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Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006

Sunday’s High School scores

Vashon (Mo.) 69, Christ the King 59. Comment

Saturday’s High School scores

Christ the King 57, Sante Fe (Mo.) 52. Comment

Friday’s High School scores

Archbishop Molloy 62, St. Francis Prep 50. Comment

Friday, Jan. 13, 2006

Thursday’s High School scores

Bayside 80, Townsend Harris 65. Comment

SE Queens residents oppose detention center expansion

Residents of Springfield Gardens and surrounding neighborhoods expressed strong opposition Wednesday night to plans to expand a detention center located on 150th Avenue. The detention center, which has been located at the site for 11 years, formerly housed illegal immigrants awaiting deportation. During the summer the facility, operated by Florida-based Geo Group Inc, started housing low- and medium-level-risk prisoners awaiting trial and sentencing. Comment

Wednesday’s High School scores

Christ the King 54, St. Raymond's 51. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006

City Council should pick its battles better

In Canada, they call them Monster Houses

Feeding the poor: Is city doing enough?

More reasons not to like Roger

Can the Speaker speak for Queens?

2006 off to great start with no dull politics

Martin Luther King had patience, fortitude

Weiner criticizes terror-funding disbursements

On Jan. 3, the federal agency announced $765 million in direct funding for high threat urban areas, but Weiner said the formula used to distribute that money is flawed.Weiner said this year, there are […] Comment

City transit workers now voting on pact with MTA

The Transit Workers Union Local 100 leadership has called for approval of the proposed new contract, although a dissident faction of the workers criticized parts of it.The TWU leadership, headed by the […] Comment

Ridgewood dad who shook son to death gets 14 years prison: DA

Victor Fuentes, of 459 Onderdonk Ave. in Ridgewood, was sentenced last Thursday to 14 years in prison for the death of his 4-month-old son, Victor Xavier Fuentes Jr. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter […] Comment

Richmond Hill cabbie’s funeral draws 700

Singh's wife, Lakhwinder Kaur, 39, and two teenage sons-Jaswinder, 15, and Kabal, 17-flew in from India late last week to attend the funeral. Singh, who moved to the United States about 10 years ago, […] Comment

Man gets jail in Kissena Pk. senior sex case

Robert McKeon, a 22-year-old bartender from Oakland Gardens, initially faced up to 15 years in prison on charges of assault, attempted rape and sexual abuse. Under the plea deal announced Friday, McKeon […] Comment

Parishes Join Together In Song

Remembering Brooklyn: An Angel In a Stray Dog’s Clothing Comes to East 53rd St.

Every now and then, I read about a man abusing his dog. The item in the newspaper upsets me. I found that I have a special feeling about animals of all kinds. Lil and I, arriving home from a day at the […] Comment

Suspected LIC graffiti vandal aka ‘Kiko’  indicted

Oliver Siandre, 27, of 100 West 92nd St., whose alleged tag name is "KIKO," is accused of racking up more than $5,750 in property damages in Astoria and Long Island City in 2004 and 2005, according to […] Comment

Park Crime to Figure Into Police Crime Statistics

For the first time, the NYPD will have to report crime to the City Council in some of Brooklyn’s largest parks, which include Prospect Park and Marine Park. New legislation, just signed by Mayor […] Comment

Woman’s practiced illegal cosmetology in Jackson Heights nail salon: DA Brown

Marcia Cabrera, 41, of 40-15 Hampton St. in Elmhurst, was charged with illegally practicing medicine at the Marcia Vasco Nail Salon in Jackson Heights, where she works, the DA's office said. Cabrera […] Comment

NYPD to Change the Way It Tracks Crime

For the first time, the NYPD will have to report crime to the City Council in some of Brooklyn’s largest parks, which include Prospect Park and Marine Park. New legislation, just signed by Mayor […] Comment

MTA takes wheel at Green Bus, mayor expects improved service

The final two private lines are Jamaica Bus and Triboro Coach, with Triboro to be acquired Jan. 30 and Jamaica Bus on Feb. 20, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan. Bloomberg announced the […] Comment

Astoria group aids Greek-speaking students

The association, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, awarded 12 scholarships - 11 to St. John's University and one to New York University - to area college or graduate students who […] Comment

New Midwood H.S. Science Lab: Up In Smoke?

