August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Maisel Reminds Constituents To Get Properly Vaccinated

It's August, which means summer is quickly coming to a close and New Yorkers are busy trying to fit all they can into the final weeks of this fleeting season. More...

"More Guns Coming Off Our Streets": Pct. C.O.

Captain Milt Marmara, commanding officer of the 69th Precinct, this week expressed pride in recent statistics that showed a marked increase in the number of guns taken off the streets in the precinct area. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: DO YOU THINK OPPONENTS OF HEALTHCARE AT TOWN HALL MEETINGS ARE BEING OPEN-MINDED OR JUST DISRUPTING THE EVENTS? WHY OR WHY NOT? More...

Backing Up Bayview

Dear Editor: Having read the article of the meeting held August 6th, at Breukelen Community Center, I write your paper to set the record straight. This WAS NOT A MONTHLY TENANT ASSOCIATION MEETING. The meeting was called by Ms. More...

BBQs & Other Business

Dear Editor: Recently, I read in the Courier where it is prohibited to BBQ at Seaview Park. I find this funny and a waste of print, because since Canarsie has turned into a Third World area, no one obeys the law. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

On Healthcare Bill — Why Is The Prez In Such A Hurry?

Ithought we had a democracy going here. More...

Special Sections

Other News

STAYIN' COOL — IN THE HEAT WAVE

As the city baked on the third day of 90+ degrees on Tuesday, a staff member from Generations Day Camp on East 92nd Street broke out the hose to spray water to cool off this group of youngsters. Story and more photos in Other News. More...

Signs Of The Times Disappearing

Assemblyman Alan Maisel (2nd from right) and Director of Millennium Development Paul Curiale (second from left) assist Mike DePrisco, Joseph Pino and Nick Testaverde, Millennium's Youth Volunteers who were on hand Friday at the corner of East 83rd More...

Free Summer Concerts In Final Week

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field, the Seaside Summer Concert Series at Asser Levy/ Seaside Park and the "Concerts in the Park" at Marine Park have been entertaining fans for several weeks. More...

Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News

Belated Happy Birthday to Krystal on August 13, 2009. Hope your day was great. Love, Mommy, Daddy, Grandma & Grandpa. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Legacy Of Woodstock Is More Relevant Than The Festival

Now that the Woodstock anniversary hoopla — like the 1969 event — is history, I decided to add my input regarding the repercussions of the sociological event of its day. More...

Guest Column

Guest Column

State Senate's Democrats Enact Real, Overdue Reforms

The legislature isn't perfect, but change never comes easily. In the context of the long journey toward reforming Albany, this was a productive year in the State Senate. More...

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