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Corrupt Ex-legislator Sentenced In Bribery Trial

Disgraced former State Senator Carl Kruger’s stooped shoulders shook with sobs when he stood before U.S. District Judge Jed S. More...

Prior To The Fall: The Kruger You May Not Recall

Carl Kruger, a political bulldog, had a colorful record as a public servant. More...

Upcoming Rally At Bayview Houses To “Call For Justice”

City Councilman Charles Barron is calling for a thorough investigation in the death of 27- year-old Tamon Robinson, a Bayview Houses resident who was chased and allegedly hit by a police car after he attempted to steal cobblestones from outside his h More...

Sports

Brooklyn School Teams Satisfactory At Penn Relays

City champs Boys and Girls and Medgar Evers Preparatory schools relay teams emerged with some measure of satisfaction at arguably the toughest outdoor competition they will face this season at the prestigious Penn Relays meet held last weekend at the More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

We Could Go “Into The Sky” Again — But Would We?

While we watched the majestic sight of the space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop the giant Boeing 747 gently wend its way above the city’s landmarks last week, it was easy to give way to our emotions and display feelings of pride. And why not? More...

Journalism Vérité

Journalism- Vérité

Breaking Down The Shock And Psychology Of A Revolution

With the winds of revolution that have swept throughout the world, I'm reminded of noted scholar Timur Kuran's essay “Now Out of Never: The Elements of Surprise in the European Revolution.” Kuran described the Velvet Revolution in Eastern More...

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Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: BECAUSE OF RECENT INCIDENTS WHERE THEIR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED, OFFICIALS FROM THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL START BANNING ALCOHOLIC DRINKS ON THEIR TRAINS BEGINNING NEXT MONTH. IF THAT BAN IS SUCCESSFUL, DO YOU THINK IT COULD BE ENFORCED ON CITY SUBWAY TRAINS AS WELL?

“It should, because there are rambunctious people out there and they get too aggressive under the influence of alcohol.” –Katherine Bookin, Benso More...

Skewing The Facts

Dear Editor: While I generally agree with the tone of Jared Feldschreibers’ latest column (“Is Politics Just a Game or Musical Chairs?”), especially his reference to Robert Penn Warren’s prize-winning novel that became an Acad More...

Let’s Consider “Fair Tax”

Dear Editor: How do you feel about paying your income tax last week? Do you feel like (1) you are participating in a fair taxation system, (2) you are only paying your fair share and (3) everyone else is paying their fair share too? More...

Telling It Like It Is

Telling It Like It Is

Did Someone Say Something About Your Etiquette...Or Lack Thereof?

A re you one of the hundreds of people who blatantly interrupts someone in the middle of a conversation they're having with someone else? Do you step into someone's space when they're in the midst of a conversation? More...

A Hometown View From Albany

A Hometown View From Albany

Legislators: Give Me Your Votes and Your Money

Senate Democrats are proposing to revamp the amount of money candidates can receive, as well as which groups or individuals that they can receive contributions from. More...

Guest Column

Self Hate: The Result Of Trying To Be Perfect

When we are driven to do everything perfectly and to be as great as we are in our imagination, we establish a standard which is impossible to live up to. More...

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