Thanks to the refusal of New York State to contribute any money to the Department of Education’s five-year capital construction plan, a number of key projects may not be able to proceed as planned, […] Comment

Site contains asbestos: Resident

The 56-year-old Floral Park resident is claiming that the demolition of a property adjacent to him at 256-18 87th Rd. was handled improperly, sending harmful asbestos residue into the surrounding air, […] Comment

T-Mobile Stands Behind Ave. S Cell Tower

A controversial cellular phone pole in Marine Park is “well-suited for the neighborhood,” providing better service for local customers, a T-Mobile executive said this week. Russ Stromberg, […] Comment

Lack of State Funding Puts New Stillwell Ave School In Jeopardy

The land has been acquired. Demolition of buildings on the site has already been commenced. However, New York State’s refusal to help fund the city Department of Education’s capital plan may […] Comment

Rookie Cops Hit Brooklyn Stationhouses

Over 300 graduates of the last NYPD Academy class were assigned to precincts throughout Patrol Borough Brooklyn South – with most of the number given the charge of protecting the streets of Flatbush, […] Comment

95-year-old swindled by broker: DA

Peter Lau, 37, a broker for Merrill Lynch's Forest Hills branch on Queens Boulevard, allegedly stole 28 checks belonging to the elderly woman and over the course of 18 months forged her name to deposit […] Comment

Schools, state officials clash at District 24 meet

Deputy Chancellor Kathleen Grimm, of the city Department of Education, gave a dire warning, pleading with the approximately 40 attendees of the meeting, held at the School of Heroes, PS 58, 72-24 Grand […] Comment

Meyer Benezra, Attorney, Dies At 83

Much Mulching Following Seasonal Merriment

Polytech Helps Take a ‘Byte’ Out of Cyber Crime

Fresh Meadows on track to limit house size

The proposal, called Union-Utopia Rezoning, seeks to change the residential building code to a new zoning measure, R2A, that restricts house height and lot coverage. It would cover 76 full blocks and […] Comment

Pol to MTA: Lay Tracks For 86th Street Station Rehab

With $81 million in transportation grant funding available through the New York State Transportation Bond Act, which was passed by voters in November, one local elected official is urging the MTA to get […] Comment

FDR Up Close At Senior Ctr.

Stumped On a Tough Homework Problem? Go Online

What’s a kid to do when mom and dad don’t know the answer to a challenging mathematics problem? Well, check out a new website designed to aid students in their academic pursuits. Dubbed www.HomeworkNYC.org, […] Comment

CB 6 to vote for new DM amid controversy

The board's personnel committee interviewed potential candidates at a closed-door meeting Monday and was expected to make its recommendation to the full board Wednesday, at which time the board members […] Comment

Braunstein lawyer seeks gag order on press leaks

Brooklyn Friends & Family Help Fight Rare Hereditary Disorder

Vincent Eaton was only six months old when he was diagnosed with a rare hereditary disorder, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE). Since being diagnosed with the condition, the now- 11-year-old boy – […] Comment

Two dead in Astoria stabbings

The unsolved stabbings were the third and fourth homicides of 2006 in the 114th Precinct, following the New Year's Day shooting of two men, one from Syracuse and the other from Hempstead, L.I., in […] Comment

Green Thumbs Up For Gardening Tips

Just How Many Cops Can You Fit In a Winnebago?

Six in Albanian gambling ring operating in Astoria convicted

Prosecutors said the enterprise known as The Corporation has dozens of members who worked with and rivaled the Luchese and Gambino crime families. The syndicate is also referred to as the Rudaj Organization […] Comment

Holy Cross clipped by Wings Academy in tournament

On one trip down the court, Holy Cross (7-6), a team with only one player - Laurence Jolicoeur - to play significant varsity minutes last year, looks like a team that could compete for the CHSAA title. […] Comment

BWECC to Tackle Over-Zealous Traffic Agents

Letters To The Editor

Forget King Kong, Beware of That Traffic Agent

Aaahhhh ahhaaah yhhhhhha ahh! In case you don’t know what that means, it’s the Tarzan yell warning all of you that King Kong is loose on 86th Street, ready to pounce on unsuspecting double […] Comment

Our Lady of Snows rolls again

Former Xaverian H.S. Star Set to Make NBA Leap

Xaverian High School has produced two basketball players who went on to the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association in brothers Chris and Terrance Mullin. Chris is an Executive Vice […] Comment

No Defense: SJU falters down stretch again

Had that been the case, the Red Storm might be 2-0 in the Big East.For a second consecutive conference game, the Johnnies fell apart in the final 10 minutes, dropping a 79-65 decision to Georgetown at […] Comment

Canarsie Kids Ace King Contest

From Redmen to Red Storm

Meyer Benezra, Attorney, Dies

BWECC to Tackle Traffic Agents

Town Hall With DOE Officials

Sacred Heart wins holiday tourney

Tight-Fisted State Puts Dream of New Classrooms In Doubt

If the city does not receive $6.5 billion from Albany by April 1, plans to create additional classroom seats and new schools in Brooklyn may be abandoned. So said Brian McGinn, manager of operations and […] Comment

Parishes Unite For Seasonal Cheer

Marte lifts Richmond Hill vs. Van Buren

This season Richmond Hill has struggled to find a competitive balance between Marte's explosive soirees to the hoop and getting her teammates involved. If the Lions return to the PSAL Class B title […] Comment

