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The widespread condemnation by most local officials of several anti-Muslim hate incidents in southern Brooklyn shows how Brooklyn’s tradition of tolerance rises to the fore whenever such isol … Full Article

OPINION: LICH players should act fast to prevent deterioration

The way things are now, with lawsuits and counter-suits, only a miracle can prevent SUNY from closing Long Island College Hospital on May 22. And if the past can ever serve as a guide, it could be vacant for months, maybe even a year or so, before a solution is reached. … Full Article

OPINION: What’s behind FDA rules on e-cigarettes

With lofty ambition, the U.S. Surgeon General set a national goal this past January: Protect all “future generations” of Americans from taking up smoking of any kind. On Thursday, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a big step toward that aim. … Full Article

OPINION: Are test boycotts a growing trend?

A recent incident at International High School at Prospect Heights, covered in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, in which teachers at the school refused to administer a city-mandated writing test could be a sign of things to come. … Full Article

OPINION: What the frack? New Yorkers demand energy, yet stall

Today, new technologies for unlocking natural gas have revolutionized the industry. … Full Article

OPINION: Is SUNY just being ornery?

It looks like SUNY Downstate Medical Center is jumping the gun in its haste to exit Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

OPINION: A healthy city must provide for all income groups

The fact that many Brooklyn neighborhoods have received such an influx of wealthy people that they rival such well-heeled Manhattan neighborhoods as Chelsea, Midtown and Greenwich Village is perhaps inevitable, and isn’t really news to people who have been following Brooklyn real estate. … Full Article

OPINION: Movies and TV in the Big City: The good and the bad

A recent article in the Eagle by Mary Frost covered Mayor Bill de Blasio’s appointment of Cynthia Lopez as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. … Full Article

OPINION: Term limits for community board members? Some thoughts

This website recently carried an article by Paula Katinas about a resolution by several City Council members, including several from Brooklyn, proposing sweeping reforms to the process of recruiting and appointing community board members. … Full Article

OPINION: Is Opting Out a Cop Out?

I’ve been reading lately about parents who are keeping their kids out of public school testing this week. They are “opting out” of the new higher standards that New York schools have adopted as part of an effort to increase the low number of kids who graduate high school prepared for college. … Full Article

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