Friday, Feb. 15, 2008

Council grills MTA on subway anti-terror delays

"Two years ago, despite concerns about the effectiveness of Lockheed's artificial intelligence system, the MTA gave assurances they had tested the system and it would work," said City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing). Comment.

State makes deal to keep NYRA at Aqueduct

Under the deal, NYRA retains its franchise of the state's race tracks for another 25 years while withdrawing its ownership claims on the land where the tracks are situated, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said in a statement. Comment.

Romantic entanglement may foul DA’s Genovese case: Reports

Assistant District Attorney Barbara Wilkanowski allegedly offered 26-year-old Joseph Bonelli sweet deals on two criminal cases if he hired her boyfriend to represent her, the New York Post reported in January. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008

No suspects found in Rockaway slay

Dems double turnout: Report

Kew Gardens man barks about poo

Bust nets mob hit suspect

Fundraisers

90th Street station repairs on the way: Sabini

Murphy helps Fidelis to perfection

Former DAC athletic director loses battle with cancer

College Round-Up: Bartlett leads Queens to seventh straight win

E. Elmhurst day care growing

Royals shine in Primetime

Archsbishop Molloy girls win city championship; Laurelton native McAuley sets U.S. record

City Council set to landmark 109-year-old Jamaica bank

Man robbed house, fled through window: Police

Business Calendar

Elderly patient missing from Goldwater Hospt.

Valuables filched from locked box in house

Teens tried to steal iPod from student: Police

Man caught in the act of robbing house: Cops

Woman assaulted cop at traffic stop: Police

Cops seek bar burglar

NYRA deal nearly finalized

Wall Street slump means budget plan cuts: Spitzer

Residents protest SJU dorm

Queens Zoo seeks volunteers to give tours, help with events

SENIORS CELEBRATE LIFE THROUGH POETRY

The Mosholu-Montefiore Senior Center poetry class is proud to introduce their new book, Celebrate Life, a collection of poems about unity, hope and the road ahead. Comment.

TNJC

Rabbi Henry Katz passed away in the afternoon of February 7, after fighting various health conditions for the previous five months. He was 80 years old. Comment.

TRAIN ROBBERY SUSPECT ON FILM

Officers state that on Monday, January 28, at 4:55 p.m., a suspect described, as a 160-pound black male in his 20 Comment.

AFTER 90 YEARS, A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE

In 1923, one local businessman opened the doors of a retail Garden of Eden to the people of Westchester Square. Now, almost 90 years later, On the Square Flower Shop still offers residents genuine, personalized service and a high quality product. Comment.

AIA PROPOSAL WOULD REVISE ZONING VICTORIES

The American Association of Architects, New York chapter, has filed a proposal with the New York City Department of City Planning that would eliminate some of the concessions won when several Bronx communities were down-zoned several years ago. Comment.

ASTOR OWNER FILES FOR DEMOLITION

As suspected by neighbors, construction of an upcoming medical facility is getting closer according to recent permits filed with the Department of Buildings, as it pertains to the property at 1464 Astor Avenue. Comment.

ADDAMS SLIPS PAST EVANDER

Knowing that they would receive a forfeit victory over Adlai Stevenson on Thursday, February 7, the Lady Jaguars of Jane Addams only needed to beat Evander on February 5, to guarantee at least a tie for first place in the Bronx A Division. Comment.

EINSTEIN RECEIVES $7 MIL. FOR CANCER CENTER

The Cancer Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine will launch a new research program that will promote cancer awareness among Bronxites, after receiving a generous donation from two native Bronxites and longtime benefactors of the institution. Comment.

SEAFOOD DISTRIBUTOR FINDS SUCCESS

A Bronx business grew by leaps and bounds after moving to the borough a little over two years ago. Comment.

BOYS’ HOOPS ROUNDUP

Eagle Academy 68 Comment.

SCHOOL CLOSING ANGERS PARENTS

Sacred Heart, at 1651 Zerega Avenue, has provided children of the Bronx a Catholic education for nearly 75 years. After a decade of extensive financial difficulties, this June the school will close its doors for the final time. Comment.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

A delegation of elected officials, leading clergy, security officers, Fordham students and Local 32BJ leaders took their struggle for better treatment of campus security officers to Fordham President, Father Joseph McShane. Comment.