Keep Movies Rollin’ At the Alpine Cinema, Says Pol

City Councilmember Vincent Gentile wants to keep the projectors at the soon-to-be-shuttered Alpine Theater warm and ready to roll. Hoping to change their minds, the Bay Ridge legislator wrote a letter […] Comment

District Attorney Overpaid Employees, Comptroller Finds

You shouldn’t be so generous, Joe. That was the thrust of a routine financial audit of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where it was discovered that several of DA Charles Hynes employees […] Comment

After long layoff, Queens College rolls to 76-67 win

"The first thing I saw was their size and I thought, 'Oh, my God, how are we going to handle King Kong and Godzilla in there?'" Peponakis said.It took a while, but Kenald Bernard found that answer […] Comment

BWECC to Tackle Over- Zealous Traffic Agents

Molloy skates past Farrell

The Stanners saw two of their players take a seat because of penalties and were faced with a 6-on-3 disadvantage. Instead of turning into a shrinking violet, Molloy actually went on the offensive, scoring […] Comment

McClancy’s Wood scores 1,000th point

It took an 11th hour conversation from his coach Don Kent in September to convince him to stay and Friday night Wood reaped the rewards from that decision, scoring the 1,000th point of his career during […] Comment

Bishop Kearney Kids Win On the Road

Open a New Biz

Keep ‘em Rollin’ At the Alpine, Says Pol

City Councilmember Vincent Gentile wants to keep the projectors at the soon-to-be-shuttered Alpine Theater warm and ready to roll. Hoping to change their minds, the Bay Ridge legislator wrote a letter […] Comment

Consumers’ Corner

The new year is still young enough to make some resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to save money then you came to the right place. Each week throughout the year the Consumer corner will be giving […] Comment

Mary Louis rallies to beat Molloy

But Marty Towey doesn't think "cozy" when he heads inside the gym's cramped quarters. He thinks "claustrophobic."The Archbishop Molloy coach said he's made his hatred of the gym known in league […] Comment

NYPD to Track Area Crime In a Whole New Way

For the first time, the NYPD will have to report crime to the City Council in some of Brooklyn’s largest parks, which include Prospect Park and Marine Park. New legislation, just signed by Mayor […] Comment

Dwarf-Giraffe League: Piccolino leads Team 4 to win

It’s All Happening At the Salt Marsh

Brooklynite & Hall of Fame Vol

DePhillips Athletic Club: Red Storm beats Hoyas, 97-70

1st Annual Berryman Classic

Beth Israel Medical Center Announces New Appointments

College Round-Up: CK football star commits to Penn State

"I went with my heart," Evans said. "I felt comfortable with them."Evans, a 6-foot-3, 252-pounder with tremendous speed on the pass rush, led the Royals to the CHSFL 'AA' bowl title after a season […] Comment

Tight-Fisted State Puts Brooklyn Classrooms In Jeopardy

If the city does not receive $6.5 billion from Albany by April 1, plans to create additional classroom seats and new schools in Brooklyn may be abandoned. So said Brian McGinn, manager of operations and […] Comment

The Butler Did It: Friday Nights Hoops Lights

Search For Cure: Brooklyn Family & Friends Fight Rare Disorder

Vincent Eaton was only six months old when he was diagnosed with a rare hereditary disorder, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE). Since being diagnosed with the condition, the now- 11-year-old boy – […] Comment

Spg. Gardens residents alarmed over fed prison plans

Housed in a typical warehouse-type structure at 182-22 150th Ave. near the corner of 182nd Street, the building formerly housed illegal immigrants awaiting deportation. However, the Wackenhut Immigration […] Comment

Man killed in DWI crash: DA

Joseph Cajuste, of 3305 West Lake Place in Miramar, Fla., was killed during the accident, which took place at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and North Conduit Avenue in Springfield Gardens, […] Comment

New CB 18 CERT Squad to Swing Into Action

High school graduation was never like this. Later this month, the members of the Community Board 18 area Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will graduate from their 11-week, 25-hour training course, […] Comment

Berryman Classic

Springfield Gardens man, 24, shot dead in Brooklyn

Gavin Morris, 24, of Springfield Gardens, was shot once in the chest around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday near the corner of Utica Avenue and Glenwood Road in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, police said. Morris was transported […] Comment

Salt Marsh Nature Center Wins More Rave Reviews

Flood of Rookie Cops For Area Stationhouses

Over 300 graduates of the last NYPD Academy class were assigned to precincts throughout Patrol Borough Brooklyn South – with most of the number given the charge of protecting the streets of Flatbush, […] Comment

Sale of Queens Village church close at hand

The New York Deliverance Gospel Temple at 219-36 Jamaica Ave., a 42,000-square-foot building between Springfield Boulevard and 220th Street close to the Long Island Rail Road station, "has several offers […] Comment

