Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Landesberg, Ffrench blaze Holy Cross’ path into CHSAA semifinals

Holy Cross senior Blaise Ffrench tossed the ball up, two-handed, toward the rim from the right wing. Out of nowhere, slashing in from the opposite corner came Kayvon Roberts with an emphatic slam dunk, the oop to Ffrench's alley. Comment.

Testimony places Bell in argument with possibly armed man

During their testimony in the criminal trial of Detectives Michael Oliver, Gescard Isnora and Marc Cooper, Hugh Jensen, 31, of Jamaica, and Larenzo Kinred, 34, of Far Rockaway, recalled the events of Bell's bachelor party at the Kalua Cabaret in Jamaica on Nov. 25, 2006, to Supreme Court Judge Arthur Cooperman. Comment.

Plea deal may be near in Gallagher rape case

The deal would also keep the councilman off the sex offender registry, the source said. It was unclear whether Gallagher would accept the deal, but Queens DA Richard Brown intends to indict the councilman for a second time in early March, the source said. Comment.

Baby girl abandoned in Corona cab

The incident began shortly before 10 a.m. around Northern Boulevard and 106th Street, police said. A Hispanic man hailed the cab, driven by Elmhurst resident Klever Sailenmar, and got in with the girl. The cab traveled west on Northern for several blocks before the man requested to use a pay phone, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

Quantum Feet announces award winners

Northeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Defense says detective overcame adversity

THE SEAN BELL SHOOTING TRIAL Comment.

College Round-Up: Springfield Gardens native picks up CAA honor

Jamaica NAACP honors history

Protesters support Bell as trial begins

THE SEAN BELL SHOOTING TRIAL Comment.

Unconscious infant dies in 105th: Police

Man dies in single-car Laurelton accident

Luggage filched in Little Neck

Thief grabs Sidekick on Fresh Meadows bus

Cambria Heights baby dies at hospital

Disorderly men charged in Astoria

Traffic stop leads to Astoria drug arrest

Willets Point owners, tenants, workers unite in defiance

THE WILLETS POINT OBSTACLE COURSE Comment.

Attorneys call Kalua bouncer, fiancee to stand as witnesses

THE SEAN BELL SHOOTING TRIAL Comment.

Bayside residents rescue girl

Willets Pt. makeover faces challenge

While the city continues to march toward its planned multibillion-dollar redevelopment of Willets Point, elected officials from Queens and community members are clamoring for answers to a litany of issues that remain unclear within the proposal.No issues in this fight have held more weight than the relocation of the existing businesses and the cleanup of their land - when and if they are forced to move out. Comment.

Pollution mysteries await cleanup

THE WILLETS POINT OBSTACLE COURSE Comment.

Businesses give cash to Council members

THE WILLETS POINT OBSTACLE COURSE Comment.

Silver star banner shines brightly

Soldiers find time to clown around

Healthcare for Afghan citizenry

Amputee takes it ‘in stride’

NHL hosts military families

‘Dog face’ soldiers love chaplain’s pooch

Tax break for senior citizens

Free media courses

Charm and attraction mark the year of the Rat

Creative folks forum

Guide to new civic meetings

Chief takes the cake

Bocce punks back again

Another death at Gregory

A royal coronation in Bklyn

Civic meetings

‘Forever homes’ campaign spotlights adoptable youngsters

Padavan, opponents of SJU dorm to meet

Tree ensnares garbage truck

Man with a van...wanted by cops

Marine building abuses

Exercise Studio to host open house

Sadly, not a good fit with Brooklyn

Cops, Shomrim chase down suspects in fleeing van

Men & women of ‘steel’

School kids fed bad beef

It’s a ‘banner’ day for players - Talented neighborhood kids hit the flag football gridiron

Bishop Ford standouts sign with big schools

St. Saviour: Mighty at home

Next civic meetings - Your comprehensive guide to this month’s list

A ‘greener scene’ for Brooklynites

Get help meeting high heating costs

JASA hosts comptroller - William C. Thompson tours local facilities around Canarsie

Forum focuses on the self-employed

No-cost mass media courses at BCAT

Jutrzenka Singing Society concert

Brooklyn’s own Magic Garden still enchants

Students have designs on bright future - Architecture Laboratory dedicated at Brooklyn Technical High School

Socialization and support for Holocaust survivors in Bklyn

Self-employ conference

Workout to help combat autism - Harbor Fitness dedicates a week to aid HeartShare programs

Exercise Studio open house coming

TWO BRONXITES IN EMERIL COOKING CONTEST FINALS

Gwen Richardson has taken traditional macaroni and cheese to a whole new level and her muffins are getting the attention of one world renowned chef. Comment.

