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Neighbors Protest Garbage At Abandoned House

The garbage and debris in front of the boarded up, two-story property at 1069 East 94th Street are not only eyesores that have attracted unwanted attention over the past several years, but they are also potential health hazards to surrounding homes. More...

Roberta Flack Serenades Seniors Softly With Her Songs

More than 150 seniors were treated to a special mini-concert by Grammy Award® winning songstress Roberta Flack at the annual Mother’s Day luncheon on Tuesday at the Four Seasons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Rockaway Parkway. More...

Local Thespian Appearing In Long-Running Broadway Play

A 30-year-old Canarsie resident is currently co-starring in a hit Broadway play. In fact, it’s the longest running play on the Great White Way. (FYI, dramas or comedies are called plays.) More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion

QUESTION: After an incident at the Brooklyn Public Library when one patron objected to a man viewing pornographic material, some are calling for stronger filters for public computers at city’s libraries to prevent access to such Web sites. Do you agree or disagree? Briefly explain.
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Meeting Without Merit, She Says

(Editor’s note: The following is being published exactly as written.) Dear Editor: As advised, I am writing to clarify “Civic Group Members Say CB18 Is Ignoring Canarsie” (page 3, April 21, 2011). More...

Appreciation For Teachers

Dear Editor: This year, I want to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by thanking the teachers of our community for all of their hard work educating our children. Attacks on teachers and their unions are attacks on public education. More...

Guest Column

Some Not Taking Advantage Of FREE Health Screenings

For the first time in a long time, a recent story I reported on for the Canarsie Courier hit home in more ways than one. More...

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Other News

Local Patriotism Reigns On Word Of Bin Laden Death

When word came Sunday night that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by American special forces in Pakistan, “Canarsie’s Bravest” firefighters from Engine 257, Ladder 170 and Battalion 58 were both thankful and elated as they read and h More...

P.S. 115 Students Stay Physically Active While Raising $$$

Students at P.S. 115 know the importance of staying physically active. They also know the importance of raising funds for a great cause. More...

Police Here Praising Efforts, But Taking “Anticipatory” Steps

While allowing for some discretionary enthusiasm, Deputy Inspector Milt Marmara, commanding officer of the 69th Precinct, said Monday that he doesn’t expect there will be any extra police manpower needed here because of possible retaliation in More...

This Week's Attitude

Laws-Not Libraries-Determine Access To Smut

Thiis Week’’ s Attiitude

Public libraries will probably never adopt the slogan: “All the porn that’s fit to watch.” To the best of my knowledge, no one’s actually suggested that catchphrase for the city’s more than 200 libraries; though it might More...

From The Mayor...

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK...

City Takes Steps To Protect Tenants From Landlords

Our city is continuing to recover from the deep national recession. But many apartment dwellers whose landlords floundered in the housing market downturn still face big problems. More...

View From the Middle

Latest Obama Moves Changed My Opinion

View From The Middle

I had already finished my column for this week — the first draft, anyway. It was sort of meandering; doting too much on the mishaps, misgivings and misadventures of President Obama and his apparent penchant for procrastination. More...

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