Decision to Come Down On 4th Ave Cell Phone Tower

This Friday the 13th is “D Day” for Bay Ridge residents fighting the construction of a cell phone antenna atop 8300 4th Avenue. The “D,” of course, stands for “decision.” […] Comment

Laurelton residents relieved peeping Tom suspect indicted

Randolph Howard, 52, of 224-12 133rd Ave., was recently indicted by the Queens district attorney on nine counts of criminal trespass and one count of first-degree burglary, all stemming from incidents […] Comment

Comedy, Health And Judaism

Brooklyn Woman Toasts Her Centennial

National Notice For Bishop Kearney Students

Bishop Ford Hoopsters Capture Fouchet Title

Jamaica teacher accused of racist comments reassigned

The teacher allegedly made the remarks back on Nov. 22 in front of the entire class."(He) was reassigned to administrative duty pending the outcome of investigations into the allegation that he used inappropriate […] Comment

Teen Bias Attacker Gets Six Months

A 17-year-old Sheepshead Bay man was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to a bias attack last summer. A spokesman from the Kings County District Attorney’s office said that Charles […] Comment

Blake: Cops will fight violence in 103rd

Blake faced a gymnasium crowded with about 60 residents, 15 police officers and representatives from the offices of several local politicians. He answered questions for the better part of 90 minutes, […] Comment

Salt Marsh Nature Ctr.

Meals On Wheels Angel Discovers Late Grandpa’s Pal

When a meal-on-wheels coordinator found that one of her clients was a Holocaust survivor, she also got to know the grandfather she never met. The man, Shlomo Spielman, 87, was a close friend of her […] Comment

Parishes Join Together to Sing the Season’s Praises

Meyer Benezra Dies

Four teens charged with gang assault

2005 Winners of NYC Community Fellowship Award

One person plans to combat racism and promote civil rights for South Asian immigrants. The other wants to create a Mexican-American cultural center. Brooklynites Ahsanullah “Bobby” Kahn and […] Comment

California man convicted of stalking his mother, a Jamaica lawyer

Keep ‘em Rollin’ At the Alpine Theater, Pleads Gentile

City Councilmember Vincent Gentile wants to keep the projectors at the soon-to-be-shuttered Alpine Theater warm and ready to roll. Hoping to change their minds, the Bay Ridge legislator wrote a letter […] Comment

Brooklyn Family & Friends Fight Rare Hereditary Disorder

Vincent Eaton was only six months old when he was diagnosed with a rare hereditary disorder, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE). Since being diagnosed with the condition, the now- 11-year-old boy – […] Comment

In the News And In Lou’s Corner

Corrections officer charged with assault

T-Mobile Stands Behind Avenue S Cell Phone Tower

A controversial cellular phone pole in Marine Park is “well suited for the neighborhood,” providing better service for local customers, a T-Mobile executive said this week. Russ Stromberg, […] Comment

Suspect sought in bank robbery

Vehicles of 6 charged with illegal dumping in Queens seized

63rd Police Precinct Takes Heart In Dropping Crime Rate

On a day that was tinged with another tragedy for New York’s finest, 63rd Precinct police officers continued with business, answering questions from Mill Basin Civic Association members about efforts […] Comment

Midwood Home For Disabled Boys Gets Green Light

Community Board 14 has given the go-ahead to a group home for four developmentally disabled boys in Midwood. The home, which would be located at 1724 Ocean Avenue, would be run by Human Care Services […] Comment

NJ man sentenced in Forest Hills sex sting

Bklyn man convicted in ‘93 Forest Hills rape

Reining In Out-of-Service Buses

In response to complaints from residents of Fourth Avenue, New York City Transit (TA) has agreed to implement a policy whereby only buses specifically designated to travel on that street when heading […] Comment

Vacancy On District 21 Education Council

First Openly Gay Woman Takes Up City Council Speaker Post

Newly installed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the first woman—and the first openly gay Councilmember—to be elevated to the post. And in a borough where opinions flow like the cascading […] Comment

Man gets 18 years for wife’s slay

The victim's mother, Florentina Calderon, 54, said afterward she could not. "There is no pardon for what he did," she said.Luis Roberto Jara Coello, 31, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for stabbing […] Comment

An Update...

