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Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006

Scagnelli, Stanners skate into CHSHL finals

Mike Oseback felt confident heading into the decisive third game of the CHSHL Class A semifinals Sunday night. But the Archbishop Molloy goalie and his teammates got an extra boost when Danny Scagnelli, with equipment bag in hand, unexpectedly arrived at Abe Stark Rink on Coney Island. Comment

Saturday’s High School scores

No. 2 Campus Magnet 80, No. 1 Cardozo 72. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006

A historic night for Queens, Wierzbicki

Bradd Wierzbicki hit the number Saturday night, but it had nothing to do with Mega Millions or Powerball. Comment

Another stormy ending for Johnnies

It can be attributed to poor coaching, inexperience or just having no grace under pressure. But any way it's looked at, a lack of execution at the end of games could be looked at as the ruination of the St. John's men's basketball team's season. Comment

Friday’s High School scores

Holy Cross 62, Molloy 56. Comment

Friday, Feb. 17, 2006

Career Training In TV, Film

Forum On Property Taxes

A Valentine’s Tax Break?


Train For a Career In TV And Film Production

Chamber Players to Do Mozart And More

Ft. Green Association Forum On Property Taxes

Postponed Art Sale Set For February 19

Volunteer to Help Count the Homeless

LICH Nurse Brave Noxious Smoke to Reach Stranded Patients


LAUNCH Yourself Into Entrepreneurial Success

Join the High School Chorus

Prospect Park Youth Council Meets Lawmakers

To Your Health: Assess Your Risk of Developing Cancer

Gaslight Ball Gala Celebration

Chamber Players Do Mozart, Beethoven

Property Tax Forum

Park Slope Jewish Center

Historic Kane Street Synagogue Online

Work On Mary McDowell Learning Ctr. Expansion Nears Completion

Remsen Street Site Goes For $3,250,000

Learn Basic Computer Skills And Become Job Ready

Departing 78th Pct. Chief Leaves With ‘Core’ Award

Sign Up For Kids Soccer League

Bereavement Support Group

Donate Food And Work Out That Back Pain

Catholic Charities Day of Recollection For Disabled Persons

Volunteer to Help Count City’s Homeless

Forum to Look At Iraqi Occupation And Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

LICH Nurses Braved Choking Smoke to Reach Patients

Postponed Art Sale Set For Feb. 19

Hundreds Mourn the Passing of 106-Year-Old Rabbi

Parents, officials demonstrate against cell phone fixtures on St. Mel’s roof

Parents and Queens elected officials protested a string of 23 cell phone stations looming on the roof of St. Mel's Catholic School in Flushing Thursday. Comment

Gianaris urges regulation on placement of cell phone towers

State Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D- Astoria) is calling for regulation on where cell phone towers can be placed in the city, saying the number of towers being put up near schools and in residential areas is growing out of control. Comment

Thursday’s High School scores

No. 1 Cardozo 88, No. 4 Bryant 68. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006


Four-alarm blaze during blizzard rips through Woodside building

Police seek tips in Rich. Hill sex assault

EAST FLATBUSH Ð A Queens man was shot by a guest of a Brooklyn baby shower when pulled him out of a fight over dancing moves, the New York Post said.

Neighbor finds live grenade while cleaning Little Neck house

Teen shot in leg during dispute in Long Island City

Man found dead  in Jamaica

JFK security guard sentenced in slay

Elmhurst Sanitation worker plowed: DA

Residents Welcome the Year of the Dog At Seth Low Park

Brooklyn Love Nest: Borough Hall Hosts Couples

They’re Gearing Up For the Wearing of the Green

JHS 117 Students Get Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Best Buy

Luminaries Shine At St. Mark Stewardship Dinner

Klondike Derby Days Return to Coney Island

Train For a Career In Film, TV Production

BWECC Spotlights CFE Funding And More

FIAO 29th Annual Gala

A Valentine’s Tax Break?

SUNY Downstate Chinese Cultural Committee Welcomes New Year

Borough Hall Hosts Real Estate Executive Cover Boy

Help For All Your Property Tax Problems

Leeza’s Place Offers Support For Caregivers

Berkeley Carroll School Has New Headmaster

Annual Day of Recollection For Persons With Disabilities

Doing It For the Kids: Maimonides Gets 250K

Shabbos Learning Program

Career Day In Coney Island

Blizzard Blitz On And They Go Sun Bathing

Bay View Houses

Seaview Jewish Center Programs And Activities

Brooklyn’s Love Nest

DOT Agrees to Study Colonial Road Traffic

5,000 New Classroom Seats In Doubt

Mark Lanes Strikes Back

Colton Grills Klein; Urges Parents to Pressure State For School Funding

LIU Invites You to Discover the Wildlife Outside Your Door

Kickboxers Get a ‘Leg Up’ On Competition

Closed civic aids Bayside ambulance

Help With Your Property Tax Issues

Upcoming BWECC Meeting

Ace Upcoming Math Tests

Bronx organization announces winners of Latino MVP awards

In 17 years, a small grass roots organization in the Bronx has grown by leaps and bounds in the world of professional baseball. Comment

