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Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Landesberg, Ffrench blaze Holy Cross’ path into CHSAA semifinals

Holy Cross senior Blaise Ffrench tossed the ball up, two-handed, toward the rim from the right wing. Out of nowhere, slashing in from the opposite corner came Kayvon Roberts with an emphatic slam dunk, the oop to Ffrench's alley. Comment

Testimony places Bell in argument with possibly armed man

During their testimony in the criminal trial of Detectives Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper, Hugh Jensen, 31, of Jamaica, and Larenzo Kinred, 34, of Far Rockaway, recalled the events of Bell's bachelor party at the Kalua Cabaret in Jamaica on Nov. 25, 2006, to Supreme Court Judge Arthur Cooperman. Comment

Plea deal may be near in Gallagher rape case

The deal would also keep the councilman off the sex offender registry, the source said. It was unclear whether Gallagher would accept the deal, but Queens DA Richard Brown intends to indict the councilman for a second time in early March, the source said. Comment

Baby girl abandoned in Corona cab

The incident began shortly before 10 a.m. around Northern Boulevard and 106th Street, police said. A Hispanic man hailed the cab, driven by Elmhurst resident Klever Sailenmar, and got in with the girl. The cab traveled west on Northern for several blocks before the man requested to use a pay phone, police said. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

CB 3 vents anger over liquor laws

Joshua Toas, the authority's chief executive officer, answered questions for close to an hour. He made it clear that the decision-making power lies with the authority's members, but said community […] Comment

LIC car dealer marks 30 years of Major success

Bendell and his brother, Harold Bendell, got into the car business in 1972 while Bendell was working on his bachelor's degree in economics at Queens College, by running a repair shop in Brooklyn. […] Comment

Cardinals see red: York fails to win its third straight CUNYAC title

But instead of clinching the title against a team with less talent, York turned in one of its worst performances of the season. The top-seeded Cardinals turned the ball over 28 times, handing a 68-54 […] Comment

The Butler Did It: Net loss for Francis Lewis

"Nobody in the PSAL has his volleyball expertise," said Merlin Thompson, a longtime volleyball coach who runs Creole Big Apple, the largest club program in the city. "He's the best in the city, hands […] Comment

Jamaica man rammed cops in stolen SUV: DA

Larry D. Barton, 47, of 116-30 Sutphin Blvd., was arraigned on Feb. 19 on 14 different charges, including assault on a police officer, grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly ramming […] Comment

Neighbors slam Sutphin site

Homeowners living near the construction site on Sutphin Boulevard between 94th and 95th avenues said the recently completed demolition work on the abandoned meat factory caused loud noise and strong vibrations […] Comment

Grandmother dies in St. Albans blaze

The Fire Department was criticized by City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and the fire union for not responding to the blaze fast enough. Emma Calendar was found by firefighters sitting in a chair […] Comment

Quantum Feet announces award winners

Late run not enough to save season

Curran quietly walked into the gym at Holy Cross early in the second quarter. His team, though, didn't show up until late in the third quarter when the Stanners erased a 19-point deficit to take a […] Comment

Molloy wins one for seniors, seeds

White, who will play at Manhattan College next year, buried four free throws in the final 91 seconds to secure a critical 53-48 win for the Archbishop Molloy girls' basketball team against Bishop […] Comment

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Called for traveling: Laurelton pair leads Loughlin to Brooklyn/Queens title

After about two hours travel time, they arrive at Bishop Loughlin HS. And with their help, the Lions' boys' basketball team has arrived, too. Give an assist to the MTA.Lamb, a sophomore who moved […] Comment

Roller-coaster ride: White’s senior year has been memorable: for better or worse

Tears filled White's eyes and before long she was at the Grogan family's house in Bayside mourning with Kaitlyn's friends and family.All of a sudden, basketball - something that has been an […] Comment

Create police rape task force: Comrie

The councilman announced Monday that he had sent a letter to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly asking him to create a special squad to apprehend Queens rapists. Comrie said he was deeply disturbed by […] Comment

Apts. for mentally ill draw fire from CB 12

Daniel Johansson, executive vice president of the Association for Rehabilitative Case Management and Housing, presented his proposal at the monthly meeting on Feb. 20 for a state-funded, 68-unit building […] Comment

Iraqi dogs rescued by troops welcomed at JFK

Liberty and K-Pot, named after the Kevlar helmet he was found inside, served as security dogs for an undisclosed Army unit, according to Terri Crisp, manager of Operation Baghdad Pups for SPCA International, […] Comment

Ram tough: Torn ACL, transfer to Campus Magnet could not derail Weston

"I was like, maybe I need to rethink down the road," Weston said.Luckily, as a solid student, he had enough to fall back on without sports. That didn't make him complacent, though. He persevered through […] Comment

Defense says detective overcame adversity

THE SEAN BELL SHOOTING TRIAL Comment

Knights toppled: Holy Cross fails to defend Brooklyn/Queens title, falls to Bishop Loughlin

One day after being named the CHSAA Class AA player of the year for a second straight year in a vote of league coaches, the star of the Holy Cross basketball team was named to the prestigious McDonald's […] Comment

HELP center expands care for SE Queens HIV patients

Last Thursday the center expanded the service for its patients by opening its newest wing dedicated to primary health care. The wing will feature new examination rooms and equipment specifically designed […] Comment

Archer Avenue strips get green

The city completed two beautification projects two weeks ago as part of its Greenstreets initiative on lots located on Archer Avenue near the Long Island Rail Road station and on Archer and Sutphin Boulevard. […] Comment

Plans for veggie carts may be scaled back

The so-called "green carts" legislation proposed in City Council in December would have created 1,500 special permits for street vendors to sell produce in areas where it is easier to find fast or processed […] Comment

Dentist slay investigators named tops: 112 Precinct

Ever since he was gunned down outside a playground on Oct. 28, she and her team of detectives worked tirelessly discovering the numerous clues that led to the arrest of Malakov's ex-wife and her distant […] Comment

Jamaica memorial held for cop shot in gang hit

The officers gathered at the intersection of 107th Avenue and Inwood Street at 1 a.m. where Police Officer Edward R. Byrne was shot in the line of duty 20 years ago. Byrne, who at the time was 22, was […] Comment

