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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006

Friday’s High School scores

Christ the King 50, Rice 47. Comment

Friday, Jan. 20, 2006

Thursday’s High School scores

Sacred Heart 70, Cathedral Prep 61. Comment

Four males injured in attacks near Hillcrest HS

The group of men fled to Parsons Boulevard and Hillside Avenue, where they assaulted another 16-year-old male with what was described as a blunt object, and attacked two more males in the vicinity, police said. Comment

Transit workers union reject labor contract by seven votes

Roger Toussaint, president of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, Friday announced the result of voting by the union members. Toussaint said the union, which has nearly 34,000 workers, voted not to ratify the tentative contract by seven votes. Comment

Man arrested in Bayside shooting

Shakey Foster, of 168-37 118th Road, was arrested in the vicinity of his home around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday on charges of assault in connection with the shooting, according to Lt. Daniel Heffernan of the 111th Precinct. He was also wanted in connection with a robbery in the 113th Precinct, Heffernan said. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006

Neighbor to Neighbor: Turn off TV, get involved in your community

Following the old adage of "waste not, want not," we try as hard as possible to recycle almost everything. Even landfills are being covered over to create, wherever possible, usable space for human and […] Comment

I Sit And Look Out: Restrictive rules in Queens hurt blacks

I was an evening session student at City College. Most of us had full-time day jobs and squeezed in as many credits as we could at night, in all seasons. There was little or no time for socializing. […] Comment

The Civic Scene: Beep Helen Marshall has agenda for Act 2

Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, who now occupies Marshall's original seat in Corona, was the master of ceremonies. The Presentation of Colors was by Eagle Scouts: Troop 18, College Point; Troop 333, Cambria […] Comment

Point of View: Liu has opened path for Asians, Flushing

It does not come as much of a surprise, though, since term limits will force him out of office in 2009. Liu is smart, popular and has served his district well, particularly the Asian community. Apparently […] Comment

Dishing With Dee: Parking lot in park causes stir at CB 7

On Tuesday morning, as previously mentioned, Democratic state Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin held a press conference in his Flushing district office. The purpose of the conference was to explain why he […] Comment

Berger’s Burg: Mother Nature gives, Father Time takes

The second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it. Ð Frances Lear A woman who reached the age […] Comment

Sunnyside teen one of 12 Intel semifinalists in boro

But to Nicole Elizabeth Lam of Sunnyside, the microscopic brains in the little fly held secrets to recognizing how they anticipate the arrival of light each day.Lam, 17, a senior at the Bronx High School […] Comment

Ridgewood boy dies after basketball game

Two indicted in Ozone Pk. Jewish cemetery vandalism

The pair is accused of causing more than $2,000 in damage in connection with spray-painting tag names on a grave site, other cemetery property and a post office wall between August 2004 and February 2005, […] Comment

BQE fire briefly stops No. 7 line

Bush Medicare changes spur boro Dems to action

State politicians are scrambling to make sure Medicaid patients are covered during the transition.On Friday, two weeks after the federal Medicare prescription drug benefit took effect on Jan. 1, state […] Comment

Martin Luther King Day commemorated at LIJ

That was the message the black journalist, pundit and author Juan Williams gave during his keynote address Friday at North Shore-LIJ's 36th Annual memorial service for King at North Shore University […] Comment

Queens airports busy again after Sept. 11 slump

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said John F. Kennedy International Airport welcomed close to 41 million passengers in 2005, followed by Newark with 33 million and LaGuardia with 26 million. […] Comment

Greenway coming to boro coastline

Gioia said he recently secured $500,000 in city funding to jump-start the project, which was first proposed in 1992 as part of a comprehensive waterfront plan. The Parks Department obtained an additional […] Comment

Bronx man arrested in Astoria slay

Ricardo Garcia-Villegas, 51, of 23-19 Hughes Ave. in the Bronx, was arrested Jan. 11 and charged with murder in the second degree in the Jan. 9 stabbing of Armando Perez, who lived at 12-12 31st Ave. […] Comment