New Orleans saxophonist to perform at church

Renowned jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr. will bring the sweet sounds of Mardi Gras to the Bronx later this month, providing the musical backdrop for a celebration of the Eucharist and prayer for New Orleans at St. Augustine Church. Comment


Nirka Vasile struggled to hold back the tears as she discussed the hardest decision of her life: closing the jewelry store in Throggs Neck that she has owned and operated for two decades. Comment

Nuclear drug-maker plans move to larger Zerega site, raising concerns

A once-controversial, Zerega-based manufacturer of radioactive drugs will hold a public meeting in early March to answer concerns about its planned move to a larger space closer to Zerega Industrial Park. Comment

Paulette Sansone named director of Bon Secours

Dr. Sansone received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare and Gerontology, as well as her M.S.W. from Fordham University. She also holds a post-master Comment

Waterbury Estates Phase I sold out; $35,000 price increase set

The Ciampa Organization has already sold the 11 two-family homes now rising on Jarvis Avenue, prompting the firm to again boost prices and hurry construction at the 47-house Waterbury Estates complex, officials involved in the sales said. Comment

Parents vent frustration at P.S. 121 plans

Parents at P.S. 121 are outraged that the Department of Education is seriously considering placing portable classrooms in the schoolyard of the 2750 Throop Avenue elementary school this September to accommodate the temporary relocation of Sports Professions High School. Comment

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., internationally recognized researcher, named Dean of AECOM

The announcement of Dr. Spiegel Comment

Architects for 2 non-complying projects confused about parking regs

The Department of Buildings (DOB) notified two more architects last week that the two-family homes they designed in Throggs Neck and Waterbury-LaSalle include too few parking spaces, and ordered them to file revised plans. Comment

Blockbuster to close TN store

In just over a week, the only thing anyone will be able to rent at Blockbuster Video in Throggs Neck will be the entire store. Comment

Bronxdale high school proposal seems dead

The Department of Education has no immediate plans to open a high school in a factory building at Bronxdale and Van Nest avenues, although the city has not ruled out the site for future schools, community leaders reported at a meeting of the Morris Park Community Association on Wednesday, February 8. Comment

Pols object to cell tower installation on local religious facility

First it was commercial buildings and then it was private homes, but now even religious institutions are succumbing to the scourge of cellular phone antennas popping up throughout Throggs Neck and other areas, a trend that disturbs two local elected officials. Comment

Mistakenly-shot officer dies; murder charges mulled for thugs

The streets were lined with blue as throngs of police officers showed up in White Plains earlier in the week to pay their respects to Police Officer Eric Hernandez, the off-duty 52nd Precinct cop who was beaten by a gang of thugs inside a Bronx fast food restaurant and then mistakenly shot by a police officer, resulting in his death on February 8. Comment

Ecology Center opens Black History exhibit

In the spirit of Black History Month, the Harlem River and Hudson River North Marine Station and Ecology Center will open a new exhibit at the southern end of Roberto Clemente State Park this week. Comment

Tree house stopped

Confronted by a foot-wide tree bending into his property and a neighbor unwilling to let him chop it down, the developer of two three-family homes in Zerega went out on a limb last month: He built the 50-foot tree into his project. Comment

9 small secondary schools to open

The Bronx will welcome nine new small secondary schools in 2006. Comment

49th Pct. Explorers honor thier mentors; announce new officers

January was National Mentoring Month and the 49th Precinct Explorers took the opportunity to honor their mentors while appointing officers that will serve as mentors for young members in the program through 2006. Comment

Citing diesel traffic, locals call for pollution controls

The city may have gotten its way when it began construction on a massive underground water filtration plant in Van Cortlandt Park last year, but community leaders long opposed to the project have not given up their fight to limit its impact on surrounding neighborhoods. Comment

Deadly fire kills well-known resident

An early morning blaze Monday destroyed a three-story home on Revere Avenue, but also left a tremendous void in the community, claiming the life of John Pye, a well-known resident, a regular at the Crosstown Diner near his home and the former longtime owner of P & P Builders Supply. Comment


The Woodlawn community finally got answers about the fate of Ladder 39, but they were not the answers residents and leaders wanted to hear. Comment

Bronx students take part in Groundhog Job Shadow Day

When Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, the famous groundhog becomes the bearer of bad news, signaling another six weeks of winter, as he did this year. Comment

Hudson Valley Bank purchases NYNB and its borough sites

A previously announced business deal between Hudson Valley Holding Corp. and New York National Bank has become official, providing Hudson Valley with four additional banks in the Bronx. Comment

