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We don’t visit the Upper West Side or Park Slope often so it’s hard to find a fan of Mayor Bill de Blasio and now sports fans throughout the City have another reason to sneer at the mayor. He’s the first mayor in a hundred years to hold office and not celebrate a major championship by New York teams. Instead of embracing the team of his adopted city, he continued to cheer for the Bostin Red Sox, a tone-deaf move among many of his tone-deaf moves. (Remember he took a boat to Rockaway soon after canceling the ferry? Remember his car was caught speeding soon after talking up Vision Zero. And remember he ran for President?)

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Wanna hear straight from some of the candidates? The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association will be

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Several Good Samaritans came to the aid of a woman who’d fallen off her bike and knocked unconscious last Saturday morning on Cronston Avenue. Sarah Palmer, and a couple of young ladies called 911 and others, including Jim Moriarty and Brian Kelly, helped comfort the woman and alerted the family. The woman is recovering and doing well.

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Facebook and Instagram went down on Monday. The general health of people soared for a few hours. Meanwhile, local newspapers continued without a

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Wow, we’d gotten used to the idea that the old Neponsit Home was going to be there like the Egyptian pyramids. But no, it’s coming down. As we reported, back in February, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corp handed over the Neponsit Home to NYC Parks which made plans to raze the structure which hasn’t had patients since 1998. Parks plans to select a contractor to do the demo by the end of the year.

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The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission is a bipartisan Commission

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The seashell flag tribute on our cover was made by Editor Katie McFadden and her boyfriend, Paul Zinskie. It's surrounded by 20 flags to mark the 9/11 anniversary, and 13 at top as a tribute to the troops recently killed in Afghanistan. Check it out on Beach 127th.

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The twentieth anniversary of 9/11 is Saturday. “Never forget” is an appropriate term because we never will and never can. There is no right way to honor those who were taken that day. The day remains extraordinarily

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We have such a backlog with our Local Color feature (photos sent in by our readers) we couldn’t see straight last week and misidentified some of the photos (the names from the previous week carried over into last week). We think we’ve got it straightened out this week. As always, thanks for sending in the photos and helping our paper be that much more colorful.

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Interesting. The City Council race between Joann Ariola and Felicia Singh will be one of the more closely watched races

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To our Jewish friends: Gmar chatima tova as they observe Yom Kippur.

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Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Mike Melfi, a young, local ironworker who died in a work-related incident on Tuesday. Melfi also bartended at Bungalow Bar and was known as the life of the party. He will be missed.

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This past September 11 was particularly hard for many people. The Friends of Tribute Park, the people who do so much to make that oasis a special place, deserve heaps of credit

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Happy Labor Day weekend.  Labor Day first became a federal holiday in 1894.

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Another comment about decrepit Riis Park. As bad as the concrete boardwalk is and as bad as the rest of the place looks, the most concerning thing is the disappearing beaches. The ocean regularly rolls right onto the boardwalk at Bay 4 and 5. National Parks had no interest in getting jetty protection and therefore Riis is a disaster waiting to happen. And that is a danger to the nearby communities. Riis

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