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The past few years have been marked by extreme weather events in our state. This October marks the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting New York City. … 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

OPINION: Reflections on Jackie Robinson Day

What day is April 15? Most people, would say that April 15 is Income Tax Day, when state and federal income taxes are due. April 15, however, is also Jackie Robinson Day, the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s 1947 debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  … Full Article

OPINION: Teacher evaluations under NYS Common Core standards

"Parents can now exhale, students can now exhale, the test scores don't count," Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed Tuesday regarding a provision in the state budget that will keep the results from this year's Common Core tests — which were given last week — off students' transcripts until 2018. … Full Article

OPINION: Mistakes make most robbers easy prey for cops

An article that appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle this week with the headline, “Defendant Collected More Than $22,000 from Three Banks,” confirms what a police supervisor once told me about most street criminals: “Most criminals commit crimes on the spur of the  … Full Article

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