Sunday, March 9, 2008

Van Buren, Bowne pull off upsets in girls’ ‘A’ quarterfinals

For the Martin Van Buren girls' basketball team, the play of forwards Kamesha Lambright and Justinna Boatwright has been a constant all season. And it was again versus Food and Finance - the two combined for 38 points and 29 rebounds. Comment.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

CK wants revenge on Molloy in B/Q girls’ title game

The players on the Christ the King girls' basketball team think about their loss to Archbishop Molloy last month quite a bit. After all, it was the Royals' first league defeat since they lost to Bishop Loughlin on Jan. 19, 2000, a winning streak of 108 games. Comment.

Edison shocks Wadleigh to advance to PSAL Class AA semifinals

Growing up in South Ozone Park, Allan Thomas would always play against bigger, tougher competition. It's a lesson learned from his father, Steve Thomas. Comment.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Christ the King, Holy Cross set for CHSAA city title match-up

The stage is set for a classic. The CHSAA Class AA intersectional championship game is the first all-Queens city final in 30 years. And the two teams competing have serious history, too. Comment.

McLaughlin pleads guilty to racketeering

According to the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District, McLaughlin, 55, signed a plea deal that will recommend he serve between eight and ten years in prison. Judge Richard Sullivan is not bound to the details of the plea deal, however, and will have the final say at McLaughlin's sentencing, scheduled for Sept. 12. Comment.

Ackerman among congressmen who received mysterious Times Square photo

The package came a day after an unidentified man on a bicycle detonated a crude bomb at the post, but police do not believe the letter and photo are related to the attack, according to the New York Post. Comment.

Slain dentist’s sister-in-law held on bail in threat case

Natella Natanova, 39, was charged with tampering with a witness and intimidating a witness after she allegedly confronted Daniel Malakov's brother, Gavriel, at 65th Avenue and 108th Street Monday and said he "would be next" if he didn't keep quiet during the criminal case against her sister, Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova. Comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

All are Irish for Sunnyside parade

IS 141 principal to be reassigned after run-ins with pupil, teacher

LGA nursing students pass license test in huge numbers

Glendale 9-year-old’s pipes win Fay Wray soundalike contest

Company will employ beagles to sniff out bedbug infestation

College Round-Up: Mason’s torrid second half paces Johnnies

Rosedale man murdered in his home

Pathmark pays out $72K

Green carts are a go.

Teen girl shot during fight in St. Albans

Pit bull attacks boys in South Ozone Park

Separate stabbings wound two in Jamaica

Police seek help finding missing Ridgewood man

Car crash kills man in Flushing Mdws. park

Cops seek car in fatal Union Tpk. hit-and-run

Cops seek Kew Gdns. Hills bank robber

Man shot outside Merrick Blvd. barber

Astoria stabbing leaves victim critical

Corona man charged after fatal crash

Man dies in tanker explosion

Queens key to Senate fight

New Flushing Meadows pool opens

CUNY opens new vets center

Food drive at Curves Gym aims to feed America’s hungriest

Council OKs Briarwood rezoning

DOT nixes signal for 73rd, Jewel

111th Precinct holds open house for youth program

ROAD LACKS NAME

The Ferry Point community is leading an effort to name an integral one-way roadway that traverses under the Whitestone Bridge, as well as obtaining 24-hour vehicular access. Presently the Department of Homeland Security shuts off access to the roadway at night. Comment.

CB 11 YOUTH RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

While Yankee tickets may be rather steep, some of that money is coming back into the neighborhood in the form of awards for young people making a difference in the community. Comment.

NEW SCHOOLS MOVE AHEAD IN MORRIS PARK

After nearly two years of discussion and planning with Community Board 11 and local residents, the Department of Education is moving ahead with the construction of two new schools in Morris Park. Comment.

VACCA, COLUMBUS CELEBRATE $3.5M IN IMPROVEMENTS

For Christopher Columbus High School, $3.5 million goes a long way, as Councilman Jimmy Vacca discovered when he toured his alma mater last Thursday, February 28, to celebrate the vast changes he helped make possible. Comment.

KNOWING THE SCORE: REGRETS, I’VE HAD A FEW

I am a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, so when I receive an opportunity to go back to the school, I jump at it. It feels good to give back. Comment.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Bike New York announced that the Commerce Bank Five Boro Bike Tour will return to the city streets on Sunday, May 4. The tour, which is presented by Con Edison, travels 42 miles through New York City using car-free streets, highways, and bridges. Comment.

