August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Other News

Judge: “Put Those Fireboxes To Use!” (But Can You Find One That Works?)

A federal judge last week ruled against a plan to deactivate 15,000 fire alarm boxes in the city, saying it would discriminate against the deaf and hearing impaired. More...

Home Owners Can Be Fined For Throwing Out Uncovered Mattress

Traveling down various blocks in Canarsie there is evidence that residents refuse to abide by the law implemented by the Sanitation Department, which requires mattresses and box springs be encased and sealed in a plastic bag before being discarded. More...

Bayview Block Party-Picnic Shows Tenants’ Togetherness

Scores of youngsters and adults were on hand on Saturday, August 6 as the Bayview Houses Community Association held its Family Day 2011. More...

Back-To-School Is Theme Of Avenue L Block Party

When Canarsiens throw a block party, they THROW A BLOCK PARTY! More...

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Mom’s Anti-Violence Ceremony Helps Give Meaning To Son’s Death

It was a little over a year ago that the life of a bright Canarsie youth was cut short after he was stabbed in broad daylight in the middle of Flatlands Avenue and East 105th Street during an argument. More...

Did You Feel The BIG ONE?

If you’ve ever been witness to an earthquake, no matter how small or large, you knew exactly what was happening last Tuesday shortly before 2 p.m. when the ground shook in Canarsie and other points in the Northeast. More...

Volunteers Make Park Near Fresh Creek “Cleaner & Greener”

Thanks to the efforts of Canarsien Maria Garrett and over 30 volunteers, the southeast section of Monroe Cohen Park, at East 108th Street and Seaview Avenue, is looking cleaner and greener. More...

Local Robotics Whizzes Meet Space Shuttle Astronauts

It’s not often that you’re called upon to rub shoulders with somebody who has been to outer space and back, but last week the above three youngsters — the FIRST Robotics Team from W More...

Casa Fruti - Fruit & Veggie Market Fills A Need In Old Mill Basin

The stretch of Avenue N along the East 50s in Old Mill Basin is a bustling, diverse neighborhood, with a healthy variety of stores and businesses. But one thing it was missing, said Jaclyn Santana, was a fruit market. More...

Bergen Beach Bombers Take East Coast National Championship

|align=left|width=250|height=180|link=node] The Bergen Beach Bombers happily show that “#1” sign after taking the East Coast National Tournament last weekend at the Baseball Heaven Complex in Yaphank, N.Y. More...

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