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Clinton Says Bush School Budget Shortchanges State

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton last week outlined how school districts across New York are being short-changed millions of dollars under the Bush Administration More...

Business & Finance

What Happens If You Become Disabled?

Here are the basic hazards of life: you can become ill, disabled, you can die, your property can get damaged, you can be sued and lastly, you can wind up in the long-term care institution. More...

Economy Continues To Strengthen Says N.Y. State’s Chief Economist

New employment statistics released by the State Department of Labor de-monstrate that New York More...

Internet Can Help In Search For Lower Mortgage Rates

(NAPSA)-One of the first steps in making buying a home a positive experience is to determine what type of mortgage loan fits your needs. The best place to begin researching the various loan programs is on the Int-ernet. More...

Community Guide

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The Brooklyn College Art Gallery at the Brooklyn War Memorial will sponsor a Women More...



Cicio, Miriam (Toni) I, 69, died on March 31, 2004. Miriam was a former resident of Canarsie. More...

Canarsie Community

Reformed Church

We are located at 1155 East 93rd Street (near Conklin Ave.). Our phone is 718-649-3759. Our pastor is Rev. Felix A. Busby. More...


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Happy Easter to my special lil bunny, Ashlee. I Love you very much Love, Mom and The Rest Of The Gang! More...

The Active

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Explore Dolphins’ Natural Habitat Off The Virginia Beach Coast

(Virginia Beach, Va., March 2004) - As the kayak slices through the ocean waves, suddenly a fin appears - and then another, and then another. But there is no need to panic -these aren More...

Travel Brings Studies To Life For Students

(NAPSI)-The world is shrinking, and to succeed, today More...

This Week's Attitude

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"If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the Government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable. More...

View From the Middle

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Richard Clarke

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Little Old Canarsie

Bicycles Were A Big Thing In The Early Years

John Denton

When bicycle riding was at its height in the early teens, cars were very few & Henry Ford was coming out with his Model T, with its planetary transmission, which was not a stick shift. More...

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Exceptions To The Rule

Yesterday I turned 48, and she just turned 21. Uh-oh, I can hear the gears turning in your heads already. More...

Thieves Hit Avenue L Store In Brazen Daylight Robbery

Three men brazenly entered a small grocery store on Avenue L last Thursday at 11:30 a.m., held the owner, a customer and a Hostess Cup Cakes delivery man at bay at gunpoint and robbed them of a wallet and more than $500 cash, cigarettes and phone car More...

Comptroller Rep Praises Action

Centers At Council Meeting

Bruce Solomon, Associate Director of Community Relations for City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., offered an effective way to help people in the neighborhood "cut through the bureaucratic red tape. More...

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Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein recently met with nurses from her Assembly District at the New York State Nurses Association Legislative Conference in Albany. More...

Scores Enjoy Huge Easter Parade & Festival

The Parks Committee of Community Board 17 and the Wyckoff Farm-house Museum last Saturday sponsored an Easter Parade & Festival that was so successful they said it was surely the first of many annual events to come. More...

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What’s Your Opinion?

QUESTION: City health officials issued a report claiming the city is healthier and businesses have not suffered as a result of the smoking ban that went into effect a year ago in restaurants and bars. More...

Show Off Ave L. Diversity

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"Deplorable" Conditions At L Subway Station

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Medical Training Program To Respond To Terrorism

Governor George E. Pataki announced last week a new comprehensive training program that will provide New York More...

MS Walk Set For April 17, 18

The New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its 2004 MS Walk on Staten Island on Saturday, April 17 and in Manhattan on Sunday, April 18. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertaining A Twist Of Florida Citrus

Florida citrus is a delicious, fast fruit snack that kids love. While kids enjoy the taste and juiciness, moms appreciate the vitamins and minerals More...


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‘Stay Away’ From ‘Vicious, Vile, Violent’ "Walking Tall"

AP Movie Writer

Suppose a peaceable man comes to town, where he More...

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Finally Getting Our Fair Share

For years, state government has severely shortchanged New York City More...


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You More...

Savvy Senior


Dear Savvy Senior,

My aunt, who is 71, has always been in really good health and very active, so we were stunned when she had a devastating stroke last month! Her doctor told us that her stroke was the result of high bloodpressure. More...

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