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REMEMBERING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. More...

Local Tax Preparer Cops Plea In Million Dollar Tax Fraud

A tax preparation specialist who was indicted in 2006 for bilking the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) out of nearly a million dollars in fraudulent claims, this week pleaded guilty to federal charges and was told he would face as much as five More...

Spring Groundbreaking For Marine Park Senior Center

Several local elected officials, whose districts encompass Marine Park, announced last week that a contract has been awarded for the construction of the community's long-anticipated senior center, which could open by the fall of 2009. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Successful Paving And Pothole Repair Improves Our Streets

There are so many things that make this such a wonderful time of year in our city, but I'm sure we all agree that one thing definitely doesn't make the list: potholes. More...

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Other News

All-Hands Fire Hits Ave. K Home

More than 60 firefighters responded to a fire that erupted in the basement area of a three-story home at 9020 Avenue K Sunday afternoon. According to FDNY spokesman Firefighter Tim Heaton, there were no injuries in the blaze. More...

Barron Leads Protests Of Proposed Medical Waste Transfer Site

Chanting, "We Say No!" City Councilman Charles Barron, several civic leaders and local residents, protested Tuesday in front of a proposed medical waste transfer site at East 100th Street and Farragut Road. More...

Youngsters Warm Up To HES Winter Festival

Hundreds of children and their parents packed the Hebrew Educational Society's East 95th Street building last Sunday afternoon for the HES Childrens Winter Festival. More...

Sports

Three Straight Wins Give Lady Vikings 11-1 Record

The South Shore High School girl's varsity basketball team survived scoring droughts in the second and third quarters, but had a strong fourth period comeback to upend Francis Lewis, 52-46, at home on Monday to improve its league-best record More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Britney's Downfall Is No Longer A Laughing Matter

I actually made an earnest vow (to myself) to never write another column about Britney Spears or insignificant celebrity gossip. (But some promises - like New Year's resolutions - are made to be broken. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Deadbeat FBI Spies Lose Wiretaps; What's Next?

Did you read the report last week where the FBI was ordered to discontinue the use of certain eavesdropping surveillance operations recently? More...

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