Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bay News

NYC volleyball pioneer back coaching Aviation after stroke, heart surgery

Freddie Rodriguez was teaching his last class of the day at Aviation HS back in November and he could hardly wait to get out of the Long Island City, Queens school. Afterward, he was heading to Chelsea Pier for a meet and greet with players from the Mets and Jets 1969 championship teams. Comment
Bay News


High School Sports

Youth movement will try to lead Poly to sixth straight Ivy title

With many new faces, one thing is for certain with Poly Prep in 2011. Comment
High School Sports

Pace-ing herself: Hill will pitch for Setters in college

Kayla Hill was very particular when it came to picking a college. The James Madison star pitcher didn’t want something too far away. She also wasn’t interested in playing Division I, preferring the Division II level because of its less-strenuous workload. The excellent student also wanted a place that would challenge her academically. Comment
High School Sports

Erasmus’ Dukes wins with heavy heart, Far Rock’s Martinez sets Mayor’s Cup record

Tyquan Dukes was running for more than just himself after a difficult last few months. The Erasmus Hall junior had his great grandmother die a few months ago and grandmother two weeks ago. Comment
High School Sports

Canarsie senior tosses perfect game

For one day, the Canarsie baseball team felt like champions. Comment

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Only Company XIV could make a sexy dance piece out of Bukowski

Austin McCormick and Charles Bukowski may come from two completely different artistic backgrounds, but they have at least one thing in common — women are their muse. Comment

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kings Courier

Cops: Senior beat wife to death

Arrested for murder Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Beaten by a teen wolfpack

76th Precinct Comment

Shattered Japan gives lesson in humanity

Valiant Japanese survivors of the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami can give all of us a lesson in composure and civility as they try to piece together their torn lives in the midst of one of the worst disasters in the history of the world. Comment

Stan likes to tell you what he hates

You’ve read about many of the things I like in this space, but here are some that I don’t like. Comment

Fort Ham students will walkout on Friday to free Ms. Milo

Students are rallying behind an unhinged art teacher who threatened to turn Fort Hamilton HS into another Columbine — and are planning a school-wide walkout Friday to protest her arrest. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Thief was fool for gold

76th PrecinctCarroll Gardens-Cobble HillJewel foolA creep with a gold bug burglarized a Henry Street home on April 1.Carroll chokeA man brutally attacked and robbed a woman on Carroll Street on March 31.Seat creepSomeone ransacked a car on Mill Street on April 2. Comment

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mill–Marine Courier

Senior killed in car accident

Killed in crack-up Comment
Mill–Marine Courier

Autism program “nests” at IS 278

A long-coveted autism program will finally take flight at IS 278 — but parents fear the city hasn’t given up on its plans to put yet another school inside the beloved junior high. Comment
Kings Courier

Cops: Senior beat wife to death

Arrested for murder Comment

Man killed on Snyder Ave.

Killed on Snyder Comment

Gunmen target Canarsie home

Poppin’ shots Comment

City makes ‘sexist payout’ to wounded female cop

The city offered a disabled female cop a $325,000 court settlement on March 29 — a day before claims that her sexist NYPD superiors had refused to give her a large line-of-duty injury pension were heard in Brooklyn federal court. Comment

Police take blame for bloody park

The 70th Precinct’s top cop took the blame for a blunder that left a pool of blood at a Parade Grounds murder scene last week. Comment

Merchants on Ave. H want to conquer divide

A band of Midwood merchants say their piece of Avenue H has the potential to become the next hip strip in Brooklyn, but construction on the nearby B and Q trains has made its blessed subway station a curse. Comment

Taps for Ridge memorial parade?

The Bay Ridge Memorial Day Parade may need a memorial parade of its own if organizers can’t come up with $20,000 necessary to put on the march down Third Avenue. Comment
Bay News

Parking spot slasher

Sheepshead Bay residents are fighting to block a developer’s plan to build a three-story building with a valet parking lot that has only half the amount of spots that the zoning law requires. Comment
Bay News

No way on one way!

A Sheepshead Bay lawmaker wants to ease traffic on congested Voorhies Avenue by turning it into a one-way street, but locals say his plan will worsen traffic flow. Comment

Concrete jungle! Panel rejects city’s latest plan for cement boardwalk

Concrete-hating Community Board 13 has rejected the Parks Department’s latest proposal to keep a cement path along the Riegelmann Boardwalk, but cover some of the iconic waterfront walkway with recycled plastic lumber. Comment
Bay News

Painted up pinchers rob 26-year-old

W. Sixth rampage Comment

Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus burglarized

A crew of crooks broke into a Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus Hall on March 31, swiping thousands of dollars collected to combat cystic fibrosis — and angering 400 chapter members hoping to top last year’s contribution to the cause. Comment

Golden: Parker should face same tribunal as Monserrate

Call it the Golden rule. Comment

Former Brookdale Hospital chief indicted

The disgraced CEO of Canarsie’s Brookdale University Hospital has been indicted for his shady dealing with embattled state Sen. Carl Kruger. Comment
Bay News

Bicyclist in near mugging

62nd Precinct Comment

The Belt Parkway is just one long strip mall

Neighborhoods decline when our city’s main streets decline, and the area tumbles into a darkened abyss. Just look around. Comment

Carmine screeches about charter schools

It is no secret that the Community Education District 21, of which I am a former member and maintain close ties with, is fighting a losing battle against the Department of Education and the Bloomberg Administration over charter schools. The city is determined to shoehorn the Coney Island Prep charter school into a Department of Education building, sharing precious space and resources with one of our public schools, and it’s not going to stop until it gets that job done. Its latest target is IS 303. Comment

Changes on Parade

Police officials said last Wednesday they want to install more lighting, mount security cameras, institute new rules and beef up patrols inside the Parade Grounds after three brutal murders rocked the park during the last year — but park neighbors say they’ve been seeking those improvements for months and haven’t gotten a thing. Comment

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis moves in with State Sen. Marty Golden!

Nicole Malliotakis, the assemblywoman whose shares her Bay Ridge district with a big portion of Staten Island, is going to be sharing her office as well. Comment
High School Sports

Deeper, older Xaverian a favorite in CHSAA Class AA

Xaverian is back. Comment
High School Sports

Kearney coach accepting new challenges as Tigers move to B/Q Division II

Moving down wasn’t Rocco Sellitto’s first preference. The Bishop Kearney girls basketball coach was adamant about staying in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I despite a disappointing and underachieving season. Comment
High School Sports

Loaded Grand Street has experience on its side

His players have grown and they have added skills that weren’t there at this time last spring, but the biggest difference Melvin Martinez sees in his returners has nothing to do with velocity or how far they can hit a baseball. Comment
High School Sports

PSAL Brooklyn A West baseball preview: ‘Unpredictable’ Telecom looking to continue division success

Few coaches know what they have in early April, but Ed ‘D’Alessio takes that to the extreme. The Telecommunications baseball coach lost just one senior, outfielder Stan Simmons, and led the Yellow Jackets to a share of the Brooklyn A West division crown last spring with a host of underclassmen. Those youngsters haven’t progressed as much as D’Alessio expected. Comment
Bay News

City will move Marty’s concerts from Asser Levy Park

The shows will go on — but not in Asser Levy Park. Comment

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