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This Morning’s Headlines
Howard Beach has come ‘a long way’ since racial incident
News Melissa Chan 12/09/2011 at 2:47PM

Twenty-five years after escalating racial tensions in Howard Beach thrust the neighborhood into infamy, residents and local leaders alike say the “tight community” has changed for the better. On December 20, 1986, Howard Beach emerged into the spotlight when a gang of white teens — waving bats and bellowing racial slurs — brutally beat three [...]

Recent hate crimes spur return to old ideals
Recent hate crimes spur return to old ideals
News Melissa Chan 11/28/2011 at 1:22PM

The document itself may be over 300 years old, but the message it conveys is timeless. Public officials united to breathe life back into the Flushing Remonstrance — a historic petition dated back to 1657 when Peter Stuyvesant and a group of citizens protested prohibitions against religious freedom — in light of recent anti-Semitic vandalisms [...]