College Round-Up: Springfield Gardens native picks up CAA honor

Workshops offer subprime aid

The senator and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, head of the Brooklyn-Queens Diocese, announced a new campaign involving churches located in the neighborhoods most affected by the problem."We have to make sure […] Comment

CB 13 OKs renaming 137th Ave. for slain man

Michael Clarke, a 28-year-old film editor and crewman for NBC, was shot and killed outside Dubie's Place, a Jamaica club, in December 2002 after he got into an argument with his killer, according […] Comment

Tough Owls grieve in first-round playoff loss

Adrian Simpson, a 6-foot-4 junior forward for the Owls, died of heart failure last Thursday doing what he loved most - playing basketball. The East Elmhurst teen's funeral will be Monday at St. Mark's […] Comment

Jamaica NAACP honors history

Protesters support Bell as trial begins

THE SEAN BELL SHOOTING TRIAL Comment

Unconscious infant dies in 105th: Police

Man dies in single-car Laurelton accident

Luggage filched in Little Neck

Thief grabs Sidekick on Fresh Meadows bus

Cambria Heights baby dies at hospital

Disorderly men charged in Astoria

Traffic stop leads to Astoria drug arrest

Willets Point owners, tenants, workers unite in defiance

THE WILLETS POINT OBSTACLE COURSE Comment

Therapist slay suspect deemed fit for trial

The 39-year-old Tarloff was taken to Bellevue for observation after his arrest Feb. 17 in the murder of Dr. Kathryn Faughey and the attempted murder of her associate Dr. Kent Shinbach, Manhattan District […] Comment

Attorneys call Kalua bouncer, fiancee to stand as witnesses

THE SEAN BELL SHOOTING TRIAL Comment

Disturbed man arrested after holding young daughter: Cops

Following a domestic dispute in which he threw a microwave out the window, Vincent Ricks locked his common-law wife out of their apartment in the Queensbridge Houses around 12 p.m., police said. Ricks […] Comment

Bayside residents rescue girl

Josephine Patti and her cousin, Stephanie Teritore, came across the young girl while driving around shortly after 6 p.m. on Feb. 18."We were just driving by and all of a sudden I saw cars circling around […] Comment

Willets Pt. makeover faces challenge

While the city continues to march toward its planned multibillion-dollar redevelopment of Willets Point, elected officials from Queens and community members are clamoring for answers to a litany of issues that remain unclear within the proposal.No issues in this fight have held more weight than the relocation of the existing businesses and the cleanup of their land - when and if they are forced to move out. Comment

Huntley defaults to spotlight foreclosures

"I once heard the governor say foreclosures aren't easy to deal with because they don't have a face. Well, we have a face now," she saidAlthough she was able to afford the payments for her home, […] Comment

Transplant reunites old Fresh Meadows friends

He found a match while logging onto the social networking site Facebook.com from his hospital bed at Cornell Weill Medical Center, where he hooked up with Karl Celestin - a friend he had lost touch with […] Comment

Child, 5, dies in blaze at Corona apartment

Police arrested the boy's brother, 24-year-old Diego Guallpa, later that evening on charges of child endangerment. He was issued a desk appearance ticket and released, the Queens district attorney's […] Comment

Pollution mysteries await cleanup

THE WILLETS POINT OBSTACLE COURSE Comment

Jamaica man rings in 100th birthday in style

Buzhardt, born Feb. 25, 1908, in South Carolina, was about 20 years old when he moved to Jamaica after getting a job as a cook at Aqueduct Race Track. He lived on the track site for $50 a month room and […] Comment

Businesses give cash to Council members

THE WILLETS POINT OBSTACLE COURSE Comment

JFK delays third-worst in U.S.: Port Authority

"Nationwide, 26 percent of all fights arrived late or were canceled," DeCota told the Port Authority Board at a meeting in Manhattan last Thursday. "These delays have significant economic impact for the […] Comment

Cleanup to begin for Beechhurst soil

The DEC said interim remedial activities will begin shortly at 151-45 6th Road to remove an underground petroleum storage tank that has remained dormant for several years. The tank removal is expected […] Comment

Proposed Hillcrest school spurs new try at oversight bill

The legislation mirrors the process currently in place for school sites the city owns.City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows), state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), local civic leaders […] Comment

MetroCard, LIRR hike takes effect this weekend

Only 14 percent of bus and subway riders pay the basic fare. As of March 1, tickets on the Long Island Rail Road will increase. The following day most fares for subway and bus trips will rise, while […] Comment

SJU panelists blame culture for shootings

The university hosted a conference Monday and Tuesday about campus security and public safety, bringing in experts in the fields of law enforcement, psychology, the police department and university administrators.A […] Comment

St. John’s sees sharp rise in freshman applications

The Vincentian university on Utopia Parkway said it has received more than 37,000 freshman applications so far - the school has rolling admissions - or 27 percent more than by this time last year. It […] Comment

Peter Koo to challenge Stavisky for Senate

Koo, a community activist, philanthropist and owner of the pharmacy chain Starside Drugs, received the unanimous endorsement of the Queens Republican Party last Thursday evening, which views Koo as the […] Comment

Glen Oaks trash cave draws civics’ ire

After the desolate structure was discovered about three weeks ago by two men during a casual walk, civic leaders and a City Council candidate are calling for a cleanup of "The Cave," named after a graffiti […] Comment

Queens airport delays rank among nation’s most severe

"Nationwide, 26 percent of all fights arrived late or were canceled," DeCota told the Port Authority Board at a meeting in Manhattan last Thursday. "These delays have significant economic impact for the […] Comment

Fresh Meadows man faces fake dentist rap

Luis Teran, 43, and his wife, Margarita Teran, 51, both of 35-24 93rd St. in Jackson Heights, and Fernando Utsman, 38, of 76-35 167th St. in Fresh Meadows, are each charged with first-degree reckless […] Comment

Paper slams Padavan on St. Mary’s request

The Feb. 19 piece, titled "Pols' sick ploy," skewered Padavan and Carrozza for "pandering at the expense of critically ill infants and children" who are treated at the acute care facility at 29-01 […] Comment

