Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008

Stimulus plan to aid city transit system

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has announced that the Obama transition team is working on a multi-billion dollar economic stimulus package to include heavy infusions of money for New York City’s financially ailing transit system. Comment.

Two men shot to death in Jamaica

Police were investigating the deaths of two men who were found murdered in Jamaica early Friday morning. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 4, 2008

Reaction to Bhutto slaying - Brooklyn’s Pakistani community voices outrage

Unstable load…

Eroded Constitution

Injustice on the border

Think & live organic

Low-income housing

Double trouble

Rudy’s another Dubya

Exposed to terrorism

Sick call from the one & only St. Nick - FDNY teams up with Santa

Seasonal cheer at Prospect Park Y

A good prescription for ailing folks

You’ve made merry, now make mulch

Public forum

Lifeguard training begins - Qualifying tests this month

Gunmen storm auto parts store

Car turns into flaming wreck at GAP

Homeless count 2008

Reeling in the year that was 2007 - A look back at the stories and personalities that impacted neighborhood life

Reaction to Bhutto Slay - Pakistani nabe speaks out on assassination

Welcome to the world, baby

Bklyn Pakistanis mourn - Stand in solidarity with murdered opposition leader

‘Mulch’ ado about nothing

New condo raffle

New Year baby makes his debut

Starting out the new year with new life

Lining up for literacy - It’s cool to be book smart in ‘08

POLICE BLOTTER

Park Slope welcomes in the new year - Forget Times Square: Brooklyn revelers turn Grand Army Plaza into party central

PALs help out Red Hook kids - Cops brighten their season

Another Hoyt Street crash

Annual X mas tree mulch

‘Power’ wheels

Condos to be raffled

Kids groomed to be tomorrow’s leaders

Nativity scene stolen in Bayside

BBA President Judy Limpert said she noticed it had gone missing Saturday after seeing it at 41-16 Bell Blvd. just the day before. Comment.

Flushing man built illegal arsenal in apartment: Police

Suwei Chuang, 36, of 135-11 40 Rd., was arrested after police received information that he was carrying a weapon in Flushing. A search of his car revealed he kept an illegal assault rifle in his trunk along with 18 magazine clips, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008

Gottschee competes in Big Apple Indoor Games

Accused of stealing bike from Astoria home

Police accuse man of driving without license

Unlicensed driver fled traffic stop: Police

Little Neck woman raped in bed: Cops

Whitestone man charged in pub stab

Police seek suspect in Jamaica stabbing

Gunman burglarizes Jamaice home

Shooting wounds one in Fresh Meadows

Elderly man perishes in Oakland Gds. blaze

Man dies in fatal rollover in East Elmhurst

Man in Astoria crash had no license: Cops

Astoria pair smashed windows: Police

Three men charged in Far Rock assault

Police arrest woman after fight in Astoria

Two Astoria teens beat woman: Police

SJU dorm faces new hurdles

Girl injured in school van crash released from LIJ Medical Center

Girl placed with aunt in stab case

Overall crime down in 107 Precinct

City Tech Prof. sings women’s praises

Satmar celebration

Condo market cools off

Giving shoppers the gift of holiday song

Digging deep into Santa’s magic bag of cheer

Wow-capades…

Kids give the gift of music

Riders push for upgrade

Congratulations – It’s a doll!

Heavenly voices in the nabe

Boody students stage a real show stopper

Satmars hold old time ‘tent revival’

Reeling in the year that was in Brooklyn - A look back on 2007 from Canarsie to Cobble hill and all points in between

Chilling out

Fidelis announces new network providers

In search of the fountain of youth - Modern science offers today’s women a variety of options

‘Face’ the facts

Avenue D jingles all the way

Students give shoppers the gift of song

Call for blood donors

An old time ‘tent revival’ for Satmars

From JFK bus driver to attorney at law - CUNY Law School graduate admitted to the bar after long, hard struggle on the road

