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What's Your Opinion

QUESTION: The MTA is considering tacking on a $1 “green fee” for new eco-friendly Metrocards in addition to another fare hike. Do you buy new Metrocards every time you travel and what do you think of the fee?   More...

Pipeline Proposal Problem

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View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Want Your News To Be Objective? Forget About Cable!

Recent published reports are indicating that television viewers are now back to watching the three broadcast networks — as opposed to cable TV or any other form of communication — for their daily taste of real, objective journalism on a m More...

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Other News

One Dead, Two Wounded In Sunday Shootings

Despite calls to “Stop the Violence” by concerned community leaders, grieving families, and bewildered politicians, gun violence continues to plague the city that never sleeps. More...

Hit-And-Run On Flatlands Avenue

Text and photos by Sam Akhtar  On a clear and sunny Monday, August 6th, at approximately 1:35 p.m., a 2008 Ford sedan was rearended in front of a medical building at 9413 Flatlands Avenue.  More...

Breukelen Resident Adds Finishing Touch To Homemade Garden

The soothing sound of water trickling into a small pond isn’t something you’d expect to hear outside the Breukelen Houses. More...

Telling It Like It Is

Telling It Like It Is

Another Fare Hike? The MTA’s Sure Not Going MY Way

I've been riding the rails since I was about 15 years old. More...

A Hometown View From Albany

A Hometown View From Albany

President Grant Remembered As Anti-Semitic War Hero

This past weekend a college buddy of mine, Marc, came up to Albany from New Jersey to pay a visit with his son, Jeremy. The last time Marc, a Marine Park native, was in Albany was 1983 and he does not remember ever being inside the Capitol. More...

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