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What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: In light of the 20 percent increase in general sales on Black Friday and the Thanksgiving weekend plus the positive stock market numbers this week, do you think the country might slowly be edging out of the economic doldrums? Explain.
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Remembering Great Sponsors

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A Good Show –– And Good Reporting!

Dear Catherine Rosa,  We want to thank you for selecting us as the winners of tickets to see Andre Rieu. The show was wonderful and the seats were perfect. More...


South Shore High School Girls Basketball Team Enjoys 3-1 Week

South Shore coach Anwar Gladden wasn’t sure just how successful his team would be this season. But he did like the overall makeup of girls, especially their improved focus and hard work on the court and in the classroom.  More...

International Champs Compete In Handball Tourney At H.E.S.

The H.E.S. opened its doors to host another handball tournament this past Sunday, December 4th.  More...

A Hometown View From Albany

A Hometown View From Albany

Libraries Not A Priority For Lawmakers In State Legislature

As the Internet becomes more pervasive in our lives, some libraries in Brooklyn and throughout the state may go the way of large bookstores such as Borders and Waldenbooks or the daily delivery of mail by the United States Postal Service.  There More...

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Rockaway Parkway Deli Robbed By Gun-Wielding Bandit

Detectives and police from the 69th Precinct are still searching for a thief who held up the Two Star Deli & Grocery Monday morning.  According to detectives, a black male, wearing black clothes and his face concealed by a bandana and covere More...

Double Shooting In East Flatbush Leaves One Dead

Two suspects are being sought in relation to an East Flatbush shooting that left one victim dead and another wounded on Sunday, December 4th at 4:30 p.m., outside a fast food establishment at 1067 Ralph Avenue near Avenue A.  According to report More...

Local Post Office Sorting Facility In Danger Of Closing

In an effort to slow the hemorrhaging of cash from its coffers, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced last Monday that it filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission seeking approval for the closure of 250 processing facilities n More...

Telling It Like It Is

Telling It Like It Is

When Courteousness Is Mistaken For A Dangerous Encounter

Walking to work Monday morning was like trekking through an urban version of Tales From The Crypt. My route was sheathed by a thick layer of fog and the visibility range made me glad that I wasn’t driving those few blocks. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

You Don’t Hardly See It Anymore

Originally published on March 27, 1997   More...

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