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Firefighters Hold Memorial Service For Fallen Comrades

It was ten years ago last Thursday that the "deadliest day for city firefighters in 20 years" took place when three firemen from the Canarsie fire station died trying to save the life of an elderly woman in a fire in the Vandalia Houses near More...

Deep Freeze Hits After Two Storms Slam City

The same quick-moving storm that unexpectedly swept through Las Vegas early last week, leaving a record-breaking snowfall in its wake, slammed the metropolitan area last Friday, dumping several inches of snow, combined with a wintry mix of s More...

41st Dem Club Toy Drive Is Number One For 3rd Straight Year

The biggest concern for this year's Community First Toy Drive at the 41st A.D. Democrats Club was how it would ever be able to surpass last year's record total of 3,771 toys. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

"It's A Wonderful Life" Is Relevant For These Hard Times

There are two movies I rarely fail to watch this time of year — "A Christmas Carol" (the 1952 version with Alastair Sim, my favorite portrayal of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge) and Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life," a timeless, feel-g More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Helping New Yorkers Avoid Foreclosure

Unfortunately, the number of New Yorkers facing home foreclosures - while thankfully not nearly as great as in some other parts of the nation - is on the rise. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Boro Chanukah Celebration Held Indoors Due To Frigid Temps

The annual ceremony to usher in Chanukah at Borough Hall Plaza, which is traditionally held outdoors for the lighting of a 29-foot menorah in front of the Supreme Court Building, was forced indoors Monday evening because the weather outside wa More...

Holiday Wishes From Your Borough President

Dear Brooklynites, Jewish tradition teaches that "the eyes are composed of two parts, the light and dark, but you only see out of the dark." Chanukah reminds us that throughout Jewish history we have found hope in the midst of hor More...

Cops Probe Shootings Near 2 Projects

Police last week had to contend with trying to solve two shootings, one in the middle of the week and another as the weekend started and both near separate housing projects. Neither of the victim's names was released. More...

Letters/Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Remember Three Of Canarsie's Bravest

Dear Editor: Since acts of heroism are so rarely witnessed in Canarsie, and historic references are needed, I am writing in concern for the day back in December 19th, 1998, when three FDNY firemen from Ladder 170 in Canarsie were kill More...

What's Your Opinion?

Question: Do you think Caroline kennedy should be apppointed to fill the remaining term of Sen. Hillary Clinton's about-to-be vacated seat? Why or why not? More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

A Reminiscent Walk Along The Holiday Path

Memory plays such an important part of the holiday season. More...

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