Friday, Feb. 16, 2007

A correction...

Shedding light on the DOE

A poem for Iranian prez

Could you imagine it?

Don’t call ‘em winged rats

Jeannette Gadson dies - Former deputy borough prez was pioneer

Jeannette Gadson, who became the first woman of color to hold the office of deputy Brooklyn borough president, has died following a six-week struggle with lung cancer, said family and friends. She was 61. Comment.

Dancewave’s Kids Company stages a tour de force

Lunar New Year shines over brooklyn

Make some history at Prospect Park

Hummer strikes down tot

Jeannette Gadson dies - Former deputy borough prez was a pioneer

Jeannette Gadson, who became the first woman of color to hold the office of deputy Brooklyn borough president, has died following a six-week struggle with lung cancer, said family and friends. She was 61. Comment.

Atlantic Yards correction

Polar Bears dive for cupid

Knocked to the curb…

Jeannette Gadson dies

Jeannette Gadson, who became the first woman of color to hold the office of deputy Brooklyn borough president, has died following a six-week struggle with lung cancer, said family and friends. She was 61. Comment.

Cupid swims with frosty Polar Bears

Millman breaks Dem ranks

Come give ‘Poppa’ a good home

Grand marshals ready to lead St. Pat’s parade

Another notch on grandmaster’s black belt

Steamy cupid meets frosty Polar Bears - Winter warriors jump into frigid surf for Valentine’s Day

POLICE BLOTTER

Jackson Heights activist Karl Christensen dies

"From housing to health care to crime, Karl fought to ensure that the concerns of Queens residents were heard in the City Council, the mayor's office, Albany, and in Washington, DC," U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley said. Comment.

Jamaica HS, Campus Magnet get safety funds

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that Campus Magnet High School in Cambria Heights will enter the program along with Jamaica. Comment.

Brothers raise ruckus at topless bar

Richard Infante, 25, and Jonathan Infante, 23, were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on a number of charges after allegedly making a scene at the bar, the spokeswoman said. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

College Round-Up: Former Royals stars face off

Hello, Newman!

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Grover Cleveland HS student hits officer: Cops

Jury say Jamaica man took life of rap artist

Man charged with rape of Ozone Park girl, 15

Man hit with wine bottle in Ozone Park: Police

Man, 60, found dead behind Corona building

Car taken in for repairs driven out by thief: Cops

Burglars take $25,000 from Bayside car dealer

New cancer center opens

Mandarin class graduates

Bike path eyed for LIRR track

Many draw strength from ‘Four Chaplains’ courage - They made supreme sacrifice in icy ocean

Maimonides pioneers new cardiac treatment - Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence is the only program of its kind in the U.S.

Judaism on the slopes of Hunter Mt.

High marks for hospital - Ctr. boasts 0 infection rate

Construction skirts ULURP

Well, Hello Dolly at 97 years young

Come Give ‘Poppa’ a good home

Shopping from the other side of the counter

Be nominated for a new spot on the CEC

It’s all happening at Queens zoo

New cultural center - Colombo Blvd. facility set for debut

Up, up and away

Senior suffers heart attack behind the wheel - 85-year-old motorist rear-ends fire truck on Voorhies Avenue

Cops assaulted on the beat - Officers are attacked on S’head Bay patrol

Downhill Judaism in the Catskills Mtns.

Take advantage of tax credits and free prep - Pros can help get ‘Cash Back’ in 2007

Area cops assaulted on the job

Six hurt in Midwood fire - Blaze strikes Ocean Ave. apts.

Money laundering firms raided in Jackson Heights

Lancman to join Judiciary group

Six injured in Ocean Ave. blaze - Residents scream for help from windows

Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Corps back

Another notch on grandmaster’s black belt

Grand marshals ready to lead St. Pat’s parade

Workout for St. Jude aids kids

CONSUMERS’ CORNER:

Vie for a new spot on the CEC - Nomination process now open for ‘07 Community Education Councils

Tilden High School backlash

Erasing anti-Semitism

Mike Nelson fires back

Ruffling some feathers

How much for Mets tix?

