Sunday, March 8, 2009


In the Nick of time: Jones lifts Ford over Stepinac

Nicholas Jones wasn’t meant to be an impact player. He was that other guy in the starting lineup, the athletic football player who could grab a few rebounds, score a couple points, the proverbial role player. Comment

A fresh take on Park Circle

It’s a step that’s gotten the approval of everyone who walks, drives, pedals and trots. Comment

Auto thefts soar, cops warn

Car sales may be down nationwide, but car thefts in the 78th Precinct skyrocketed in January. Comment

Reaction to Ravitch Commission’s bid for new tolls

State legislators convened a transportation hearing at Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn last week, one of a series held throughout the city, during which public officials and transportation advocates debated the merits of the Ravitch Commission’s plans to close the ballooning MTA’s budget deficit and expand the region’s bus system. Comment

A better way to bottle BK: Perfume co. re-thinks its graffiti design; asks for ideas

If you design it, they will sniff it. Comment

Partners in hip-hop and crime-busting, too

One cop comes from Marine Park while his partner hails from Bedford-Stuyvesant. The two share a love of old-school hip-hop music and fighting to keep the borough’s streets safe. Comment

Best day of the war: coming home: Brooklyn service men and women return from fighting in Iraq

Sgt. Janine Negron clutched her son Jimmy Negron Jr., 2, in her arms and then looked him over from head to toe. Comment

Sticky-fingered crooks swipe sideview mirrors

Breaking a mirror is bad luck, but what happens if you steal one? Comment

Catholic schools shut to ‘stop the bleeding’

It’s not a get rich quick scheme that’s driving the Diocese of Brooklyn to close Catholic schools. Comment

Supporters push for new Dept. of Peace

Newark, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and about 34 other local governing bodies already support the idea - and now a group of Brooklynites is pushing hard for a New York City Council Resolution supporting the creation of the United States Department of Peace. Comment

Brooklyn home sales continue skid

The recession continues to pummel home values in Brooklyn, as median sales prices slid 7.5 percent in the fourth quarter, and sales activity slowed to a crawl, a recent report revealed. Comment

8th Ave. fear: Moms feel unsafe crossing

Three-year-old Wyatt Smith of Park Slope can walk quite capably on his own, but when he’s with his mother and they’re crossing Union Street and 8th Avenue, he’s compelled to sit in a stroller. Comment

Mike eases up on pink slips
Talk of firing 15,000 teachers subsides in advance of stimulus money

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing down from his threat to fire 15,000 teachers. Comment

Investing in ‘superman’: ‘Man of steel’ gets big bucks

At the time of this writing, the bid on Action Comics Number 1 stood at $277,300 with exactly 10 days, 5 hours and 39 minutes left in Metropolis Collectibles’ online auction and Stephen Fishler, the company’s founder and Brooklyn product who started selling comic books at the tender age of 10 in Bensonhurst, couldn’t be happier. Comment

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Pinkston set to return to the court for Bishop Loughlin

Jayvaughn Pinkston, considered one of the city’s top basketball players in the Class of 2010, will rejoin the Bishop Loughlin boys’ basketball team for its CHSAA Class AA intersectional quarterfinal game against St. Raymond’s on Thursday at St. Francis Prep, league sources have told Comment

Poly Prep point guard ‘dies and comes back to life’

Stephen Lazzaro walks with haste, his tie swings side to side. When he talks, there is no pause, no little hint of a problem. He appears healthy, the normal 17-year-old senior. Comment

Loughlin finds plenty of positives in B/Q final loss

The Bishop Loughlin girls’ basketball team came so close. The Lions took a lead against undefeated St. John’s Prep into the fourth quarter and wanted to hold on for dear life. In the teams’ two regular-season meetings, the Red Storm won in routs. Comment

Express holds off Sheepshead Bay to claim PSAL title

Errol Jeffery finally felt relaxed. Comment

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Brooklyn College defeats York to earn berth into first CUNYAC title game since 1978

The Brooklyn College men’s basketball team topped York College, 79-68, on Wednesday evening to advance to its first CUNY Athletic Conference championship since 1978. Comment

Xaverian crushes Loughlin, advances to B/Q final

It’s easy to point out what the Xaverian boys’ basketball team doesn’t have, specifically size and star power. But the Clippers play hard and play for each other. Sure, there’s no blue chippers on the roster, but they’re all blue-collar players. Comment

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Girls’ basketball playoff round-up: Clutch Caiazzo lifts St. Saviour into B/Q Division II semis

Alyson Caiazzo knocked down a jumper with five seconds left to give St. Saviour the lead for good. Comment

Cassidy, Falcons hold off Bishop Kearney in overtime

Overtime hasn’t been a favorable place for Bishop Ford. Comment

Midwood senior came from nothing to city’s elite

Jessica Previlon’s signature athletic moment in her first two years at Midwood was helping lead the Hornets girls’ soccer team to the PSAL Class A quarterfinals as a freshman goalkeeper. Comment

Xaverian looks inside to get past St. Francis Prep

As Xaverian boys’ basketball coach, Jack Alesi has to wear many hats. At halftime of a low-scoring CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan quarterfinal against St. Francis Prep, Alesi put on his therapist hat. Comment

CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan first round preview

March Madness comes around a little early in New York City. A week before the CHSAA Class AA intersectional playoffs tip off, the battle for seeding and division supremacy begins. Comment

College round-up: Lehman beats City Tech in quarters

Duane Rhoden had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the fourth-seeded Lehman men’s basketball to a 70-62 win against City Tech in the CUNYAC tournament quarterfinals Sunday in the Bronx. Comment

Spellman rallies to beat Nazareth in Class A first round

With 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the game tied, everyone at Bishop Ford HS Saturday afternoon thought Chris Manhertz was going to get the ball. That includes the Nazareth players, who doubled Cardinal Spellman’s dominant junior forward. Comment

A Taylor-made win for Boys & Girls over Xaverian

For all of Mike Taylor’s many talents, perhaps his best attribute doesn’t have anything to do with a jumpshot or a crossover. Comment

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