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Polluting Boat Wrecks Being Removed From Jamaica Bay

Hundreds of sunken boats at the bottom of Jamaica Bay that leak hazardous, polluting chemicals into the waters off the southern coasts of Brooklyn and Queens are being removed in a clean-up effort spurred by Democratic Congressman Anthony We More...

New School Offers Different Kind of Education At Canarsie High School

In a small second floor wing of Canarsie High School a new learning community will open at the start of the new school year. More...

City Reminds Parents To Have Kids Vaccinated Before School Starts

As the first day of school approaches, the Health Department this week reminded parents to get their kids the required vaccinations. City public schools open September 2, leaving only three more weeks to get children to the doctor. More...

Sports

Rain Shortens Weekend Brooklyn League Cricket Action

Afternoon showers forced cancellation of Brooklyn Cricket League's Sunday games, but with five contests on Saturday, fans satisfied their weekend cricket cravings. More...

Sun Finally Shines On 69th Pct. Council Baseball League

After playing on the rain soaked fields for a few games, the players were back on dry land doing what they do best- play ball.The season is rapidly coming to an end with two weeks of play remaining. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Politicians: It's The Same All Over — Vacation Comes First!

As politicians met in the middle of summer to discuss some of the most urgent problems in the world — from how to handle Iraq now that it's (barely) possible that peace could be within reach, to what can be done with New York State's More...

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Report Shows Substantial Crime Drop In City Schools

City officials announced last week that New York's public schools had a substantial drop in major felony crime and violent crime citywide during the 2007-08 school year. More...

Four Arrested After Fight At Flatlands Ave. McDonald's

Two Canarsie men who were apparently angry because they were given the incorrect change at a neighborhood McDonald's Restaurant Thursday night decided to allegedly take out their anger on the two managers, two cash registers and the restaurant More...

Collision On Farragut Road

The drivers of the 2008 Honda SUV (front) and the 1996 Lincoln (rear) were both treated for non-life threatening injuries by Emergency Medical Service paramedics after they collided at the corner of East 96th Street and Farragut Road Tuesday e More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Question: With the airlines losing money due to higher oil prices, some have added fees for most items that used to be free, such as blankets, pillows and beverages. When you fly, will you pay for them or bring your own? Why or why not? More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Cheating Politicans Act On Arrogance Of Power

The fact that another high-profile politician lied about a tryst wasn't so much of a bombshell as the fact that it was exposed by a traditionally sleazy supermarket tabloid, which revealed fleeting, anonymous details months before exhausti More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Safer Schools Enhance Academic Performance

In just a few weeks, New York City's 1.1 million public school children - and nearly 80,000 teachers - will find themselves back in the classroom be-ginning a brand new academic year. More...

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