Astoria cop-turned-director hopes film will help kids

Cooper, who has been an officer at the 114th Precinct in Astoria for 16 years, spent the past three years writing, directing and editing "The Mission is Possible: Youth Awareness," a feature-length documentary […] Comment

115th Precinct increases patrols after burglaries up

"Looking to the end of the year we saw an increase in burglaries," precinct commanding officer Deputy Inspector Douglas Rolston said. There were 45 from mid-December until Jan. 15, especially in apartment […] Comment

114th Precinct youth officer guilty in Web child-sex bust

Michael Costello, 39, who lives in Manhattan, pleaded guilty in October to contacting an undercover detective he believed to be a 14-year-old boy via the Internet in March and April 2005 and attempting […] Comment

Forest Hills-Kew Gardens crime drops by 6% overall

The year's two murders - down from four in 2004 - occurred in the fall, according to the 112th Precinct, which also covers Rego Park and Kew Gardens.In November, a Forest Hills man was charged with […] Comment

Storm knocks over Louisville at MSG

Williams' pounded Jenkins high, sending Jenkins crashing to the floor with a message for him and his first-year Big East opponents: This ain't Conference USA. Jenkins attempted to send a message […] Comment

Sikiric signs to play pro ball in Macedonia

No, it's not the NBA. It's professional basketball in Macedonia's top league, but that's about as much as the former Archbishop Molloy and Queens College standout knows. He's going […] Comment

From Redmen to Red Storm

It's been awhile since St. John's University was the No. 1 choice for New York City high school basketball players.The allure of playing home games at Madison Square Garden has been replaced by […] Comment

Queens crushes Tech

Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the Knights went on a pair of long runs before the break. By the time the Knights were done making amends for their poor start, the game was over and Queens had […] Comment

Molloy Stanners win one for ailing coach Curran

But conspicuously missing from the Stanners' 62-50 win was the face of Molloy basketball, as legendary coach Jack Curran missed the game because of a stomach virus.Curran had missed one game in 48 […] Comment

McClancy ices St. Raymond’s

Against Bishop Ford, Stephen Ferguson had four goals and three assists, Anthony Vennetti had three goals and three assists, T.J. Moran, Alex Evangelista and Brandon Ferguson had one goal apiece. Sean […] Comment

Magnet, Springfield set to battle

It was a time when cheerleaders and boosters accompanied teams on road trips and extra security was routinely called in to maintain order.In short, high school games were significantly more popular than […] Comment

Garden School goes 1-2

Flushing rolls over HS of Teaching

Repudiating the past is also nothing new to Jaime Selip, the coach of Queens High School of Teaching. The Tigers have emerged as one of the top teams in Queens III-B in only their second year on the varsity […] Comment

Varsi Deli squeezed out a win over Harpell Chemist, 26-25 in an energy-charged game.

DePhillips Athletic Club: Red Storm rallies past Huskies

Twelve teams bid for the NJFFA National indoor tournament championship Jan. 15 for the 15 and under age bracket and the DAC Jets came up with five hard fought wins in a row to capture the title.

Christ the King girls reign at MSG

But what was undeniable to both was that Sunday's highly anticipated game between No. 1 Christ the King and No. 2 Murry Bergtraum lived up to its advanced billing.Tina Charles capped a thrilling contest […] Comment

The Butler Did It: A Royal return to Cardozo HS

Ivey returned to the Bayside school for the first time last Thursday. This time he was a conquering hero, a second-year pro with the Atlanta Hawks.He is no longer scrawny, and he is no longer a kid. […] Comment

Spg. Gardens jail expansion sparks protest

Wearing signs deriding the facility's operator, Florida-based Geo Group Inc., about 65 residents of Rosedale, Springfield Gardens and surrounding neighborhoods braved the sub-freezing temperatures […] Comment

Man sold untreated waste, billed city for disposal: DA

According to the office of the Queens district attorney, Jerry Bass, 39, who operated offices out of his homes at 115-39 Dunkirk St. in St. Albans and 130 West 117th St. in Manhattan, is accused of attempting […] Comment

