April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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DEC Suspends Medical Waste Transfer Application

The New York City Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) last week officially suspended the application for the controversial medical waste transfer site proposed at East 100th Street and Farragut Road. More...

Gillibrand, Towns Tour Brooklyn Senior Centers

New York's Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns last week visited Brooklyn seniors, including those at the Vandalia Senior Center in Starrett City, to talk about issues affecting seniors and the aging. More...

BP, Italy's Consul General Announce Fund For Quake Victims

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was joined at Borough Hall last week by Francesco Maria Taló, Consul General of Italy in New York, members of the Italian-American community and elected officials to announce the creation of a fund More...

Letters/Opinion

Pol Appreciates Constituents' Budget Input

To the Editor: Crafting this year's state budget was extremely difficult because we found ourselves with a $17.7 billion budget gap - the largest ever in state history. More...

Reminder To Safeguard Your Identity

Dear Edtor: One of the most prevalent crimes in America today is Identity Theft. One of the most flagrant enablers of Identity Theft is Medicare. Medicare uses Social Security numbers for identification. More...

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: DO YOU AGREE WITH MAYOR BLOOMBERG'S PROPOSED REDUCTION OF CITY EMPLOYEES SINCE THE MUNICIPAL UNIONS, THUS FAR, HAVE REFUSED TO MAKE ANY CONCESSIONS OF BENEFITS IN THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES, OR SHOULD HE FIND OTHER MEANS, SUCH AS HIGHER T More...

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Other News

Historian Picks Up P.S. 114 Oddity At Auction

Ira Kluger, co-president of the Canarsie Historical Society, has nothing but praise to give to the Internet's auction house ebay. And why not? More...

Woman Fatally Shot As She Stabs Police Officer

A 48-year-old Remsen Avenue woman was shot to death by two 69th Precinct police officers early on April 8 as she lunged at another officer with a foot-long kitchen knife, severely slash-ing the officer's hands. More...

Humpback Has Whale Of A Time In New York Harbor

"Thar she blows!" was the cry of sailors on whaling ships centuries ago when they first spotted the massive creatures swimming in waters off the coast of North America. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Gun And Ammo Sales Surge Despite Ailing Economy

It was regrettable, to say the least, one week after the second anniversary of the shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, to discover that gun sales across the U.S. are booming, despite the declining economy. More...

From The Mayor...

FROM THE MAYOR'S DESK ...

Helping Non-Profits Through Tough Times

I often praise the work of the more than 300,000 City government employees who keep New York running morning, noon, and night. But there's another group of people out there who are just as vital. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Teachers Union: Just Another Bunch Of Unethicals

Ilike teachers. Objectively speaking, I admire them; almost wish I could become a member of that wise and noble profession. More...

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