud and happy grandparents to Michael Robert, who arrived a month early, November 12th, in Las Vegas. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Canarsie Courier production department More...

Beep Gives The bird - For The Holidays

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz kicked off the holiday season on Monday by distributing a thousand turkeys and six tons of trimmings that will provide Thanksgiving meals for needy Brooklynites across the borough. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Thieves In Minivan Accost, Rob Three Victims Of Purses

In two separate incidents - five minutes and just a few blocks apart - three thieves in a minivan accosted three young women and robbed them of their pocketbooks at gunpoint, police said. More...

City Council Pols Unveil New System To Help Residents

Last week at City Hall we unveiled CouncilStat, a new system that promises to dramatically improve our ability to deliver constituent services and our approach to making policy. More...

County Court Opens Part For Small Dwelling Litigation

State Assemblywoman and Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee Helene Weinstein, Assemblyman Alan Maisel, joined Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau and New York City Civil Court Administrative Judge Fern Fisher and Department of Housing Pr More...

Letters/Opinion

Question of the Week

Question: A Brooklyn city councilman wants to eliminate the city's pigeon population. He plans to begin by fining New Yorkers for feeding pigeons and to create a "pigeon czar" to be held accountable for all pigeon-related complaints. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Getting A Holiday Horn Of Plenty Off My Chest

Every once in a while I can't decide on a specific topic for this space. Sometimes there are a bunch of things I want to write about, but not enough to fill an entire column. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Helping More Schools Make The Grade

Many public schools are holding parent-teachers conferences between November 13th and November 19th. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Don't Tell Me Elected Officials Aren't Their Own Worst Enemies

How can we NOT be amused - or at least be mused - when we see the antics of our elected representatives…especially lately? More...

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