Queens Hosp. gets $1.1M from state for cancer scanner

The symposium, billed by Lata Vasconcellos, a spokeswoman for the hospital, as a "global conversation about the vital statistic of cancer in Queens," brought several borough politicians to Jamaica Monday. […] Comment

Jamaica NAACP president seeks more members

"My schedule is fairly packed," is how Barnes puts it, in what it could be argued is a vast understatement. "I wouldn't trade it for anything."Barnes, 53, just completed the first year of her two-year […] Comment

Woodhaven man kills ex, self: cops

Soon after the deaths of his former girlfriend and 7-year-old pit bull, the Woodhaven 27-year-old took his own life, police said. Angelica Sanchez, 21, was killed around 5 a.m. by a single bullet outside […] Comment

Clark, parents weigh funds, options for schools at forum

But despite the uncertainty of when the money will come, Queens officials and parents have decided it is time to decide how it could best be spent."We need to get ideas from parents on their priorities," […] Comment

DOT to reduce congestion at Cambria Hts. intersection

The intersection of 234th Street and Linden Boulevard has been the cause of much distress for neighborhood residents. Motorists exiting the Cross Island Parkway southbound at the Linden Boulevard exit […] Comment

By Craig Giammona

Bayside man arrested in string of burglaries

Security guard charged in road rage

Man charged in rape of Ridgewood teen

Jax. Hts. man charged with sexual assault

Construction worker killed in Astoria

Woman arraigned in attack on mom

Man arrested in arson case on soccer club

Rockaway woman bilked $30K in mall scam: Cops

Incoronata Travaglione, 32, of 318 Beach 73rd St., was charged with grand larceny and criminal impersonation, police said.The plot involved calling the victims and promising them that a woman who worked […] Comment

Ex-Queens man reunited with Corvette stolen in ‘69

Guv ups film tax credit, giving LIC studios boost

The governor said he will increase the tax credit, which was signed into law in 2004, from $25 million to $35 million annually in the governor's budget, beginning in 2009. He also said the tax credit, […] Comment

Paralyzed cop Steven McDonald tells

He suffered for close to two years in the hospital, often hovering between life and death. When he was cognizant, McDonald questioned whether he wanted to be alive. He needed several operations, including […] Comment

Corona community center commemorates MLK Day

The volunteers, organized by the Mayor's Volunteer Center and an international not-for-profit called City Year, began the day at Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities center with calisthenics, military […] Comment

Tunnel traffic stop nets $6M cocaine bust: DA

Police discovered the alleged cocaine in a suitcase in the trunk of a car driven by Jose Dones, 36, of Orlando, Fla., who was headed toward Manhattan Sunday, the DA said.At his arraignment Monday in Queens […] Comment

Ronald McDonald House hosts Iraqi heart patients

Ashjan Khaled Ðwhose first name means "many tears" in ArabicÐ has been staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in New Hyde Park since mid-December after her operation at Montefiore […] Comment

Flushing Hosp. workers threaten protest

On Tuesday, City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) intended to hold an open forum with nurses, the media and the labor representative from the New York State Nurses Association in the hospital's conference […] Comment

4 Townsend Harris teens reach Intel science contest semi-finals

While not the typical cardboard cut-out science fair experiment, she knew from the beginning there would be more work required of her than ever.Her work paid off. Zheng, along with three of her fellow […] Comment

CB 6 elects Addabbo chief as new district manager

By updating its archaic computer system, creating a Web site and taking it on the road, the former school teacher believes the board will be able to better track issues and complaints and connect more […] Comment

Tanker flips over, ignites on BQE

The heat from the fire quickly brought down steel and wood beams that made up part of a temporary bridge over the roadway, which collapsed on top of the flaming truck, investigators said. Firefighters […] Comment

Jamaica High teen shot near Cardozo after game

The victim, who was not identified, was taken by ambulance to North Shore University Hospital, and his wounds were not considered life-threatening, according to police. He remained hospitalized in stable […] Comment