Mourners bid farewell to Molloy soccer star

Solemn attendees entered the 215-35 38th Ave. church quietly, with only their footsteps, the soft fall of snowflakes and the practicing of bagpipe players periodically punctuating the silence.Grogan, […] Comment

Silver star banner shines brightly

Soldiers find time to clown around

Healthcare for Afghan citizenry

Amputee takes it ‘in stride’

NHL hosts military families

‘Dog face’ soldiers love chaplain’s pooch

Tax break for senior citizens

Free media courses

Charm and attraction mark the year of the Rat

Di Fara faithful okay with $4 slice: Despite cost, Dom still has ’em lining up on Avenue J waiting for pizza

It’s 1 p.m. on Friday and Mother Nature has decided to dump four inches of sleet and snow on Brooklyn, turning the streets of Midwood into a slushy, miserable mess to navigate. It’s a day for […] Comment

Tugging at the super delegates’ capes: Towns, Clarke sticking with their pledges

Two Brooklyn “super delegates” to the Democratic National Convention are sticking to their support of Sen. Hillary Clinton for president despite their district voting in favor of Sen. Barack […] Comment

It’s almost like a gift from above: Neighborhood churches to use grant money for important renovations

Four beautiful old Brooklyn churches will receive some much-needed repairs, thanks in part to grants provided by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The grants – which totaled $66,000 for the four […] Comment

New off campus housing for students: Brooklyn College constructing apartment complex on Farragut Road

Brooklyn College may be a commuter school, but that could soon change. New Brooklyn Development (NBD) is constructing a 115-unit residential building to offer affordable apartments to the college’s […] Comment

Puck heads aid families: Local hockey scores for the United States military

Last month, Courier Life reported on the tireless and noble efforts of Charlie Gili, a youth hockey coach from Brooklyn who launched a grassroots fundraising drive in November to benefit families of New […] Comment

Creative folks forum

Name your kid ‘Brooklyn’ for a slice: Domino’s offers mothers-to-be $1,000 to take the plunge

There’s Brooklyn cheesecake, Brooklyn brownstones and now…Brooklyn-style babies. Expectant mothers who name their babies after the borough will be in for a real treat – a real cheesy treat […] Comment

‘Senior Idol’ puts spotlight on seniors

Do you belt out songs like a Red Hot Mama? Are you a crooner – maybe not with blue eyes – but with a voice that people say is like velvet? If you’re at least 50 years of age, an AARP member […] Comment

Guide to new civic meetings

Recchia shuns Chirico dough: Congressional hopeful returns restaurateur’s cash

If there’s a hint that gains could be ill gotten, then he doesn’t want ‘em. Bensonhurst City Councilmember Domenic Recchia announced this week that he has refunded the financial support […] Comment

Dredge and go ‘boom!’ Pol warns city is ignoring sunken bomb threat

A team of Navy experts is investigating claims that there may be tons of live ammunition at the bottom of Gravesend Bay. The bombshell allegations were recently levied by Assemblymember Bill Colton. Colton […] Comment

Siblings battle in deadly blaze

In a strange and tragic incident on February 1, a Brooklyn man lit a portion of his apartment on fire, causing injuries to his brother that eventually led to his brother’s death, according to a criminal […] Comments (1)

Chief takes the cake

The cake bore the image of a police shield – an appropriate symbol since the occasion being celebrated was the recent promotion of the commanding officer of the 68th Precinct to deputy inspector. […] Comment

Pull over: Cops put kibosh on bad drivers

The past month has been a busy time for P.O. Arsenio Camilo and P.O. Frank Cinolauro of the 68th Precinct. The pair of officers made two arrests of people driving with suspended licenses, as well as two […] Comment

Fallout from Victory K.O.: Pols say other hospitals are now being overburdened

The state used “flawed data” to make its decision to close Victory Memorial Hospital, according to three area politicians fighting to save the Bay Ridge emergency room. Councilmember Vincent […] Comment

Bocce punks back again

They’re back. About a year and a half after members of the Dyker Park bocce club complained about groups of youths wreaking havoc near the bocce courts, the problems have returned. Sal Agosta, who […] Comment

Fidler traffic alternative gains favor: Support comes too late to sway state commission

A member of the New York State Traffic Mitigation Commission said last week that he found some merit to City Councilmember Lew Fidler’s multi-pronged answer to the mayor’s congestion pricing […] Comment

Another death at Gregory

For the second time in three months, a man has been found dead inside the Gregory Hotel, a Bay Ridge staple at 8315 Fourth Avenue. While the first instance in the hotel had been labeled a murder (which […] Comment

A royal coronation in Bklyn

Help this child: Fundrasier for cancer battle

As a Bay Ridge child battles for her life, a local business is pitching in by hosting a fundraiser on her behalf. Silhouette, a women’s health and fitness center at 530 86th Street, will be holding […] Comment

Civic meetings

‘Forever homes’ campaign spotlights adoptable youngsters

Padavan, opponents of SJU dorm to meet

Tree ensnares garbage truck

Man with a van...wanted by cops

Name your kid ‘Brooklyn’, get pizza

There’s Brooklyn cheesecake, Brooklyn brownstones and now…Brooklyn-style babies. Expectant mothers who name their babies after the borough will be in for a real treat – a real cheesy treat […] Comment

Affordable apts. for kids: Brooklyn College to debut building on Farragut Rd.

Brooklyn College may be a commuter school, but that could soon change. New Brooklyn Development (NBD) is constructing a 115-unit residential building to offer affordable apartments to the college’s […] Comment

Getting out from under pesky fliers

Brooklyn residents who are fed up with unwanted advertisements cluttering up their stoops and doorsteps may now have a solution. A new state law bans companies from dumping circulars, menus and the like […] Comment

New library won’t be public: Midwood H.S. principal’s stance angers CB14

Midwood High School’s state-of-the-art annex is about to open, but the public will not be invited inside. When the annex was being designed, the community agreed to support the project once informed […] Comment

Bring on the synagogue: Board backs New York Avenue home conversion

With a sardine-packed room of congregants looking on, Community Board 18 last week gave its unanimous approval to the arrival of a synagogue on New York Avenue. The board’s recommendation will be […] Comment

Special party for Rachel

As a Bay Ridge child battles for her life, a local business is pitching in by hosting a fundraiser on her behalf. Silhouette, a women’s health and fitness center at 530 86th Street, will be holding […] Comment

