Friday, Jan. 25, 2008

Instant classic: After Pearson buzzer beater, CK beats Cross in 2 OTs

Ryan Pearson knows the reputation of his teammate, Erving Walker. The Christ the King senior guard is instant offense, a human highlight reel and notorious for his one-man, fourth-quarter comebacks. Comment.

Philanthropist Harriet Kupferberg dies at 83

Kupferberg sat on the fund board at QCC for 36 years and most recently served as the chairwoman of the Holocaust center's fund-raising committee. Comment.

Meningitis claims St. Francis Prep counselor

"I was seriously surprised because (the school) said she was getting better," said senior Keturah Reed outside the Fresh Meadows Catholic school, noting that students were told Burke had gotten out of a coma and was eating since she had been diagnosed a week ago. Comment.

No jury for Bell shooting cops’ trial

The Queens Criminal Court judge approved the officers' waiver for a trial by jury during a special hearing Friday afternoon. The attorneys representing Detectives Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper said they asked for the bench trial because they did not feel comfortable with a grand jury from Queens, citing an influx of negative media coverage against the officers Comment.

Beari’s ‘Moose Murders’ makes badness a virtue

The play opens with the lounge singers, the fantastically frowsy Snooks Keene and her blind husband Howie (Amanda Doria and Cas Marino) immured at the Wild Moose Lodge with the soon-to-be-former proprietor, Joe Buffalo Dance (Michael Miller), a phony Indian. The lodge has been bought by the Holloways for its patriarch Sidney, and Mr. Buffalo Dance is being made redundant. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Gottschee tournament held at Martin Luther

Backert, Lijo honored at East Meadow tourney

College Round-Up: Springfield Gardens native honored by CAA

Great Earth sells health supplements

Woman stopping traffic in LIC had opium: Cops

Apply by Jan. 28 for exhibits at Socrates Sculpture Park in ‘08

Deadline approaches for QCA’s Individual Artist Initiative

Art from the underground

Fundraisers

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Business Calendar

Gallagher rape charge motion

Far Rockaway drug bust nets 32

Cops rescue stray cat from Sunnyside vending machine

Man found dead behind Long Island City building

Jamaica man sentenced for killing grandmother

Woman survives fall on J tracks in Woodhaven

26-year-old man busted for pot in Astoria: Cops

Floral Park man charged in hate attack against Sikh

Artist Chris Smith explores Greenpoint in the golden hour

Only Radio City is big enough to hold Chinese New Year

Terrorism at the movies

Charlie D and a room full of sax

The importance of drawing

Big bands playing big jazz

Making a living at art

‘Winter Follies’

‘The Tempest’ whips up drama

12th annual Plant-O-Rama

Joanna Newsom

Off the wall American Snapshots

Safeguard against a wrong turn

Special salute to remarkable 90-year-old

Call goes out for a lifesaving donation

A liter of this, a millimeter of that, it all adds up

Public School 255 puts spotlight on top students

Suspicious fire on East 17th St.

Sewer extension okay with 18

Thug loses to judge

Mall in the spring

Brooklyn: the capital of recycled mulch!

St. Saviour’s winning ways

Support group for alcoholics

Homeless help

23rd annual special camp fair

British sea power comes to Brooklyn

Caring is the right prescription at center

Citation for 90-year-old

Bank showcases student’s artwork

Family reaches out to community for help

DOE makes grade advancement tougher

Eary test for new alliance

Sewer lease okay

Rooftop gas explosion

Get your grind on

Ignorance & Immigration

Nelson on the attack

Defending Israel

God-given land

Intolerance for Israel

Call goes out for bone marrow transplant

Special citation for 90-year-old

FIAO Beacon program shines bright at seth low

Train wheel flies off at 86th St.

Next meeting of BWECC

Just like Niagara...but what would Roebling say?

Teen dies after game

‘Ghoul’ is guilty

Inside the REST House project - Initiative helps veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder

Siblings share special moment

Soldiers offer reasons for service

Black Hawk flyer whips cancer

Portable skills for military spouses

Bits & bytes for wounded soldiers

Flush with Queens: Mighty ocean liners dock in Bklyn

Grand marshal

Kearney H.S. gala

HOUSE OF HORRORS’ STILL A NUISANCE

Barnes Avenue residents are still waiting for word from the Environmental Control Board and growing impatient with their neighbors of 1706 Barnes Avenue in the meantime. Comment.

