Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010


Imagine that: snow sidelines Santa Claus

It sounds like Santa was copping out of making his 2009 Rounds in Bensonhurst, but after 25 years of starting out of Bay 40th Street up 86th Street to get to 18th Avenue and 84th Street where my grandchildren anxiously await Santa, then traveling back to Bay 47 Street to greet another household of kids, the weatherman was the Grinch this year and Santa could not make it! Comment

Brass salutes local crime-buster

It was a long time coming. Comment

The new ‘heartbreak hotel’

A new hotel in the borough, open and doing business for nearly a year, needs to get a special permit quickly to avoid being shut down, thanks to a Department of Buildings (DOB) misstep. Comment

Crooks targeting crooks

Crooks targeting crooks Comment

Brooklynite vies to be TV’s ‘Worst Cook’

She hasn’t hacked off a finger or made her microwave explode, but Brooklynite Rachel Coleman may very well be one of the “Worst Cooks in America.” Comment

Valley National Bank redeems stock shares

Valley National Bancorp, the holding company for Valley National Bank, has received approval from the US Department of the Treasury for its request to redeem the final 100,000 shares of Valley’s Series A Preferred Stock outstanding and held by the Treasury under the Capital Purchase Program. Comment

Making the grade at the 6-0

It was a long time coming. Comment

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz collects coats to help the needy

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is working with Met Council and Madelaine Cleaners to collect winter coats for adult and children to be distributed to the needy. The coats may be brought to either Cymbrowitz’ office at 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road or to Madelaine Cleaners, 1616 Avenue M between East 16th and East 17th streets.After being cleaned, the coats are given to Met Council and distributed to those in need throughout New York City. Comment

Amphitheater critics anticipate hearing

Opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to construct a new $64 million amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park are preparing for an all-important public hearing on the project sometime soon - possibly this month. Comment

Free CPR classes on Bond Street

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit will hold regularly scheduled free CPR classes the second Tuesday of every month at EMS Station 32, 347 Bond Street. Comments (9)
High School Sports

Kearney emerges onto city scene with Jeff win

Taylor Raccuglia and Sam Retas were sitting together in the stands at Bishop Ford last Wednesday afternoon when their Bishop Kearney coach, Rocco Sellitto, came walking toward them, shaking his head. The two teammates were wondering why Banneker, the team they were supposed to face, was warming up for another opponent. Comment
High School Sports

Younger Cropper, Brooklyn Collegiate making waves in PSAL

Emonni Cropper had just put the Brooklyn Collegiate girls basketball team ahead three points with 14 seconds left. Then she hung around the baseline stealthily, picked off the inbounds pass and was fouled going to the basket. The sophomore guard’s two free throws all but sealed victory against Benjamin Banneker. Comment
High School Sports

Stingless Hornets lack offense in loss to Molloy

Artie LaGreca described it as “Lid on the Basket for Jewel Day.” It is the holidays after all. Comment
High School Sports

Ford rolls past Manhattan Center to fourth straight win

Shayra Brown is sick of hearing about it, but it never fails to rear its head. Every day, the Bishop Ford senior guard says, that someone brings up the Falcons’ loss to St. Francis Prep. It was the Terriers’ first league victory in two seasons and it came on the heels of Ford’s monumental win against powerhouse Christ the King. Comment
High School Sports

No Moore losses: South Shore salvages week

The motivation for winning was evident. South Shore was on the verge of a third loss in five days in what hasn’t been a very happy holiday break. Comment
High School Sports

Grace picks the Johnnies

Unlike so many other talented city products, Davontay Grace didn’t feel the need to leave the five boroughs when it came time to pick a college. Comment
High School Sports

Coach has the right Rx

It was loud, it was intense and it was R-rated. And no, it wasn’t the latest action flick playing down Flatbush Avenue at the Kings Plaza multiplex. Comment

Just as freaky as they want to be

Freakin’ freaks — and proud of it — are Dick Zigun (left) Andrea Giaconi and “Xecutioner” Tom Dax as the keister-kickin’ triumvirate from the Coney Island Circus Sideshow takes a breather from eating glass, breathing fire and charming snakes at the Radegast Hall and Biergarten, 113 N. Third Street in Williamsburg. Comment

P.S. 216 salutes visiting jewish war veterans

Pint-sized patriots at Public School 216 showed their true colors by offering a pomp-filled salute to local war heroes in honor of Veteran’s Day. Comment

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