There are ways to calm trucks, W. Flushing Civic told

"The federal government predicts truck traffic to grow by 83 percent over the 1998 levels by the year 2020," said Teresa Toro. New York City coordinator for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. "It's […] Comment

Former Bayside woman repays aged scam victims

Shirley Miller, 43, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and attempted grand larceny in October 2005, a year after she was indicted on 11 counts, including criminal possession of stolen property and scheming […] Comment

Intel names 13 Queens teens in science semi-finals

Michelle Iocolano and Sylviane Boddy, both 17, were two of 13 students from Queens and 31 citywide to win for their research projects. The nationwide honor, announced at a ceremony last week, came as […] Comment

Suspected purse snatcher preyed on elderly, cops say

Darrel Cordes, 39, was arrested last week minutes after what police contend was his 15th purse grab in two months."If you see a lot of gray hair on my head, it's because of this guy," said 109th Deputy […] Comment

Convict guilty of 1993 Forest Hills rape

Ramon Ramos, 46, of Brooklyn, was arrested nine years after the attack when the medical examiner matched the DNA found on the rape victim to DNA taken from Ramos after his conviction for robbing a child […] Comment

Douglaston residents spar over rezoning

More than a hundred people packed the basement of the Community Church of Douglaston for Tuesday's meeting-the latest in a series of city planning presentations hosted by civic groups to explain the […] Comment

Flushing school witnesses ethnic change over 50 yrs.

But inside, the building bustles with youthful energy as toddlers erect shaky towers from misaligned building blocks, or hurry to finish their Happy Birthday pictures for a lucky student celebrant.All […] Comment

300 sworn in as citizens at QCC

"We were waiting for this opportunity for a long time," said Johnson Samuel, a Nassau County resident who came from India 10 years ago with Achamma, his wife of 43 years."We have all the privileges when […] Comment

Mother of Flushing leader mourned in Buddhist rite

Chen's mother, Zen Men Kung Chen, 95, died on Nov. 25 at New York Hospital Queens of pneumonia, setting into motion the seven-week Buddhist tradition during which the family meets once a week at the […] Comment

Cardozo student aims high with ‘One Life to Live’

Felipe Dieppa, a 15-year-old sophomore from Richmond Hill, recently landed a role on three episodes of ABC's daytime soap "One Life to Live." But Dieppa is no stranger to show biz - the Cardozo student […] Comment

Bloomberg may veto school translation bill

The bill, known as the Education Equity Act was introduced by Councilman Hiram Monserrate (D-Corona) and was passed in the Council by a 35-11 vote on Dec. 21, with one abstention. Bloomberg has until […] Comment

Bernard Fineson to get face-lift

Part of the plans developed by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York include the demolition of two vacant buildings, a grass athletic field that is only used occasionally and the remains of […] Comment

Major crime plummets 13 % across the board in 111th Pct.

The area, which covers Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale and Hollis Hills, saw an 11 percent rise in robberies, with 118 reported in 2005 compared to 106 the previous year.Many of the robberies […] Comment

Murders fall in 109th as rapes rise

In 2004, there were 12 murders in the northeast Queens precinct, three times as many as the four murders in 2003.Last year the total number of murders dropped to three in the 109th Precinct, which covers […] Comment

Murder rate up to seven in 107 Pct.

The upsurge in killings came in a year when the area recorded an overall 9 percent drop in crime, particularly with burglaries, according to the 107th Precinct, which covers Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, […] Comment

Murders fall, rapes on the rise in 105th Precinct over last year

The 105th, the largest precinct in the city in terms of geography, covers Glen Oaks, Bellerose, Floral Park in northeast Queens and Queens Village, Cambria Heights, Springfield Gardens, Laurelton and […] Comment

How’s Business? Clothes make the man!

