January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

ARMED ROBBERY NEAR LOCAL SCHOOL

In a brazen, daylight robbery, an armed thief climbed into the back of a delivery truck that had been in the process of collecting receipts from groceries and bodegas on Flatlands Avenue and robbed the driver, police said. More...

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Autograph Collector With Foresight Comes Up With A Winner

It's not the rarest item in his collection — nor is it one of those "finds" that, years from now, might go for thousands of dollars on the auction block, but the letter Canarsie autograph collector Lou Schlamowitz recently remembered he' More...

Maisel Says State Expands Heating Aid For NY's Neediest Families

Brooklyn Assemblyman Alan Maisel announced that New York State is expanding its Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to help additional households meet their home heating needs this winter due to an increase in federal aid. More...

City Council Funding Saves BayView Program For Youths

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others this week announced a plan to ensure continuity of services at 25 NYCHA community centers, including the Sesame Flyers youth program at 5955 Shore Parkway in the BayView Houses, utilizing $12.25 million in fu More...

Letters/Opinion

Letters to the Editor

What The Courier Means To Me Dear Editor:

I moved to Canarsie 34 years ago, not knowing much about the area, except for the convenient schools, transportation and shopping. I walked around the area feeling lost, not knowing a soul. Everyone was a stranger to me. More...

What's Your Opinion?

Question: Have you planned anything special for the inauguration Tuesday, like watching with family and friends, attending a local Inauguration party, or will you just catch up with events on the evening news? More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Inauguration: Welcoming The Winds Of Change

Just five days from now we will have a new President. More...

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. More...

Important Dates in the Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1929 - Born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15 to Alberta Williams King and Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. 1935-1944 - Dr. King attended and finished his early education at David T. More...

Scores Protest Planned Medical Waste Facility At Public Hearing

An overflow crowd of frustrated community residents gathered at Remsen Heights Jewish Center Tuesday night to demonstrate their hostility about the proposed medical waste transfer site at East 100th Street and Farragut Road that was first an More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Abysmal Legacy Of George Bush Will Not Soon Be Forgotten

The presidency of George W. Bush reminds me of the adage about the month of March. It came in like a lion - in an uproar of two elections tainted by voting controversies and con More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Repairing Potholed Roads During The Winter Season

At this time of year, as the temperature hovers around the freezing mark, the constant icing and thawing of moisture takes its toll on our roads, making them even more susceptible to breaks in the pavement. I'm talking about potholes. More...

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