Marine building abuses

Marine Park residents say their neighbors are abusing their building permits and constructing out-of-character developments. Anthony Testaverde, a representative for State Senator Marty Golden, said he’s […] Comment

Belt pkwy rehab: Seven spans to be rehabbed

Brooklyn’s Belt Parkway bridges are literally falling down—but it’s nothing that over half a billion dollars can’t fix, officials said last week. As early as 2009, the city’s […] Comment

Exercise Studio to host open house

Sadly, not a good fit with Brooklyn

Cops, Shomrim chase down suspects in fleeing van

Probe into air death: Many question why Carine Desir died

Residents of Flatbush are reeling from the death of 44-year-old Carine Desir, a beloved Maple Street nurse who died last weekend on a return flight from Haiti to New York – a flight that grieving […] Comment

Seton Place group home gains support: Community Board 14 backs proposal to establish new UCP facility

A group home for eight individuals disabled by cerebral palsy is one step closer to opening. At its February meeting, which was held at Public School 249, Caton Avenue and Marlborough Road, members of […] Comment

Men & women of ‘steel’

Duffield St. owner looks to sell rights

It’s hard to say which is more rare — a leap year or the city capitulating on a piece of property for remembrance of a sordid chapter of American history. Either way the Feb. 29 fundraiser for […] Comment

No room for all at annex: New Midwood H.S. library won’t be open to public

Midwood High School’s state-of-the-art annex is about to open, but the public will not be invited inside. When the annex was being designed, the community agreed to support the project once informed […] Comment

On the brink of history: Nabes poised for special landmark designation

In a little over two weeks, two Brooklyn neighborhoods are likely to attain landmark status. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on March 18 on whether to grant designation to […] Comment

Special benefit bash for brave girl

As a Bay Ridge child battles for her life, a local business is pitching in by hosting a fundraiser on her behalf. Silhouette, a women’s health and fitness center at 530 86th Street, will be holding […] Comment

Too late for Fidler’s alternative traffic plan

A member of the New York State Traffic Mitigation Commission said last week that he found some merit to City Councilmember Lew Fidler’s multi-pronged answer to the mayor’s congestion pricing […] Comment

A new kind of ‘road rage’: Congestion pricing advocates pro and con square off in debate

In an intellectually rigorous and often contentious debate, Brooklyn residents took on Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial congestion pricing proposal that would charge cars $8 and trucks $21 to drive […] Comment

School kids fed bad beef

Brooklyn public school students consumed beef the federal government deemed “unfit for human food.” Prior to learning that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was to recall 143 million […] Comment

It’s a ‘banner’ day for players: Talented neighborhood kids hit the flag football gridiron

Bishop Ford standouts sign with big schools

St. Saviour: Mighty at home

Terriers best blackbirds: St. Francis College wins the ‘Battle of Brooklyn’

One couldn’t ask for a more exciting basketball game and finish than last week’s 33rd “Battle of Brooklyn’ between Long Island University and St. Francis College, two institutions […] Comment

Bishop Loughlin takes CHSAA title

Going into the high school basketball season last November, Bishop Loughlin Varsity Coach Khalid Green set some goals for his team. One of them was for his Lions to capture the Diocese of Brooklyn championship […] Comment

Down to ‘elite 8’ squads

As the field of 32 shrinks down to 16, invitations to the “Elite 8” will only be handed out to the city’s top eight girls’ teams as all remaining teams will vie for them this week […] Comment

‘Second season’ starts now: Playoff fever sweeps over Jackets, Hornets, Sharks, others

As the mid-winter recess concluded, it only meant one thing – the playoffs are here. Indeed that is the case, as the boys of the PSAL hardwood commence the “second season” of what will […] Comment

Next civic meetings: Your comprehensive guide to this month’s list

A ‘greener scene’ for Brooklynites

Get help meeting high heating costs

JASA hosts comptroller: William C. Thompson tours local facilities around Canarsie

Domino’s baby name game: Call your kid ‘Brooklyn’ and with a $1,000 prize

There’s Brooklyn cheesecake, Brooklyn brownstones and now…Brooklyn-style babies. Expectant mothers who name their babies after the borough will be in for a real treat – a real cheesy treat […] Comment

Forum focuses on the self-employed

No-cost mass media courses at BCAT

Jutrzenka Singing Society concert

Affordable apartments for students: Brooklyn College officials constructing new housing complex on Farragut Road

Brooklyn College may be a commuter school, but that could soon change. New Brooklyn Development (NBD) is constructing a 115-unit residential building to offer affordable apartments to the college’s […] Comment

Fourth Annual New York City Walk Now for Autism

A kick off event for Autism Speaks’ Fourth Annual New York City Walk Now for Autism will be held April 5 from 12-2 p.m. at the Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten […] Comment

Brooklyn’s own Magic Garden still enchants

The out-of-town crown: Manhattan woman is crowned ‘Miss Brooklyn

The young ladies looked dazzling in swimsuits, strutted elegantly in evening wear and showcased quick-thinking wit and talent. When it was all over, Lee-Taylor Smith, 22, who lives in Manhattan by way […] Comment

De Fara faithful okay with $4 slice: Despite cost, Dom still has ‘em lining up on Avenue J waiting for pizza

It’s 1 p.m. on Friday and Mother Nature has decided to dump four inches of sleet and snow on Brooklyn, turning the streets of Midwood into a slushy, miserable mess to navigate. It’s a day for […] Comment

Students have designs on bright future: Architecture Laboratory dedicated at Brooklyn Technical High School

FYXX ‘energy water’ debuts in town: New beverage now available, full-scale market launch expected soon

The borough that has continued to bring you forward-thinking ideas has yet another innovation coming its way — the newest thirst-quenching energy drink currently rolling out in the New York City […] Comment

Socialization and support for Holocaust survivors in Bklyn

Wizards of wordplay rejoice: American Crossword Puzzle Tournament coming here

After 30 years in Stamford, Conn., the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is coming to Brooklyn. Packed crowds and record attendances were too much for the traditional venue to handle, and when the […] Comment

Self-employ conference

Workout to help combat autism: Harbor Fitness dedicates a week to aid HeartShare programs