Seeing someone come into a room looking well put together often tips us off to that person's ability, capability and, certainly, confidence. This week I spoke with Stacy Solow from Goody's Men's […] Comment

No clues in senseless murder of PB man:

By Bret Nolan Collazzi Comment

Mount Hope Housing celebrates a day of holiday cheer at toy give-away

The first day of winter was reason to celebrate for families living in the Mount Hope housing developments, as they celebrated the community […] Comment

North Bronx leaders ask that new school be named for Al Tuitt

As I.S./H.S. 362, a middle-school/high-school under construction in Williamsbridge, slowly advances toward its expected 2008 opening, a growing chorus of community leaders is calling on the city to dub it the Albert V. Tuitt Educational Complex, honoring a local educational and civil rights leader who died earlier this year. Comment

Do You Remember? The Zoo Train comes to the Bronx

Tom Vasti has an interesting postcard from the New Haven Railroad showing a locomotive and a vast array of stylized animals. The message side encourages readers to […] Comment

Fay

After two recent brushes with the law, Fay […] Comment

No new officers for 49th Pct.

It was sure to be a great moment for the entire City in its continuing war against crime, as 1,735 new police officers graduated in a grand ceremony at Madison Square Garden last week, but after all was said and done; some communities were left out in the cold when it was announced where those officers would be assigned. Comment

City agencies move in on stable 

The lawmakers road into town and now one cowboy and the shoddy horse stables he lives at may be in a heap a […] Comment

Builder

A builder on Revere Avenue is making life […] Comment

Korony American Legion Post restarts care package drive for troops

With troops still overseas and the war on terrorism possibly escalating in the future after recent issues with Iran, the American Legion Theodore Korony Post is looking to make soldiers […] Comment

As debate rages, BP conditionally approves Yankee Stadium plan

Weeks after a stormy public hearing on a plan the local community board shot down, Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. is going to bat for the community and playing hardball regarding the new Yankee Stadium plan. Comment

MPRHL dedicates season to Joe Aceto

The Morris Park Roller Hockey League mourns the loss of one of its coaches, Joe Aceto, who passed away suddenly on January 9. Comment

Bronxite, Madonia, resigns from mayor

Bronxite Peter Madonia, who went directly from his job as an Arthur Avenue baker to chief of staff for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, resigned from his City Hall post to become the chief operating officer of the Rockefeller Foundation, a major charitable organization. Comment

Montefiore Medical Center opens new headache treatment center

With nearly 45 million Americans suffering from chronic headache disorders, there is a place that they have come to rely on for treatment and an understanding of their pain: Montefiore Medical Center. […] Comment

Baldor urges upstate farmers to coordinate crops, promising success

In an event billed as a win-win for the city […] Comment

Provenzano and Carrion fund CI Library emergency roof repair

The City Island Library recently had to contend with Mother Nature when a roof leak threatened to destroy many of the volumes housed at the facility, but money from Councilwoman Madeline Provenzano and assistance from Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. has helped save the books and allow the library to continue to serve the community. Comment

TNBA announces 8th Annual St. Patrick

by Jon Minners Comment

In inaugural address, Councilman Vacca sets education goals

Newly sworn-in Councilman Jimmy Vacca rolled out a list of education-related goals on Sunday, January 15, calling on the city to introduce […] Comment

45th honors officers who aided Enchautegui

Four of the NYPD […] Comment

Capt. Alles announces crime down 7% in 45th Precinct for 2005

The 45th Precinct remains one of the best precincts in the borough, according to year-end CompStat crime statistics, which were reported to the community at the precinct […] Comment

City Planning OK

The Brush Avenue rezoning is one step closer to final approval this week following a thumbs-up from the City Planning Commission. Comment

Ambrosini Playground to boast two new fields, expanded play area

When City Islanders visit Ambrosini Playground and Ballfield this time next year, they […] Comment

NY Yankees present $500 checks to CB 10

The New York Yankees continue to show their commitment to the Bronx with further support of its youth and a gift that came just at the right time for high school students living in Community Board 10. Comment

Tree falls, badly injuring woman

During this past weekend […] Comment

Pel Bay, Morris Park drug ring smashed

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52nd Precinct releases sketch of suspect wanted in sexual assault

Police have released a sketch of a suspect wanted in a sexual assault and robbery on a Bronx rooftop late last month. Comment

Carrion continues to fight for tougher heating laws to protect tenants

As the borough experiences a frigid chill in the air, Bronxites are experiencing that same chill in their homes, as buildings continue to go without heat during the cold winter months […] Comment

As Woodlawn rezoning nears approval, focus shifts to Wakefield

The City Planning Commission (CPC) voted on Tuesday, January 10, in favor of a plan to limit development in most of Woodlawn to one- and two-family homes, setting up the proposal for final passage as […] Comment

Cancun Cafe: What’s in a name?

