February 14, 2010: 2010, Issue 6
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Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010

St. Barnabas docs return to Haiti

“Throughout the surgery they chanted, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Praise the Lord,’” Ford said. “I had goose bumps. Not one time in five days did I see anybody angry or bitter or upset. Haitians are a humble and religious people.” Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010


NY Daily News Golden Gloves Comment.

Bruns lifts Xavier to win over Mount

On June 5, 1999, New York Knicks forward Larry Johnson made one of the most improbable shots in New York basketball history, a 4-point play with 5.7 seconds left that gave the Knicks a one-point victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Comment.

Zodiacs compete in Colgate Women’s Games

“Wow,” that’s all the spectators could say while watching the Colgate Women Games Semi Finals on Saturday, January 23. Comment.

Fieldston Eagles blow past Dalton 58-38

Jacqueline Schoninger couldn’t wipe the smile off her face. Her beaming grin had as much to do with the final score as how her team got there. Comment.


The fact that John F. Kennedy’s performance Sunday was better than its PSAL predecessors didn’t provide much solace for coach O’Neil Glenn. He was infuriated after his team’s 48-36 loss to St. John the Baptist (L.I.) on Sunday at the Under Armour Classic in West Islip, L.I. Comment.

Serge leads St. Ray’s over University

Forget Red Bull, its Oliver Antigua who gives the St. Raymond Ravens wings. Comment.

Diaz Jr. backs Van Nest bank

Van Nest has added an important backer. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has signed on to a plan to bring a bank to the neighborhood. Comment.

Merchants to re-argue St. Peter’s

Attorneys for Westchester Square merchants and residents have moved to re-argue a case against the Department of Homeless Services. They want the judge that shot them down, Geoffrey Wright of the Bronx Supreme Court, to accept further testimony and evidence. Comment.

St. Paul Avenue reversal hearing set

Residents of the blocks surrounding St. Paul Avenue in Pelham Bay, who claim they were not sufficiently notified when the direction of one portion St. Paul Avenue was reversed, will finally get to weigh in. Comment.

Truman, Lehman next to fall?

Walton, Kennedy, Stevenson, Evander Childs, South Bronx, Clinton, Morris, Monroe. Early on Wednesday, January 27, the city Panel for Educational Policy voted to phase out yet another traditional Bronx high school. Comment.

DOE deep sixes six Bronx schools

Weeks of protests, hip-hop videos, tears and a raucous nine-hour meeting in Brooklyn failed to rescue six Bronx schools on Wednesday, January 27. Comment.

Ruff rent leads to pet groomer move

Morris Park pets will soon enjoy a change in scenery. Pet Parlor plans to move from Williamsbridge Road to Morris Park Avenue. Comment.

Ladder 53 may close

Rumor has it that City Island’s Ladder Company 53 may be on the city budget chopping block again. Comment.

MHHC’s Harrison Circle fully funded

Morris Heights Health Center had a dream. To house 70 low-income seniors. To treat an additional 18,000 patients annually. To create 45 permanent jobs. Comment.

DOB, HPD re-fence Glennon eyesore

Neighbors of an unfinished two-family home on Glennon Place in Locust Point were relieved when the city erected yet another fence to keep vandals and teenagers off the property. Comment.

Grocer to expand

Noah and Daniel Katz hope to open an 11,000 square foot Foodtown where the old supermarket and American Diner stood before the blaze. As of Friday, January 28, the NYC IDA planned to hold a public hearing about the requested bonds and breaks on Thursday, February 4 at 10 a.m. Comment.

DOE says goodbye to CCHS

The Columbus High School family was dealt a devastating blow last week, when the city Panel for Educational Policy voted to phase out two schools located on the Columbus campus. Comment.

Parkway break-ins spike

The 49th Precinct has stepped up its efforts to end a wave of vehicular vandalism in response to an increased number of such crimes and has made two arrests. Comment.

‘White Castle’ in limbo

An apartment building that neighbors have nicknamed the “White Castle,” a reference to its heavy white brick façade is nearly complete but its future is in limbo. Comment.

Community affairs officer honored as Cop of the Month

Community Affairs Officer Samuel Perez of the 49th Precinct was honored in January for his unstinting dedication to the people of the community and for the great success of the Toys for Tots program. Comment.

HPD demolishes long-standing Zerega eyesore

The city demolished a pesky vacant house in Zerega after a wall collapsed in October. Comment.

Mace Avenue tenant turns up the heat

Tenant Bobbi Brooks has had enough. Brooks has demanded an end to icy conditions inside her 776 Mace Avenue apartment. Comment.

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