LOCAL EFFORTS PROVIDE COMFORT TO IRAQI KIDS

An overwhelming response of support from the community left one local resident feeling the love last holiday season; the results of which are finally being discussed after a letter from Iraq found its way to the Bronx sharing some heartwarming news. Comment.

AIA WITHDRAWS ZONING PLAN

VACCA: REZONE SCHOOL

The decision to close the Sacred Heart Private School at 1651 Zerega Avenue may have a greater impact in the community than just a loss of a local school. Comment.

WPR FIRE VICTIMS STRUGGLE TO REBUILD

Almost one month since a 5-alarm fire wrecked a vital part of the White Plains Road Business Improvement District, merchants are still fighting an inferno. Comment.

SPORTS DOCTOR WARNS ABOUT STEROID DANGERS

Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte are the new poster children for steroid use, surpassing Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco. And now, a new face is emerging, as a potential user. Comment.

BOSTON ROAD SENIOR CENTER REOPENS AFTER 5 YEARS

Local leaders, elected officials and Allerton seniors joined together on Tuesday, February 19, to celebrate the reopening of the Boston Road Senior Center, sponsored by RAIN, which had been closed for renovations since 2003 and provided service to seniors in the meantime at a nearby community center. Comment.

ST. PATRICK

DOT: CC RULES RETURN

FATHER INDICTED IN DAUGHTER

A Bronx father is expected to undergo psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital after allegedly murdering his pregnant 14-year-old daughter two weeks ago. Comment.

SUV LEVELS SCAFFOLDING

A freak accident has local Bronxites looking carefully before they walk by a construction site. Comment.

HIDDEN LEASE CLAUSE FORCES RETIRED COP OUT

While combing through any lease can be a daunting task for renters, deciphering nine pages of the New York City Housing Authority Resident Police Officer Lease is especially vital. Comment.

MONROE CAMPUS TO EXPAND SPORTS

If PSAL principal Raymond Namnum gets his way, James Monroe Campus will not be just a school known for its highly successful baseball and basketball programs, but so much more. Comment.

SIEMENS GIVES URBAN ASSEMBLY INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION

According to a survey recently released from Siemens, an organization working toward engaging youth in math and science, while 99 percent of grade school students agree that math and science are important to their everyday lives, an alarming one-fifth report a lack of interest in these topics. Comment.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Crime Victims Support Services of the North Bronx, Inc. (CVSS), a not-for-profit organization, announced that executive director Joanne Cicero is embarking on her 10th year of crime victims Comment.

THE UNDERGROUND PLANS BENEFIT FOR FIRST LUTHERAN

On Saturday, March 1, Bronx Underground is hosting an all-acoustic benefit show to support First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck, at 3075 Baisley Avenue. Comment.

CITY BUS CATCHES FIRE IN LOCUST POINT

The wreckage of a badly charred bus was all that was left after the local #8 caught fire in Locust Point. Comment.

DELI TAKES IT TO THE JUDGE

SENIOR FACILITIES TO BECOME HEALTHY AGING CENTERS

Local leaders, elected officials and Allerton seniors joined together on Tuesday, February 19, to celebrate the reopening of the Boston Road Senior Center, sponsored by RAIN, which had been closed for renovations since 2003 and provided service to seniors in the meantime at a nearby community center. Comment.

CLEANER STREETS UNDERWAY

On February 21, the New York City Department of Small Business Services announced a two-year, $1.6 million program to clean up several business districts throughout the five boroughs. Comment.

PB LIBRARY SAFETY CONCERNS ADDRESSED

The fight to keep Pelham Bay Library safe continues. Comment.

BRUSH AVE. HOME DEPOT OPENS AMID FANFARE

A unique and symbolic board cutting replaced the traditional ribbon cutting and officially opened the newest Bronx Home Depot off Brush Avenue. Comment.

