Canarsie Digest

Canarsie Digest – News Corporation (formerly Courier Life Publications)

Canarsie Digest is a newspaper in New York City, covering local news, sports, business, jobs, and community events for Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Marine Park, and Mill Basin.


School Board 18 Calls for More Hirings

By Craig McGuire

Community School Board 18 is requesting 247 additional employees for next year in the areas of instruction, administration and security from the New York City Board of Education. At its February meeting, the board unanimously adopted the District 18 budget estimate … (Click Here to Read More)


District 18 Gets Big Federal Bucks to Fight Drugs

By Craig McGuire

To address the growing threat to school children posed by drugs, Community School District 18 received the third-largest grant in a $14.2 million federal emergency relief package, distributed nationwide. The U.S. Department of Education is sending… (Click Here to Read More)


Government Funds Go To Local Schools to Battle Drugs

By Craig McGuire

District 18 submitted statistics concerning youth arrests and conviction records, substance abuse arrest, attendance records, suspension records and reading-test- scores, and received $949,040 in emergency monies for its East Flatbush and Canarsie schools … (Click Here to Read More)


Canarsie Residents Seek City’s Help With Illegal Apartment Conversions

By Craig McGuire

Forever throwing their hands up in disgust, several Canarsie residents are frustrated and tired of seeing their neighbors illegally convert apartments. However, help may be on the way … (Click Here to Read More)


Con Artists Coming Your Way

By Craig McGuire

Summer in Brooklyn is the season for street fairs, days at the beach, and sticky weather. Unfortunately, it is also the season to beware of scam artists, especially if you are a senior … (Click Here to Read More)


Canarsie Civic Associations Asking for Housing Help

By Craig McGuire

Community leaders throughout Canarsie came together at a recent meeting of the South Canarsie Civic Association to address the re-emergence of illegal real estate steering practices in the neighborhood … (Click Here to Read More)


New Sunners Playground Opens to Smiling Faces and Remembrances

By Craig McGuire

On an overcast June morning, community activists, residents, and children gathered with city officials to celebrate the life of one man and the leacy he leftfor the children of Flatlands, the “William H. Sunners Playground.” A resident at 1269 East 49th Streetfor over 50 years, the late William Sunners was a community leader and role model in Flatlands … (Click Here to Read More)

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