Friday, March 14, 2008

Stanners star Pankey withdraws from Molloy

Rising star Ashton Pankey was asked to leave Archbishop Molloy this week because he was found on school grounds possessing a stolen cell phone, numerous sources have told the TimesLedger. Comment.

Forest Hills’ Ferraro quits Clinton campaign over remarks

Ferraro, who worked on the finance committee for Clinton's presidential bid, stepped down from her post Thursday after making comments earlier in the week that Obama's campaign was successful because he was black. Comment.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

Women’s Big East tournament notebook: UConn wins BE tourney

Bayside native, team finish sixth in skating competition

Molloy takes home boys’ and girls’ JV titles

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Blau Weiss Gottschee: Abreu, Fernandes score in U-16s victory

College Round-Up: SJU takes West Virginia to OT in final game

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Two stabbed outside Richmond Hill pool hall

Richmond Hill woman found dead in Bklyn

Man killed by A train in South Ozone Park

LIC man hits neighbor with chair: DA

Shuttle bus stolen from Kennedy Airport

Disabled man missing in Jamaica

Glen Oaks man missing after hospital visit

Bayside woman forged checks for chicken: DA

Police seek Flushing bank robber

Police seek shooter in bodega robbery

McLaughlin fesses up

Klein Farm climbs to $6M

Padavan pressed on toxic school bill

Eco-friendly fashion show seeks submissions from boro designers

Financial coach Williams joins Center for Women of New York

Veteran U.S. Senator Specter to speak at Central Queens Y

Velazquez offers free tax help

Kew-Forest plans open house for private school students

F&J PINE TO RAZE HOUSES

Anthony Bastone, owner of F&J Pine Restaurant is changing the landscape around his 1913 Bronxdale Avenue business. Comment.

RALLY HELD FOR POSTAL WORKERS

Postal union representatives and activists are hoping a rally held on Wednesday, February 27, in front of the Fordham Road station will deliver a message to the United States Postal Service about the decaying state of service in the Bronx. Comment.

PROTEST HELD FOR PRINCIPAL

Lehman High School students and parents staged a rally on the steps of City Hall to protest the forced retirement of their beloved principal Robert Leder. Yet the DOE has remained firm to the conviction that Leder will retire in June. Comment.

SEAFOOD CITY PARKING PLANS DELAYED

A popular fast food eatery, catering to Orchard Beach clientele and sightseers on City Island, had its aspirations of growth delayed by the Department of Buildings for noncompliance with existing building and zoning regulations. Comment.

OBSOLETE SIGNAGE REMOVED

Two obsolete no parking signs, located where a driveway for the former Smithsonian storage facility in Pelham Bay once stood, have been removed after a protest from a local motorist who was ticketed recently for parking in the non-existent driveway. Comment.

PANTHERS POUNCE ON TIGERS

With a vocal Bronx crowd behind them, the Samuel Gompers Panthers were able to overcome a late 13-point deficit to beat the Teachers Preparatory Tigers, 65-58, on Sunday, March 9, at Lehman College, to advance to the semifinals of the Bronx A Division championship for the first time in 20 years. Comment.

WSMC SPEAKERS BUREAU AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS HEALTH-RELATED TOPICS

Guest speakers can sometimes be hard to come by, but now small organizations within the boundaries of the Westchester Square Medical Center will have sound medical advice right at their beck and call. Comment.

EAGLE ACADEMY OUT OF PLAYOFFS

After Gompers would prevail in its quarterfinal battle, reporters immediately asked coach Donial Rodriguez about his chances going up against Eagle Academy in the semifinals. Comment.

LADY JAGUARS BEDEVILED

Despite an amazing season in the A Division, the Lady Jaguars learned that even the best teams have a bad day. Comment.

LADY KNIGHTS SLIP BY S. SHORE

The stage is set for the biggest rematch of the season. Comment.