How’s Business? Time to chill

So if you are feeling absolutely overwhelmed, let's talk about how to reduce some of that stress. Make a long term to-do list with five years as a guide and jot down small incremental things you […] Comment

Exercise Studio open house coming

Crime stats show downtrend: 67th Police Precinct reports numbers, targets violent crooks

Crime within the 67th Precinct continues to drop in 2008 as compared to last year, according to the latest official police statistics. But the downward trend in crime does not leave time to rest on laurels, […] Comment

‘Patchwork’ network aids military families: Hugely successful Hockey campaign scores big bucks for the homefront

Last month, Courier-Life reported on the tireless and noble efforts of Charlie Gili, a youth hockey coach from Brooklyn who launched a grassroots fundraising drive in November to benefit families of New […] Comment

Duffield St. owner looks to sell site

It’s hard to say which is more rare — a leap year or the city capitulating on a piece of property for remembrance of a sordid chapter of American history. Either way the Feb. 29 fundraiser for […] Comment

Pols pledge votes for Hil: District goes for Obama, but delegates stick with Clinton

Two Brooklyn “super delegates” to the Democratic National Convention are sticking to their support of Sen. Hillary Clinton for president despite their district voting in favor of Sen. Barack […] Comment

School kids fed tainted beef: DOE admits ‘unfit’ meat made it onto students’ trays

Brooklyn public school students consumed beef the federal government deemed “unfit for human food.” Prior to learning that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was to recall 143 million […] Comment

A Special benefit bash for Rachel

As a Bay Ridge child battles for her life, a local business is pitching in by hosting a fundraiser on her behalf. Silhouette, a women’s health and fitness center at 530 86th Street, will be holding […] Comment

TWO BRONXITES IN EMERIL COOKING CONTEST FINALS

Gwen Richardson has taken traditional macaroni and cheese to a whole new level and her muffins are getting the attention of one world renowned chef. Comment

LOCAL EFFORTS PROVIDE COMFORT TO IRAQI KIDS

An overwhelming response of support from the community left one local resident feeling the love last holiday season; the results of which are finally being discussed after a letter from Iraq found its way to the Bronx sharing some heartwarming news. Comment

AIA WITHDRAWS ZONING PLAN

Leaders from the east Bronx breathed a sigh of relief as the AIA […] Comment

BLOOMBERG UNVEILS NEW HEALTH RECORD TECHNOLOGY LOCALLY

Ushering in a healthcare […] Comment

AT A LOSS FOR WORDS

I hope students enjoyed the mid-winter break. I didn […] Comment

PREPARING FOR MARCH MADNESS

AA Division - It […] Comment

REZONE SCHOOL

The decision to close the Sacred Heart Private School at 1651 Zerega Avenue may have a greater impact in the community than just a loss of a local school. Comment

WPR FIRE VICTIMS STRUGGLE TO REBUILD

Almost one month since a 5-alarm fire wrecked a vital part of the White Plains Road Business Improvement District, merchants are still fighting an inferno. Comment

SPORTS DOCTOR WARNS ABOUT STEROID DANGERS

Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte are the new poster children for steroid use, surpassing Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco. And now, a new face is emerging, as a potential user. Comment

BOSTON ROAD SENIOR CENTER REOPENS AFTER 5 YEARS

Local leaders, elected officials and Allerton seniors joined together on Tuesday, February 19, to celebrate the reopening of the Boston Road Senior Center, sponsored by RAIN, which had been closed for renovations since 2003 and provided service to seniors in the meantime at a nearby community center. Comment

ST. PATRICK

The storied and inspirational life of Monsignor Anthony Dalla Villa will be celebrated during an annual memorial service at St. Patrick […] Comment

DOT: CC RULES RETURN

Residents of Co-op City can now breathe easier when it comes to parking their cars, as the emotional ordeal of repairing the complex […] Comment

YOUNG ARTISTS TASTE SUCCESS

Young Bronx artists got a little taste of success earlier this month when their projects took precedence during a special exhibition at Sotheby […] Comment

FATHER INDICTED IN DAUGHTER

A Bronx father is expected to undergo psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital after allegedly murdering his pregnant 14-year-old daughter two weeks ago. Comment

SUV LEVELS SCAFFOLDING

A freak accident has local Bronxites looking carefully before they walk by a construction site. Comment

HIDDEN LEASE CLAUSE FORCES RETIRED COP OUT

While combing through any lease can be a daunting task for renters, deciphering nine pages of the New York City Housing Authority Resident Police Officer Lease is especially vital. Comment

MONROE CAMPUS TO EXPAND SPORTS

If PSAL principal Raymond Namnum gets his way, James Monroe Campus will not be just a school known for its highly successful baseball and basketball programs, but so much more. Comment

GRAND MARSHALS EXCITED TO WEAR GREEN

It isn […] Comment

SIEMENS GIVES URBAN ASSEMBLY INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION

According to a survey recently released from Siemens, an organization working toward engaging youth in math and science, while 99 percent of grade school students agree that math and science are important to their everyday lives, an alarming one-fifth report a lack of interest in these topics. Comment

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Crime Victims Support Services of the North Bronx, Inc. (CVSS), a not-for-profit organization, announced that executive director Joanne Cicero is embarking on her 10th year of crime victims Comment

THE UNDERGROUND PLANS BENEFIT FOR FIRST LUTHERAN

On Saturday, March 1, Bronx Underground is hosting an all-acoustic benefit show to support First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck, at 3075 Baisley Avenue. Comment

CITY BUS CATCHES FIRE IN LOCUST POINT

The wreckage of a badly charred bus was all that was left after the local #8 caught fire in Locust Point. Comment

DELI TAKES IT TO THE JUDGE

The owners of the B&D Water […] Comment

SENIOR FACILITIES TO BECOME HEALTHY AGING CENTERS

Local leaders, elected officials and Allerton seniors joined together on Tuesday, February 19, to celebrate the reopening of the Boston Road Senior Center, sponsored by RAIN, which had been closed for renovations since 2003 and provided service to seniors in the meantime at a nearby community center. Comment

CLEANER STREETS UNDERWAY

On February 21, the New York City Department of Small Business Services announced a two-year, $1.6 million program to clean up several business districts throughout the five boroughs. Comment