CONCERN OVER 2 WORKSITES

The few areas in Throggs Neck and Pelham Bay that were not included in the previous downzonings are still targets for large density development. It appears that one of these areas has caught the attention of local builders. Comment.

EAGLES MOVE CLOSER TO A DIVISION TITLE

The Eagle Academy Eagles have rebounded from a shocking loss to James Monroe Campus earlier last month to move closer to its goal of A Division dominance with a 77-48 win over Automotive High School at home on Thursday, February 28. Comment.

OBSOLETE DOT SIGN CAUSES IRE

PELHAM BAY TRAIN EL EYESORE SLATED FOR REMOVAL

An obsolete switching station, hanging over the northern side of the #6 el on Westchester Avenue in Pelham Bay, is slated for removal. Comment.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT FORDHAM GARDENS

Filling the need for affordable housing, Jackson Development Group teamed up with architectural and planning firm Hugo Subotovsky to create Fordham Gardens, a new mixed-income housing unit located in Bedford Park. Comment.

GOMPERS SHOWS A WINNING ATTITUDE IN FIRST ROUND WIN

Coach Donial Rodriguez did not like what he saw as Gompers lost in the first round of the Bronx Championship tournament to Wings Academy earlier last month. Comment.

WS/ZEREGA AGENCIES TO BE MONITORED

The Westchester Square and Zerega communities are demanding a change and now they are taking a stand. Comment.

NIGHTSPOT DRAWS IRE

Morris Park leaders are accusing local entrepreneur Marcia Bridgett of outright lying about her intentions in opening what has turned out to be a problematic nightclub called Karma. Comment.

LADY KNIGHTS DOMINATE

The 1st quarter was all the Kennedy Lady Knights needed in its lopsided 75-24 victory over Truman on Wednesday, February 27, in the second round of AA Division tournament action. Comment.

STUDENTS TO RALLY FOR LEDER

MORRIS HEIGHTS HC BEGINS HISTORIC SENIOR HOUSING COMPLEX

With the cost of housing rising, and market-rate apartments fast becoming the norm in the southwest Bronx, many low-income senior citizens are being squeezed out of their residences. But one facility is working to change that. Comment.

POLICE SEARCH FOR UMAR DAVIS MURDER SUSPECT

Police have released surveillance photos of the man they believe is responsible for the shooting homicide of Bronx resident Umar Davis. Comment.

NEVERMORE OFFERS ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR ‘METAL’ FANS

Ever had a hankering for a spiked bracelet or platform shoes with skulls on them? Well, if you are one of the heavy metal heads that have had to travel to Manhattan or Westchester to pick up your gear, you are in luck. Comment.

PATROL FOUNDER PASSES, 82

FRESH COAT OF PAINT PROBLEMATIC FOR #6 TRAIN LINE

Councilmember Jimmy Vacca is questioning workmanship after a recent trip to the #6 elevated train structure proved less than impressive. Comment.

EMPTY SHELVES LEAVE BRONX PANTRIES BEGGING FOR GOODS

An alarming rate of one in six New York City residents still live in households that lack the financial stability to maintain an adequate and consistent food supply. Comment.

70 TENANTS WANT CONTROL OF BUILDING

Residents at 1849 Sedgwick Avenue in Morris Heights are fed up, and they have resolved to fight their landlord in housing court for repairs that they feel are positively necessary, not only for their comfort, but for their safety as well. Comment.

ON A QUEST: WINGS ACADEMY ADVANCES PAST AA DIVISION PRELIMS

For Wings Academy, the Bronx Championship is not enough. Comment.

Urban convergence

Western Queens Community Calendar

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

A Stanner stunner: Molloy rallies to beat Mary Louis in Brooklyn/Queens Division I semifinals

Amanda Burakoski thought the game was over. And it was hard to argue with The Mary Louis Academy star guard. With the exception of a one-minute span early in the third quarter, the Hilltoppers led throughout and seemed to be in control of the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I semifinal. Comment.

