Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Borough-wide

Led by Stukes, Rice cooks Bishop Loughlin

At one end of the court, James Stukes was hanging by the perimeter and dropping in soft, high-arcing jump shots. On the other end, he was nowhere near the 3-point line, but on the low blocks. Comment.
Borough-wide

No revenge, just rerun for Bishop Ford vs. Lutheran

GARDEN CITY, L.I. – Chaz Williams wanted to prove a point on Sunday. The Hofstra-bound senior wanted to show his Bishop Ford team deserved to be mentioned among the elite in New York City boys’ basketball this season. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Borough-wide

Xaverian wins second straight CHSAA B/Q bowling title against Molloy

Tom Agustino rolled a 246 and John Mosco had a 233 in the decisive second game to lead the Xaverian bowling team to a 3-2 win against Archbishop Molloy to win the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan championship for the second straight year Wednesday at Whitestone Lanes. Comment.
Borough-wide

Clutch free throw shooting snaps skid for Kearney

Missed free throws had been a well-noted factor during Bishop Kearney’s seven-game losing streak, especially at its outset. The Tigers had chances to close out games, but couldn’t convert from the line. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coaches mobilize against girls’ soccer season change

An agreement has been reached between the Department of Education and New York Civil Liberties Union to move the PSAL girls’ soccer season to the fall starting in 2009-10. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ford races out to huge lead, cruises vs. Xavier

With school out for Martin Luther King Day and snow falling outside, Bishop Ford boys’ basketball coach John Infortunio was concerned about his team’s level of enthusiasm heading into a CHSAA Class A league game against Xavier. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Police Blotter

Robbery skip Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Give Kids a Smile’ Day

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and the Second District Dental Society, a component of the New York State Dental Association and the American Dental Association, has a strong commitment to improving the Oral Health status of the Children of Brooklyn and Staten Island ensuring that our children have healthy smiles. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Support for ‘Pozzallo Way’-Community Board 6 backs name change

Community Board 6 last week voted overwhelmingly to support the co-naming of Henry Street between Sackett and Union Streets “Citizens of Pozzallo Way,” a lasting tribute to the contributions of the people from this seaside Italian town. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

State of the City address-Mayor Bloomberg picks Brooklyn to deliver talk

Creating more jobs, a continued crackdown on crime, beer distribution in Red Hook, rezoning in Flatbush and a new Kensington library branch. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Soused at the bar-20% admit to binge drinking

Downtown Brooklynites are getting their drinking under control. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Rezoning blockbusters!

Two major rezoning initiatives are expected to arrive before Community Board 6 a bit sooner than anticipated, officials said last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Pervs too close for comfort-Report raises security questions about community ctrs.

Each day, children flock to the borough’s popular neighborhood community centers, not knowing that these buildings are being surrounded by registered sex offenders. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH looks to cut cord-Emergency Dept. chief suggests break with Contnuum

Long Island College Hospital is in “serious” negotiations to shed one corporate parent for another, this newspaper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City firm on Pier 11

Despite the appearance of a growing sentiment that Phoenix Beverages should relocate before ever officially moving to Pier 11 in Red Hook, the city seems unequivocal in its support for its original proposal. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK pols lobby prez for housing funds

President Barack Obama just took office this week – but several members of Brooklyn’s delegation in Congress are already angling for a slice of his stimulus pie. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bicycle parking

Community Board 6 last week voted unanimously to support a proposal that will make it easier for cyclists to find parking, at least in all large, new buildings. Comment.
Borough-wide

Religious leaders alarmed - Raise security concerns with the 6-9

The shepherds of Canarsie met with the top dog of the 69th Precinct Tuesday during an intimate gathering about crime concerns and counter-terrorism. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sex offenders in our midst - Report shows many living close to community centers

Each day, children flock to the borough’s popular neighborhood community centers, not knowing that these buildings are being surrounded by registered sex offenders. Comment.
Borough-wide

Waste station fallout - Many allege ‘environmental racism’

Charges of “environmental racism” filled the air as hundreds of Canarsiens turned out for a public hearing on a proposed medical waste transfer station for the community. Comment.
Borough-wide

Circuit City shorts out - Brooklyn stores liquidated

Famed horror writer Edgar Allen Poe would have a field day with this one: A black bird perched atop the red circular Circuit City sign  in Canarsie’s Gateway Plaza Mall just days after the electronics giant announced that they were shutting all of their stores down. Comment.
Borough-wide

BK puts bite on prez

Although President-elect Barack Obama hadn’t even taken office yet, several members of Brooklyn’s delegation in Congress were already angling for a slice of his stimulus pie last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fallout from Taser death continues

The family of a mentally ill man who fell to his death after being tasered by cops took to the streets last Monday demanding that the NYPD sergeant who “shot” Iman Morales be fired and face criminal charges. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bloomy’s big promises to Brooklyn - Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers state of the city address at Brooklyn College

Creating more jobs, a continued crackdown on crime, beer distribution  in Red Hook, rezoning in Flatbush and a new Kensington library branch. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lost tunnel tour excitement on tap

Here’s one way to stay warm this winter: Descend 30 feet below Atlantic Avenue during an upcoming tour of a once forgotten tunnel. Comment.
Borough-wide

Youngsters witness history - New president’s ‘hope over fear’ speech inspires students

It was undoubtedly considerably warmer in the auditorium at Public School 315 than on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., but silence descended there, too, as the solemnity of the moment – the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th president of the United States – made itself felt to some of this country’s youngest residents. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklynites on the Mall

Thousands of Brooklynites were among the millions of Americans gathered on the Mall of America Tuesday to watch the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. Comment.
Borough-wide

Astroland favorites not gone for good

Pieces of Astroland Amusement Park may be rapidly falling away on Surf Avenue this week, but the head of the Coney Island Development Corporation told this newspaper that the venerable Coney Island playground could one day be reconstituted somewhere within the community – if the city gets its way. Comment.
Borough-wide

Emotional scene at Borough Hall

Tears of joy, pride and fellowship swept through the ornate Borough Hall courtroom as a packed crowd of Brooklynites watched on a large-screen television as Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation’s 44th President and delivered a compelling inaugural address. Comment.

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