Saturday, March 29, 2008

State Federation notebook: Christ the King girls win ‘A’ state title

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- It wasn't a typical year for the Christ the King girls' basketball team. The Royals lost their eight-year, 108-game league winning streak and their 23-year CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens championship run, too. Comment.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Council has votes to block congestion pricing: Avella

Avella, Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis), Queens Chamber of Commerce President Albert Pennisi and Queens Civic Congress President Cory Bearak held a press conference at the foot of the Queensborough Bridge early Friday morning and denounced Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to pass a congestion pricing plan, which would charge drivers $8 to enter Manhattan below 60th Street during business hours. Comment.

Civic looks to move St. Savior’s to safety

Robert Holden, the civic's president, said the group was trying to make a deal with the owner that would give them between 30 and 40 days to remove the building from its current locale. Middle Village's All Faiths Cemetery had recently announced that it would provide space for the relocated church if the civic paid for the structure's transfer. Comment.

Senior moments: Pena overcomes illness to propel CK to Federation ‘A’ finals

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- Jael Pena was suffering from a sinus infection and the cold temperature inside the Glens Falls Civic Center didn't exactly help. The Christ the King girls' basketball team came out almost as cold, but as soon as the third quarter hit, Pena knew that a loss meant her Royals career would be over. Comment.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Boro Hindus welcome spring

Hell Gate to be upgraded

Astoria teens charged in brutal stabbing: DA

New 110th Pct. head takes over

Tale of the tape for potential Holy Cross opponents

Honorees and contenders

Those two are integral pieces for Bergtraum in its attempt to win a second straight state Federation Class AA title. The Blazers, the 10-time PSAL 'AA' champions, will play state public-school Rush-Henrietta in the Federation semifinals Saturday at 2 p.m. at Glens Falls Civic Center.Honorees: Queens legends Vinny Cannizzaro and Jimmy Gatto will both be inducted into the state basketball Hall of Fame this weekend. Cannizzaro was the architect of the Christ the King girls' basketball dynasty and Gatto is the 38th-year coach of the St. John's Prep boys' basketball team. Comment.

College Round-Up: Hughes leads Badgers to 16

CK tries to win ‘A’

"You can never worry about what your opponent is or isn't," Mackey said. Comment.

Bowne girls fall in ‘A’ title game

Man charged with shoplifting in Astoria

DWI driver passes out in Astoria street: Cops

Astoria teens charged with video game rob

Minivan stolen from Bayside street

Robbers drill through wall to rob bank vault

Gunman takes man’s wallet in Bayside

Astoria traffic stop yields crack arrest

Bayside job-seeker victim of check fraud

Cops seek man in two Forest Hills bank robs

Work stops at Rego Pk. site

Astoria gay activist angry at Polish prez’s speech

New Yorkers favor Paterson

Fundraisers

Howard Beach gym caters to kids

Business Calendar

Boro arts council declares networking event a success

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

Northeast Queens Community Calendar

Collision at Jamaica station snarls LIRR commute

An eastbound Hempstead train was switching tracks as it approached the platform around 10 a.m. when its two rear cars collided with two unoccupied rear cars of a Huntington-bound train that was stopped at a platform on another track, an LIRR spokesman said. The Hempstead train slightly derailed and the 19 riders inside the two rear cars were shaken up, but no one was hurt, according the police. Comment.

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Volunteer tour guides needed for “The Castle” at Fort Totten

City’s tourism agency highlights Queens Museum of Art in March

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

Cell phone donations extended

Citizenship day at Queens Library

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Attorney general sponsors vigil for victims of crime in New York

Forums on No. 7 train planned

Quick action gives life back to friend

Francis Lewis student saves aunt

Developer gives funds to Gennaro

Paterson faces budget crunch

MTA builds train lines to nowhere

Don’t cut meals to boro seniors

A Real Neighbor

‘The True Genius of this Nation’

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Cloud Hangs over Willets Point

The Chinese connection

Neighbor to Neighbor: Watch for telltale signs of kids’ gang activity

Monday, March 24, 2008

When it’s time to ‘Demobilize’

Indian art of the diaspora

A matter of time & place

‘The spaces in between’

Surviving Kafka’s world

Go out and forage with an expert

Hi-rise greed

Here’s your chance to be a big wheel in 2008

Astroland opens early for an unforgettable year of Coney Island merriment and fun

Brooklyn Exposure for the Charlie D Jazz Quartet

Dangerous curves & sharp objects

‘Benguele’ and ‘Breu’ from Brazil

World music from Mamady Kouyate’s Mandingo Ambassadors

Bklyn music fest

Michelle Amador sextet

Reggae Sundays

UniverSoul Circus returns!

BK Fashion struts its stuff

Q&A with great authors

Polish Easter in BK

Friday’s all right for fun with the family

Sunday Family Theater

Mo’ Mo(ve)ment here

Hey, ‘It’s Hell in Here’

‘Who-ville’ never looked better

Literary partying

Astoria gay activist to meet with Polish gov’t over president’s use of wedding video

"The Polish consul-general in New York City has agreed to meet with us [Tuesday] evening," Brendan Fay said Monday. "The consul-general has been very cordial all along." Comment.

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