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Slim Chance P.S.114 Will Be Saved From DOE Chopping Block

While the fate of Public School 114 remains uncertain for a few more weeks, the Department of Education seems to have been persuaded to reexamine the situation, which may result in giving the century-old elementary school another chance.  More...

Cops In Unmarked Car Nab Four On Weapons Charge

Nowadays, you never know where the police might be. It seems they’re everywhere all the time; just when and where you don’t expect them. More...

Arrest Suspect In Fatal Stabbing Of Super Collecting Rent

Police from the 63rd Precinct last week arrested a man who allegedly stabbed to death a boarding house superintendent who was trying to collect rent money from him on behalf of the landlord.  More...

This Week's Attitude

Misguided Criticism Ruffles My Professional Feathers

This Week’ s Attiitude

Every once in a while we get a letter or a call from a subscriber who complains about something in the Courier. The editors welcome input from readers and usually absorb the criticism about the paper’s content without much concern. More...

View From the Middle

President Playing Cards Right On Egypt— So Far

View From The Middle

Mr. Obama kept quiet, as he was supposed to. And it was the right thing to do. More...

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Top Stories

Author Talks With Local Students About Dealing With Bullies

Not long after she began as interim acting principal at Public School/Intermediate School 66 last fall, one particular issue, outside requisite education, that concerned Lucille Jackson was bullying. More...

I.S. 68 Parents Warned Of Gang Activity Here

A handful of parents and community members gathered at Isaac Bildersee I.S. 68 last Wednesday, February 9th. More...


What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: The Federal Trade Commission is investigating a company selling coins it claims are made of silver extracted from Ground Zero. The lawmakers said the commemorative pieces are fakes and the television ads for them are deceitful. Should they continue to be allowed to sell the “fake” coins or should the government put a stop to the ads? Briefly explain.
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From The Mayor...


A Fair Budget For New York City

Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo presented his first preliminary budget for New York State. The budget problems he’s inherited are complex, and he’s come up with some very bold and innovative ways to resolve them. More...

Guest Column

Who Really Loses If Walmart Is Banned In Brooklyn?


When I was 18 years old, a student at Brooklyn College and living in Canarsie, I got a job in Manhattan, working in a small “Mom and Pop” stationery store. More...

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