Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010

Brooklyn Heights

Look out for the pumpkin bomb!

84th Precinct Comment

Complicated graffiti: Suicide stanza surprises Coleman Street resident

Talk about a killer catchphrase! Comment

Motorists: No to ‘Select bus service’ on Nostrand Avenue

Southern Brooklyn motorists are furious at the MTA’s plan to bring bus-only lanes and larger B44 buses to Nostrand and Rogers avenues in hopes of speeding up the notoriously slow route. Comment

Community activist Jerry O’Shea dies at the age of 77

Brooklyn has lost its “Santa Claus.” Comment

Vandal splatters red paint on woman’s house

Yom Kippur may have long since passed, but someone apparently wants a Borough Park woman to atone for her campaign to end an ancient Jewish ritual critics say is inhumane. Comment

The drama of Atlantic Yards

To the reams of paper, scores of legal proceedings, hours of hearings and years of anger over Atlantic Yards, you can now add one more thing: an unsuccessful theater production. Comment

Would you like some music with your Norman Rockwell?

What better way to appreciate that most American of painters than with the accompaniment of American music? Comment

Monday, Nov. 22, 2010

Kings Courier

Pomeranian pinch!

Dognapper sought Comment

New school planned for Coney Island Avenue

After dragging its feet, the city is finally fulfilling an old promise to build a new school in Flatbush. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Robbed at LICH

76th Precinct Comment

PS 114’s turkey trot: Beloved Canarsie school’s fate to be revealed by Thanksgiving

Children from PS 114 may have very little to be thankful for this turkey day — their school may soon be falling under the Department of Education’s very sharp performance axe. Comment

Pistol packing purse pincher busted

Close, but no purse Comment

Thief hits two Bay Ridge banks: and threatens tellers with bomb

A bomb-threatening bank robber is on the loose in Bay Ridge! Comment

Latest front on the odor wars: Filters to be installed in Fort Ham Parkway sewers

The city has a Christmas present for long-suffering Fort Hamilton Parkway residents. Comment

Did city ignore bike lane in Gowanus exit fix?

The city’s latest “exit strategy” for a controversial Dyker Heights intersection has some members of a local panel scratching their heads because the plan doesn’t take into account new bike lanes — which the same agency is proposing. Comment

Two bank jobs!

68th Precinct Comment
Bay News

City promised to keep construction work quiet

Noise-mitigating tools being used during reconstruction of the Hubbard Street/Guider Avenue Bridge and access ramp to help residents living near the work get a good night’s sleep just aren’t doing the job, according to those residents. Comment
Bay News

Grady High gets new principal: and federal funds: to turn report card around

Principal Geraldine Maione is looking to make Grady grade-A. Comment
Bay News

Man shot in head -- and survives!

Shot in head Comment
Bay News

Construction on Sheepshead Bay mosque begins -- but for how long?

Construction quietly began on the Sheepshead Bay mosque and cultural center slated for Voorhies Avenue this week, but backers of the controversial project may soon be facing something worse than outraged neighbors and Tea Party protestors — a lack of construction capital. Comment
Bay News

Cops: Just wait till next year

Cops from the 61st Precinct are preparing for their biggest fight yet — a Gerritsen Beach Halloween tradition that shows the tight-knit community’s uglier side. Comment

My college tour de farce

Recently my daughter’s Facebook status said, “Filling out college applications will be the death of me.” Comment

Ave. Z Jewish Ctr. hosts Israeli bonds luncheon

Mazel tov. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Taco terror

77th Precinct Comment

Hellish home healthcare aide

A 53-year-old home healthcare aide is facing a year in jail after being convicted of abusing the 86-year-old woman she was charged with looking after. Comment
High School Sports

Undersized Transit Tech expects to compete in loaded Brooklyn AA

Forty-one points per game, close to 30 rebounds, the leadership and toughness that came with those numbers. They are gone, off to college. Comment
High School Sports

Getting with the program: Coach wants to change South Shore’s reputation

Anwar Gladden wants to change the culture of South Shore girls basketball. If the Vikings don’t accomplish anything else this year, the coach wants to alter his team’s reputation. Comment
High School Sports

Bishop Loughlin’s Pinkston charged in brawl at Villanova

Former Brooklyn high school basketball standout Jayvaughn Pinkston has been charged with two counts of simple assault and harassment stemming from a fight outside of a Villanova frat house early Sunday. Comment
High School Sports

Sizzling Sosa shoots New Utrecht to first Class B crown

Ivette Sosa wasn’t considered one of New Utrecht’s stars during the regular season. That title was reserved for Jennifer Paolino and Carmela Marchica. But there may not have been a more important and clutch performer in the postseason. Comment
High School Sports

Movin’ on up: Tight-knit Jefferson plans to let play do the talking

“Madison Square Garden” are three words often uttered this time of year. Every PSAL Class AA boys basketball thinks it’s going to the World’s Most Famous Arena in November. So does Thomas Jefferson. You just won’t hear the Orange Wave talk about it. MSG may as well be an expletive. Comment
High School Sports

Fast-acting heroes save life of Erasmus AD

Two decades ago, Marshall Tames was Chris Miccio’s football coach at Midwood. On Saturday, Miccio was helping save Tames’ life. Comment
High School Sports

Engineers that could: Tech wins wild, 2-OT affair with Jefferson

The season was just about over for Brooklyn Tech. The Engineers hung tough for four quarters and an overtime period, but were going to fall short again to Thomas Jefferson. Comment

A ‘Tosca’ like it oughta be

This “Tosca” is just how Puccini himself envisioned it. Comment

Highlights of the ‘Other Israel’ fest

Here is the lineup for the Palestinian-centric offshoot of the Other Israel Film Festival this weekend in Bay Ridge. Comment

The other ‘Other Israel’: Film fest comes to Bay Ridge with Palestinian focus

Palestinians are front and center as a popular Israeli film festival unveils a spinoff this weekend in Bay Ridge. Comment

Soto switches it up, signs with Pitt

Elvin Soto sat in the president’s office at Xaverian and, flanked by his head coach Lou Piccola and his proud parents, the Clippers catcher signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Pittsburgh last Wednesday afternoon. Comment

The O’Jays bring the ‘Love Train’ to BAM

Hop abroad this “Love Train.” Comment

This column is coterminus with last week’s

“Dear Chairman Mark. Comment

Thank God for Christianity

The harrowing survivor stories, relayed in the Middle East Media Research Institute report “The Plight of the Iraqi Christians: An Update,” expose the cruelty of the murderers: A pregnant woman gunned down while her gravely wounded husband tries to protect her and their unborn child. A man ordered to convert to Islam before being shot in the head. A priest murdered in cold blood. Terrorists respond to a second priest’s query about why they slew a peaceful man of God with, “What do you expect us to do?” before killing him, too. Comment

The voters speak, and Stan cheers!

The president ran and was elected on change. The results of the Nov. 2 election are in, the shouting has quieted down and we learned that the American people disagreed with his brand of change. At first those of us that disagreed with the president were called racists — WRONG! Then we were called morons — WRONG AGAIN! Then, they said we were angry — RIGHT! Comment

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