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Well known are the stories of heroism on the part of firefighters, police officers and other first responders on September 11, 2001. But there’s yet another story of heroism that has largely gone under the radar, involving ordinary civilians who put their life and property in harm’s way to save others. Boatlift chronicles the story…


Local Sanitation workers, the head of Community Board 15 and Sheepshead Bites’ own tax columnist, Joseph Reisman, all went above and beyond the call of duty on Friday, mobilizing to secure hundreds of documents containing names, addresses, Social Security numbers, bank account information and other information coveted by identity thieves that were accidentally strewn across a busy…


The emergency evacuations of low-lying areas in advance of Hurricane Irene might have seemed like an overreaction to those residents who didn’t live in the small pockets of the city pummeled by the winds and rain. But, despite the small scale of the damage, it’s undeniable that the city’s civil servants – firemen and police,…