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N.Y Senate Toughens Penalties For Multiple DWI Offenders

The New York State Senate last week approved a measure that would impose mandatory jail time for individuals who chose to drive again under the influence of drugs or alcohol after having been previously convicted of such a crime. More...

Summer Vacation Will Be One Day Longer

Over one million public school students will get an extra day of summer vacation this year. More...

Bergen Beach Center Opens Toddlers’ Eyes To The Environment

At the Anthony J. Genovesi Environmental Study Center in Bergen Beach, it’s never too soon to teach youngsters about their environment and the world around them. More...

Sports

Brooklyn Cyclones Lose Home Opener To S.I. Yankees, 3-2

The Brooklyn Cyclones played their 11th season home opener at MCU Park in Coney Island last Saturday as they were edged, 3-2, by the Staten Island Yankees. More...

This Week's Attitude

Discovering Dangers Of The Sun’s Rays—The Hard Way

Thiis Week’s Attitude

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets — as well as lying out in the sun and getting a tan. More...

View From the Middle

Time For Memories, As Floyd Bennett Field Will Live Again

View From The Middle

For years now, we local citizens have relatively ignored the vast historical entity located so close to us. More...

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Other News

Bus Shelter Damaged In Crash

Driver of this 1998 Hyundai sedan told police when she tried to avoid another car traveling eastbound on Flatlands Avenue that suddenly merged into her lane, she crashed into the bus shelter near the More...

Thief Or Thieves Hit Flatlands Ave. 99-Cent Store Through Roof

Police are looking for the burglar or burglars who last week broke through the roof of the 99-Cent Store at the corner of East 92nd Street and Flatlands Avenue. More...

Livery Cab Driver Arrested In Rape

Police arrested a 33-year-old livery cab driver on Monday, three days after he allegedly raped a woman passenger. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: A city councilman wants a law that bans adults from smoking in a car carrying children 14 and under. Do you think this goes too far to restrict personal rights or is it a good idea to reduce secondhand smoke? Briefly explain.
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Historian Knows Where Bodies Are Buried

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Neil Friedman’s June 16th article regarding the sale of Canarsie Cemetery. In his article, Mr. More...

From The Mayor...

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK....

Fathers’ Help May Spur City Graduation Rate

For a lot of New Yorkers, the June page on the calendar features two very special days: Graduation Day and Father’s Day. I want to highlight some good news about both of those special occasions. More...

Guest Column

Canarsie’s Reputation Joins The Rest Of The City’s In Moving Forward

Last week, while watching the evening news, I caught a story on a massive protest taking place on the Upper East Side. Parents held contrasting signs with graphics of children wearing sports outfits and others with gas masks. More...

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