Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Good Knight for ailing Cross

When he wasn’t hustling back on defense, Joe Monahan was rushing into the locker room to throw up. The senior guard is the latest victim of a flu bug that has made its way through the Holy Cross boys’ basketball team. Comment.

Xaverian edges CK in surprising upset

With the talent that left through graduation and transfers, the prevailing thought coming into the boys’ basketball season was that the CHSAA Class AA league was wide open. Christ the King and Rice were slight favorites, but Bishop Loughlin was also a contender. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 9, 2009

St. John’s, Mary Immaculate to file for bankruptcy

After a week of frantic negotiations failed, the cash-strapped St. John’s Hospital in Elmhurst and Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica announced they would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and close down over the next few weeks. Comment.

Queens fifth most expensive spot in nation; Report

The cost of living is pushing the middle class out of New York City and Queens is a large part of the problem, according to a new report. Comment.

Father of slain dentist takes the stand

In long and emotionally painful testimony before his son’s accused killers Thursday, Khaifka Malakov recounted his son’s final minutes with his granddaughter before he was gunned down in a Forest Hills playground in 2007. Comment.
Astoria Times

Turkish fusion bassist opens LPAC’s Jazz Jam Series

The Jazz Jam Series at LaGuardia Community College has been for many years an important calendar event for jazz lovers in Queens. In addition to the appreciation of jazz, it has been an important chance for established musicians to connect with aspiring jazz artists. Starting Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center will kick off the latest season of the jazz series with headliners The Alper Yilmaz Project. Comment.

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