ROBBERY SPREE IRKS PB TENANT

A string of local robberies has left some residents hiding scared, and one speaking out against those who violated his life. Comment.

BRONX BOYS KEEP DREAM ALIVE

Paying homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream of non-violence and unity, the James Monroe Campus hosted its second annual MLK Classic on Saturday, January 19, with a slate of games that featured Herbert H. Lehman vs. Prospect Heights Campus H.S, Christopher Columbus vs. Fannie Lou Hamer, and Monroe vs. Samuel Gompers. Comment.

SCANLAN BOWLERS STRIKE AGAIN

After an impressive year finishing second in their division with a 70-20 record, Scanlan entered the playoffs for the first time in many years. Comment.

FOR NOW, CITY ISLAND HOTEL IS ONLY A RUMOR

Mention of the possible development first surfaced around late November when a Manhattan-based real estate firm began sending out e-mails advertising a parcel of land as suited to the development of a hotel. Comment.

PERISTA COFFEE: NO AVERAGE JOE

And recently, dozens of those faithful customers wrote letters to the Bronx Times expressing their love of Perista Comment.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

In an effort to keep our children safe from the most heinous sexual predators, Council Member James Vacca, Council Member Joseph Addabbo and Minority Leader James Oddo have submitted Intro 672, a bill forbidding Level III sex offenders who have targeted children in the past, from residing within 1,000 square feet of a school or park. Comment.

SLOW DOWN ON AMPERE AVENUE

Since 1986, Frances Arico has fought for a method to slow down traffic on Ampere Avenue. Now, after 22 years, she feels her hard work is starting to pay off. Comment.

MEDS EPIDEMIC ON ASTOR AVENUE

BANK NOTE BUILDING SOLD; OVERHAUL PLANNED

What once was a tower representing strength and success in Hunts Point will receive an overhaul and again become a beacon for change and progress in the south Bronx. Comment.

WESTCHESTER SQUARE CONSIDERS FORMING BID

To revitalize their area and keep business flourishing, the Westchester Square Merchants Association is in the early stages of forming a Business Improvement District for the main strip. Comment.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Truman 57 Comment.

NEW SCHOOL DEBUT

As the quality of education continues to be a growing concern for parents everywhere, four local teachers hope to provide a different option for students of the Bronx. Comment.

CROWLEY FUNDS KIPS BAY PROGRAM

Over the next few years, more than 1,000 Bronx children will embark on a healthier lifestyle, thanks to Congressman Joseph Crowley, the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of Castle Hill and Jacobi Medical Center. Comment.

SCOVOTTI TURNS 60, TAKES ON NEW CLIENTS, CHALLENGES

For the last 60 years, Scovotti & Company, Inc. has been a household name for Bronxites and this year while celebrating its milestone anniversary, the local insurance and real estate firm will also celebrate an expansion of services. Comment.

LOCAL CVS SELLS USELESS GIFTS

A local Throggs Neck mom is appalled after collecting money from fellow parents to purchase four teachers of the Greek American Institute, American Express holiday gift cards, only to find out that the cards, purchased at CVS, had no value on them when the teachers tried to use them. Comment.

THREE EAGLES’ CAREERS SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS

An Eagle Academy victory is no longer news, but what three seniors accomplished on Friday, January 18, at home in a lopsided 91-33 victory over Evander has definitely left a mark in the annals of PSAL basketball history. Comment.

FAKE ‘PARKING SUMMONSES’ RILE LOCAL SHOPPERS

A marketing prank may backfire on a local business who thought it would be a good idea to rile up Bronx residents with ads that looked distinctively like parking tickets, placed on the windshields of parked cars in Throggs Neck, Pelham Bay and Morris Park. Comment.

GAELIC PARK NOW A TOP-NOTCH FIELD

Dirt, rocks and mud are merely memories as a much-needed renovation at Gaelic Park now leaves athletes and athletic supporters enjoying one of the finest fields in New York. Comment.

