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What to expect

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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Climate change scientist Klaus Jacobs said the most expensive thing we can do is nothing.

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Heavens over Rockaway

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .

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Patrick Clark created a dome filled with stars for people to remember their loved ones.

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Three Kings Holiday Party

Posted on 22. Nov, 2009 by .

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It’s about veterans helping veterans. And at the end of the day, everyone feels good.

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Flight 587 Remembered

Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by .

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Thursday was the eighth anniversary of the crash of flight 587. One month and a day after 9/11, an Airbus A300 took off from JFK airport, on route to the Dominican Republic. Minutes later, the plane crashed in Belle Harbor, killing all 260 passengers and crew and five people on the ground. The National Transportation […]

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Eric Ulrich unplugged

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .

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Eric Ulrich trounced his Democratic opponent Frank Gulluscio on Tuesday. The 24-year old Republican won 59.9 percent of the vote in the heavily Democratic areas of Howard Beach, Ozone Park and the Rockaways. Supporters said his strong community presence was the decisive factor. At the election night celebration, they described Ulrich as wise beyond his […]

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Yankees win–trees celebrate

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .

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As soon as the Yankees won the World Series, Washington Heights erupted in cheers, bangs, clangs, fireworks and an occasional gunshot. This morning, neighborhood trees had mysterious toilet paper blooms. Coincidence? I think not.

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WaHi Cats get ready for winter

Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by .

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Most people like pets and even care for them tenderly. But how many people go out of their way for animals that aren’t their own? That’s what animal rescue people do. Scientists haven’t yet unlocked the secrets of altruistic behavior, but if you ask Sherri Laurence and Trish Bogle, founders of Washington Heights Cat Colony, […]

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Ulrich v. Gulluscio

Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by .

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No lighting round here. No questions about pedicures, manicures or workout regimens. Just good old fashioned democracy in action. Last Tuesday, the Belle Harbor Property Association hosted a debate for the two¬† contenders for the 32nd City Council seat. I’d say a good 50 or so people showed up to hear what they had to […]

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Love at first sight

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .

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It didn’t take long before Veronica and Ben were nuzzling on the couch.

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Father Jim at St. Mary's by the Sea

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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The secretary opened the door and said, “Don’t tell me you’re the pastor.” I said “I am the pastor.” She said, “I have grandchildren older than you.”

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