Friday, April 11, 2008

Man struck, killed by train at Bayside LIRR station

The accident occurred just before noon on the eastbound track of the Long Island Rail Road in Bayside, according to a fire department spokesman. The entire train was evacuated and dozens of train riders gathered at the overpass on the east side of Bell Boulevard to watch the FDNY and MTA track workers inspect the scene. Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Undermanned Sacred Heart soccer forces tie

PSAL All-Queens girls’ basketball Second Team

PSAL All-Queens girls’ basketball Player of the Year

PSAL All-Queens girls’ basketball First Team

PSAL All-Queens girls’ basketball Coach of the Year

PSAL All-Queens boys’ basketball Second Team

PSAL All-Queens boys’ basketball Player of the Year

PSAL All-Queens boys’ basketball First Team

PSAL All-Queens boys’ basketball Coach of the Year

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Carroll is Bayside’s last line of defense

Books before ball: Sealy honors husband’s memory, invigorates youth with hoops program

Leavens, Adamek score goals in Little Neck’s home victory

Hall done: Former Christ the King standout to jump Pirates’ ship

Putting the ‘K’ in Kevin: Holy Cross’ lefty ace shuts down rival Molloy

Blau Weiss Gottschee: Pavlovic, Leon score two times apiece for U-8As

Whatever it takes: Bayside softball’s senior lead-off hitter doesn’t mind taking one for the team

College Round-Up: Rego Park native plays in national title game

Bayside Little League: Turano, Goger go 4-for-4 in Turano’s victory

Callahan’s no-no, stick leads Officefurniture.net

Auburndale soccer: Lucci scores three goals in Dragons’ 4-0 victory

Archbishop Molloy plans mass at St. Patrick’s

Minor jet accident causes JFK delays

Guv to pick Aqueduct vendor

Jamaica man tried to lure woman: Report

Police seek man who attacked woman in 21st Street station

Jamaica man bashed woman with bottle: DA

Man swiped gum from Jax Hts. store: DA

Passenger slashes bus driver in Howard Bch.

Burglars leave empty-handed in Fresh Mdws.

Man robs 78-year-old woman in Far Rock

Fake cabbie fled police at Kennedy: DA

Nursing home worker stole patient’s ID: DA

Gunman robs bank in Douglaston

City supervisor forged gun permit: DOI

Cars robbed in lot at Doug golf course

Brooklyn man attacks two in Jamaica: DA

Woodside man stabbed wife: DA

TimesLedger wins 16 awards

SJU fund-raiser honors student

Gennaro seeks school toxin scan

Liu, Young unveil youth job program

Boro bust nets fake items

Fundraisers

Brain pacemaker helps epileptics

Business Calendar

A BRITISHER’S VIEW- Engulfed in the Gulf by Islam’s divide

As an undeclared civil war rages in Iraq between the Sunni minority and the Shiite majority, Americans cannot be blamed for thinking, "What the hell have we got ourselves into?" Comment.

A BRITISHER’S VIEW-Engulfed in the Gulf by Islam’s divide

As an undeclared civil war rages in Iraq between the Sunni minority and the Shiite majority, Americans cannot be blamed for thinking, "What the hell have we got ourselves into?" Comment.

IT’S ONLY MY OPINION-Hillary Clinton and the 3 a.m. call

Many years ago I was called as a witness to a lawsuit in which I was involved. I was asked a question by the opposing attorney and completely surprised - no. SHOCKED is a better word. I totally shocked him with my response. He attempted to stop me in the middle of my reply. I then looked up at the judge and said "Your honor. I'm not finished." Comment.

Sez you, Shavana

I want to tell Shavana Abruzzo ["A Britisher's View"] something: Senator Obama is never going to be your commander in chief ["He simply isn't ready to be our commander-in-chief," 3-20 issue]. You don't live here, are not a citizen, can't vote here. So what's with, "He simply isn't ready to be our commander-in-chief." What's with the "our?" Comment.

Puzzled & disturbed

I've been puzzled and disturbed by the predominance of articles by your regular columnist Shavana Abruzzo in her column A Britisher's View, concerning her opinions regarding Moslems and the Islamic religion. Comment.

Get off it, Stanley

Stanley P. Gershbein quotes Vladimir Lenin, "A lie told often enough becomes truth," in his "It's Only My Opinion" column of 3/14. Comment.

Complete suckers

Re: "Hot race to succeed Christine Quinn," by Stephen Witt, 3/21 issue. Comment.

Shoddy post office

If anyone wants to go to the post office with the worst service, they should go to the one on East 19th St. and Avenue P. Comment.

Tenants have their day in court -City Council backs new safeguards for renters

The contentious relationship between tenants and landlords in Brooklyn is about to become even more fraught with the City Council's passing of the Tenant Protection Act, enabling tenants to bring their landlords to Housing Court on cases involving harassment. Comment.

Plunge into Brooklyn’s lost subway tunnel-Bob Diamond to lead exciting new tour beneath Atlantic Avenue

Tunnel trailblazer Bob Diamond is descending beneath Atlantic Avenue once more-and he'd like you to join him. Comment.

Legislator loses it all

Assemblymember Diane Gordon was stripped of her legislative post Tuesday after she was found guilty of peddling her political influence for a custom-made house in Queens. Comment.

D.A. Hynes aims to ‘brush back’ MLB-Calls on Commissioner Bud Selig to stop marketing uniforms in gang colors

By Thomas Tracy Comment.

Police Blotter

By Thomas Tracy Comment.

Party time with Patrol Borough Bklyn South-Annual Unity Showcase Festival to brings cops and the community closer together

Each precinct in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South - which protects residents from Coney Island to Canarsie and from Carroll Gardens to Marine Park - is expected to have a table or a booth that will show off what makes their particular part of the borough unique. Comment.

