OPINION: Climate change reflected in rip currents at Queens, Brooklyn beaches

If you take the trouble to read international news, you’ll see alarming reports of record-breaking temperatures all over the world. In early July, temperatures of 124 were reported in Algeria. Denver tied its record of 105 degrees in June. … Full Article

OPINION: School-zone speed camera fight isn’t over

The battle to get the state to reauthorize the use of speed cameras in school zones for the upcoming school year isn’t over. Not by a long shot. … Full Article

OPINION: Why is city honoring Haiti’s blood-stained emperor?

With a notable lack of thought and discussion, the New York City Council voted on Wednesday to co-name a Brooklyn street in honor of Jean Jacques Dessalines, a controversial Haitian hero. … Full Article

OPINION: Voter registration for inmates is a step in the right direction

With the primary elections looming, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city will launch a voter registration drive to help incarcerated individuals exercise their right to vote. … Full Article

OPINION: Too late to fix a 50-year-old bureaucratic oops with Watchtower sign

The City Buildings Department has issued a stunning assertion that the iconic Watchtower sign that stood atop the Jehovah Witness headquarters  … Full Article

Letters to the editor: Opinions flying fast on NYC Uber, Lyft vehicle cap proposal

As the leading voice of Brooklyn’s business community, we applaud efforts to seek solutions for traffic and transportation issues across the city. … Full Article

OPINION: Leaders need to speak with one voice against hate crimes in Brooklyn

In the atmosphere that has been created over the last two years throughout America, it is not surprising but it is nonetheless disturbing that the city has seen a spike in hate crimes. … Full Article

OPINION: Oklahoma family a bright light in a horrific tragedy

The thought of an infant wearing only a diaper and floating face up in the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge will stay in the minds of New Yorkers for a long time to come. … Full Article

OPINION: A fresh approach to gang violence

The sad reality is that the threat of serving a long stretch in state prison is not enough to curb gun violence. Gang members in the toughest neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens know the penalties for possession of a loaded gun and are not phased. … Full Article

OPINION: Consistency needed in marijuana enforcement

If police see you smoking a joint or carrying a small bag of marijuana in Maspeth or Middle Village, Queens, you are likely to get a criminal summons or even face arrest. … Full Article


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