August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN JULY SHOOTING

Detectives from the 69th Precinct have arrested a suspect in the brutal shooting of a Canarsie man on East 85th Street after an argument on July 9. More...

Top Stories

Parents Help Schools Get Free Musical Instruments

Educators have long sung the praises of music programs, whether it has been for the academic and creative skills they can foster, or the confidence it builds in children. More...

Night Out Against Crime Marks 25th Year

By Dara Mormile While nieghborhoods across the country came together on Tuesday, August 5 to celebrate the 25th Annual Night Out Against Crime, two local precincts also took to the streets to prove that communities can join together for More...

Letters/Opinion

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Question: Governor Paterson said last week that New York State faces a $6.4 billion deficit next year because of a "devastating" drop in revenue and called for wide spending cuts. More...

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Missive On McCain Dear Editor:

John McCain has repeatedly and strongly argued against timelines for troop withdrawal from Iraq. More...

Sports

Travel Treat, Led By Richards, Beats Panthers At Marine Park

By Marcus Bethel Barbados national cricketer, Dale Richards, scored his third century for the season to ensure his team, Travel Treat, beat Panthers by six wickets at Marine Park, A, in Brooklyn on Sunday. More...

69th Pct. Council Baseball League Showcases Its All-Stars

By Roxanne Persaud This past week the 69th Precinct Community Council baseball ended with two exciting All-Star games played at Canarsie Park last Thursday. All-Star players were selected by their coaches and managers. More...

View From the Middle

Two Events Show Our Togetherness As A Community

We had two wonderful, traditional happenings this week that, at worst, broke the monotony of the hot summer and got us together with friends, acquaintances and neighbors with some positive outcomes and, at best, put us in a "fight crime" frame More...

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Other News

Amateurs Perform At Open Mic Night On Canarsie Pier

By Aisha Al-Muslim A crowd of more than 200 gathered for the Canarsie Pier Open Mic Night last Thursday to groove to the sounds of a variety of music and snap their fingers to deeply moving poetry. More...

Cops Nab Teen Carjack Suspects After Standoff

With guns drawn and Emergency Service Unit (ESU) armored vehicles surrounding the neighborhood, police arrested two suspects in an alleged carjacking Tuesday afternoon after the pair invaded a private home on East 99th Street near Avenue J. More...

Another Local Tax Preparer Indicted For False Claims

A man who operated tax preparation businesses at two locations in Canarsie was indicted in Brooklyn federal court last month and charged with engaging in fraudulent returns, allegedly for the benefit of his clients. More...

Neighborhood News

DOE To Host 'Back To School' Event

With the new school year just around the corner, the Department of Education (DOE) will host the "Family Back to School Kickoff" on Saturday, August 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Central Park's East Meadow, in Manhattan. More...

This Week's Attitude

Digital Technology Is Changing The Way We Read

I recently rode the subway into Manhattan. I rarely go to the "city" (as some outer borough folks refer to Manhattan) these days, unless it's absolutely necessary. More...

From The Mayor...

Government Efficiency Will Make Each Dollar Count

With the economy stalling and tax revenues falling, state leaders from California to Maryland to our own capital of Albany recognize that they need to do more with less. Here at City Hall, we preach that wisdom - and practice it, too. More...

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