Focus on online ‘Buddy lists’ -Parents urged to keep a close watch on web pals

It means be a member of your child's "buddy list," so you can keep tabs on who he or she is talking to on a regular basis. Comment.

District 21 jeers cuts, too-CEC has millions of reasons to oppose DOE cutbacks

"We will continue to oppose any cuts," said Ronald Stewart, president of the CEC, which advocates for schools in Coney Island and Bensonhurst. Comment.

Critics to DOE: Scrap consultants

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.

Stunning take on ‘Inhumanity’-Brooklyn author chronicles Buchenwald death march

John Ranz had been running Holocaust Survivors USA/The Generation After, a nonprofit he founded that was dedicated to understanding the lessons about the Holocaust and helping survivors speak out about their experiences, when he realized he had never shared his own story of surviving Buchenwald. Comment.

Summer Musical Theatre and Acting Workshops

Man charged in double slay

Murder charges have been filed against the man accused of killing his wife and a houseguest during a bloody rampage last week. Comment.

Zoning change needed for BJ’s

While city records show a memorandum lease agreement to bring one of the nation's largest retailers to Bath Beach, the developer has yet to file an application with the city for a zoning change. Comment.

Gang forum

The meeting will be held at MS 27-The Agnes Y. Humphrey School for Leadership, 27 Huntington Street in Red Hook; the meeting is at 7 p.m. and the seminar is at 7:30 p.m. Comment.

Brooklyn delegation split on congestion fee-Move to tax motorists divided local representatives in Albany

By Stephen Witt Comment.

Baby walrus gets his first set of choppers

New civic holds first meeting; takes jabs at former group

Publicly, the leadership of the breakaway civic and its parent organization, the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG), say that the two bodies can mutually coexist for the overall benefit of the entire neighborhood. Comment.

Felony crime up, 60th Pct. reports

Leading the way in this increase is burglary, which is up about 52 percent with 44 burglaries reported thus far this year as compared to 29 at this time in 2007. Comment.

Panhandlers plague Emmons

"There's a different sense when I walk now," Ford Street resident Laura Laplant concurred. Comment.

Clued in on Brighton blazes - CB13 hopes to get low-down from fire marshals

Brighton Beach residents will soon have a chance to grill Fire Department officials about the spate of suspicious blazes that destroyed several bungalows. Comment.

Teachers: Dewey H.S. security lax

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.

New ferry struggles to float - Ferry plan springs a leak

By Stephen Witt Comment.

Two police officers hurt in nasty car wreck

Two police officers were rushed to the hospital Saturday after their speeding patrol car went airborne and smashed into a light pole, shocked witnesses reported. Rescuers rushed to the corner of West 25th Street and Surf Avenue on the evening of April 5, where the mangled car was found wrapped around the street light. Witnesses told police that the vehicle was traveling up to 80 miles per hour as it answered a 911 call when it hit a bump and went airborne. Both cops were rushed to Lutheran Medical Center where they were listed in stable condition following treatment. Comment.

Twain safe at home - At least for now, sez DOE

The Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented is staying as is - for now. Comment.

LIC baseball guts out division win against Bryant

The Long Island City baseball team hasn't come out of the gate strong, but the Bulldogs have been in every game. Their four losses have been by an average of three runs. First-year coach Tom Lehman has marveled at how his players have been able to keep their heads up despite some misfortune. Comment.

Francis Lewis crash kills Little Neck man, 26

Elliot Heicklen, 26, was traveling north on Francis Lewis Boulevard just before 5 p.m. when the elderly driver of a sedan collided with him at the 46th Avenue intersection, according to police. The unidentified driver, 88, was heading west on 46th Avenue when he struck Heicklen's motorcycle. Heicklen was pronounced dead on the scene. Police were still investigating the crash Thursday. Comment.

Verdict expected later this month as defense rests in Bell trial

Attorneys for Detectives Gescard Isnora, Michael Oliver and Marc Cooper ended their four-day defense before Queens Supreme Court Justice Arthur Cooperman by moving to have the criminal charges dropped, but the judge, who will be deciding the non-jury trial, denied the motion. Comment.

Volunteer tour guides needed for The Castle at Fort Totten

Western Queens Community Calendar

Senior homeowners workshop

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

E-ZPass applications available

Charges against Elmhurst cab driver suspended in abandoned baby case

At a hearing Monday, a Queens Criminal Court judge conditionally dismissed the case against Klever Sailema and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Bronx resident Maria Siavichay. The charges will be dropped if the defendants do not get into trouble in the next half year. Comment.

Vote against social promotion good for city middle schools

State Sen. Huntley explains her subprime loans

Northeast Queens Community Calendar

Boro reps push for vets’ rights

Make downtown Flushing major transportation center

Barack Obama should cut ties to controversial pastor

Congestion pricing equals crowded buses, trains

Damned if we do

Strange time to scale back

A Queens Hero

He ‘kept the memories alive’

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Park crimes to be disclosed

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

42 hospitalized at wedding

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Krystil’s Ks, homer lead Prep softball against Mary Louis

Ann Marie Rich says Krystil Hofmann is one of the most driven, motivated players she's ever had in 21 years coaching softball at St. Francis Prep. But, for Hofmann, with those attributes come a negative: being very, very hard on herself. Comment.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Woodside man killed wife, attacked daughter with knife: DA

Balbir Singh, of 34-54 64th St. in Woodside, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday night on charges of murder, assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly stabbed his wife, Kulwinder Kaur, 29, multiple times in the stomach during a dispute in their home just after 9 p.m. Sunday night, the DA's spokeswoman said. Comment.

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