The rise of a new kind of school

 Wine tasting

Black robes and ragamuffins - Judge swears in officers for 2007 edition of annual children’s parade

Workout for St. Jude

Thanks to a community luminary

Won’t you please give ‘Poppa’ a loving home

COMMAND CHANGE: MCSORLEY REPLACES ALLES

Just two months after his promotion to deputy inspector, 45th Precinct commanding officer James Alles bid farewell on Friday, February 9, capping off a two-year tenure characterized by significant reductions in crime and a uniquely collegial relationship with the community. Comment.

FEDEX TO BUILD $21M SHIPPING CENTER AT HARLEM RIVER YARDS

FedEx Express, the overnight shipping giant, broke ground on Thursday, February 8, on a $21.5-million distribution center that will replace a 10-acre vacant lot along the Harlem River Yards in Port Morris. Comment.

THEMED MINI-SCHOOLS AT I.S. 192 TO FOCUS ON CIVICS AND MATHEMATICS

When neighborhood fifth-graders decide where to attend middle school later this year, they will have a choice between a nonprofit-run academy focusing on civics and community activism and a city-run school geared toward advanced mathematics. Comment.

RAPID’ BUS FOR PELHAM PARKWAY CORRIDOR

The MTA is working out the final details of a pilot program that would create a buses-only lane along Pelham Parkway and much of Fordham Road in an effort to speed up cross-borough transportation and connect Bronxites to spaced-out subway lines. Comment.

DAY CARE CENTER TO BOAST $100K PLAYGROUND, THANKS TO VACCA

For the first time this summer, the nearly 60 children who spend their weekdays at a Throggs Neck Houses day care center will have access to a top-of-the-line playground and sprinkler park, Councilman Jimmy Vacca and day care officials announced on Friday, January 26. Comment.

AT 7ONE8, A TASTE OF MANHATTAN NIGHTLIFE IN THROGGS NECK

It was late in the evening on a moderately busy street as cars rolled up from Queens, Westchester and the Bronx. The women in satin dresses, the men in blazers, they passed through the opaque glass door, tendering personal invitations or dropping names to a clipboard-clasping hostess, the guardian of the guest list. Sounds of reggae, salsa and hip-hop slipped momentarily outdoors. Comment.

WORLD CHAMPION RUNNER KEEPS KIDS ON FAST TRACK

It was a rare treat when world champion athlete, Tirunesh Dibaba competed in the 100th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden over the past weekend, but the Bronx got her first during an even rarer visit to a Grand Concourse school. Comment.

JAMES MONROE CAMPUS HOLIDAY BASEBALL TORUNEY SET FOR MARCH 31

With all the talk of basketball as of late, it is almost easy to forget that the baseball season is right around the corner. Comment.

MATCH OF THE WEEK: COLUMBUS AND EVANDER SPLIT THRILLING B II DIVISION

Nobody is perfect, but the Christopher Columbus Explorers and Evander Tigers certainly came close. Comment.

KNOWING THE SCORE: GOING BEYOND THE STORY

Sometimes you go to cover one story and discover another one just waiting to be told. Comment.

TO PROMOTE BOROUGH’S IMAGE, BRONX DUO TAKES TO THE SKY

It was during his college days at SUNY-Binghamton that John Martin realized there were no posters of the Bronx. The fact nagged at him for years, he said, until he reconnected with an old friend from high school, Anthony Ramirez II, who helped him figure out the reason: It had been years since anyone bothered to photograph the whole Bronx. Comment.

VACCA GRANTS OFFER DANCE LESSONS TO 200 LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN

More than 200 students at P.S. 105 in Morris Park and P.S. 14 in Throggs Neck will have the chance to take professional lessons from the renowned Bronx Dance Theatre, thanks to $40,000 in grants secured by Councilman Jimmy Vacca. Comment.