PB LIBRARY SAFETY CONCERNS ADDRESSED

The fight to keep Pelham Bay Library safe continues. Comment

BRUSH AVE. HOME DEPOT OPENS AMID FANFARE

A unique and symbolic board cutting replaced the traditional ribbon cutting and officially opened the newest Bronx Home Depot off Brush Avenue. Comment

TOSCA PEACE EFFORT

A petition that has been circulating in Thoggs Neck regarding the granting of a liquor license for Tosca […] Comment

SQUARE SHOPS START EFFORT TO CREATE BID

Merchants from Westchester Square joined together February 20, at the Owen Dolen Center to discuss plans for a Business Improvement District. Comment

CALVARY TELEVISES JERUSALEM WEDDING

Living at Calvary Hospital does not mean missing out on experiencing life on the outside. Comment

JHS staffer charged with murder

Extra staff will be on hand at a Starrett City junior high school this week as children return from vacation and learn that longtime secretary Barbara Sheehan has been arrested for gunning down her husband […] Comment

The coronation of ‘Miss Brooklyn’

Belt Pkwy rehab: 7 spans to get overhaul

Brooklyn’s Belt Parkway bridges are literally falling down—but it’s nothing that over half a billion dollars can’t fix, officials said last week. As early as 2009, the city’s […] Comment

Bent on demolition

A whole new Garden

Washington & Lincoln: Presidents for the ages

With a renewed and enthusiastic interest in our current presidential electoral process, we ought to seize the moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the great American leaders we celebrate this week. […] Comment

Oscars – 80 years young

Not for nuthin’, but can’t Hollywood make a comedy? This year the Oscars showcased one murderous flick after another. Except for “Juno,” which was a rather unrealistic view of teen […] Comment

Who needs Hillary Clinton’s experience?

In an attempt to bring her campaign back to the winning ways, Hillary is beginning to talk, once again, about experience. She claims that Obama has very little know-how, while she takes a bow for her […] Comment

D’Angelo’s dishes out favorites

There’s still time to save the ‘Green Church’

Any borough that would rid itself of a beautiful, 108-year-old church, on the premise that it is somehow beyond repair, is a short-sighted one, unmindful of its historical importance and deserves to OD […] Comment

Whole new generation loves the Magic Garden

There she is Miss Brooklyn...well, sorta: Manhattan beauty is given borough coronation

The young ladies looked dazzling in swimsuits, strutted elegantly in evening wear and showcased quick-thinking wit and talent. When it was all over, Lee-Taylor Smith, 22, who lives in Manhattan by way […] Comment

Pretty woman in a gingham dress

The information highway keeps bringing some interesting mail to my computer and I’d like to share this with you. This story of the Gingham Dress by Malcolm Forbes was sent to me, saved and now sent […] Comment

Dangerous platforms

Brooklyn’s train stations are crumbling. That was Assemblymember Dov Hikind’s assessment Monday following an unofficial inspection of hazardous conditions at subway stations in his district, […] Comment

Business Calendar

Homeless count finds few at b’walk: But transportation and aid are hard to come by

A posse of community board, city and police officials along with a few residents walked the Coney Island Boardwalk in the wee morning hours recently searching for the homeless. And when the search was […] Comment

Special party for Rachel: Community helps in brave girl’s fight against cancer

As a Bay Ridge child battles for her life, a local business is pitching in by hosting a fundraiser on her behalf. Silhouette, a women’s health and fitness center at 530 86th Street, will be holding […] Comment

Move it and lose it: critics fight sticky signs

It’s a war, of sorts, and one Community Board 11 believes the neighborhood can win. Local leaders want residents to wage battle against a seemingly boundless local enemy—that cheap moving guy. […] Comment

Fidler traffic alternative gains favor

A member of the New York State Traffic Mitigation Commission said last week that he found some merit to City Councilmember Lew Fidler’s multi-pronged answer to the mayor’s congestion pricing […] Comment

Congestion pricing showdown: Congestion pricing advocates pro and con square off in debate

In an intellectually rigorous and often contentious debate, Brooklyn residents took on Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial congestion pricing proposal that would charge cars $8 and trucks $21 to drive […] Comment

Victory K.O. hurts hospitals

The state used “flawed data” to make its decision to close Victory Memorial Hospital, according to three area politicians fighting to save the Bay Ridge emergency room. Councilmember Vincent […] Comment

Viva Vaux park: New fields at Dreier-Offerman

The $40 million renovation of Calvert Vaux Park – better known to neighborhood residents as Dreier-Offerman Park – is in full swing, with two synthetic-turf soccer fields expected to be finished […] Comment

Guide to civic meetings

The Play’s The Thing: Put your extra day to good use this leap year

It's also the political season - isn't it always? - so let me remind you of some words of wisdom from Dwight D. Eisenhower, president in the 1950s and World War II general, in case you have forgotten. […] Comment

Help & resources for Holocaust survivors

Pols look to make it tougher on parolees: Legislation aims to shed light on hearings

Sick and tired of watching hardened criminals being set free from the New York State Parole Board, State Senate Republicans have put together a legislative package that would make it tougher for criminals […] Comment

Rat ‘n’ roll: Students stage a new-year show stopper

The out-of-town crown: Manhattan woman is crowned ‘Miss Brooklyn’

The young ladies looked dazzling in swimsuits, strutted elegantly in evening wear and showcased quick-thinking wit and talent. When it was all over, Lee-Taylor Smith, 22, who lives in Manhattan by way […] Comment

Di Fara faithful okay with $4 slice: Despite cost, Dom still has ‘em lining up on Avenue J waiting for pizza

It’s 1 p.m. on Friday and Mother Nature has decided to dump four inches of sleet and snow on Brooklyn, turning the streets of Midwood into a slushy, miserable mess to navigate. It’s a day for […] Comment

Self-employed professionals

HeartShare workout helps combat autism

Forum on the ‘sex offender next door’

Notorious lover

Don Juan is known around the world for his way with women, but in Long Island City, he is gaining quite the reputation for glitter and purple Speedos.The National Theater of the United States of America […] Comment

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Askew of the truth? An East New York man says he didn’t steal money out of a woman’s bank account — the credit card company did. Cecil Askew, of Christopher Avenue, is suing Bank of America […] Comment