TimesLedger wins 10 Suburban Newspaper awards

Suburban Newspapers of America is a non-profit trade association serving the suburban and community newspaper industry. Its members include more than 2,000 newspapers published across North America with […] Comment

NYPD’s Latest Rookie Class Heads For Area Station Houses

Over 300 graduates of the last NYPD Academy class were assigned to precincts throughout Patrol Borough Brooklyn South – with most of the number given the charge of protecting the streets of Flatbush, […] Comment

Hungry Challengers Set to Vie For Parker’s Senate Seat

He is probably not looking at a crowded field of challengers but, as State Senator Kevin Parker prepares to run for re-election later this year, he is unlikely to have a free ride, at least as far as […] Comment

Boro Jews, elected officials pray for Ariel Sharon’s recovery

"We're hoping and praying for a miracle," said Cynthia Zalinsky, executive director of the Queens Jewish Community Council. "But we're realistic with the prognosis."U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside), […] Comment

Bombing At the Box Office: Time For Hollywood to Get a Clue

Hollywood is licking the wounds of 2005 as the worst year…according to which source I read ….“in 10 years”, “in two decades”, “ever”. Even the hype of a giant […] Comment

Boro officials object to exam on Muslim day

Councilman Hiram Monserrate (D-Corona) said that as a Christian, he would not want schools to hold major tests on a Good Friday."To allow for testing on one of the highest holy days is insulting," he […] Comment

1st Annual Berryman Memorial Classic

McLaughlin to leave seat, candidates for post emerge

After 14 years in office, the Flushing Democrat said he will step down at the end of this year because he wants to focus on his duties as president of the city's powerful Central Labor Council. City […] Comment

Golden Arches Helps Keep P.S. 276 Music Program Cooking

Bayside man found dead in marina

A park ranger found the body of Arman Sadaniantz, an Armenian born in Bulgaria, face down on the rocks about 300 feet south of the Bayside Marina around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, police said. He had slipped […] Comment

Remarkable Woman Celebrates Centennial At Kings Bay Y

Sopranos Star Opens New Chapter On Career In Brooklyn

Aspiring goombas too young to watch the adult-themed “The Sopranos” can perfect their swagger by reading the latest book by one of the show’s stars. Steven Schirripa, who plays Bobby Bacala […] Comment

Former Xaverian Star Set to Make Leap to the NBA

Xaverian High School has produced two basketball players who went on to the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association in brothers Chris and Terrance Mullin. Chris is an Executive Vice […] Comment

Flushing muggings suspect held

Darrel Cordes, 39, of 132-35 Sanford Ave. in Flushing was apprehended at 164th Street and the Horace Harding Expressway 15 minutes after he robbed a woman at knifepoint at the corner of Kissena Boulevard […] Comment

Park Crime to Figure Into New NYPD Statistics

For the first time, the NYPD will have to report crime to the City Council in some of Brooklyn’s largest parks, which include Prospect Park and Marine Park. New legislation, just signed by Mayor […] Comment

Parker to Face Hungry Challengers In Re-election Bid

He is probably not looking at a crowded field of challengers but, as State Senator Kevin Parker prepares to run for re-election later this year, he is unlikely to have a free ride, at least as far as […] Comment

Corona cold case reopens

A conversation allegedly spoken in 1997 to an old neighborhood friend later convicted on federal drug charges were used by law enforcement to tie Nelson Diaz, 34, to the murder of teenager Juan Cabrera […] Comment

Fight Against Rare Disorder

Vincent Eaton was only six months old when he was diagnosed with a rare hereditary disorder, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE). Since being diagnosed with the condition, the now- 11-year-old boy – […] Comment

Dyker Civic Officers Take Oath; Graffiti, Security Top Priorities

National security and quality of life was on the minds of the new officers and board members of the Dyker Heights Civic Association as Rep. Vito Fossella swore them into office at the St. Philip’s […] Comment

Shore Road Pathway On Schedule For Summer Reopening

Repairs to the most badly damaged portions of the Shore Road seawall and pedestrian path are more than 25 percent completed. That is “good news,” said Representative Vito Fossella, who has spearheaded […] Comment

City eyes new filing for community boards

The city's Conflicts of Interest Board, which regulates financial disclosures by city employees, does not require community board members to file the 32-page disclosure forms that many city employees […] Comment

Vallone to Sony: Graffiti ads irresponsible

Vallone, who is a vocal opponent of graffiti-inspired advertising, said the Sony Corporation is promoting criminal behavior by placing graffiti-like advertisements on walls in six Manhattan locations […] Comment

Beth Israel Medical Center Announces New Appointment

More Brooklyn Families Choose Childhood Adoption

Brooklyn families are eagerly committing the ultimate act of kindness – opening their hearts and homes to needy children. Brooklyn Family Court finalized the adoptions of 125 children on National […] Comment

Graffiti Griping And Stateside Security On the Front Burner

National security and quality of life was on the minds of the new officers and board members of the Dyker Heights Civic Association as Rep. Vito Fossella swore them into office at the St. Philip’s […] Comment

Forum Focuses On Future of Bay Ridge Seniors

Queens Tribune buys L. I. chain of community papers

Both chains are private companies and editors declined to say how much the paper was purchased for. Editors at both papers said Tuesday that no jobs will be cut and readers should not notice any immediate […] Comment

