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Shellbank (Canal) Needs a Bailout by anthony.stasi
Oct 24, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 661 661 recommendations | email to a friend
I grew up fishing the Shellbank Canal in Howard Beach. We had a boat, but my grandfather and I would sit on the dock, under the "4 Miles Per Hour" sign and fish and crab all day – every day – during the summer months. This year, there is a problem with fish dying in the canal, which makes the bay...
A Man's Man, A Cop's Cop by anthony.stasi
Oct 24, 2008 | 2 2 comments | 664 664 recommendations | email to a friend
Last Friday, the New York Post reported that Officer Gary Mausberg, of the 73rd Precinct, succumbed to cancer of the kidneys. He was 47 years old. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association is looking into whether Mausberg's illness was the result of his service during his years at the Midtown South ...
Sunblock – Not the Good Kind by anthony.stasi
Oct 24, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 607 607 recommendations | email to a friend
The New York Sun newspaper shut down its operation after six-and-a-half years of service on September 30. It existed for the most part as a Manhattan newspaper, but was available in the outer boroughs. The Sun's editorial pages skewed right of center, and was a refreshing sip of intellectualism i...
As Races Tighten by anthony.stasi
Oct 24, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 603 603 recommendations | email to a friend
p. The delicate Republican majority in the New York State Senate depends a great deal on a few races this year. In the 15th District, Senator Serphin Maltese is running hard to defend his seat against Councilman Joe Addabbo. Maltese has been campaigning with fellow Republican, Councilman Anthony ...