Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008

Holy Cross still perfect after beating Xavier, 5-3

The Holy Cross hockey team is averaging six goals per game through five matches and the Knights have scored in a multitude of ways from several different sources. The Knights even have four shorthanded goals in their return to the CHSHL ‘B’ division. Comment.

Shaq-tastic Burrell breaks backboard in St. John’s win

Justin Burrell is a student of Shaq when it comes to dunking. Comment.

Iona Prep Gaels blow over McClancy in season opener

When it comes to early-season tests, consider Iona Prep a midterm on the first day of classes for the Monsignor McClancy basketball team. Comment.

LIC shocks Campus Magnet

Sophomore Mamadou Sakho’s putback of an offensive rebound with 4.4 seconds left gave Long Island City a come-from-behind 81-79 victory over Campus Magnet in Queens AA play. The Bulldogs trailed 44-28 at halftime, but erased the deficit with a 30-14 third quarter. Seniors Aziz Raji and Kaseem Harris each scored 24 points and Konstantin Kapelonis added 14. Sasha Clarida led Campus (0-1) with 34 points. Comment.

McLean’s heroics give St. John’s seventh straight win

Monique McLean looked stuck. She had already given up her dribble at the free throw line and even tried a pump fake on her defender, forcing the senior to dig into her bag of trick shots. Comment.

Moore leads Flushing to first win

Malcolm Moore’s 22 points led Flushing to a 58-46 overtime victory over Long Island City. Stephen Alexander added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Red Devils (1-1) in Queens AA. LIC is 1-1. Comment.

Molloy girls start off season with loss on Long Island

NORTH BABYLON, L.I. — The game plan was simple. In order for the Archbishop Molloy girls’ basketball team to beat North Babylon, it would need to work from the inside out. The Suffolk County squad boasts one of the best backcourts in the state — Bria Hartley and Eugeneia McPherson — but has very little size. Comment.

CK boys’ squad has high hopes for healthy Barrow

The last thing Maurice Barrow remembers is going up for a dunk. What followed was a stunning fall to the hard floor, face first, that silenced a standing room-only crowd last Jan. 25. Comment.

Springfield Gdns’ Jenkins embraces leadership with Pride

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — One of Tom Pecora’s first decisions this season was also his easiest. Comment.

OT triumph sends SJU to College Cup

With Belson Stadium erupting all around him and 12 yards separating the St. John’s men’s soccer team from a berth in the College Cup, a number of thoughts were racing through Nelson Becerra’s head. Comment.

Molloy girls see positives in loss to H.D. Woodson

It appeared that Archbishop Molloy’s early-season nightmare would continue. After being thrashed by North Babylon Saturday, the Stanners again looked overwhelmed Sunday during the first quarter against nationally ranked H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.). Comment.

McClancy rebounds to take Bro. Arnold tourney

Don Kent was concerned about his team’s psyche. The Monsignor McClancy boys’ basketball team opened its season with a 30-point loss at home to Iona Prep on Tuesday and in three days was set to host the 27th annual Bro. Arnold Memorial Tournament. Comment.

Queens takes case against Cross Bay Bridge tolls to MTA

Rockway Peninsula and Broad Channel residents protested for a second day Wednesday, expressing frustration at an MTA plan to reimpose tolls on the Cross Bay Bridge with some saying otherwise they may do their shopping in Nassau County. Comment.

Schneider kids ride jet to meet Santa

Not too many children get the chance to fly to the North Pole, let alone meet Santa Claus and his elves so for a group of ill children, Saturday was their lucky day. Comment.

SE Qns. pantries facing shortages of food, funds

As the economy continues to sour, thousands of residents are lining up at food pantries across the borough to get their daily meals, startling new statistics show. Comment.

Vantage not recognizing demands: Tenants

State Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) and other politicians threw their support behind hundreds of Queens tenants who rallied last week against Vantage Properties, which residents accuse of harassing and attempting to evict rent-stabilized residents  in the borough. Comment.

Budget office predicts rise to $2.50 for subway, buses

Bus and subway average fares could rise to at least $2.50, average Long Island Rail Road one-way fares could jump to $7.31 and the $81 monthly unlimited ride MetroCard could go to $104, according to a financial review by the city Independent Budget Office. Comment.

Protesters demand DOE reform safety

A Hillcrest High School’s student alleged abuse at the hands of school safety agents in March prompted dozens of teens and some several city groups to rally for reform and change in the way the city Board of Education handles security inside classrooms. Comment.

Diverse cultures of Queens condemn Mumbai attacks

Representatives across numerous borough faiths gathered at Bayside’s Queensborough Community College last week to condemn the late November terrorist attacks in Mumbai and commemorate the 172 victims who died, including a Brooklyn rabbi and his wife. Comment.

Qns College tried funny business: Suit

Jackie Mason filed a lawsuit against Queens College last week after he said the school took advantage of his goodwill while trying to fill a hole left in its schedule left by the death of his friend, George Carlin, according to his lawyer. Comment.

Three boro schools ranked among nation’s best

Three Queens high schools were listed among the top 100 high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report last week, giving the borough one-third of the city schools to appear on the list. Comment.

Bus driver remembered for dedication

Hundreds of mourners packed into a Cambria Heights church Monday, attempting to make sense of the senseless murder of an MTA bus driver who was stabbed to death last week over a transfer. Comment.

Smith’s deal to win senate majority post unravels

An  agreement between state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) and three dissident senators that set the stage for the southeast Queens politician to become leader of the Senate in January has fallen apart. Comment.

Murdered Forest Hills dentist’s brother sues accused killers

The brother of the Forest Hills orthodontist who was gunned downed in a hit allegedly orchestrated by his ex-wife is taking Dr. Daniel Malakov’s accused killers to civil court to seek financial compensation on behalf of the dead dentist’s daughter. Comment.

Federal court delays slot auctions at JFK, LaGuardia

A federal appeals court Monday blocked a plan by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct auctions of airline landing and takeoff slots at John F.Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia  Airport and Newark Liberty Airport. Comment.
Astoria Times

Songs of holiday cheer

Winter is coming on and it’s time to mark Dec. 21 on your calendars for the annual holiday concert presented by the Oratorio Society of Queens. Conducted by Maestro David Close, this festive gathering will have you singing and clapping along with joyous Christmas carols and Chanukah favorites. Comment.
Astoria Times

Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

  The next PBTCA meeting will be on Monday, December 15, at St. Theresa’s cafeteria.  Refreshments at 7 p.m. followed by our meeting. The 2009 dues can be paid at our meeting  which include the Bronx Times Reporter delivered weekly to your home. Comment.

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