Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009


Girls’ basketball round-up: Bushwick pulls off miraculous comeback

The Bushwick girls’ basketball team went into the fourth quarter down by 17 points to East New York Transit Tech. But the Tigers turned what should have been garbage time into a monumental comeback. Comment

Girls’ basketball round-up: JFK beats Ford in two OTs

The John F. Kennedy girls’ basketball team rarely makes it look easy. But over the last few weeks, there aren’t many teams in New York City getting it done quite like the Knights. Comment

Late-game demons continue to plague Jefferson

The Thomas Jefferson boys’ basketball team has made a habit out of blowing second-half leads. Comment

Monday, Feb. 2, 2009



Frigid winds and icy roads - not to mention a troubled economy - may deter shoppers from making their rounds, but there are bargains out there and the Consumer Corner is dedicated to bringing them to you. Here’s what’s out there this week. Comment

Vikes lose to Eagles: South Shore falls short in Kennedy Classic

The South Shore girls’ basketball team wasn’t just playing with nationally ranked St. Michael Academy. The Vikings were actually beating the Eagles. Comment

Roos win at the buzzer: 3-pointer lifts Boys & Girls over Orange Wave

Mike Taylor certainly wasn’t on a hot streak. The Boys & Girls basketball team’s pure shooting sophomore’s shot wasn’t falling. He had struggled mightily in his last three games, two of them losses, averaging barely over 10 points, well below his usual quota. Comment

Obama inspires students: Judge calls election ‘an historic and momentous occasion’

New York Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Dowling told the new student government officers at David A. Boody Middle School (I.S. 228), that the election of Barack Obama as President should inspire them to achieve their highest ambitions. Comment

Fight night at Gleason’s Gym

Rafael “El Torito“ Concepcion (12-3) returns to the ring February 3 against former World Champion Kermin Guardia (37-8) in Brooklyn. Comment

Back in the ring

Gleason’s Gym re-enters the world of Professional Boxing Promotions February 3 at the Masonic Temple in Fort Greene, after a 20-year hiatus. The celebrated boxing gym located under the Manhattan bridge in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, has not been an active player in professional boxing promotions since 1989, when such notable fighters as Riddick Bowe fought on its shows. Comment

Brooklyn girls’ hoops notebook: Odom growing up

Jasmine Odom is only a sophomore on the South Shore girls’ basketball team, but she’s already receiving interest from the likes of St. John’s, Kentucky and Alabama. Coach Anwar Gladden has had coaches from Seton Hall, Providence and Louisville ask about her, too. Comment

Falcons soaring again, looking to stay in flight

Call Bishop Ford Dr. Jekyll one day and Mr. Hyde the next. Comment
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Betting on Brooklyn: Nets beauties now call borough home

The Nets’ move to Brooklyn in the proposed Barclays Center arena may be stalled due to ongoing litigation and a crumbling economy, but two of the team’s star dancers have already made the move to the Borough of Kings. Comment
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Assaults on the NYPD Comment
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‘Smile power’

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so “Turn on Your Smile Power.” The Second District Dental Society and American Dental Association will present events throughout Brooklyn to heighten awareness of the importance of dental care and ensure that children have healthy smiles. Comment
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‘Brown’ novelist inspires students: John Michael Cummings at Mark Twain

Young adult novelist John Michael Cummings, author of “The Night I Freed John Brown,” and Park Slope resident, visited sixth and seventh grade creative writing students at the Mark Twain Intermediate School 239 for the Gifted and Talented. Comment
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Xaverian takes CHSAA title

Tom Agustino rolled a 246 and John Mosco had a 233 in the decisive second game to lead the Xaverian bowling team to a 3-2 win against Archbishop Molloy to win the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan championship for the second straight year Wednesday at Whitestone Lanes. Comment
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Tiny laces into shooters

NEWARK, N.J. — It was about the most powerful statement Dwayne (Tiny) Morton could make to his highly touted, underachieving and inexperienced team. Comment
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Thanks for the support, coach

Former New York Giants’ head coach Jim Fassell (center) scores a civic touchdown after being presented with a commemorative plaque at KeySpan Park for his support of the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance Foundation. Comment
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Sex rap for yeshiva principal

A yeshiva principal who volunteered his time as a paramedic for the Flatbush Hatzolah Ambulance Service was put behind bars this weekend on charges that he had sexually abused two teenage boys. Comment
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Rolling with a winning ‘Posse’: Scholarship recipients chart bright academic careers

Three talented and enthusiastic students from Park Slope’s Secondary School for Law were chosen for the “Posse” scholarship last month, earning free college tuition in recognition of their outstanding leadership skills. Comment
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NYPD brass salutes Coney Island cop

A no-nonsense Coney Island police officer credited with ridding the famed amusement area of both guns and the criminals who use them received top honors from Brooklyn South’s top cop last week. Comment
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National Blood Donors

Every day, hospitals in the United States need approximately 39,000 units of blood for patients with cancer and other diseases, accident victims and organ transplant recipients. During the winter months, because of illness, travel schedules, bad weather and holidays, blood is often in short supply. January, in particular, is difficult – perhaps for that reason, it has been designated National Blood Donor Month. Comment
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MTA steers B-23 bus towards end

If the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has its way, Brooklyn residents will take a direct hit with the loss of the B-23 bus. Comment
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MTA sound off