Malaty, 45, has lived in Queens for 25 years after moving to the United States from Egypt in his early 20s. He began working in retail, but quickly became a small business owner when he opened Nick's […] Comment

The Whys of War

The retired Sunnyside NYPD veteran had seen firsthand the black smoke billowing from the towers as he made his way to Manhattan on the elevated tracks of the No. 7 train that fateful morning."I was hoping […] Comment

Old Corona comes to life at Kingsland Homestead

An early postcard shows a building which still stands today surrounded by grassy yards and towering trees and another card has a bucolic scene of the early years of baseball played in a wide open field.These […] Comment

Tangra Wok: Indian Chinese food comes to Rego Pk.

Chinese began immigrating to Calcutta to work at the port in the late 18th century. They found a niche in the leather tanning industry, an occupation shunned by Hindus because of the contact with cowhide, […] Comment

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Wednesday’s High School scores

Monsignor Scanlan 74, Cathedral Prep 38. Comment

Hundreds march to demand bank at Queensbridge

Taylor shouted "What do we want?" into a loudspeaker and more than 100 PS 111 students, their parents and teachers and Queensbridge residents responded "a bank!" The minister led the procession from PS 111 to the Center of Hope International at 40th Avenue, where elected officials and Taylor spoke to the crowd, which completely filled the building. Comment

Queens legislators press for tougher law in fatal child abuse cases

State Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn (D-Flushing) joined with state Sen. Serphin Maltese (R- Glendale) and the district attorneys from Brooklyn and Staten Island Thursday afternoon to call upon fellow legislators and law enforcement officials to support new legislation that would punish those accused of aggravated murder of a child as a major felony. Comment

Boro Council members retain most committee chairmanships

The one exception was Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton), who was stripped of the Economic Development Committee chair. The punishment is thought to be the result of his wrangling with the Queens Democratic Organization, which played the largest hand in Quinn's successful Speaker bid. Comment

How about reducing city debt and debt service?

Thanks Parks Dept. Manager Agnello

What happened to real names for high schools?

Weiner’s presence at rally was disloyal

Reader’s ‘real deal’ behind transit strike

Find new name for Martins Field

S. Asians don’t recognize recent Dem appointee

Public should know

The limits of free Speech

Brian does the right thing

Would you like to be a victim?

If you see something

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Li Europan lingues es membres del sam familie. Lor separat existentie es un myth. Por scientie, musica, sport etc., li tot Europa usa li sam vocabularium. Li lingues differe solmen in li grammatica, li […] Comment

Epsum factorial non deposit quid pro quo hic escorol. Olypian

Epsum factorial non deposit quid pro quo hic escorol. Olypian quarrels et gorilla congolium sic ad nauseum. Souvlaki ignitus carborundum e pluribus unum. Defacto lingo est igpay atinlay. Marquee selectus […] Comment

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006

Tuesday’s High School scores

Christ the King 62, St. Francis Prep 47. Comment

Monday, Jan. 16, 2006

Will Your Child’s School Get Needed Repairs?

Parents interested in improving after-school programs, the health of their kids and the condition of their schools should attend upcoming Community Education Council District 15 monthly meetings. Education […] Comment

Revolutionary War Relic Found?

