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I.S. 66 Student Earns Top Honor In Writing Contest

You can't blame 14-year-old Tremel Miller if he feels like a champion these days. That's because the P.S./I.S. 66 seventh grader IS a champ, after recently being named one of the winners of the "Be A Champion" essay-writing contest. More...

Budding Young Canarsie Artist Has First Exhibit

Writers get book signings and readings. Dancers get recitals. And artists get exhibits — even the littlest ones. More...

Starrett City Club Boxer Wins Title In Garden Pro Debut

In twenty-nine bouts as a professional, Dmitry Salita, a welterweight boxer out of Starrett City Boxing Club, had never lost. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Guidelines Needed For Deceitful Rent-To-Own Industry

Tens of thousands, probably millions, of Americans went shopping hours before dawn last Friday, seeking bargain-basement sales to begin the holiday gift-buying season. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Protecting New Yorkers In Cold Winter Months

Let's talk about something that hits close to home for many New Yorkers: the cost of home heating oil. More...

Guest Column

Guest Column

Helping Struggling Senior Citizens Face Rising Costs

The holiday season is a time for friends and family to gather in celebration and reflect in gratitude. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Precinct Issues Warnings For Shoppers During Holiday Season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, officials with the 69th Precinct encourage the community to get involved and take part in the various activities this month. More...

"Disturbed" Son Arrested In Murder Of His Father

Police last week arrested an emotionally disturbed man who allegedly stabbed his 79-year-old father to death on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Fire Routs Flatlands Ave. Family From Their Home

One firefighter was slightly injured and a family was left homeless last Friday afternoon when a fire gutted their Flatlands Avenue home, authorities said. More...

Letters/Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Attention, Local Pols

Dear Editor: Years ago, the "Gas Company" (then Brooklyn Union and since KeySpan, and now National Grid) installed gas meters that didn't require access to the premises to read the gas meter. More...

What's Your Opinion?

Question: A mall in Staten Island recently began posting mug shots of shoplifters convicted of stealing from shopping center businesses on video terminals through the shopping center. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Some Shining Examples To Show To Our Children

If you look in Webster's New World Dictionary you'll find the definition of the word "idiot" as "an ignorant person; an adult mentally inferior to a child of three; a very foolish or stupid person." Or, if you look up "idiocy," you'll fin More...

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