45TH CRIME RISES IN 2008

Overall major crime has risen by 39% in the 45th Precinct, while the number of new officers has not. Comment.

CARDINAL EGAN HEADS TO THE NORTHEAST BRONX

Parishioners of Holy Rosary Church and neighboring parishes are anticipating the arrival of Cardinal Edward Egan for a special mass on Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. Comment.

FIRE VICTIMS TO GET HELP

Victims of the 5-alarm fire that tore through close to 12 businesses on White Plains Road, on Monday, February 4, are getting some help from city officials and local business leaders to get back on their feet. Comment.

GIRLS

Lehman 37 Comment.

DEP, CON EDISON PARK CLEAN-UP

The site of a former manufactured gas facility sold to the Parks Department decades ago is getting a new lease on life. Comment.

GOMPERS STANDS ALONE

The Gompers-South Bronx battle did not live up to the recent hype, but after 32 minutes of solid play, the Panthers dominated the Phoenix en route to an 81-63 victory that puts them in sole possession of 1st place in the Bronx A East Division. Comment.

GREEN BUSES LOANED TO AREA NON-PROFITS

The largest-scale hybrid vehicles ever used in the Bronx are making their way around parts of the borough, with hopes that the green buses will soon be shuttling more people throughout the entire borough. Comment.

ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP ESCALATES TO GUNFIRE

What should have been an uneventful evening rush hour last week turned into a traumatic event for those who witnessed a police officer firing on a vehicle near the intersection of Allerton and Matthews avenues, and Boston Road. Comment.

HORSEPLAY REDUCED AT PBLL

Thanks to the help of Councilman Jimmy Vacca, Pelham Bay Library patrons have been experiencing a quieter atmosphere and less horseplay from its younger cardholders. Comment.

KITTAY HOUSE UNVEILS REFURBISHED FACILITY

A pioneering elder care facility founded in 1970 has been granted a new lease on life. Comment.

LEHMAN HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL BASKETBALL CLASSIC

With the playoffs right around the corner, Bronx schools received an added tune up on February 9, as Herbert H. Lehman High School hosted its 2nd Annual Basketball Classic. Comment.

MONROE

The boys of James Monroe Campus had much more to celebrate on Wednesday, February 6, than just a strong 76-39 victory over John Addams High School. Comment.

STOP LIGHT FOR LEHMAN ANNOUNCED

Dangerous traffic conditions called for an intervention in front of Lehman High School, the site where stoplights will be installed on May 31. Comment.

LYONS WINS BIG AT COLGATE GAMES

To win one Colgate Games is an achievement, but to win in back-to-back years is a statement. Comment.

TRAIN ROBBERS NABBED

On February 6, two men were arrested in a string of robberies that occurred on the #6 train between the Westchester Square and Pelham Bay Park stations from January 19 through February 2. Comment.

VACANT HOME BECOMES TROUBLE SPOT

After making history by forcing a developer it to raze an illegally built house, the saga surrounding the remaining two houses at 3177 Glennon Place and 3174 Hatting Place continues in Locust Point. Comment.

Cardozo, Campus Magnet advance to Queens Borough title game

It was vintage Ron Naclerio early. And it ended up being old-school Cardozo, too, against Thomas Edison on Thursday in the semifinals of the Queens Borough playoffs in Bayside. Comment.

A Good Idea -Maybe

Applications available for 2008 City Parks partnerships class

Applaud Ackerman’s courage

Far Rockaway police need new recruits

Ackerman’s Christmas vote reflected honesty, privacy

Mayor’s school budget cuts are a rash mistake

No Place for a Prison

Start building already

Silent snow

Western Queens Community Calendar

Velasquez offers free tax help

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

Northeast Queens Community Calendar

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

Mary Louis, CK girls will play at St. John’s

The varsity teams will play at 6 p.m., following the JV at 4:30 p.m. Comment.

Boro native faces off with Clemens at Congressional steroid hearing

"I have no reason to lie, and every reason not to," the Breezy Point native told congressmen during his opening statement at a hearing also attended by Clemens. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008

PSAL Queens Borough playoffs: Thomas, Stokley lead Edison into semis

Allan Thomas had 32 points and 12 rebounds and Isiah Stokley had 22 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Thomas Edison boys' basketball team to a 76-61 win against Van Buren on Tuesday in Jamaica in the first round of the PSAL Queens Borough playoffs. Comment.

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