TWO TEENS CONFESS TO VAN NEST DAYLIGHT SLAYIGS: POLICE

Detectives from the 49th Precinct arrested two teenagers for the broad-daylight slaying last month of a young Van Nest man, securing confessions from both and closing the case for good. Comment.

CITY ISLAND LEADERS BID FOR TOURISM BOOST IN LETTER TO GOVERNOR

City Island business leaders are calling on newly minted Governor Eliot Spitzer to support their years-long quest to boost tourism on the 1.5-mile-long island and preserve the history of the maritime community. Comment.

CORNER STORE CROOKS RETURN: TALLY AT 13

The corner store crooks made their first strike of the month on Saturday, February 3, just as police linked them to two earlier holdups, bringing their total robbery count to 13 since Christmas Day. Comment.

FLASHING YELLOW LIGHT NOT GOOD ENOUGH; PIERCE AVE. RESIDENTS SAY

For years, residents near the corner of Pierce and Lurting avenues have called their intersection hazardous, unsuccessfully demanding that the Department of Transportation replace the current flashing yellow light with an all-way stop sign. Comment.

CAPT. PALUMMO EARNS TRANSFER, PROMISED TO NO.2 AT 47TH PCT.

As the 49th Precinct community bid farewell to a beloved lieutenant shortly before the New Year, the 47th Precinct welcomed its latest captain. Comment.

ARMED WITH $400K, RIVERA HOPES TO BEAUTIFY LOCAL BUSINESS AREAS

Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, armed with $400,000 in funding for beautification projects in her district, is promising to amp up assaults this year on graffiti, messy streets and other signs of blight. Comment.

FRANKIE APPRENTICE WATCH

Episode 5: Honey Bees Comment.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TNVAC) announces their website, TNVAC.org, which is available to the public and full of information. Comment.

Well, hello Dolly at 97 years young

Remembering a towering act of courage

POLICE BLOTTER

GAVEL TO GAVEL

 Free Trade and Our Communities

Fortway probe  is urged

Graham Greene Noir from the 40’s

Special screening of ‘Life Support’

Curtain goes up on Tarr Trilogy

Biava Quartet live

Classical Brooklyn

David Del Tredici at 70; join the party

It’s fun, you landlubbers

New works from S.E.M.

BAM, BAM: Rocks out with your children

Sweet Georgia Brown, It’s the Globetrotters

Celebrate the Year of the Boar with the Tang Dynasty

On the trail of the white rabbit

The museum cure for cabin fever is here

BAM invites you to share ‘The Discomfort Zone’ with author Jonathan Franzen

Sackett Group does ‘True West’

Face to face with the horror and hypocrisy of war

Kids’ theater

A night of magic and mentalism

Grosz Point

‘Shhh Don’t Wake the Corpse’ revs up

Celebrate the drumbeats of the African diaspora in Brooklyn

Don’t miss ‘The Big Print Show’ & ‘The People’

Come and meet the artist behind the art at Clinton Hill

‘Inside out’

Beyond B&W

Students and the Black Revolution

Irish steppers make all the right moves

Find the Lost Americans and more

Experience ‘Kool-Aid Luv’

Image & sound

Winter bikinis

City introduces free subway motif condoms

The condoms are in glitzy black packages that read NYC Condom spelled in letters bearing the colors of subway lines and were handed out for the first time near subway stations on Valentine's Day. Comment.

Quinn urges tax breaks for city renters

Quinn pointed out that more than two-thirds of the people in the five boroughs pay rent and she said would push for legislation to provide those who rent with a $300 tax credit. Comment.

Mayor treats boro Sanitation workers to lunch

Bloomberg delivered sandwiches to the workers at the Department of Sanitation's Queens West Garage, giving a much needed break to several plow drivers in the midst of mandatory 12-hour shifts. The Feb. 14 storm, originally predicted to be a predominantly rain event for the city by many weather services, dumped as much of three inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the borough. Comment.

