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What's Your Opinion?

Question: The Fair Chance Act was recently passed, which means employers cannot ask applicants about their criminal history on job applications. Do you think employers should know about a potential employees’ criminal history? Why or why not?

“I wouldn’t go for it. I think people who have convicted felonies or a record should have a chance at employment but I also think that you have to be cautious of who you employ. More...

Build It Back NOT Elevating Spirits For One Resident

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Dara Mormile’s article in the October 29, 2015 edition: “They’re Raising Hopes and Homes.” It was stated at this meeting that 62 homes are scheduled to be elevated in Canarsie More...


Quick Start Powers Unbeaten Vikings To Lopsided Win Over Brooklyn Tech

South Shore football head coach Matt Ciquera’s motto is “start fast, and finish faster.” It’s something the fifth-year coach has been hammering home to his team all season long.  More...

Week 9 PSAL Area Football Round-Up

Another PSAL football week went into the books, with one team picking up its seventh straight victory while two others went down in defeat.  James Madison – 32, FDR – 30  (Bowl Conference)  The Golden Knights scored 16 poin More...

Guest Column


The Root Of Canker Sores

The canker sore (or apthous ulcer) is an annoying dental lesion. It is small and whitish and may occur on the gums, cheeks or tongue. It appears singly and in clusters. More...

Students And Separation Anxiety

Many graduating students from high schools all over our city are currently trying to decide which colleges and universities to go to. Many will be going to schools upstate or out of state for the next four years. More...

Other News

Kids Give Us Something To Rave About

If you were walking near East 92nd Street and Flatlands Avenue last Friday at around noon, you may have seen a group of children donning their Halloween costumes and chanting a tune about their school – Raven’s Learning Center.  More...

Persaud In Landslide Takes Open Senate Seat

In the heavily democratic 19th State Senate District, an endorsement from Frank Seddio, the Kings County Democratic boss, amounts to a virtual guaranteed victory in the November elections.  More...

Good Samaritan Killed Trying To De-Escalate Robbery

An East 91st Street resident – who was shot to death – is being hailed a hero for attempting to stop two goons from robbing a deli on Remsen Avenue last week. More...

Telling It Like It Is

Telling It Like It Is

As Long As There Are Gun Rings, Bullets Will Keep Flying In Our City

While communities protest and decry gun violence over and over, the root of our problems is constantly being replanted without us having any control over the consequences.  More...

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