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Local Fifth Grader's Letter To President Is A Winner!

One local fifth grader was the only Brooklyn student to be declared a winner in a Presidential letter writing contest, sponsored by Scholastic, a national educational resource for educators and students. More...

Sampson Proposes Sweeping Anti-Gun Reforms At Community Forum

After a wave of shootings in East New York in late February, State Senator John Sampson, whose district encompasses that community, as well as parts of Canarsie, held an emergency community forum Monday evening to announce his intention to introduc More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: What do you think would have been practical options for the MTA to close its huge budget gap other than the steep transit fare hikes and service cuts that it announced last week? More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

Helping Homeowners, Small Businesses And Freelancers Save In Tough Times

If there's any silver lining to a bad economy it's that it compels us to do even more to encourage innovation, generate savings, and avoid waste. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Mayor Attends Mill Basin Civic's 80th Installation Dinner

In every community, there are civic groups that make a difference in the lives of the people it services. The Mill Basin Civic Association has shaped the present and the future of the Mill Basin community since 1929. More...

Smoky Factory Fire On Ralph Avenue

Firefighters from Battalion 58, Engine 257 and Ladder 170 answered an emergency call on Wednesday, March 25 to blaze at factory at 1470 Ralph Avenue. More...

Gunman Yells, "@#$%^&*," Before Shooting Local Man In Leg

Three men who were walking on Flatlands Avenue early Saturday were chased by a man who pulled a gun from his belt, yelled a Jamaican curse word and started shooting at them, striking one in the leg. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Rocky Drug Laws Undergo Long-Overdue Changes

As the United States closely monitors the drug cartel wars south of the border in Mexico and President Barrack Obama addressed the legalization of marijuana (he opposes it) in an unprecedented Internet Town Hall meeting last week, New York State's More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Finally — Drug Laws That Show Some Sense

What a waste! Literally thousands of lives have been ruined in the 36 years since Governor Nelson Rockefeller pushed through legislation that established what were to become the most severe anti-drug laws in the country. More...

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