GATE, OR NOT GATE TO WATERFRONT VISTA

Community Board 10 members finalized their decision about the Pelham Bay Park waterfront redevelopment at their meeting Thursday, January 17, at Villa Barone Restaurant. Comment.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

South Bronx 63 Comment.

GOMPERS’ LADY PANTHERS KEEP GROWING

Last year, a physical altercation with South Bronx prematurely ended the season for the girls of Samuel Gompers. Comment.

HAWAII SEA TO HOST CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY

Hawaii Sea Restaurant at 1477 Williamsbridge Road will hold its annual Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 16th. This year will be the year of the rat, which begins the twelve-year cycle of animal signs. According to Chinese Astrology, the year of the rat is a good year to get married, begin a new job, or make a fresh start. The year of the rat last occurred in 1984. Comment.

BLACK WHALE HOLDS BENEFIT FOR FIRE VICTIM

More then 100 City Island residents and patrons of the popular Black Whale restaurant joined together to help one of their own after he was badly burned in a fire, and lost his apartment and all his belongings. Comment.

WINGS ACADEMY BACK ON TRACK

Last season, Wings Academy beat Kennedy to win the Bronx Championship, but this year was a different story until a 62-60 win over Lehman on January 15, put them back on a difficult road to the top of the Bronx AA Division. Comment.

Tax help for seniors

Giants favorite lends star power to DiMaggio awards

Special citation for 90 year-old

Beacon Program casts warm glow on all

Bone marrow sought to save little girl’s life

Scaling new heights…

Caregiver Day

Hope for the fleeced

Help for uninsured

Just like Niagara ... but what would Roebling say?

Styrofoam backlash

See ‘Red’ and be healthy - Heart disease & stroke awareness

Khalil Gibran Academy gala

‘Golden age’ riders bring concerns to MTA

Sharing and caring make good medicine

FIAO delivers tall salute to Beacon friends

Air force has a platoon of pen pals at P.S. 52

Bergen Beach school carnival

British sea power in Brooklyn

Tigers tame TV quiz show ‘Challenge’

Vacancy on District 21 CEC - Parent needed to volunteer time

Train wheel flies off on 86th St.

POLICE BLOTTER

DOE makes promotion tough

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Schools get cash for good grades

Firefighters respond to rooftop explosion

Sean Bell shooting trial to remain in Queens

The state Supreme Court's Appellate Division on Wednesday denied a motion issued by the lawyers of the undercover detectives indicted for the shooting of Sean Bell to move their trial to Albany. The decision came days after Queens District Attorney Richard Brown contended that Queens jurors would not be compromised by what the defense called a "tidal wave" of negative media coverage against the officers. Comment.

Shootout leads to lockdown at Jamaica school

A 18-year-old student of the Queens School for Career Development, who police say was a member of the Bloods gang, was shot in the neck by an alleged member of the Crips gang after officers approached the feuding teenagers outside around 11 a.m., police said. The shooter and other alleged gang members ran away from the school's grounds at 142-10 Linden Blvd., firing at the officers, who returned fire, according to police. Comment.

Judge dismisses rape charges against Gallagher

In her ruling, Queens Supreme Court Justice Sherri Roman said that evidence presented to the grand jury was "legally sufficient to support each and every one of the counts charged." Comment.

Students tested at sake of learning

Block Con Ed’s property sale

Cable company shut out Southeast Queens customer

Brown should try Bell  here

Landmarking siphons off liberty

District 26 test scores

The system works in Queens for the little guy

Shelly, don’t bail out subprime mortgage holders

Astoria becoming a shantytown

Looking East

Avella’s myopia

What makes America great

A better idea?

Monday, Jan. 21, 2008

Monserrate’s office burglarized

City Councilman Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst), said unknown persons forced open a rear window at his office at 32-37 Junction Blvd., taking a laptop computer belonging to his chief of staff and half a box of City Council envelopes. Monserrate said the break-in was politically motivated, but declined to say if he suspected anyone. Comment.

McLaughlin trial postponed again

Originally slated to begin Monday, jury selection in Manhattan federal court was postponed until March 10 by District Judge Richard Sullivan because of scheduling conflicts. Comment.

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