May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Other News

New Precinct Commander

Captain Miltiadis Mamara has taken over command of the 69th Precinct, replacing Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte. More...

P.S. 272 Administrators, Teachers Celebrate School's 50th Anniversary

Appropriately, the old song "Seems Like Old Times" was playing on the loudspeaker on a Saturday afternoon last month at P.S. More...

State Legislation Will Improve Quality Of Life For The Disabled

Assemblyman Alan Maisel (D-59th AD) announced that in recognition of Disabilities Awareness Day, the Assembly passed a package of bills to provide additional help for people with disabilities. More...

Teen Writing Contest Announced

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz invites Brooklynites ages 14-19 to submit stories, poems, essays, spoken word and raps for the 3rd annual "Lit Match" teen writing contest, which is part of the Young Readers and Writers Program of th More...

Emily And Jacob Are Again Top Baby Names

Emily again topped the list of most popular baby girl names in the U.S. last year, registering as No. 1 for the 12th straight time, while Jacob led among names for boys for the ninth year in a row. More...

Data Shows Rise In Teen Alcohol Fatalities During Prom Season

As the school year winds down, many students look forward to their proms and graduations. But, these celebrations can turn deadly quickly. More...

High-Tech "Sky Watch" Facility Overlooks E. 81st & Flatlands

Addressing a problem of increased crime in the vicinity of Flatlands Ave-nue and East 81st Street, the 69th Pre-cinct has installed a new booth tower facility there. More...

Polish Holocaust Savior Featured In Courier Dies

A 98-year-old woman, who has been called one of the great heroines of World War II for smuggling thousands of Jewish children to safety, died this week in her native Poland. More...

McDonald's On Parkway Robbed

Three masked men entered the McDonald's Restaurant at the corner of Rockaway Parkway and Conklin Avenue early Tuesday and, displaying a silver handgun, took cash from the cash register and a wallet from a customer, police said. More...

New Law Protects Children From Internet Sex Predators

Governor David Paterson was joined today by Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and several state legislators as he signed legislation designed to protect children who access social networking sites from convicted sex offenders. More...

Brookdale Nurses Honored

The nursing staff of Brookdale Hospital was honored last Friday at a special Nurses Week reception, where they were given a State Senate Proclamation for their "exceptional service" to the city and state. More...

Pet Of The Week

With her shiny big eyes, sweet disposition and soft purring, Annie Jean is everything you would want in a cat. This one-year-old Domestic Shorthair mix waits and wonders when you will come and get her. More...

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