After a Red Hook man unearthed a cannonball in his backyard this summer, a local historian says the discovery could provide a rare glimpse at Red Hook’s crucial role in the Revolutionary War. Last […] Comment

Another No’ Vote For Bank Conversion

It was déjà vu all over again at Community Board 6, when the board again voted overwhelmingly to reject a project seeking to convert a landmark bank building and its adjacent parking lot into […] 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

Sorry, I Let You Down

With two criminal trials still ahead of him, embattled former Assemblymember Clarence Norman, Jr., was sentenced to two to six years Wednesday and ordered to a holding cell. Standing tall in the courtroom […] Comment

Community Board Six Member Resigns In Frustration

Volunteering as a member of Community Board 6 just isn’t worth the effort, according to recently resigned, and always outspoken, member Howard Graubard. In a letter to the board, Graubard, an […] Comment

Drs. D’Arco & Tehrani: The Dental World’s Dynamic Duo

One of the more popular wishes for any new year is “good health.” But feeling well and staying healthy isn’t something that can be wished for. It’s important to be pro-active, and […] Comment

Ya Shouldn’t Be So Generous, Charlie’

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

Burying Pet, He Finds Possible Revolutionary War Relic In Backyard

After a Red Hook man unearthed a cannonball in his backyard this summer, a local historian says the discovery could provide a rare glimpse at Red Hook’s crucial role in the Revolutionary War. Last […] Comment

84th Pct. Community Council Meeting

Brooklyn Hospital Center: The Picture of Health?

The Brooklyn Hospital Center (BHC) is off life support and getting stronger every day. That was the word hospital officials gave in a special presentation before the Community Board 2 regular meeting […] Comment

Parents Urged to Sound Off On School Conditions

Parents concerned over whether the Department of Education (DOE) is making the necessary upgrades to safety equipment at their school, or think it’s time the auditorium had a makeover, might do well […] Comment

Free Screenings For Glaucoma At LICH

No Compost Heap Under These Tracks

A compost recycling facility—or part of one—will not be coming to a dilapidated, currently closed playground on 2nd Avenue. In a narrow 15-12-3 decision, Community Board 6 this week rejected […] Comment

Caton Place Neighbors Jeer 8-Story Building

Fearing that continued extensive development could negatively impact their pocket-size neighborhood, residents living in the vicinity of Caton Place turned out for a public hearing hosted by the City […] Comment

Will Your School Get Needed Repairs?

Parents interested in improving after-school programs, the health of their kids and the condition of their schools should attend upcoming Community Education Council District 15 monthly meetings. Education […] Comment

Chamber Accepting Nominations For 2006 Building Brooklyn Awards

New Year’s Resolution: Rid Streets of Illegal Guns

When it comes to area politics, it seems that everyone’s New Year’s resolution is rid the streets of illegal guns – all in the memory of a fallen Flatbush cop. From Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s […] Comment

Brooklyn Pols Await New Council Assignments

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

Is There a Consultant In the House?

While there was some tension in the air, Borough President Marty Markowitz’s meeting with the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods (CBN) last week proved a civil discourse. The meeting was held at the […] Comment

Condo Explosion For Myrtle Ave.

Plans are underway to develop a large residential/retail strip stretching along Myrtle Avenue from the Flatbush Avenue Extension to Ashland Place. The plans involve a joint venture between Supermarket […] Comment

Tunnel Vision: Zeroing In On a Plan to Replaced 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

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Health And Exams

Brooklyn Council Members Await New Posts

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

D.A. Hynes Starts 5th Term

Claiming that he would not stop until every corrupt official is behind bars, Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes was sworn into office for a fifth term Tuesday evening. While admitting that most […] Comment

2nd Avenue Playground Won’t Play Host to Composting Facility

A compost recycling facility—or part of one—will not be coming to a dilapidated, currently closed playground on 2nd Avenue. In a narrow 15-12-3 decision, Community Board 6 this week rejected […] Comment

Community Board 6 Member Resigns In Frustration

Volunteering as a member of Community Board 6 just isn’t worth the effort, according to recently resigned, and always outspoken, member Howard Graubard. In a letter to the board, Graubard, an […] Comment

CBN Seeks Help Obtaining Consultant For Ratner Project

While there was some tension in the air, Borough President Marty Markowitz’s meeting with the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods (CBN) last week proved a civil discourse. The meeting was held at the […] Comment

