December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Borough Hall Hosts Annual Brooklyn Christmas Tree Lighting

The 40-foot-tall Christmas tree in Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza More...

Students Learn To Counter Hate In Annual ADL Trip To D.C.

I was a member of a group of ethnically and racially diverse Brooklyn students, including five from Canarsie High School, who recently joined scores of my peers from around the country in the nation's capitol to learn about the Holocaust and More...

Canarsie Olympic Boxer Sets His Sights On Pros

Canarsie boxer Sadam Ali, nicknamed "World Kid," who represented the U.S. at last summer's Beijing Olympic Games and won the National Golden Gloves twice, is back in training, following a break after his disappointing defeat last August. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Question: With the economy in such bad shape, how do you feel about New York's baseball teams spending millions on long-term contracts for just two pitchers? Will it help either team win a championship? Why or why not? More...

Letters to the Editor

Illegal Parking Plea

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to the mayor's office on Monday. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Things We Can Learn From A Not-Too-Wise Mother

Just a few weeks ago (December 4th issue) I ended my editorial diatribe on the subject of the foibles of NFL Giant Plaxico Burress and Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick by sarcastically suggesting a mother somewhere might be telling her so More...

Special Sections

Other News

Hundreds Attend 69th Pct. Community Council Holiday Party

Delicious food and good company was enjoyed by the hundreds who attended last Friday evening's annual 69th Precinct Community Council holiday party, held at the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club. More...

January Public Hearing Set For Controversial Medical Waste Site

It's been a year since controversy stirred community activists to oppose a medical waste transfer site proposed at 100-02 Farragut Road. More...

Tight Squeeze On Ralph Avenue

A local woman driving a the1999 4-door Hyundai sedan (above left) attempted to make a right turn onto Flatlands Avenue at the same time an 18-wheel truck was making the same maneuver from Ralph Avenue. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Gang Of Three Deal Was Like Sleazy Political Shakedown

In light of recent events, the term political corruption is rapidly becoming an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or army intelligence. Honest politician may also qualify. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Building A Safer And Stronger New York

In these difficult economic times, government has a responsibility to work even harder for you and ensure that the daily services it provides are as good as they possibly can be. More...

Guest Column

Drivers Not Paying Their Fair Share.

Says Who ?

Over the past two weeks, at least three separate plans to bailout the MTA have surfaced including tolling the city's East River Bridges and other plans to impose hundreds of dollars in new auto registration surcharges. More...

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