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ARREST MADE IN PARTY SHOOTING

Man Shoots Sister In Saturday Morning Shooting

Detectives from the 69th Precinct arrested a suspect Saturday morning in relation to a shooting that took place on East 92nd Street. More...

Other News

Another Flatlands Avenue Crash

The strip along Flatlands Avenue was the location of over a handful of car accidents in the past few weeks. More...

Feds Arrest Pair In Supermarket Food Stamp Scam

In an official complaint issued last Thursday through the U.S. District Court, federal arrest warrants were issued to the owner and a cashier at the Glenwood Supermarket at 103-19 Glenwood Road, charging them with food stamp fraud. More...

Fidler Endorsement Letter Raises Tensions In Orthodox Community

A number of rabbinical figures associated with congregations and yeshivas covering a large portion of Brooklyn have publicly requested their names be removed from City Councilman Lew Fidler's campaign State Senate endorsement letter. More...

Telling It Like It Is

Telling It Like It Is

Serving One’s Community Is A Universal Language

When I came upon a blog on the New York Times web site about Alejandrina Cabrera, a Spanish-speaking woman who planned to run for city council in San Luis, Arizona, the title “Do Elected Officials Have To Speak English?” struck my curiosi More...

A Hometown View From Albany

A Hometown View From Albany

Another Assemblyman To Enter Race For Congress

On the heels of Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (and City Councilman Charles Barron) making a bid to unseat 30-year incumbent Congressman Edolphus Towns in the 10th Congressional District, threeterm Assemblyman Rory Lancman, 43, a Democrat from Hillcrest More...

Special Sections

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: THE OWNERS OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING THIS WEEK REFUSED TO LIGHT THE TOP OF THE BUILDING IN RED IN HONOR OF THE RECENT ELEVATION OF CARDINAL TIMOTHY DOLAN. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THEIR DECISION?
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Give Us Signs Of Change

The following letter was sent to Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation on February 21st in an effort to replace fading street signs. More...

Interesting Questions For Legislators

Dear Editor: Would our many elected officials give us the answers to the following questions? 1. Why do our New York City real estate tax payments go to the NYC Department of Finance’s new office in Newark, New Jersey? 2. More...

Sports

Vikings Boys Relayers Crowned City Champs

It was not their best performance of the season, but South Shore Boys did well enough to win the Boys’ 4x200 meters relay title at the PSAL New York indoor track and field championships last Saturday to maintain their excellent showing this sea More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Teacher Evaluation: Blacklisting At Its Worst By Charles Rogers

I t was called “Blacklisting” at one time — Now they’re calling it “Teacher Evaluation.” In any case, it’s described as virtually condemning someone for so-called mistakes or transgressions he or she might ha More...

Guest Column

THE POINTING FINGER

The Golden Years

Getting old is rough. Or, rather, being old is rough. Getting old is easy. All you have to do to get old, is be born, and then stand in one spot for 75 years, and you’ll get old. Couldn’t be easier. More...

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