Ex-Astoria man sentenced in child porn

Edwin Morales, who worked as a limousine driver, admitted at the time of his arrest in November 2006 that he possessed images of children under the age of 15 years engaging in sexual activity, the DA said. At the time of his arrest, Morales was living at 34-16 Astoria Blvd. in Astoria, Brown said. Comment.

Bloomberg should restore veteran center cuts

Store signs without English discriminate

School bus fiasco hurts Queens families

NYPD shouldn’t justify deadly force

Western Queens Community Calendar

School kids taking too many standardized tests

Lock Martin’s Field at night

Political courage in short supply

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

Northeast Queens Community Calendar

N.H. man charged in fatal GCP crash

Tenants struggling after blaze

Corona bar fined $8,000

Bank robber targets Forest Hills

Moore’s trio of wins propels Harris Hawks

Wright scores 18, but SJU women fall to Providence

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Queens College hires new track and field coach

PSAL ‘B’ girls’ hoops playoff schedule

PSAL ‘A’ girls’ hoops playoff schedule

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Monday, Feb. 12, 2007

Knight Moves: An inside look at no-frills college hoops in Queens

By Dylan Butler Comment.

Sophomore stars in Hilltoppers rout

But she wasn't surprised by the Hilltoppers' 80-54 thrashing of Bishop Kearney Monday night at Pitaro Gymnasium in Jamaica Estates, even though Mary Louis lost by 14 the first time the two teams played, in Brooklyn. Comment.

St. Sebastion boys’ swimming on 30-match win streak

After finishing undefeated in Queens, St. Sebastian met Brooklyn's undefeated champions Good Shepard Friday night. Each of the meetings in the past three years have been nail bitters, with St. Sebastian coming away with a one point win. Comment.

Springfield Rifles hold annual awards luncheon

The Springfield Rifles and Riflettes offers youth football, basketball and cheerleading to children in the community at Roy Wilkins Park. Comment.

St. John’s women lose despite 18 points from Tate

With the setback, the Red Storm's record moved to 7-13 overall, 3-6 in the Big East. South Florida, meanwhile, improved to 17-5, 7-2 in the conference. Comment.

Comeback not enough for Queens’ Peponakis

But inexplicitly that's just what the Queens College men lacked in the first half against C.W. Post at the Pratt Recreation Center. Comment.

Calhoun’s 19 points leads SJU to first road win

St. John's (13-10, 4-6 Big East) led the entire game and finished it off behind forward Anthony Mason Jr., who left the game with a dislocated finger early in the second half. Comment.

Mandresch scored 22 as QC gets routed by UNH

New Haven freshman guard Helin Marte, a Richmond Hill HS grad, had 9 points and 9 rebounds off the bench for the Chargers, while Keri-Anne Jetter, an Archbishop Molloy product, added 9 points for New Haven (16-4, 11-2). Comment.

Correction

In fact, the Congresswoman never stated nor implied in any way that she was withdrawing her support for the project. Comment.

Stanners great making name in Jersey City

It has been a difficult year for John Dunne, his first as head basketball coach of Saint Peter's in Jersey City. Following on the heels of a successful 2006 campaign that saw the team make the MAAC tournament championship game and achieve a 17-15 record, the team has a 3-19 mark overall, 1-11 in the conference. The streak of three straight winning seasons for the Peacocks will end. Comment.

Conley’s trio of threes propels CK over Molloy

Ryan Pearson added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Christ the King, which improved to 17-2, 9-1 in the CHSAA. Morgan Kelly had a game-high 21 points and Fred Dorgler had 11 points for Molloy, which fell to 10-10, 4-6. Comment.

Big third period lifts McClancy hockey over Cross

Kyle London put Holy Cross (5-7 CHSHL B South) in front with a power play goal at 7:29 of the first period, but Eddie Schwartz tied the game at 1 in the second period and the game remained deadlocked until the third period. Comment.

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