TOSCA PEACE EFFORT

SQUARE SHOPS START EFFORT TO CREATE BID

Merchants from Westchester Square joined together February 20, at the Owen Dolen Center to discuss plans for a Business Improvement District. Comment.

CALVARY TELEVISES JERUSALEM WEDDING

Living at Calvary Hospital does not mean missing out on experiencing life on the outside. Comment.

The coronation of ‘Miss Brooklyn’

Bent on demolition

A whole new Garden

D’Angelo’s dishes out favorites

Whole new generation loves the Magic Garden

Dangerous platforms

Business Calendar

Guide to civic meetings

Help & resources for Holocaust survivors

Rat ‘n’ roll: Students stage a new-year show stopper

Self-employed professionals

HeartShare workout helps combat autism

Forum on the ‘sex offender next door’

Notorious lover

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Jutrzenka Singing Society

Fitness studio open house

Forum focuses on self-employed challenges

POLICE BLOTTER

BroadHollow shows you’re never too old to have fun

Racial quotas lifted at Twain

9/11 service at Memorial Wall

Top schools in trouble, says CEC

Western Queens Community Calendar

Miss Brooklyn crowned

Lewis, Lane shock higher seeds, move into ‘A’ second round

Christ the King wins royal rematch with St. Ray’s

Before he stepped back and buried a three-pointer Thursday night, Erving Walker stepped back and thought about the magnitude of the CHSAA Class AA intersectional quarterfinal game against St. Raymond's. Comment.

Go-go Patriots race into ‘AA’ girls’ hoops quarterfinals

Margaret Elenis missed practice Tuesday with the flu. But Francis Lewis girls' basketball coach Mike Eisenberg couldn't keep her out of the lineup for the Patriots' PSAL Class AA second-round playoff game against James Madison. Comment.

MTA’s $30B capital plan needs congestion pricing and more

It would require almost $30 billion to accomplish everything the new budget calls for and MTA board members appealed to city and state lawmakers to come up with money. Comment.

Back bill on co-op board disclosure

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

What happened to made in America?

Lose ethnic and gender politics

Banks will balance subprime losses on consumers’ backs

The city should landmark St. Savior’s Church

Sabini should resign: DWI victim

Catholic Newman Center thrives at secular Queens College

Valet parking poses perils

A Waste of Time

The Crack-pot Tax

Supporting the Troops

Western Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Time for a Truce

Kid sex rap for MS 190 teacher

QStage: Queens Theater Calendar

Forest Hills to get a taste of B’way

Southeast Queens Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Ochoa propels Hillcrest into ‘A’ second round

Jelani Ochoa, a 6-foot-4 junior forward averaging only 6.4 points per game, had 14 points to lead the 10th-seeded Hawks to a 57-49 win over No. 23 Susan Wagner in a PSAL Class A boys' basketball first-round playoff game in Jamaica. Comment.

St. John’s Prep overcomes late slide, advances in ‘A’ playoffs

Jimmy Gatto is unsure of what kind of play he's going to get most days. His St. John's Prep boys' basketball team has been painfully inconsistent this season. Comment.

Good bye: Molloy beats Mary Louis in second-place clash, rolls into CHSAA playoffs

He likened the cramped confines and the electric atmosphere of Pitaro Gymnasium to Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium and knowing that The Mary Louis Academy basketball team would be especially emotional on Senior Night, Archbishop Molloy coach Dom Cecala had a simple message for his team. Comment.

Van Buren, Bowne advance into ‘A’ girls’ quarterfinals

Mike McClain had to remind himself in the fourth quarter. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

PSAL ‘AA’ boys’ hoops playoffs: Bayside falls; Edison, Forest Hills move into first round

The Commodores, who were down by 15 points at halftime, also got 12 points and 15 rebounds from Dakota Stabile. Comment.

PSAL ‘A’ boys’ hoops playoffs: Banton, Tait lead Jamaica into first round

Damon Yearwood added 10 rebounds for the 30th-seeded Beavers in their win over No. 35 Irving. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 25, 2008

Underage online sex bust nets Forest Hills teacher

The special commissioner of investigation for the New York City School District and the Queens district attorney announced Monday that Bradley Dieffenbacher, 32, had been arrested on the charge of use of a child in a sexual performance - a felony punishable by 15 years in prison - and related crimes. Comment.

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