November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Legislators Address Economic Issues At Civic Meeting

With the economy continuing its downward spiral, two local elected of-ficials spoke to residents at last week's United Canarsie South Civic Association meeting about surviving in difficult times. More...

P.S./I.S. 66 Students Get A Lesson In Workings Of Democracy

While millions of Americans voted two weeks ago during this historic election, students at PS/IS 66 also engaged in the electoral process. More...

At Ten, P.S. 279 Student Learns That Honesty Pays Off

In most cases students are singled out as Student of the Month for academic achievement, being helpful to a teacher or helping a peer. More...

Sports

HES Hosts Action-Packed, Exciting Handball Tourney

This past Sunday, the Hebrew Educational Society on Seaview Avenue opened its doors to host a handball tournament. Organized by the U.S. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Plastic Bag Pay Plan Is Too Much Bullet To Bite

The award-winning 1968 movie "The Graduate" features a memorable scene when a family friend approaches protagonist Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman in his breakthrough role), a recent university graduate, and asks him about his future pla More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

How Mainstream Media Fell Down On The Job

Now that the election is over, I can express my disappointment at what used to be called one of the better professions — Journalism. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Tournament Raises Funds For CHS JV Hoops

Several Brooklyn auto clubs came together Saturday to raise money for the Canarsie High School Junior Varsity Boys basketball team. More...

Rash Of Robberies Hit Local Service Stations: Police

Police from the 69th Precinct and the Brooklyn Robbery Task Force are looking for two men responsible for a recent series of holdups at local auto service stations. More...

Informed Voices Meeting Serves Up Early Holiday Spirit

Plenty of free food, information and entertainment were enjoyed by hundreds of community leaders and residents at the Informed Voices Civic Association's annual holiday party on Monday. More...

Letters/Opinion

Letters To the Editor

Canarsie Book Lover Dear Editor: I received "Brooklyn's Last Village, Canarsie on Jamaica Bay" by Brian Merlis. More...

What's Your Opinion?

Question: Due to projected future budget gaps, among the ways mayor bloomberg has proposed to raise money is to make consumers pay a nickel or more for every plastic bag they get in retail stores with the money to be used by the Sanitation D More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Making Tough Choices To Protect Vital Services

Let's talk about what the ongoing financial crisis means for your city government. Because our economy is stalling and our tax revenues are fall-ing, we've had to make some tough choices. They probably won't be pop-ular with everyone. More...

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