Reaction to Bhutto Slay

Prospect Park grows tomorrow’s leaders - New members are proudly inducted into Prospect Park Youth Council

New Year is a must read at GAP library

Fiddle while it burns

Frustration in Brighton

We need leadership

Fundraisers

Yoga and more at Bamboomoves

BRONX SEES $1.5B INVESTMENT IN 

BANK HELPS LEVITZ VICTIM WITH REFUND

TN MERCHANTS SUGGEST PARKING SOLUTION

Reviving a fight waged a decade ago by their predecessors, leaders of the Throggs Neck Merchants Association plan to ask the city to institute uniform two-hour metered parking along E. Tremont Avenue and alter morning street-cleaning hours. Comment.

STATE DOT STARTS CLEANING UP MESS

Months after local officials first questioned why an unsightly storage area along the Throgs Neck Expressway had remained in place, years after the project for which it was installed was completed, the state has begun to take action. Comment.

MINI-MIRACLE SAVES SENIOR

BRONX OPERA COMPANY TURNS 40

BRONX A GIRLS DIVISION: JANE ADDAMS HOPING TO KEEP UP PERFECT PACE

Addams started the season with a tough, 55-53, win over Columbus, and then truly showed they meant business with a 62-41 rout over South Bronx, who ended 2006-07 in a tie with Clinton for the Bronx A title. But a 52-50 win over their closest competitors, Bronx Science, on December 11, and a 50-49 win over their greatest rivals at Gompers two days later could be looked at as the week Addams proved they deserve the top spot. Comment.

KNOWING THE SCORE: LOOKING BACK AT 2007

Rather than go the lazy route and take a week off during the holiday slump, I have compiled a list of memories from 2007. Comment.

XMAS GIFTS ROBBED FROM DOORSTEP

As thousands of Throggs Neck residents wrapped their presents this holiday season, one local woman was left empty-handed after an anonymous Grinch stole half a dozen gifts from her doorstep. Comment.

BRONX/MANHATTAN GIRLS DIVISION: KENNEDY, M. BERGTRAUM BATTLE FOR 1ST

Murry Bergtraum has been in a league of its own for the last several years, not losing a single game and making it look easy in the process, but this year, Kennedy has also started the season at 6-0 tied for the top spot with two upcoming showdowns serving to determine sole possession of 1st place. Comment.

BRONX AA BOYS DIVISION: KENNEDY DOMINATES, BUT WINGS LOOKS FOR COMEBACK

Both schools squared off at the start of the season on November 27, with Kennedy, led by Kadeem Nicholas (18.86 PPG) and Jeffrey Arzu (13.57 PPG) barely holding off the Ronald Baker (12.25 PPG) and Kevin Opoku (12.75 PPG) led Wings team, despite a strong comeback attempt in the 4th quarter, winning 67-64. Comment.

BRONX A EAST DIVISION: SOUTH BRONX, GOMPERS FIGHT FOR THE TOP SPOT

Sports historians will look at last season to determine who has the upper hand. While both teams were tied at the midway point with a 6-1 record, the Panthers would win two important games over South Bronx, 77-65 and 70-67, and take first place. Comment.

BX A WEST BOYS DIVISION: EAGLE ACADEMY DOMINATES

Most successful B Division teams do not fare as well when promoted into a new home, but all doubts were erased when Eagle Academy not only beat Alfred E. Smith, but dominated them, 78-45, before going on to destroy Jane Addams 98-55 and Roosevelt Educational Campus 102-51. Comment.

LOCAL GREETING-CARD WRITER HAS GIFT FOR TROOPS

Roz Fruchtman is spreading a little holiday cheer with a special gift for Jewish soldiers overseas. Comment.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Morris Heights Health Center, Inc. has initiated an innovative building project called Harrison Circle in Morris Heights. Comment.

DEMO PLANNED ON SPACIOUS AGAR PLACE LOT

The owners of a large, white-shingled home in Country Club filed demolition plans in early December, setting off speculation that multiple homes might be built on the expansive lot. Comment.

