Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

Flatbush

Book ‘em!

Kensington bookworms still have to wait over a year before their long-anticipated new library is open for business, but the new building is now showing its face. 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.
Crime

Badfella: Movie mobster admits to extortion rap

An actor who starred in both “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas” took his tough guy persona too far — and now he’s facing more than three years in jail. Comment.
Editorial

We can all see glory together

Are things today different than in the 1960s? Comment.
Editorial

Respect yourself is King’s message

Allow me to step into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s shoes to examine the notion of freedom, equality and justice for all — the essence of his 1963 dream. Can we say that the dream has been realized? Absolutely not! The 1963 dream remains relevant today. Let’s see why! Comment.
Editorial

As King said, love is the answer

You are young, gifted and black. Comment.
Bay News

IS 228 rings in the Chinese New Year

Students at David A. Boody Junior High School rang in the Chinese New Year with a showbill worthy of an extravaganza. Comment.
High School Sports

Bernardi’s second-half theatrics not enough for Xaverian in loss to CK

There came a point in the second half against Christ the King Sunday afternoon, when Brian Bernardi’s 3-point attempts didn’t seem like they were touching the net as they went through the hoop. He hit four bombs in a row, one deeper than its predecessor. Comment.
High School Sports

Playing it Cool-ey: Sophomore helps shoot Shore past Curtis

Everything South Shore did before the holidays came with a caveat. There was the one-point win over Francis Lewis, the abominable fourth-quarter performance against Teaneck (N.J.). None of those happened with sophomore sharpshooter Aliyah Cooley on the court. Comment.
High School Sports

Naz’s Ali overcoming injuries, commits to West Virginia

When Bra’Shey Ali first walked through the doors of St. Michael Academy three years ago, coach Apache Paschall thought he had his next McDonald’s All-American. Comment.
High School Sports

Faulk, Ford lead slow-starting Naz past St. Francis Prep

It’s that time of year for Apache Paschall. Comment.
High School Sports

No sleeping on ‘A’ league standout Smith

He’s one of the hottest names in New York City high-school basketball, a lethal combo guard who scored 68 points in a single game and has Division I coaches lighting his coach’s phone up like he illuminates a scoreboard. Comment.
High School Sports

Angus cooks up another last-second win for Loughlin

Joel Angus is making the spectacular routine. Comment.
High School Sports

Murphy’s Law: Senior guides Lincoln over St. Ray’s

Kamari Murphy had a chip on his shoulder when he arrived at Kean University in Union, N.J. on Sunday for the PrimeTime Shootout. Comment.
High School Sports

Banneker beats Grand Street, clinches at least share of division crown

There was a slow start and some drama along the way. But Banneker clinched at least a share of the PSAL Brooklyn AA Group 2 title with a 55-48 win on Feb. 9 over Grand Street Campus in Fort Greene. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

24/7

It’ll be 10 gallons of fun at the Texas State Fair at the Bell House

Brooklyn is a borough of transplants — so it’s about time that all those wired, muddled masses who yearned to be free from Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma and all the other lame places have a place to share their tiny homesickness. Comment.
24/7

¿Fiesta fantástico? Head to Flatbush for Mexican victuals

Forget the generic versions of peppers and tortilla you’ll find in your local C-Town; for Brooklyn cooks, Flatbush is the gateway to Mexico. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Two law firms are crime victims

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Five people wounded

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Flatlands building handyman stabbed to death

Building super killed Comment.
Kings Courier

Dog nappers hit Midwood home

Puppy predators Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Mugged for $2

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Left burned...and arrested

Arsonist bust Comment.
Borough-wide

Big heist by high-schooler

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Knucklehead’ sues to halt drink specials for the ladies

Nightclub owners in Brooklyn have a message for an antifeminist Manhattan lawyer who claims that “ladies’ night” discounts discriminate against men: You’re out of your mind, sir. Comment.
Borough-wide

Snow mercy! Cold hearted teens attack mailman with iceballs

A group of teens allegedly went postal on a Flatlands mailman — firing snow and iceballs at him before beating him up. Comment.
Borough-wide

State money is saving grace for historic Brooklyn schoolhouse

A historic but dilapidated schoolhouse in the heart of Brooklyn that has been falling into disrepair for years because of neglect by the city’s Department of Education could have a new lease on life thanks to an infusion of state money. Comment.
Bay News

Safer streets at the beach

The city says it will prohibit cars from parking in areas closest to intersections along Oriental Boulevard so that drivers can see better and will also place a speed bump on Oxford Street between Shore and Oriental boulevards this spring in a bow to residents who have been complaining about unsafe conditions along the roadway for years. Comment.
Bay News

From Golden Gate to the Golden Rule

The building that used to house Sheepshead Bay’s famous afternoon delight motel is swapping bed sheets for loose-leaf, as a Turkish-owned private school will be ringing the morning bell there next fall. Comment.
Bay News

Newborn found dead in Coney Island

Tragic death Comment.
Borough-wide

Marty’s ‘pole’ numbers are dropping

Keep her off the pole! Comment.
Borough-wide

Fort swings open the gate to community events

Locked down since 9-11, Fort Hamilton Army base’s new leadership has made good on its promise to open it back up to the public — and some say it has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bensonhurst rapist sought

The perverted predator responsible for three Brooklyn rapes may have cut his teeth on the streets of Bensonhurst, police said. Comment.
Bay News

Young mother shot in Coney Island deli

A gunman opened fire inside a Coney Island deli on Feb. 7, winging an innocent young woman with two children — a resident with a direct connection to the Coney Island Coalition Against Violence. Comment.
Borough-wide

New group would ‘take back borough’

Leaders of civic organizations from across Brooklyn say they want to take back the borough from bureaucrats and developers — and they’re going to start a new group to do it. Comment.
Features

My annual Super Bowl Ad round-up

Black and yellow, black and yellow, NOT! With Green Bay trouncing the Steelers with a two-touchdown lead as Super Bowl 45 came to a close. Ahh, another year … another bunch of commercials. Comment.
High School Sports

National Signing Day roundup: Six from Poly Prep earn college scholarships

DYLAN BUTLER Comment.
High School Sports

Naz, Paschall see momentum against CK slip away

Apache Paschall isn’t a believer there is such a thing as a good loss, especially one that gives a rival confidence. Comment.
High School Sports

Smith, Midwood buzz past Columbus, eye borough playoffs

Maybe it was the forthcoming challenge Tuesday against Brooklyn AA powerhouse Thomas Jefferson or just one of those off days all teams go through, but Midwood wasn’t at its best Saturday afternoon. Comment.
High School Sports

Maturing Loughlin gets best of St. Francis Prep

A season of growing pains turned into three important minutes of growth for Bishop Loughlin. Comment.
High School Sports

Cancer awareness more than a game for Bishop Ford, CK

Mary Gillespie wasn’t sure what the future held or if she would have one at all. Comment.
Bay News

Faulty towers

This is the church, this is the … well, this is the church. Comment.
Features

Our senators need a lesson in consistency

Sen. Charles Schumer asked for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to release 30 million to 40 million barrels of oil to help Americans pay for the skyrocketing costs of heating oil and gas. He said, “I think it’s clear to anyone who drives or owns a home that prices are going through the roof. And Americans are being sopped with a triple whammy this winter: a soft economy, rising unemployment and now higher gasoline prices.” Comment.

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