Friday, Jan. 2, 2009


Alphabet soup: Lafayette of ‘B’ knocks off ‘AA’ team

The Lafayette girls’ basketball players come into gyms with all the usual equipment: jerseys, sneakers, kneepads and headbands. But they’re also wearing something else – a huge chip on their shoulders. Comment

Missed free throws halt Bishop Kearney comeback

Things will be much quieter the next time the Bishop Kearney girls’ basketball team works on its free throw shooting. Comment

Odom’s aggressive fourth quarter lifts South Shore

Jasmine Odom didn’t quite take over the game in the fourth quarter. But the sophomore on the South Shore girls’ basketball team definitely made her presence felt. Comment

Westinghouse makes ‘A’ statement in tourney championship victory

Jai Kellman’s transition from JV to varsity has been littered with ups and downs. Consider Monday the high point. Comment
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Mary Whalen crew celebrates tanker’s 70th

Happy Birthday, Mary A. Whalen! Comment

One last chance to fight waste station

Canarsiens will get one more chance to make their case against the establishment of a medical waste transfer station in the community. Comment

Community input may be on the outs: City looking to re-examine uniform land-usage guidelines

Community input has always been a key feature of the city’s land use decision-making process. Comment

City changes ‘ludicrous’ rules for parking at broken meters

The city is finally giving motorists a break. Comment

3 verdicts returned in cop-slay trial

Three alleged cop killers charged with the murder of Police Officer Russel Timoshenko suffered different fates in court last week — a guilty verdict, a not guilty verdict and a mistrial. Comment

Make way for rolling steel: Brooklyn door maker to buy Canarsie land tract

With a unanimous vote, Community Board 18 approved the sale of city-owned land in Canarsie to a business with long Brooklyn roots. Comment

Pols: hit up cell phone companies: Urge city to up fees for antenna installation

The city should be dipping deeper into the deep pockets of cell phone companies to help balance the budget, say two Brooklyn legislators. Comment

Sigh of relief for senior ctrs: Aging Department change-up could mean no closings

A feared request for proposal (RFP) put out by the city’s Department for the Aging for their widespread modernization plan, which many believed would lead to a consolidation and closure of senior centers, has been pulled. Comment

Green dreams in Bklyn: MBCG’s Zalcman stressing renewable energy for nabe

Imagine driving home to Manhattan Beach in your electric car and plugging it into a solar-powered outlet — heck, imagine driving home to Manhattan Beach in anything and finding a parking spot. Comment

Term limits battle in Bklyn

Brooklyn will host the upcoming courtroom battle to determine the legality of the City Council’s recent vote to extend their stay in City Hall for another four years, it was determined this week. Comment

Race for Council heats up: Capano, Quaglione both ‘seriously considering’ challenging Gentile

Political battle lines for 2009 are already being penciled in, in southwestern Brooklyn. Comment

Bracing for a new Coney: At meet, talk of changes to come

As ambitious plans to bring more amusements and condominiums to Coney Island continue this week, many already living here are wondering if they’ll have a place in the new scheme of things. Comment

Steps to improving Jamaica Bay: Steps to improving Jamaica Bay

Jamaica Bay took center stage recently, at a recent symposium organized to highlight efforts to improve this vast natural resource. Comment

Tragedy strikes on the shore: Family mourns drowning death of Bklyn-born Salvatore Stellaccio

An ocean of tears are being shed for 56-year-old Salvatore Stellaccio, a Brooklyn-born boat enthusiast who died tragically as he catered to his “Obsession” — his beloved fishing boat. Comments (1)

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