Tequila Sunrise employee remembered by kin, friends

"He was a great friend. He was my best friend," said Leonor Melendez, a hostess at the restaurant, located at 34-37 Bell Blvd. She worked with Victor Mendez, 36, of Flushing, who died Dec. 25, for about […] Comment

Learn How to Build a Profitable New Business

Boro’s Democratic leader orchestrates new speaker’s win

"Queens once again was the powerhouse," said Doug Muzzio, a public policy professor at Baruch College. "And Tom Manton once again proved he is the last of the remaining bosses."With the ability to deliver […] Comment

Bklyn Real Estate Prices Soar; No End In Sight

Brooklyn’s red hot real estate market continued to sizzle over the last year, and despite signs that sales may be cooling some, real estate agents remain optimistic for buyers and sellers. Average […] Comment

It All Adds Up For Sixth Grade Math Wizard

Zeroing In On a New Gowanus Tunnel

While a decision on a replacement for the aging Gowanus Expressway is still a couple of years away, the agency charged with responsibility for the project continues to narrow down its options. At the […] Comment

Brooklyn Reps Eager For Quinn Appointments

After being elected the new speaker of the City Council last week, one of Christine Quinn’s first stops was to the Shorefront Democratic Club’s post-holiday party. And among the local politicians […] Comment

Bayside school aide impregnated teen: Report

School officials learned of the misconduct in May 2005 after the student told a school psychologist that she was pregnant with the child of Jared Hunter, a 27-year-old paraprofessional at MS 74 on Oceania […] Comments (1)

Brookdale Announces New Appointment to Breast Health Services Dept.

National Notice For Brooklyn College TOCA Program

Holocaust Survivor Mowed Down Crossing Avenue L

A devout Orthodox Jew who survived the horrors of the Holocaust died tragically early Friday morning in Midwood, officials said. Officials said that 88-year-old Aaron Montal of Borough Park was crossing […] Comment

Flushing poet takes reins of international magazine

In other words, according to the newly-named editor of MOBIUS: the Poetry Magazine, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, you need to be organized: a word that makes writers everywhere shrink away in fear."I am," […] Comment

70th Pct. Mourns

It’s too much to bear. Not even a month and a half after one of their officers was slain, the black bunting is once again adorning the doors to the 70th Precinct, in memoriam of another fallen officer. […] Comment

Sharpe Announces Plans to Run For State Assembly

Queens Center will host a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 11. The event, at 6 p.m., will take place on the Concourse Level of the Elmhurst mall and will include musical selections by the Kerri Edge Dance Company and a keynote addres

A Spiritual Journey to Purity Begins Its Humble Trek

As of this writing, Islam’s holiest city is crammed with close to three million believers, who have flocked to Mecca from all corners of the world to perform the obligatory, personal and spiritual […] Comment

New 111th commander vows to keep crime down

Deputy Inspector Scott Hanover joined the precinct on Jan. 3, fresh from running the NYPD's communications unit, which handles 911 calls and dispatches. Capt. Thomas Pilkington, the former commanding […] Comment

NYPD’s Rookie Class Hits the Streets of Brooklyn

Over 300 graduates of the last NYPD Academy class were assigned to precincts throughout Patrol Borough Brooklyn South – with most of the number given the charge of protecting the streets of Flatbush, […] Comment

Lack of Funding Puts New Stillwell Avenue School In Jeopardy

The land has been acquired. Demolition of buildings on the site has already been commenced. However, New York State’s refusal to help fund the city Department of Education’s capital plan may […] Comment

Tunnel Option: Narrowing Down the Future of the Gowanus Expressway

While a decision on a replacement for the aging Gowanus Expressway is still a couple of years away, the agency charged with responsibility for the project continues to narrow down its options. At the […] Comment

Sopranos Star Invites You Into ‘Nicky’s World’

Aspiring goombas too young to watch the adult-themed “The Sopranos” can perfect their swagger by reading the latest book by one of the show’s stars. Steven Schirripa, who plays Bobby Bacala […] Comment

Elderly woman killed in Flushing apartment fire

"She was a very old lady," said the wife, Maria Otalvaro. "She should never have been living there by herself.""She was supposed to have somebody, but she said she didn't want it," said the husband, […] Comment

MORRIS PARK

FORMER ST. RAY […] Comment

Gift of Life brings another Iraqi boy to Bx for surgery

Fourteen-year-old Ali Hussein Abid Ali arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport this weekend from Iraq in preparation for a life-saving open heart surgery Wednesday at Montefiore Medical Center, and was welcomed with open arms by Rotary International and its Gift of Life program. Comment

TNBA creates trendy online journal

In a day and age where computers play such a major part in our lives, it is becoming apparent that everyone has a blog, even community organizations. Comment

