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What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: Students at Bedford-Stuyvesant Prep High School will be given free condoms by the school as they leave the school’s prom next month. Do you think this is a good idea?   More...

Keep Camardese!

Editor’s Note: A copy of the following letter was issued to us for publication: Dear Athletic Director Wilson:  I’m reacting to the Courier’s stunning 5- 24-12 article, reporting that veteran Canarsie Chiefs coach Mike Camardes More...


ANECDOTE FLASHBACK Originally published 7/2/2009

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View From the Middle

View From The Middle

It Seems A Few Brief Words Are All Congress Can Muster

Just when I’m getting sick of hearing Congress mouth off about, well, anything, out comes a special report indicating that that august body seems to have a communication grade level of — get this! More...

Guest Column


War Against Who?

According to MSNBC, also known as Chicago East (Chicago West, of course, being the location of the MAIN Obama reelection headquarters), Republicans who oppose legalized abortion and free contraception are waging a ‘war against women.’&nbs More...

Other News

Two-Wheeled Thief Caught After Assault And Robbery

Police last week arrested a 19-yearold East 99th Street resident after he and two other men allegedly assaulted a man on Bedell Lane.  According to a report filed at the 69th Precinct, the suspect, Robert Graham, robbed the victim of his cellpho More...

Canarsie Gets A Dozen New Police Officers, Says Precinct Commander

Residents who attended the 69th Precinct Community Council's meeting Tuesday night received some good news that will hopefully make them feel safer. More...

Man Fished Out Of Mill Basin Creek

A four-minute NYC Fire Department response time is credited with the rescue of a drowning man spotted in the waters behind the Kings Plaza marina and parking garage.  At 7:06 a.m. More...

Telling It Like It Is

Telling It Like It Is

What’s Missing From Some Communities Is Caring Parents

Last Friday, May 25th, was National Missing Children's Day. Coincidentally, news broke the day before that an arrest was made in the case of missing 9-year-old Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979 on that day. More...

A Hometown View From Albany

A Hometown View From Albany

Giving Everything For The Love Of A Congregation

Rabbi Dr. David Halpern is stepping down from the pulpit at Flatbush Park Jewish Center after 60 years of guiding and overseeing the growth of what is now called the “mothership” of synagogues in the area. More...

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