Jutrzenka Singing Society

Fitness studio open house

Forum focuses on self-employed challenges

B.B. gun shooter vanishes: Guilty party may have seen the error of his ways, say cops

The B.B. gunner responsible for targeting two people in Coney Island earlier this year may have hung up his Red Ryder rifle. Deputy Inspector Robert Johnsen, the commanding officer of the 60th Precinct, […] Comment

POLICE BLOTTER

Help find her Investigators are looking for a 77-year-old area woman who has been missing since February 19. Officials said that Zinaida Vaynberg-Shapaner was last seen that Tuesday afternoon at a pharmacy […] Comment

Piece of American history for sale: Duffield St. homeowner talks about selling air rights to site linked to Underground RR

It’s hard to say which is more rare — a leap year or the city capitulating on a piece of property for remembrance of a sordid chapter of American history. Either way the Feb. 29 fundraiser for […] Comment

Vito dumps treasurer following FBI probe: Former Fossella staffer under investigation

Roughly a week after they announced their most recent fundraising report, the Committee to Re-elect Vito Fossella has discharged their campaign treasurer, who is now a target of an FBI criminal investigation. […] Comment

‘Senior Idol’ puts spotlight on seniors: Call goes out to performers 50 and over

Do you belt out songs like a Red Hot Mama? Are you a crooner – maybe not with blue eyes – but with a voice that people say is like velvet? If you’re at least 50 years of age, an AARP member […] Comment

Borough prepares for wonderful wordplay: American Crossword Puzzle Tournament coming to Brooklyn

After 30 years in Stamford, Conn., the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is coming to Brooklyn. Packed crowds and record attendances were too much for the traditional venue to handle, and when the […] Comment

BroadHollow shows you’re never too old to have fun

Racial quotas lifted at Twain

The Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented is now free of racial quotas. A federal judge has eliminated a quota system holding minorities to higher standards than white students seeking admission […] Comment

Domino’s is hungry for Brooklyn baby names: Offers $1,000 to moms

There’s Brooklyn cheesecake, Brooklyn brownstones and now…Brooklyn-style babies. Expectant mothers who name their babies after the borough will be in for a real treat – a real cheesy treat […] Comment

9/11 service at Memorial Wall

Super delegates have their capes tugged: 2 from Bklyn sticking to pledges

If there’s a hint that gains could be ill gotten, then he doesn’t want ‘em. Bensonhurst City Councilmember Domenic Recchia announced this week that he has refunded the financial support […] Comment

Top schools in trouble, says CEC

Brooklyn’s most successful schools face the toughest hardships under the city Department of Education’s latest round of budget cuts. That’s the assertion from Christopher Spinelli, president […] Comment

Unsuspecting school kids fed tainted beef: DOE confirms ‘unfit’ meat was served

Brooklyn public school students consumed beef the federal government deemed “unfit for human food.” Prior to learning that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was to recall 143 million […] Comment

Dredge and go ‘boom!’: Pol says city is ignoring warnings of sunken bombs

It’s not a 10-ton gorilla sitting in the back of the room, it’s 219 tons of live ammunition lurking at the bottom of Gravesend Bay—and the city is refusing to take it seriously, a state […] Comment

Benefit party for Rachel

As a Bay Ridge child battles for her life, a local business is pitching in by hosting a fundraiser on her behalf. Silhouette, a women’s health and fitness center at 530 86th Street, will be holding […] Comment

Fidler traffic alternative fizzles: New York City Councilman says ‘fix’ was in all along

A member of the New York State Traffic Mitigation Commission said last week that he found some merit to City Councilmember Lew Fidler’s multi-pronged answer to the mayor’s congestion pricing […] Comment

‘Congestion’ war of words: Debate pits opposing views about traffic mitigation plan

In an intellectually rigorous and often contentious debate, Brooklyn residents took on Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial congestion pricing proposal that would charge cars $8 and trucks $21 to drive […] Comment

Western Queens Community Calendar

Area critics stuck on sticky signs

It’s a war, of sorts, and Community Board 11 believes the neighborhood can win. Local leaders want residents to wage battle against a seemingly boundless local enemy—that cheap moving guy. It’s […] Comment

Miss Brooklyn crowned

Kick for park: Vaux Pk gets new fields

The $40 million renovation of Calvert Vaux Park – better known to neighborhood residents as Dreier-Offerman Park – is in full swing, with two synthetic-turf soccer fields expected to be finished […] Comment

Lewis, Lane shock higher seeds, move into ‘A’ second round

Christ the King wins royal rematch with St. Ray’s

Before he stepped back and buried a three-pointer Thursday night, Erving Walker stepped back and thought about the magnitude of the CHSAA Class AA intersectional quarterfinal game against St. Raymond's. Comment

Go-go Patriots race into ‘AA’ girls’ hoops quarterfinals

Margaret Elenis missed practice Tuesday with the flu. But Francis Lewis girls' basketball coach Mike Eisenberg couldn't keep her out of the lineup for the Patriots' PSAL Class AA second-round playoff game against James Madison. Comment

MTA’s $30B capital plan needs congestion pricing and more

It would require almost $30 billion to accomplish everything the new budget calls for and MTA board members appealed to city and state lawmakers to come up with money. Comment

Back bill on co-op board disclosure

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

What happened to made in America?

Lose ethnic and gender politics

Banks will balance subprime losses on consumers’ backs

The city should landmark St. Savior’s Church

Sabini should resign: DWI victim

Catholic Newman Center thrives at secular Queens College

Valet parking poses perils

A Waste of Time

The Crack-pot Tax

Supporting the Troops

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Time for a Truce

Our History: Our city had brief run as nation’s first capitol

The journey to New York lasted seven days and turned into a triumphal procession during which he was greeted by large crowds and many local officials. Along the way numerous towns, including Alexandria […] Comment

Neighbor to Neighbor: Parks groups to hold green event for boro

So do yourself a favor. Mark your calender and get ready for four hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. of interesting education by tried and true experts on subjects like "Street Trees," "Alternate Energy Sources," […] Comment

Political Action: Dems fear floor fight at August convention

This, in turn, could hurt the Democratic ticket at the national and local levels. There are enough examples of disruptive Democratic Party national conventions during the 20th century for that possibility […] Comment