LYONS BREAKS RECORD

SOUTH BRONX LEFT IN THE DUST

After losing the Bronx A East Division to Gompers, South Bronx had been hoping for revenge and seemed on the right path, advancing into the quarterfinals of the PSAL Championship. Comment.

CRIME SPIKE SPURRED BY RISE IN ROBBERIES, GRAND LARCENY

The good news is that murders and rapes are down in the 49th Precinct. The bad news is that robberies and instances of grand larceny are up. Comment.

HONEY

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto announced the Assembly passed a comprehensive package of bills to protect New York Comment.

MED PROPERTY PLAN STOPPED

The community has united successfully in efforts to stop the controversial building of a medical facility on Astor Avenue. Comment.

45TH ARRESTS UP 44% IN FEBRUARY

Captain William McSorley of the 45th Precinct painted a vastly different picture of the crime situation for the precinct during a recent meeting of the 45th Precinct Community Council on Thursday, March 13. Comment.

#6 IRT LINE ADDS TRAINS, SPEEDS UP SERVICE

Tired of getting out of work late and having your day extended even longer while waiting for a #6 train ride home? Comment.

EFFORTS PLANNED TO ENHANCE LOCUST PT. CLUBHOUSE

The Locust Point Civic Association is looking for help, as it fights to keep their civic center afloat. Comment.

NE BRONX FIREBOAT A NO-GO FOR NOW

Residents who live alongside Eastchester Bay, the Sound or the East River, are requesting a dedicated fireboat for the area that could patrol the waters of Throggs Neck, City Island and the entire northeast Bronx. Comment.

LUCKY

ST. PATRICK

WEST. SQ. PHYSICAL THERAPY LEASES NEW SPACE

In just a few months Westchester Square Physical Therapy will become the first tenants of Tower 1 at the Hutchinson Metro Center. Comment.

MP

What started out as a temp job turned into nearly 23 years of dedicated community service for one local resident. Comment.

Fundraisers

Chocolate lovers flock to Krause’s

Business Calendar

Kitty Genevese killer denied parole again

The state Division of Paroles denied Moseley parole for the 13th time Wednesday, a day short of the 44th anniversary of the slaying, on the grounds that he still posed a threat to society. Comment.

Flushing parents shook baby to death: DA

The DA said Hang Bin Li, 23, and Ying Li, 22, both of 43-18 Union St., were charged with the murder after allegedly violently shaking their baby daughter, Annie Li, in October, causing serious injuries that eventually led to her death. Comment.

Gallagher expected to resign, accept plea deal in rape case

The councilman, who was arrested in August after he was accused of raping the woman in his office on Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village, was offered a plea deal in late February by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown that would keep him out of prison and not require him to register as a sex offender, but would force him to step down from his post, the source said. Comment.

Bones in suitcase belong to missing Woodhaven woman: Police

Reina De Los Santos, 43, was last seen June 17 leaving her home after a fight with her husband, Edwin Fuentes. Police are now investigating the case as a homicide. Comment.

The Rescuers

The dog was still alive. Comment.

Mayoral control of schools needs more limits

Control by Bloomberg, Klein has not bettered city schools

DOT’s efforts ended 194th St. flooding

Hevesi misses mark on congestion pricing

Justice or a Witch Hunt?

A Life Well Lived

A First Step

The Downfall of Brian McLaughlin

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

CB 2 wants park preserved

NYC drinking water safety should be tested: Vallone

Metropolitan Ave. school on track

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

CK leaves regrets behind, advances to CHSAA ‘A’ state final

Bob Mackey knew there would be two ways the rest of the season could have gone after his Christ the King girls' basketball team lost its first CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan championship in 23 years Sunday against Archbishop Molloy. Comment.

Borough has little sympathy for guv

THE SPITZER SEX SCANDAL Comment.

Albany colleagues support Paterson

THE SPITZER SEX SCANDAL Comment.

Spitzer’s downfall shocks boro

THE SPITZER SEX SCANDAL Comment.

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