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Sound Of Fireworks Turns Out To Be Gunshots On E. 91st St.

For a short while, residents in the vicinity of East 91st Street between avenues L and M thought they heard a bunch of fireworks being shot off early last Saturday, July 2nd. More...

Museum Hosts First Kiddies Caribbean Carnival Fiesta

In conjunction with the conclusion of Caribbean Heritage Month, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum last week held its first “Kiddies Caribbean Carnival Fiesta that featured a variety of tasty West Indian cuisine, live entertainment and a para More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: A group of 65,000 pediatricians recently said that fast food ads on TV contribute to weight problems for American youth and should be banned in children's programming. Do you think there should be a ban? Briefly explain.
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Auto Insurance Fraud At Crisis Level

To the Editor: The State Legislature accomplished a lot this year, but one important reform was conspicuously left out – passage of the legislation know as the “Fraud Tax Bill” that would crack down on crisis-level auto insurance fr More...

From The Mayor...

Controlling N.Y. City’s Finances Keeps Us Strong

New York City’s fundamental strengths really add up. We’re continuing to reduce crime to levels not seen in generations. Fire deaths are at an all-time low. Our public schools are setting the pace for the entire state. More...

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Other News

Police Negotiate Surrender After Four Hour Flatlands Hostage Drama

An attempted liquor store robbery turned into a hostage standoff with scores of police dispatched to Avenue N and East 48th Street last week. More...

Annual Free Summer Concert Series Begins Monday

Beginning July 11th and through August 22nd, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will host the 33rd annual Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island and the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. More...

“Sexting” Topic At 69th Oct. Council’s Final Meeting

Between the dangers of cyberbullying and the recent attention given to a type of social networking — sexting — local politicians are passing various measures to minimize and eliminate the problems of technology that can become a threat. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week’’ s Attitude

Yankee Captain’s Back To Set Team Milestone

When Derek Jeter hobbled off the field three weeks ago, his fans, including me, were disappointed because it disrupted his pace to set a team record at Yankee Stadium. More...

View From the Middle

What A Relief! I’m No Longer Hooked On Cable TV News

View From The = Middle

When was the last time you sat down with your evening dinner (or slightly before or after), turned on the TV set and watched the latest national news on CABLE? I mean CNN or Fox or MSNBC? More...

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