Sunday, March 27, 2011

Features

Quake revives memories for A-bomb survivor

Worried Flatlands resident Joan Heaney — née Ikeda — was overjoyed to get in touch with her 86-year-old brother, Kuji, in Tokyo last week after the monster earthquake and tsunami clobbered Japan, shifting the coastline 2.4 meters, sweeping away entire villages, plunging the island nation into a nuclear crisis and killing nearly 7,000 people, with as many still missing. Comment.
High School Sports

New look St. Edmund working to build off success

St. Edmund had the benefit of senior leadership last season, but this year have the promise of youth around a veteran core. Comment.
Features

Stan’s tips for giving — and saving — money

It’s that time of year again — when the national charities start their Easter-Passover pitch for contributions. Comment.
Features

The road to yale begins at pre-K. Not.

Can somebody smack some sense into this dumbed-down mom and her lawyer, too? Comment.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

24/7

All-metal tribute to the Bee Gees at Brooklyn Bowl on April 1

This is no joke — on April Fool’s Day, a Bee Gees all-metal tribute band will rock your socks off. Comment.
24/7

Pet disco party returns to McGorlick Park on Sunday

Now here’s an event that’s for the dogs. Comment.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Parenting

More some good, old-fashioned fun from the Paper Bag Players

This is one theater troupe that can act its way out of a paper bag! Comment.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

He stole the Easter baskets

77th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More thievery for computers

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Hate emerges at Mosque rally

The leaders of the group suing to stop construction of the Sheepshead Bay mosque have softened their anti-Muslim stance, but they didn’t have a problem letting other residents slam the builders as backers of terrorism at a protest on Sunday at the site of the project. Comment.

Monday, March 21, 2011

High School Sports

Brooklyn’s finest: Midwood claims first crown in 43 years

Bryan Smith was the story of the PSAL’s Class A division with his prolific offensive performances and the interest he garnered from Division I programs. His teammates swore by him because he was egoless, putting wins over personal accomplishments. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

So much for brotherly love

84th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Gunman raid Flatlands Ave. office

Office raid Comment.
Kings Courier

Four grand taken by gun-toting thieves

Gunning for cash Comment.
Kings Courier

Shoe raid: Gunman storms Payless

Payless pinch Comment.
Flatbush

Missing couple found in trunk

Left in trunk Comment.
Borough-wide

Another heartless senior scam

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Motoring mystery: Man found dead in car

Police say they have no idea how a man who was found dead inside a red GMC SUV parked on 83rd Street on March 14 died. Comment.
Bay News

Blood on the streets: Man stabbed outside train station

Brutally stabbed Comment.
Bay News

No charges in bloodbath

62nd Precinct Comment.
24/7

By George, it’s a Gershwin tribute!

George and Ira are back where they belong. Comment.
Kings Courier

‘Hoops for Heart’ at PS 197

Fancy-footed students at PS 197 are now also heart heroes after raising close to $5,000 for the American Heart Association with a jump-a-thon. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lost at sea (sort of!)

The salty old sailors of Southern Brooklyn say that the city’s plan to remove an important landmark from just outside Sheepshead Bay will make it difficult for them to find their way home — forcing them to rely on fancy electronic devices instead of their God-given eyes. Comment.
Borough-wide

Can you dig it!?

Longboaaardeeeers, come out to plaaaay-aaaay! Comment.
Borough-wide

Suit: College muzzled us on abortion, gay marriage

Two Kingsborough Community College students say the school has attacked their right to free speech by trying to sabotage their plans to hold a seminar on the “negative consequences” of gay marriage, and by forcing them to stop handing out anti-abortion leaflets on campus. Comment.
Features

For Dr. Strauss’ 90th, I defer to his daughter

With a stirring eloquent welcome from Rabbi Alvin Kass of the East Midwood Jewish Center to start the festivities, Doctor Strauss’ beautiful bride of 65 years, Shirley, controlled the crowd as only she could. After all, she raised her son Elton to became the head of Mount Sinai’s Orthopedic Division, and daughter Bonnie to become one of the first female wizards of Wall Street. Comment.
Features

Some civil servants DO deserve what they get

One of the big differences between Gov. Scott Walker’s bill before the state legislature in Wisconsin and Gov. John Kasich’s bill in Ohio is that the Wisconsin bill does not apply to cops and firefighters. I have a completely different feeling about cops and firemen than I do about teachers, sanitation workers and pretty much all other civil servants. Comment.
High School Sports

South Shore’s hype train derails above Penn Station

From the very beginning of the season, Anwar Gladden was nervous about one thing involving his team. It had nothing to do with South Shore’s talent, athleticism or depth – those were all golden. It was their mental psyche. He feared that if expectations got to their head, they might fold. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth holds off furious Royals rally to win CHSAA ‘AA’ state title

The Nazareth players remembered what last year felt like. Comment.
High School Sports

Lincoln falls short in return trip to Garden

Dwayne (Tiny) Morton must have felt like he was in an alternate universe when he walked into the Madison Square Garden multipurpose room Sunday afternoon. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ford track standouts sign with Long Island University

Jonathan Pineiro still remembers Elijah Taylor tapping his shoulder in history class as a sophomore. Taylor was looking for a sport to join to break the monotony of just going to school and going home. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bishop Ford’s Castillo heading to North Florida

A few months ago, Oscar Castillo didn’t know anything about the University of North Florida. Comment.
Dining

Pizza by the rules

Talk about tradition. Comment.

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