Twin Gold to headline TNVAC benefit

After 27 years of dedicating their time to help save lives in the local community, the Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps is getting a good dose of the thanks and support it deserves. Comment

Wal-Mart donates $10,000 to VIP Community Services

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. continues to show its commitment to New York and the Bronx by giving back to the community. Comment

Kickboxers Get a ‘Leg Up’ On Tough Competition

P.S. 312 Celebrates Four Decades of Academic Excellence

Students’ Big Band Draws Rave Reviews In Marine Park

Marlboro School Council to Hold Multicultural Fair

They’re Already Gearing Up For the Wearing of the Green

Only Cuba

BWECC to Focus On CFE Funding, More

Property Tax Forum


Southeast and Western Queens Community Calendar

P.S. 245 to Relocate In September

Northeast Queens Community Calendar


Wednesday’s High School scores

Christ the King 55, Bishop Loughlin 47. Comment

August Martin soars past Norman Thomas

You know a team is young when they hardly react to a down-to-the-wire, heart-pumping victory. August Martin's girls' basketball team is so young they're still teething. With two freshmen and only one senior in the starting lineup, the Angels are as youthful as their coach, Joel Ascher, is old. Comment

Stanners stumble in Game 2

Chris Francaviglia knew exactly what to call Archbishop Molloy's 5-4 loss to Iona Prep in Game 2 of the CHSHL Class A semifinal series Thursday at Murray Rink in Yonkers. Comment

Wierzbicki drives Queens to another win

Part of Bradd Wierzbicki's game was struggling, but that didn't mean he was. Comment

Forest Hills man pleads guilty to slay of Valery’s mom

The 32-year-old Forest Hills man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend and leaving her 4-year-old daughter on a Middle Village street pleaded guilty to manslaughter and child abandonment Thursday, Feb. 16, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Gun violence is preventable

Object of new zoning is to balance rights of all

Schools should at least be safe

Group home opponents go underground

Architects’ group suffers from lack of credibility

Brian, we wish you well

My religious symbol replaced by snowmen

No tax credits for this bum

The Katrina refugees

Rockaway minister charged with abusing daughters

Monserrate urges override of translation veto

Queens Dems. back Cuomo for AG post

Garden School honors its seniors

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006

St. John’s storms back to crush Louisville

Not many games get decided with more than five minutes left in the first half, but it was that kind of night for St. John's. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006


Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, 624-4061, sat. 2/11, 7:30pm, sun. 2/12, 4pm, Beethoven, Adams, Messiaen, w/Chris Gross, cello * thurs. 2/16, 7:30pm, Bach, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mihailova, w/Katya Mihailova, piano * fri. 2/17, 7:30pm, Beethoven, Mozart, Poulenc w/The Royal Concertgebouw Ensemble. Comment

Dining Listings

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens Comment

African Diaspora Film Festival

A highlight of The Best of the African Diaspora Film Festival is Tsotsi (2005), a deeply affecting South African film about a young gang leader who winds up caring for a young child in the sprawling ghettoes of Johannesburg. The film will screen on February 19 and 22. Another South African film features in the series, Boy Called Twist, is a retelling of Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist. This screens on February 17 and 18. Comment

Discover the America You Never Knew At the Weeksville Heritage Ctr.

The Weeksville Heritage Center, which makes New York City's African American history come alive all year long, invites you to discover how black New Yorkers really lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The center is opening its newly-restored, National Historic Register houses In February for special tours, storytelling sessions and children's craft workshops to commemorate African American History Month and to continue the celebration of its own 35th anniversary year. Comment

Hercules Flexes His Musical Muscles

Director Luc Bondy - making his NY debut - modernizes this rarely performed, secular oratorio depicting the tragic return of the hero after a triumphant military campaign. This ancient myth is performed on a sparse stage, carpeted in sand and evoking a Greek amphitheater. A monumental, shattered statue is the central scenic element, surrounded by moving platforms. Comment

On Stage

Side show @ Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Park Slope,, tickets:, 212.352.3101 * showtimes: sat. 2/18 thru sun. 3/12 * thurs. thru sat. 8pm, sun. 3pm. * tickets: $15 adults, $12 children 12 & under, senior citizens * synopsis: Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell, Music by Henry Krieger, Directed by Matt Schicker. While only playing for 120 performances on Broadway, the musical Side Show, which tells the true story of Violet and Comment

KCC Sends Out ‘Fantasticks’ Valentine, Gallery’s Side Show Set to Open

The Fantasticks tells the story of the courtship and relationship of Matt and Luisa. Thanks to a timeless and beautiful score, witty dialogue, and ample touches of theatricality, we see how love courses through the heart ... and the mind. The Fantastiks was a highlight of the off-Broadway movement; ran for 42 years; and gave the world Jerry Orbach as the original balladeer, El Gallo. Comment