Limited tickets still available for annual TNBA dinner-dance

The hottest ticket in town is the Throggs Neck Benevolent Association Dinner Dance, but with just over a week until the gathering, only a limited number of seats are available. Comment

Neighbor

They fought battles on distant shores, and now a group of Throggs Neck veterans are forced to fight a battle closer to home. Comment

BP okays Pel Bay rezoning; February passage expected

Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr., signed off on Tuesday, December 27, on the city […] Comment

Ciampa begins twelve more 2-family homes

Work has begun on 12 of the 13 homes that will complete the Jarvis Avenue side of the Waterbury Estates complex in Pelham Bay, with workers already laying four more foundations at the four-acre site. Comment

Court ruling may force out Bx Terminal merchants; paves way for redevelopment

A recent court ruling may put an end to a lengthy dispute and lead to the eviction of the remaining 23 food wholesalers at the Bronx Terminal Market […] Comment

Do You Remember? Actress/feminist Cecil Spooner and her Bronx Theatre

Few people are alive today who remember the stage actress and feminist, Cecil Spooner. She was both a popular and a controversial figure in her day who dared to be herself regardless of the cost. She […] Comment

Zerega

James Mooney […] Comment

CB 12 seeks answers on the future of Woodlawn

As scaffolding remains along the front of Ladder 39 in Woodlawn, a sight residents have witnessed for over a year without any signs of work or progress, the surrounding community fears the worst: a possible permanent shutdown of the firehouse. Comment

Bronx location untouched in Kraft sale of Stella D

In a move aimed at narrowing their market focus, Kraft Foods Inc. has sold its Stella D […] Comment

Vatican grants pastor a church trial over sex abuse charges

Monsignor Charles Kavanagh, a former pastor of St. Raymond Church and the most prominent Roman Catholic priest in the archdiocese to be accused in the sexual abuse scandals, was granted a church trial on Friday, January 6 by the Vatican. Comment

Sharpe Announces His Intention to Run For Assembly

In what may the first move in an intricate political chess game, Democrat Wellington Sharpe has announced his candidacy for the seat representing the 58th Assembly District, which covers portions of Flatbush […] Comment

Stumped On a Homework Problem? Go Online

What’s a kid to do when mom and dad don’t know the answer to a challenging mathematics problem? Well, check out a new website designed to aid students in their academic pursuits. Dubbed www.HomeworkNYC.org, […] Comment

Cops Forecast Another Tough Year For Canarsie Criminals

Celebrating another year of crime reduction, as well as a whopping 18 percent reduction in robberies, cops from the 69th Precinct plan to use their past successes as a springboard in ensuring that 2006 […] Comment

Police seek Astoria man in College Point shooting

POLICE BLOTTER

LADY BANK LOOTER SOUGHT: Police have released more information about the person who robbed the Washington Mutual Savings Bank at 1101 Avenue J in Midwood. In a somewhat rare event, a woman was responsible […] Comment

Report: Death rate in Queens lowest in city

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported 57,466 deaths in the five boroughs in 2004, the most recent period for which statistics were available. That was 1,747 fewer than in […] Comment

Trial begins for 3rd man in delivery worker slaying

Capehart is the third man to be prosecuted by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown after Chen was beaten with a bat and hammer, stabbed and dumped in a pond.Chen was delivering food to Miller's […] Comment

Park Crime to Figure Into NYPD Stats

For the first time, the NYPD will have to report crime to the City Council in some of Brooklyn’s largest parks, which include Prospect Park and Marine Park. New legislation, just signed by Mayor […] Comment

By Scott Sieber

Former Xaverian Star Set to Make Leap to NBA

Xaverian High School has produced two basketball players who went on to the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association in brothers Chris and Terrance Mullin. Chris is an Executive Vice […] Comment

Big Boost For HeartShare

Bell Boulevard construction to start again in couple months

Storefronts still dark on 41st Avenue

The space, recently converted from office use to commercial, is conspicuously empty one block from Bell Boulevard, where new businesses move in overnight. The agent, Jeff Kim, said the owner has had several […] Comment

Sopranos Star In Brooklyn to Open New Chapter In Career

Aspiring goombas too young to watch the adult-themed “The Sopranos” can perfect their swagger by reading the latest book by one of the show’s stars. Steven Schirripa, who plays Bobby Bacala […] Comment

From Coney to Stockholm, Teen Goes On ‘Nobel’ Adventure

Swedish meatballs and Baltic herring filets. Physiology lectures and star-studded parties. These were the highlights of a Brooklyn teen’s all-expenses paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden. The excursion […] Comment

Discover the Renaissance

Baker chose career at early age

Juan Arache recalled that before he was old enough to bake, he would play in the backyard of his home in the Dominican Republic, molding Play-Doh into cakes. "I could never explain why," he said, "I just […] Comment