The Civic Scene: Dynamic social worker brings skills to CB 8

After he became the director of the Youth Development Programs at the Child Center of New York, formerly Queens Child Guidance Center, in February 2004 and started the Beacon Program at Parsons JHS, […] Comment

Dishing with Dee: Bloomy may trade ‘08 spoiler spot with Nader

While all the political pundits were trying to figure that one out and calculating just how it would play in Peoria, surprise, surprise, on one of the Sunday morning political talk shows along comes another […] Comment

Berger’s Burg: You’ll never grow old as a Leap Day celeb

But they face a unique dilemma. Although they may have been born 40 years ago, they will be celebrating their 10th birthday. Are they 10 or 40? For their quadrennial birthday, should they invite mature […] Comment

Close OTB parlor on 31st Street: Vallone

The OTB's board of directors announced at a Feb. 19 meeting that it would close two storefront parlors, one of which is located at 28-15 Steinway St. in Astoria, by the end of the month. The other […] Comment

Sunnyside’s parade hails St. Pat’s with tolerance

The parade, which starts at 2 p.m. at the corner of 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue, is a celebration of Irish heritage hailed by its organizers as more inclusive than the larger parade in Manhattan.Barbara […] Comment

Kid sex rap for MS 190 teacher

Bradley Dieffenbacher, 32, of Levittown, L.I., was arraigned on one count of use of a child in a sexual performance, three counts of attempted use of a child in a sexual performance, one count of promoting […] Comment

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

Attorney claims punishment damaged PS 81 kindergartner

Attorney Alan Rothbard said the parents of kindergartner Dennis Rivera plan to sue the NYPD and the city's Board of Education after the boy was placed in handcuffs by a school safety agent at Ridgewood's […] Comment

Slow pothole fix irks Gioia

"After a year of calling 311 and complaining, we got so fed up that my mom and her boyfriend went to Home Depot and bought $4 worth of gravel cement and did it themselves," said Yvette Wolotowski, 30.That […] Comment

LIC Pepsi plant site to get final cleanup

The second phase of remediation at the 9.5-acre PepsiCo site is scheduled to begin in early March and estimated for completion in one year, said Jon McMillan, director of planning for Rockrose Development, […] Comment

Ozone Park man among magazine’s hot hubbies

Tony Catanzaro, an Ozone Park personal trainer, bodybuilder and fitness model whose buff physique has been featured on the covers of romance novels, is one of 24 finalists in Redbook magazine's America's […] Comment

Marshall revisits her Guyanese heritage

With her husband, sister and cousin, Marshall fulfilled that wish in January, she told a news conference Saturday before a reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in East commemorating the 38th anniversary […] Comment

Report paints boro leaders green

The league, a nonpartisan organization that supports elected officials who prioritize environmental protection, rated state leaders based on how they voted on environmental measures, such as global warming […] Comment

Forest Hills to get a taste of B’way

Inside Broadway, a 25-year-old organization that brings the experience of musical theater to children's audiences, announced last week that it will be looking at a more mature audience for this summer's […] Comment

Cops nab alleged borough scammer in Michigan

Pedro Guzman, 48, whose address was not known, was arraigned Feb. 20 in Queens Criminal Court on charges of grand larceny and scheme to defraud. If convicted, Guzman faces up to seven years in prison, […] Comment

Gioia will go green in election campaign

Gioia, who will be term limited out of office next year, said his next bid for higher office will be a carbon-neutral campaign that will promote the use of recyclable paper and encourage volunteers to […] Comment

FedEx plans to move out of Maspeth

FedEx spokeswoman Allison Sobczak said the shipping company plans to move out of its Queens headquarters in Maspeth to the Astoria site, relocating 188 employees and eventually creating 300 new jobs over […] Comment

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Ochoa propels Hillcrest into ‘A’ second round

Jelani Ochoa, a 6-foot-4 junior forward averaging only 6.4 points per game, had 14 points to lead the 10th-seeded Hawks to a 57-49 win over No. 23 Susan Wagner in a PSAL Class A boys' basketball first-round playoff game in Jamaica. Comment

St. John’s Prep overcomes late slide, advances in ‘A’ playoffs

Jimmy Gatto is unsure of what kind of play he's going to get most days. His St. John's Prep boys' basketball team has been painfully inconsistent this season. Comment

Good bye: Molloy beats Mary Louis in second-place clash, rolls into CHSAA playoffs

He likened the cramped confines and the electric atmosphere of Pitaro Gymnasium to Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium and knowing that The Mary Louis Academy basketball team would be especially emotional on Senior Night, Archbishop Molloy coach Dom Cecala had a simple message for his team. Comment

Van Buren, Bowne advance into ‘A’ girls’ quarterfinals

Mike McClain had to remind himself in the fourth quarter. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

PSAL ‘AA’ boys’ hoops playoffs: Bayside falls; Edison, Forest Hills move into first round

The Commodores, who were down by 15 points at halftime, also got 12 points and 15 rebounds from Dakota Stabile. Comment

PSAL ‘A’ boys’ hoops playoffs: Banton, Tait lead Jamaica into first round

Damon Yearwood added 10 rebounds for the 30th-seeded Beavers in their win over No. 35 Irving. Comment

Monday, Feb. 25, 2008

Protests, conflicting accounts of shooting mark first day of Bell trial

Prosecutors charged that hasty decisions and a breach of protocol on the part of police led to the barrage of bullets that killed an unarmed, innocent Bell, while the defense described a scenario where police were defending themselves against a reckless, intoxicated driver with a potentially armed and dangerous passenger who ignored an order to freeze.During opening arguments, Assistant District Attorney Charles Testagrossa argued to Judge Arthur Cooperman that undercover Detective Gescard Isnora did not identify himself as an officer when he approached Bell's entourage, and he and his partners, Michael Oliver, Marc Cooper, Mike Carey and Paul Headley, did not stop to assess the situation before they unloaded 50 shots. Comment

Underage online sex bust nets Forest Hills teacher

The special commissioner of investigation for the New York City School District and the Queens district attorney announced Monday that Bradley Dieffenbacher, 32, had been arrested on the charge of use of a child in a sexual performance - a felony punishable by 15 years in prison - and related crimes. Comment

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