SPELLMAN SKATES RINGS AROUND MOUNTAINEERS

There were no surprises on Sunday, December 23, at the Ice Hutch when Cardinal Spellman skated away with a 9-0 victory over the Mount Saint Michael Mountaineers. Comment.

DOMINICAN BAR STUFFS XMAS STOCKINGS

Three Bronx families who have fallen on hard times had their Christmas made merry by the Dominican Bar Association. Comment.

EXPLORERS DELIVER CHEER TO SENIORS

The 49th Precinct Explorers spread holiday cheer to fellow youth members as well as the senior population this year. Comment.

AID VICTIMS OF BOSTON RD FIRE

DETAILS EMERGE ON GILLESPIE PROJECT

HERSCHELL PROJECT TO LACK PARKING

Zerega residents have recently raised concern that an upcoming health care facility lacks on- and off-site parking, but according to zoning regulations, no parking is required at the site. Comment.

HESS STARTS WORK ON TREMONT STATION

STABLES SITE REMAINS INACTIVE AFTER CITY ORDER

Nearly nine months after the Department of Transportation issued an order for the stables at 1680 Pelham Parkway South to remove all horses, a row of empty stalls still remains with no signs of reconstruction of the property in sight. Comment.

NEW BUILDINGS ADD 128 UNITS

Benefiting our bravest…

New Year’s ‘bacon’

A salute to ‘everyday heroes’ - Defense Department honors courage of 16 disabled service members

U.S. Airmen swoop in with repairs

Business Calendar

Streamlined payroll begins

The doctor is in: Army PFC schools Afghans

Brooklyn youngsters strike oil while learning

Pitch-perfect benefit for burn unit

Dipping deep into Santa’s bag of holiday cheer

Reaction to Bhutto slay

Singing women’s praises - City Tech prof. puts spotlight on female performers

Come give the gift of life

Cops collar murder suspect here

GAVEL TO GAVEL

City Tech grad whistles past the bar - Bright future as an attorney awaits high-achieving mother of five

Falling felonies

Reeling in the year that was 2007 - A look back at the stories and personalities that impacted neighborhood life

Fiddling for a good cause

Crime tumbles for some

Bay Ridge aids fighting soldiers

AMICO hails trio of outstanding supporters

Standing out

Fantasies come true on Aviator’s ice

Tall salute to war heroes

POLICE BLOTTER

Western Queens Community Calendar

Public meet on waste station plan

Holiday fantasies on aviator ice

Cakeman Raven debuts at Applebee’s

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

Come and explore the ‘Garden of Eden’ in winter

Spanish songs

Fiscal fun and making masks

Family theater

Nemo’s fresh on ice

Mandy, Evita and a golem, too: All the world’s a stage in Bklyn

Brooklynites make a splash on Reel 13

Blood and oil mix well

Student shutterbugs snap up lost Bklyn

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Explore nature’s organic forms

Opposites attract

Here come the ‘Night Visitors’

Celebrate Three Kings Day at Kingsborough

Classic chamber pieces done absolutely live

B-day bash for the father of New Grass

Northeast Queens Community Calendar

Bell Mall Christmas Celebration - Queens Parks hosts holiday lightings and events to celebrate the season. Comment.

Baby New Year arrives in Queens

The first, Kamiyah Alina Barrow, was born to Laurelton residents Kamille Lord and Dexter Barrow at New York Hospital Queens in Flushing. Kamiyah was 21 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces when she was born right after the stroke of midnight Jan. 1. Comment.

Don’t overlook pigeon’s brave history

New database to streamline complaints at City Hall

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

Congress needs to focus more on seniors

Ackerman’s voting on holidays needs explanation

Our veterans deserve much better

A great player will do well at St. John’s

DA Brown’s long ride

Tower terror

Looking for justice

Give the kids a break

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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