Wyckoff House Museum, above, is located at Ralph Avenue and Clarendon Road. Photos by Marsha Sereno10p2_lg.jpg

I.S. 68 & P.S. 115 Three-peat In Student Of Month Honors

By Neil S. Friedman

Mayor Cites "Easier " Way For Immigrants To Get A Visa

Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has advised immigrants that the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act (the LIFE Act)

Man Who Said He Was Shot By Robber Did It Himself: Detectives

A Canarsie resident who two weeks ago told police he was shot in the hand by a thief will have to see his wound heal while spending some time in jail for giving a false report, according to police from the 69th Precinct.

Eight-year-old Nicholas Alexander (second left) holds a facsimile of the $100 U.S. Savings Bond he received this week for being named one of the Canarsie Courier's February Students of the Month. Flanking the youngster are (L to R.) the school's assistant principal Jacqueline Rogers, Principal Mitchell Pinsky and 3rd grade teacher Abby Fuchs. Neil S. Friedman04p1_lg.jpg

Report Says Canarsie Line Is "L" Of A Lot Cleaner

By Charles Rogers

Concert pianist James Irsay (right) prepared P.S. 233 fourth graders (on stage) for last week's choral concert in honor of Black History Month. 09p1_lg.jpg
One reason the Canarsie Line was recently ranked as the "most improved subway line," as well as one of the cleanest, is because car maintainers make sure "L" line cars are sparkling clean (see above) before the train pulls out of the Rockaway Parkway terminal. Neil S. Friedman 04p1_lg.jpg

Hate Crimes Unit To Probe Religious Statue Vandalism

For years, people have been walking or driving past the home of the Frank Sacco family at the corner of Farragut Road and Remsen Avenue and have admired the three-and-a-half foot statue of an angel in the side yard. They


Let There Be Lights...

After nearly a month without street lights along the block in front of St. Thomas Aquinas School on Hendrickson Street in Marine Park, State Senator Carl Kruger (above left watching a Con Ed workman with Community Board 18 District Manager Dorothy Turano) got action last week. Less than 24 hours after Kruger, who serves Canarsie, Marine Park and surrounding communities, contacted Con Edison, which seemed in no rush to make the repairs, sent several crews to the scene. After repairing a burnt out underground cable on February 13th, the lights were once again shining brightly.


Multicultural Student Virtuosos Perform Array Of Tunes

Black History Month came to School District 18 last Friday when a select chorus of fourth grade virtuosos joined renowned concert pianist James Irsay treating their classmates to a unique concert of spirituals, gospel, and rock n


New Cease & Desist Order Signed By Secretary Of State

A new Cease & Desist order has been signed by the New York Secretary of State, "sparing Canarsiens once again from being inundated by real estate brokers who have their own interests at heart," according to Assemblyman Frank Seddio.

Parents Dissatisfied With Investigation Of P.S. 279 Student Health Problems

By M. Frith

"Step Squad" Team demonstrates drill steps. 21p1_lg.jpg

Parents Hear Straight Talk About Gangs

The subject of "Gang Awareness" was the evening


Discontent Overshadows School Board 18 Meeting

Ongoing infighting among Community School Board 18 members and the dissatisfaction parents feel towards the board took center stage and overshadowed at last week

Statue of angel in the yard of Sacco family. Vandals clipped its wings and NYPD wants to know why. 03p1_lg.jpg

Glenwood Houses To Get $7.4M Facelift

The Glenwood Houses will get a complete renovation of the grounds surrounding its 20 buildings, plus major upgrades in more than 1,100 kitchens under contracts totaling more than $7.4 million approved last week by the New York City Housing Authority.


Two Youngsters Honored As Courier Students Of The Month

Two School District 18 Canarsie Courier Students of the Month for December were honored this week. Selected were I.S. 68 seventh grader Carissa Daniels and P.S. 115 second grader Claudia Etnel.

Cops Nab Local Woman Who Allegedly Tried To Rip Off Boss

A 34-year-old Canarsie resident was nabbed trying to climb out the back window of her Paerdegat 14th Street home as local detectives tried to arrest her on a charge that she allegedly stole more than $8,500 from her attorney employer, police said.

‘Shots Fired’ Suspect Could Be Implicated In More Incidents: Police

According to officials at the 69th Precinct, apparently the arrest last week of two individuals on a variety of gun-related charges has more implications than was previously believed.

Beware Of Scams When Seeking College $$$ Aid

This is the start of the financial aid season when people should apply for financial aid for college. It is also the time of the year when scholarship scammers start advertising their phony scholarship services.

CB 18 Says "No" To Proposed Gil Hodges Loop In Mill Basin

When Community Board 18 held its latest meeting at the Hudson River Yacht Club in Bergen Beach on January 17th, representatives of Ocean Management Corporation were hoping to make progress on their bid for an amended city map to include a housing development area in Mill Basin.

Canarsie’s City Councilman Puts Freeze On Snow-Day Ticket Blitz

City Councilman Herb Berman, whose district encompasses Canarsie, became a special advoc ate for drivers last week when he intervened

Canarsie Linebacker Named To All-America High School Team

Leon Williams, a 6

Brooklyn Honors MLK At BAM This Monday

Borough President Howard Golden, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York will present the fifteenth annual "Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

President of Friends United Block Association Gardy Brazela presents plaque of appreciation to Deputy Borough President Jeannette Gadson.29p2_lg.jpg

McCall Tells Local Civic Meeting Education Is ‘Top Priority’

New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall last week addressed the regular meeting of Canarsie

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