Nominations For 2005 Building Brooklyn Awards

Norman In Jail: Former Dem Boss Gets 2 to 6 Years

With two criminal trials still ahead of him, embattled former Assemblymember Clarence Norman, Jr., was sentenced to two to six years Wednesday and ordered to a holding cell. Standing tall in the courtroom […] Comment

Parents Encouraged to Sound Off On Unsafe School Conditions

Parents concerned over whether the Department of Education (DOE) is making the necessary upgrades to safety equipment at their school, or think it’s time the auditorium had a makeover, might do well […] Comment

Highly Paid At the DA’s Office

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

Carroll Gardens Teacher Named MetLife Fellow

Jazzy Yiddish

A Better Way to Plan...

Should all development in the borough stem from community-based planning? That’s what Dr. Tom Agnotti, professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, advocated at last week’s Carroll […] Comment

Jazzy Yiddish Songs And More

New City Council Speaker Makes a Special Stop In Brooklyn

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

High-Priced Gigs At District Attorney’s Office Raise Eyebrows

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

Jazzy Yiddish Songs & More

Questions Swirl Around New Fulton Street Development Project

While the developer is set on demolishing the site, one elected official is contemplating a protest rally while Community Board 2 remains on pins and needles as to what’s going to happen there. That’s […] Comment

POLICE BLOTTER

NABBED FOR KNIFE ATTACK: A 47-year-old Fort Greene man was taken into custody last week for allegedly stealing electricity, and then attacking a man with a knife. Officials said Jonathan Long was charged […] Comment

D.A. Hynes Talks Tough Starting 5th Term

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

Community Seeks Independent Consultant For Ratner Project

While there was some tension in the air, Borough President Marty Markowitz’s meeting with the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods (CBN) last week proved a civil discourse. The meeting was held at the […] Comment

New Plea For a Better Way of Planning

Should all development in the borough stem from community-based planning? That’s what Dr. Tom Agnotti, professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, advocated at last week’s Carroll […] Comment

Hungry Candidates to Start Campaigns Here

The hottest political race to hit the borough in 2006 is expected to kick off in Park Slope, with the Lambda Independent Democrats leading the parade of candidate forums which will undoubtedly take place […] Comment

MLK Inspires Students

Contentious Contests: Hungry Candidates to Kick Off Their Campaigns Here

The hottest political race to hit the borough in 2006 is expected to kick off in Park Slope, with the Lambda Independent Democrats leading the parade of candidate forums which will undoubtedly take place […] Comment

Next Stop Retirement For 78th Pct. Favorite

Unlike most jobs with the NYPD, Harold Meyers’ position automatically came with a good number of raises. It also had its share of highs and lows, as well as uplifting experiences for both himself […] Comment

Red Hook Man Unearths Possible Link to Revolutionary War

After a Red Hook man unearthed a cannonball in his backyard this summer, a local historian says the discovery could provide a rare glimpse at Red Hook’s crucial role in the Revolutionary War. Last […] Comment

Now Accepting Nominations For ‘06 Building Brooklyn Awards

Mulched Christmas Trees Keep On Giving Long After Holiday

Condos For Myrtle Ave.

Plans are underway to develop a large residential/retail strip stretching along Myrtle Avenue from the Flatbush Avenue Extension to Ashland Place. The plans involve a joint venture between Supermarket […] Comment

From Brooklyn 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

Monday’s High School scores

Molloy 70, Holy Trinity 48. Comment

Truck carrying gasoline catches fire on BQE

Police called in a Level 3 mobilization in response to the fire, which completely shut down the highway in both directions after a temporary bridge that was under construction collapsed due to the flames, BNN reported. Comment

Ex-Bayside woman gets jail in ‘sweetheart scam’

Shirley Miller, 43, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and attempted grand larceny in October 2005 in connection with conning more than $500,000 from four elderly men between 1998 and 2004 by telling them bogus stories about personal hardship, including that she needed money for cancer treatment, that her parents had been killed and that she needed money to start a business. The charges were classified as hate crimes under state law because Miller targeted her victims because of their age, Queens DA Richard Brown said in a statement. Comment

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