September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Held In Marine Park School

Dark, rainy skies mirrored the somber mood of many residents last Friday evening and forced State Senator Martin Golden's annual September 11th remembrance service indoors. More...

Local Church Youths Pitch In For Community Clean-Up

Twenty youngsters from the Beraca Baptist Church joined Pastor Sony Pierre and his wife, Lovely Pierre, last Saturday for the Beraca Community Development Corp's Project Community Clean-Up. More...

Residents Gripe At Civic Meeting About Lack Of Police

Elected officials and local residents expressed their frustration over the lack of police patrolling in the community at the recent monthly United Canarsie South Civic Association (UCSCA) meeting. More...

Sports

Chiefs Lose Thrilling OT Home Opener, 34-32

Canarsie High School's varsity football team struggled to establish its running game in the season home opener last Saturday against Lincoln High School with standout running back Steven Rene still hampered by a high ankle sprain. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Reading And 'Riting Are My Favorite Leisure Pastimes

"The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." Mark Twain Two of the three Rs (reading and 'riting) go together like bread and butter, particularly in my profession. More...

From The Mayor...

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK ...

A Building Boom In Our Schools

Last week, the doors of our public schools opened for the new school year – and many of those schools were brand new. More...

FROM THE MAYOR'S DESK ...

A Building Boom In Our Schools

Last week, the doors of our public schools opened for the new school year - and many of those schools were brand new. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Have You Received Your History Book Yet?

Some months ago, this newspaper joined with historian Ramon Martinez in a promotional effort for his documentary book "Canarsie: The Real History Behind Brooklyn and New York." In the promotion, Martinez offered a discount on the book if the buyer More...

NYPD Heightens Security At Synagogues For High Holy Days

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly this week presided over the annual High Holy Days briefing held by the New York City Police Department in advance of the Jewish religious observances beginning with Rosh Hashanah and extending through Yom Kippur. More...

FBI Says NY Is Safest Big City; Local Crime Stats Down

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced this week that New York City remains the safest big city in America, according to data from the FBI's latest Crime in the United States. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: THE CITY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET SWINE FLU SHOTS IN THE COMING MONTHS. SHOULD THEY BE REQUIRED TO GET VACCINATED OR SHOULD THAT DECISION BE LEFT UP TO PARENTS OR GUARDIANS? WHY? More...

Thanks For Support

Dear Friends: We want to thank the Canarsie Courier for sponsoring our 2009 Baseball Program that ended on August 26. Our community children had a great time. The community parents and friends were there every night rooting for them. More...

It Was Our Pleasure!

Dear Ms. Rosa: Thank you so much for your support of our first Brooklyn memory walk! Thanks in large part to the Canarsie Courier's help with publicity, the walk was a great success. We look forward to working with you for our next walk! More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Obama: As A Leader, Oratory Seems To Be His Best Trait

Iknow he's still young in office. President Obama has been in the White House since January 20 — of this year. More...

Guest Column

The Importance Of Environmental Three Rs

School is open and kids are heading back to class not only to practice the traditional academic three Rs — reading, writing and arithmetic — but also to master the three big environmental Rs: Reducing, reusing and recycling! More...

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