June 5, 2008 RSS feed / Other News

Pedaling Principal Fulfills Pledge To Pupils For 9th Straight Year

Just as the annual commuter race - to determine which mode of transportation (subway, car or bicycle) is the fastest during rush hour - was underway in north Brooklyn last Thursday morning, Public School 115 initiated its annual spring bik More...

Cruisin' Along The Bay

Last Sunday afternoon was perfect for cruising on Jamaica Bay. Nature enthusiasts from all over New York joined the American Littoral Society for a three-hour tour of the bay and salt marsh areas, home to various wildlife. More...

For Safety, New Yorkers Are Urged To Check Smoke Alarms

As the father of two daughters, I know how much parents worry about the safety of their children. Sometimes it's all we can think about. Many of the terrible scenarios that flood our imaginations are things completely out of our control. More...

Agreement Reached To Keep Starrett City Affordable

A collective sigh of relief swelled into a roar of approval and applause from the crowd gathered in Starrett City on Monday as Senator Charles Schumer and Governor David Paterson announced that the bidding process to sell the 140-acre housin More...

Two Would-Be Thieves Start Robbery - But Change Their Minds

Police from the 69th Precinct reported that two armed men tried to hold up the La Tranquilite & L'Impressioniste Restaurant at 9117 Avenue L at gunpoint just before closing time on Saturday, May 31 and then abruptly decided not to complete th More...

Brooklyn Will Celebrate Carib-American Heritage

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Special Assistant to the Borough President Yvonne Graham joined elected officials, songwriter Irving Burgie ("The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" and "Jamaica Farewell") and leaders of the Caribbean-Ame More...

Health Officials Hope Higher Tax Prompts Smokers To Quit

State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard F. Daines and City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden today jointly urged New Yorkers to quit smoking rather than pay an extra $1.25 per pack in state cigarette tax that takes effect today. More...

FUBA Celebrates Its Anniversary With A Banquet

Local dignitaries joined with community residents last weekend to help the Friends United Block Association (FUBA) celebrate its anniversary. More...

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