Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009

Bay News

Hey, Transit ... why are you so noisy?

In last week’s column, I mentioned how I discovered the city’s biggest screech. Comment.
Bay News

Lamenting Brooklyn’s disappearing gardens

How unknowledgeable of Brooklyn’s plight is our City Planning Chairwoman Amanda Burden, from her tall seat above the other City Planners, where are all the real causes of Brooklyn homeowners’ vanishing gardens. Comment.
Bay News

Lincoln, Madison toe-to-toe on TV

The 13th season of “The Challenge” kicks off with all-star student scholars from Abraham Lincoln High School and James Madison High School competing against each other in round one of this award-winning high school quiz show. Comment.
Bay News

Bklyn body count

While the city is touting the lowest homicide rate in over four decades, nearly half of the 461 killings that did occur took place right here in the borough of churches. Comment.
Bay News

Trip to cell-ville

Trip to cell-ville Comment.
Bay News

Reforms needed at BSA, community critics say%A0

News that the much-maligned Department of Buildings [DOB] is “upping its game” and at least trying out new reforms should put smiles on the faces of all those who feel the agency has too often dropped the ball on controversial construction projects. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn post offices give new meaning to phrase, going postal

A survey of Brooklyn post offices conducted by a local elected official reveals what many post office customers already knew: Long lines and tedious waits are the rule of thumb at many branches. Comment.
Bay News

Your comprehensive guide to upcoming civic meetings

The following is a list of local community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, newspaper at 718-260-2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment.
Bay News

Bodies at BK’s door

While the city is touting the lowest homicide rate in over four decades, nearly half of the 461 killings that did occur took place right here in the borough of churches. Comment.
Bay News

Lincoln, Madison go toe-to-toe on television

The 13th season of “The Challenge” kicks off with all-star student scholars from Abraham Lincoln High School and James Madison High School competing against each other in round one of this award-winning high school quiz show. Comment.
High School Sports

Sheepshead Bay’s Thomas striving for national 300 mark

John Padula wasn’t sure how John Thomas was going to run in the 300 meters after he finished winning the 55-meter dash. It was a transition the Sheepshead Bay senior was not used to as former teammate Ayo Isijola ran the race for the Sharks the last two seasons. Thomas pleaded with his coach for a chance. Comment.
High School Sports

Figueroa lifts Lincoln over Lafayette

Shaquella Figueroa barely picked up a ball this summer. She stayed away from the AAU circuit and didn’t play in any summer leagues with her Lincoln girls basketball teammates. Comment.
High School Sports

Speedy senior duo runs Banneker past FDA

Alexcia Barnes corralled a long rebound on the right side and fired a pass deep down the left side line. Fellow Benjamin Banneker guard Kaylah Gholson ran under it and took one dribble and two steps for an easy fast break layup. Comment.
High School Sports

Medgar Evers guard speeding under the radar

Barney Davis wasn’t sure how his team, specifically senior point guard Jasmin Robinson, would handle the hostile environment of Manhattan Center on December 15. Not only are the Rams one of PSAL Class AA’s top teams, their home gym is one of the toughest places to play in the city. Comment.
High School Sports

Fran-tastic: Midwood junior emerges as dead-eye shooter

One. That’s how many 3-pointers Francess Henry had in league games last year for Midwood. Then a sophomore, the 5-foot-10 wing was sparsely used off the bench. Comment.
High School Sports

Lincoln adds another transfer: Chris Ortiz from Christ the King

Chris Ortiz has become the latest CHSAA basketball player to transfer to Abraham Lincoln, he told The New York Post. Comment.
High School Sports

Jefferson comes up short in hard-fought loss to Rhode Island power

Much like its game two weeks ago against Francis Lewis, Thomas Jefferson had it tied against a good team late in the fourth quarter. And much like that game Dec. 14 against the Patriots, the undermanned Orange Wave couldn’t get over the hump. Comment.
High School Sports

Back for the holidays

Jai Kellman didn’t want a new pair of sneakers or any designer clothes for Christmas. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kris Kringle deputizes extra elves this year

For the 30th consecutive year, New York City’s Correction Officers donated, collected and distributed a truckload of Christmas gifts to the children of the SCO Family of Services, a community organization in Brooklyn. Santa Clausalso dropped in to help distribute the hundreds of gifts. Comment.
BoroBeat

It’s a winter wonderland at public school 52

Starry-eyed youngsters took to the stage and wowed the crowd during a “Winter Wonderland” concert at Public School 52. Comment.
BoroBeat

Santa’s little helpers

This year, with the help of Health Plus, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Forest City Ratner and Toys ‘R’ Us, the holiday season kicked off on a cheerful note as State Senator Parker hosted his sixth toy give-away party. More than 600 toys were donated to underprivileged children, just in time for Christmas. Comment.
BoroBeat

Holiday season at St. Athanasius Church

The seasonal spirit was ignited with a flip of the switch! Comment.
BoroBeat

Seasonal spectacular at Aviator

A spectacular synthesis of sport and artistry greeted seasonal spectators when Aviator Sports and Recreation Complex presented a holiday ice fantasy show at Floyd Bennett Field. Comment.
BoroBeat

NYPD blue is silver & gold for the holidays

The long arm of the law displayed its big heart when cops from the 61st Precinct, including one dressed as Santa, -made a holiday pitstop at the Bay Family Center to deliver gifts to grateful, bright-eyed youngsters. Comment.

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