NYPD’s Latest Rookie Class Hits Brooklyn Streets

Over 300 graduates of the last NYPD Academy class were assigned to precincts throughout Patrol Borough Brooklyn South – with most of the number given the charge of protecting the streets of Flatbush, […] Comment

State Sits On CFE Cash As Dream of More Classrooms Teeters

If the city does not receive $6.5 billion from Albany by April 1, plans to create additional classroom seats and new schools in Brooklyn may be abandoned. So said Brian McGinn, manager of operations and […] Comment

Zeroing In On a Tunnel Alternative to the Gowanus Expressway

While a decision on a replacement for the aging Gowanus Expressway is still a couple of years away, the agency charged with responsibility for the project continues to narrow down its options. At the […] Comment

New classical theater company performs in Flushing

"I wanted there to be a permanent resident classical theater in Queens that would produce both Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean drama," Asher said, and since there wasn't one, she went about the […] Comment

Moving Image film series examines the sensibility of being strangers

The museum kicked off its annual New York Film Critics Circle film series Saturday, which is screening films revolving around a central theme with introductions by critics from a number of city publications, […] Comment

Songs of Robert Burns flow through Long Island

If you're in the same sort of haze I was, this might ring a bell: Remember that New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne" you only recently just dusted off? Burns penned that and, in fact, a town drunkard […] Comment

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McLean leads St. John’s past Pitt

In the end, it was free throws and a clutch three-pointer that pushed the St. John's women's basketball team past Pittsburgh 72-55, in a physical, defensive battle at Carnesecca Arena Wednesday night. Comment

Flushing Hospital offers help in several languages

Bloomberg trying to eliminate guns, but needs help

R2A zoning will undermine Little Neck property values

Mayor Bloomberg is poised to be the greatest mayor

First, Mr. Cho should acquire reputable hotel, then send out DVD

Tell Sony bosses: Do the right thing

McLean leads St .John’s past Pitt

By Paul Cipriano Comment

No Wierzbicki, no problem for Queens vs. New Haven

Shaun Bertin said the Queens College men's basketball team knew they'd be able to play without Bradd Wierzbicki, the leading scorer in the NYCAC conference. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006

Green Thumbs Up For the Plant-O-Rama

Almost a Half Century of Fantastic Ernst Benkert Drawings

Mott Music On Sundance Art Captures Williamsburg’s Fluid Waterfront

Singing Dr. King’s Favorite Songs

When the Devil Ran Wild On the Streets of New York

Last Chance For Underground Filmmakers

Brooklyn Public Library Sings, Swings And More

On Tap: Nation’s Top Kid Dancers

On January 22, at 2 p.m., Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts continues its FamilyFun Series with Tap Kids. Directed and choreographed by Lisa Hopkins, Tap Kids features eight of the nations most talented young tap dancers that take to the stage in a rousing, joyous celebration of American youth culture. Comment

Roll Out the Barrel For East New York Farms

For years, Willie Nelson’s FarmAid has been helping struggling American farmers from the “heartland” keep one step ahead of bank foreclosure. But what about Mr. and Mrs. Green Jeans right […] Comment

Redford Smiles On Brooklyn Academy of Music

Come May, Brooklyn’s already bustling cinema scene is going to get even denser: the Sundance Film Festival will be expanding to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The program, called “Creative Latitude: […] Comment

Rocking Out With the Dead

Green-Wood Cemetery will soon be the site of a musical extravaganza. Yep, you read right. On January 21, the cemetery will play host to a trio of innovative rock, jazz and folk musicians. The show is […] Comment

She Lives On In Words And Music...

Gone before her time, a young woman from Clinton Hill is being remembered through song. Family and friends of Christina Porter will honor the life of the student, singer, artist and poet at a special […] Comment

Checking Out the

When visiting their local library, Brooklynites may soon be greeted by a librarian in a leotard if a new downtown $85 million library goes ahead. Architect Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos unveiled a […] Comment

St. Ann’s ‘Dirty’ Secret Is Out

It’s dark, dirty, somewhat magical and could stick with you longer than the half life of a nuclear isotope. That’s how members of the award winning Foundry Theater are describing “Major […] Comment

Get It, As You Like It, at Park Slope’s Gallery Players

Singer Rebecca Pronsky: In a Brooklyn State of Mind

Local singer and songwriter Rebecca Pronsky has played all over New York City and the East Coast, but she has a special affinity for Brooklyn. Born and raised in Park Slope, the 25-year-old folk-rock […] Comment

‘Unbossed’ Figures Public And Private

Brooklyn Art For Marty’s Sake Choose

Brooklyn Art For Marty’s Sake

Psychic’s Message From ‘The Other Side’ Lena Gurr, Is That You?

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006

Tuesday’s High School scores

St. Raymond's 53, St. Francis Prep 51. Comment

Monday’s High School scores

Campus Magnet 56, August Martin 30. Comment

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