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Process Begins For Community Education Council May Elections

Schools Chancellor Joel L. Klein last week launched the 2009 Citywide and Community Education Council Elections. The Department of Education (DOE) changed the biennial election process this year based on feedback from parent leaders. More...

MTA Chief Defends Projected Fare Hikes

Guest Column

At recent public hearings held across the city, I heard strong objections from hundreds of MTA customers about the fare and toll increase and service cuts the MTA has been forced to propose. You may be surprised by my reaction: I agree with you. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: Under a bill proposed in the City Council, if business owners decided to replace current metal security gates, they would have to be see-through ones that can't be easily targeted by graffiti vandals and allow cops and firefighters see in More...

"Degrading Fiasco"

Dear Editor: What an outrage! What a disgrace! Indeed, the swearing in of Barack Obama was a day that will forever be marked in history. Our school had celebrations and special programs for the youngsters. More...

From The Mayor...

FROM THE MAYOR'S DESK ...

Helping New Yorkers Save During Tax Season

It's tax season - and for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, that means that it's time to reclaim money that you've already worked hard for: Your Earned Income Tax Credits. More...

Special Sections

Other News

The Significance Of Black History Month

"If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated." Dr. More...

Attackers Leave Youth In Coma After Fight On Williams Avenue

A 15-year-old boy on his way home from school last Friday, became involved in an argument with two other youths who smashed his head with a six-by-three foot wooden pallet rack police said. More...

Police Update Civic Group On Boy's Hit-Run Death

At its monthly meeting last week, the United Canarsie South Civic Association (UCSCA) focused the discussion on a deadly hit-and-run accident that recently occurred at East 95th Street and Seaview Avenue. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Impatient Naysayers Cut Short Obama's Honeymoon

Newly elected presidents are traditionally granted a one-hundred-day honeymoon when they take office before they're scrutinized and evaluated. But, for some reason, Barack Obama barely got 100 minutes before adversaries began pecking away at him! More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

It's Just A Matter Of Having CONFIDENCE

I'm afraid President Barack Obama has a problem. Oh, he's got a bunch of problems, but frankly, this is one that was entirely unexpected. It's called a confidence problem. More...

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