What would you say to the MTA if you had the opportunity? The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Manhattan, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island Chambers of Commerce will offer that opportunity, February 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. when they host an open forum, “The State of the MTA,” featuring Elliott Sander, executive director/CEO, MTA. Comment
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Manhattan Beach dog run staying put: Financial crunch delays proposed move

Manhattan Beach residents unhappy about activities at the Manhattan Beach dog run on Oriental Boulevard have more reason to growl at the recession this week - they’re going to have to put up with Fido for some time to come. Comment
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Local B’nai B’rith Awards and accolades

Leonard Simon, past president of the Brighton-Atlantic Unit of B’nai B’rith (left), presents William Peirez, president of the Metronorth Region of B’nai B’rith, with a “Hamsa – Hand of G-d-Evil Eye” pictorial during an Oneg Shabbat held at Temple Beth El in Manhattan Beach. Comment
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Leon M. Goldstein vs. Clara Barton: Students take TV ‘Challenge’

All-star student scholars from Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences will go head to head against Clara Barton High School in the first round of the 12th season of Cablevision’s “The Challenge,” an academic quiz show designed to test students’ knowledge in a Jeopardy-style format. Comment
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Landmark status for Hubbard House: Gravesend residence dates back to 1830

Every house has a story, and the Hubbard House in Gravesend has a particularly unusual one. Comment
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Kiwanians make special deliveries

Every club in the Brooklyn Division of Kiwanis, part of a global organization of volunteers and do-gooders, attended the charitable organization’s annual Christmas party, in which more than 400 presents were given out by Santa Claus (Kiwanian John LaGreca from Gravesend) to the children of service members at Fort Hamilton. Comment
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I.S. 14 students get their holiday cheer on

The sounds of the season rang joyfully at Intermediate School 14 as festivities kicked off a week early at the school, 2424 Batchelder Street, with a medley of music, dance and singing during their holiday showcase. Comment
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Hall of Fame skater dies: Marjorie Parker Smith skated on Olympic world stage

Brooklyn resident Marjorie Parker Smith, a member of the first official US ice dancing championship team and an inductee in the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame Class of 2009, passed away in her sleep at her home. She was 92. Comment
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Free tax services

State Senator Marty Golden’s district office will provide free basic tax preparation service, as part of the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for the 12th consecutive tax season. Comment
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Four hurt in Gerritsen crack-up

A motorist was trapped in his car for 20 minutes following a bone-jarring three-car smashup in Gerritsen Beach. Officials said that a total of four people were rushed to area hospitals after the 2 p.m. collision at the corner of Gerritsen Avenue and Avenue V January 22. Witnesses told authorities that at least one of the cars involved in the smash was knocked into a row of parked cars, damaging two. No life-threatening injuries were reported and no arrests had been made as this paper went to press. Comment
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Fire erupts in Brighton: Bungalow blaze is the latest to strike nabe

A man was reportedly killed last week after a raging fire ripped through a Brighton Beach bungalow — a blaze that had some worrying that the spree of arsons that terrorized the small beach house community last year was continuing. Comment
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Fear for student rolls

Educators fear a new middle school placement policy will devastate School District 21. Comment
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Deep into culutral roots

Diversity-awareness was the central theme of an informational booth and “Lunch and Learn” about Hungary event held at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division on the United Nations-declared International Migrants Day. Comment
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Critics jeer amphitheater: Park advocates denounce plan for new Coney Island Ctr.

Plans to break ground on the new $64 million Coney Island Center at Asser Levy Park are running full throttle this week, but increasingly vocal opponents say it’s a bad idea. Comment
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Cops: Two; Crooks: zero: Crime busters take down thugs

The cracker-jack crime fighting team recently honored for taking a machine gun off the streets of Bath Beach is once again in the sights of a grateful community. Comment
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Coney ULURP hearings

Pins and needles. Comment
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Coney Island son welcomed as a hero

Brooklyn patriots paid tribute to one of their own ‘president’s men’ — who felt “good to be home” — during a tribute in Coney Island, presented by Urban Neighborhood Services (UNS). Comment
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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 718-615-2500, ext. 3332. 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
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Chronic crime inside the community

Cops are redoubling their efforts to combat neighborhood car break-ins, identity theft and credit card fraud. Comment
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Carbon-copy loss for Falcons: Bishop Ford falls 70-55

GARDEN CITY, L.I. — Chaz Williams wanted to prove a point on Sunday. The Hofstra-bound senior wanted to show his Bishop Ford team deserved to be mentioned among the elite in New York City boys’ basketball this season. Comment
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Cancer sent to penalty box

Aviator Sports & Recreation became an attack zone for a killer disease as it swayed the big-hearted to part with their cash — plus take in a game of hockey — during a benefit for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Comment
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Brooklyn Marine dies: Julian T. Brennan was 25

In many ways, he was your typical twenty-something Park Slope resident, hanging out at the local bars and aspiring to be a successful actor. Comment
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Brighton Beach rezone: CB13 to hold hearings on plan to revamp 50 blocks

The Brighton Beach downzoning plan is now in the public review phase. Comment
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Auxiliary Cops shine in the 60th Precinct spotlight

The ‘eyes and ears’ of Brooklyn’s Finest received a tall salute during an awards ceremony for the 60th Precinct’s Auxiliary unit in Coney Island. Comment

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