Northeast Queens Community Calendar

St. Agnes stuns Fontbonne Hall in CHSAA B/Q Division II quarterfinals

Led by Kakavas, who scored 12 points, St. Agnes rallied from a seven-point deficit with less than two minutes left. Senior Heather Laut had nine points and junior Chelsea Loscalzo added 18 points for the seventh-seeded Blue Angels, who take on No. 5 Bishop Loughlin in a semifinal game Thursday night. Comment.

Smith’s 24 points leads Christ the King into B/Q finals

The Christ the King girls' basketball team had seen a game like this before. The Royals led for most of the first half before letting their opponents go on a run to cut it close. But this time things were different. CK never let Bishop Ford take a lead, like Molloy did last month in what would turn into the Royals' first league loss in eight years. Comment.

Police break up Queens ID theft ring

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced the arrests, which they said were made Tuesday after a 14-month investigation dubbed "House of Cards" into an identity theft ring operating in Queens. Comment.

Councilman James F. Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) announced a town hall meeting on March 10 to help Queens residents receive their $400 property tax rebates plus more money in STAR property tax exemptions.

Summer camp at Kew-Forest plans two open houses in March

Fundraisers

Flushing dim sum palace reborn

Business Calendar

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

Bush policies on torture un-American

Replace St. John’s president

School budget cuts unfair blow to city’s children

Skala’s defense of Ackerman undermines GOP credentials

St. John’s has hidden agenda

Everybody in the Pool

Justice for Sean Bell

How to Punish a Hero

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Two nights of dreamers & cutting edge sound

A realm of space, mind & sound

Talk books with Fran Lebowitz

Keep up with ‘Elizabeth’ on stage

Kids’ film fest

‘Seeking’ dance

Revelers go whole hog for Fat Tuesday

Ukrainian beauty helps usher in ‘Ch.P. Nights’ on S’head Bay Road

This time they’re going ‘over the top’

Lewis’ magical season ends in double-overtime classic

The Cinderella run by the Francis Lewis boys' basketball team came to an end Wednesday afternoon in a two-overtime classic. The 28th-seeded Patriots, who were competing in their first playoffs since 2002, fell to No. 10 Teachers Prep, 82-81, in the PSAL Class A second round in Brooklyn. Comment.

Regina Opera performs some of Verdi’s very best

‘Metro’ circus

‘Black Watch’ returns to Bklyn

Live family fun

Sunday is just for the children

Leap, hop, jump – it’s all frogs!

Right on target

Rainbow authors

‘Leahy’ checks in

Fields of Dreams: Cardozo wins second-round battle in dramatic, two-overtime thriller

It was a scene ripped from the reel of a movie: the capacity crowd storming the court, hoisting up the star senior, who was playing in front of his home fans for the last time, after a thrilling, playoff victory. Comment.

Spirited literature

Planotones live

A total ‘Lack of Desire’ at BAC

‘The Skyscaper and The City’ debuts here

Richmond Ballet live on a Brooklyn College stage

‘Reverberation’ traces echoes down the hallways of time

Women’s vote

Big win: CK’s sophomore center steps up in CHSAA semifinal victory

Roland Brown is as quiet and reserved as he is big. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound behemoth of a center has been saying all season that his sole intention, as a sophomore, is helping Christ the King seniors Erving Walker and Ryan Pearson win their second straight CHSAA Class AA intersectional title. Comment.

Ffrench fries Rice: Holy Cross advances to first city title game in 30 years

Blaise Ffrench expected Sylven Landesberg to take the shot, just like everyone else in Carnesecca Arena. Comment.

Briarwood homeowners awarded $6.8M in sinking houses suit

Ira Futterman, one of three attorneys representing the 13 plaintiffs, said the figure was "exactly what we were looking for" and added that the city comptroller's office has approved the amount, which is to be divided among the homeowners according to the extent of the damage. Comment.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Fuel tanker explodes on Van Wyck in S. Ozone Park

The driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was trying to get on the northbound Van Wyck at around 12:17 p.m. when the tanker overturned and burst into flame on the service ramp, police said. Comment.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Transit head calls for future expansion in address

Sander delivered the first State of the MTA address at Cooper Union in Manhattan's East Village in an event that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the transit agency. Comment.

CB 12 chair Gloria Black dies after surgery

The board's district manager, Yvonne Reddick, said Black's family did not disclose her cause of death when they informed her and other board members this weekend. Black, 76, was re-elected to her position for the fourth consecutive year in January. Comment.

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