Griswold’s Pub

7726 Third Ave., Bay Ridge Comment

Witches In Bikinis

@ Galapagos Art Space Comment

Henry Grattan’s

8814 Third Avenue Comment

Jazz Spot

375 Kosciuszko Street Comment

Rome Neal’s, Banana Puddin’

Banana Puddin' Comment

Royal’s Downtown

215 Union Street Comment

Two Boots

514 Second Street Comment

After Dark

Backroom, 485 Dean St., 622-7035, fri. 2/10, 8pm-2am, Plastic Beef Variety show w/host Pat O'Shea * sat. 2/11, 9:30pm, US Free * 10:30pm, Sons of Dawn * 11:30pm, Mickey Western and the Magnum 44's * sun. 2-7pm, Improvised and Otherwise experimental Jazz Benefit * 9:30pm, Pub Quiz * mon. 2/13, 9:30pm, Live jazz w/Fay Victor and her ensemble and guests * Comment

Something Wickedly Fun Dances This Way: Spend the Night With Witches In Bikinis

I saw witches in bikinis flying through the air/Drinking black martinis/And throwing back their hair. Comment

When a Stranger Calls

While babysitting, a high school student is terrorized by a stranger who calls her, asking "have you checked the children lately?" The police eventually notify her the calls are coming from inside the house. Starring Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Brian Geraghty, Tessa Thompson. Directed by Simon West. Comment


mon. 2/14, 7pm, @Barbes, 376 Ninth St., 965-9177, * US. 1935. (100 min). Oscar Micheaux is one of the few early Black directors to have made it into cinema history books. From 1919 to 1948, he produced 48 feature films. His most famous is probably Body and Soul, in which Paul Robeson made his screen debut. Murder in Harlem is the story of black watchman falsely accused of murdering of white woman. Directed by Oscar Micheaux Comment

Movie Timetables

Final Destination R (fri. 10) 3, 5:15, 7:30, 10 (sat. 2/11) 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8, 10:30 (sun. 2/12) noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:30 (mon. 2/13) 7, 9:15 (tues. 2/14) 3, 5:15, 7:30, 10 (wed. 2/15) 3, 5:15, 7:30, 10 (thurs. 2/16) 7, 9:15 Comment

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Conservatory of Music Comment

Rockaway Artists Alliance

@Rockaway Center Comment

Brooklyn College Performing Arts Center

2900 Campus Road Comment


Farmhouse Museum Comment

The Henry Gregg Gallery

111 Front Street Comment

Doll and Toy Museum

@ Social Hall of the Ethical Cultural Society Comment

Kingsborough CC

2001 Oriental Boulevard Comment

The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn At the Brooklyn Museum: Journey Back to Ancestral Lands And Beyond With the Artist

In addition to traditional paintings, sketches, and sculpture made with paint, ink, charcoal, and clay, Robinson's major works are composed of found objects such as fabric, buttons, pieces of leather, stones, leaves, bark, twigs, and a special medium she calls "hogmawg," made mainly from mud, grease, dyes, and glue. Comment

Photographs For the Eyes And Ears: Eric Fennell’s Multi-Sensory Experience

By Joe Maniscalco Comment

Tuesday’s High School scores

No. 1 Cardozo 64, No. 8 Flushing 44. Comment

Monday, Feb. 13, 2006

Executive Director of New DUMBO BID Is Announced

Berkeley Carroll School Names New Headmaster

They’re Gearing Up For the Wearing of the Green

Property Tax Forum

Scrap Cap On Public Charter Schools?


Leeza Lends Support to Caregivers

Talk High Property Taxes With the New York City Commissioner of Finance

Basketball Alumni Return Home to Bishop Ford High School

Irish Eyes Are Already Smiling In Anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day

Get Fit And Stay Young At the YWCA of Brooklyn; Free Programs And More

Basic Computers With Job Readiness

Are You ‘Hardcore’ Enough For Prospect Park 10-Mile Cherry Tree Race?

Forum to Focus On Preservation Throughout the Borough

Scrap the Cap On Charter Schools, Says Bi-Partisan Group

Lifeline For At-Risk Teens

Sorry, Can’t Talk Now

New 76th Pct. C.O. Promises High Standards


Odds And Evens, Everyone Wins At Bishop Ford Showdown

Strong Fences, etc.

Get Fit, Stay Young At the YWCA

Focus On Preservation Efforts Throughout the Borough

Brooklyn B’nai B’rith 60’s & 70’s Reunion

Support Group For Caregivers

Park Slope Blogger Jonathan Slemmer Succumbs to Cancer

State commission hints at approval of Astoria generator sale

A state regulatory commission indicated Wednesday that it would approve the sale of a power plant in Astoria to a company jointly owned by New York and Chicago interests, a person familiar with the deal said. Comment


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