Day: March 17, 2011

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B&G HS 'Roos Defeat Lincoln to Repeat as City Hoop

The road to New York City high school basketball glory once again runs through Bedford-Stuyvesant. That after Boys & Girls High School successfully defended their Public School Athletic League Class AA title in beating Coney Island’s Lincoln High School, 62-55. The championship game, played at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, featured the two top-ranked public […]readmore

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Deceptive grand larceny on the rise; Craigslist buyers beware

Shoppers on Craigslist looking for a great deal beware! That’s what Dep. Inspector Juanita Holmes, Commanding Officer at the 81st Precinct, warned residents at the precinct’s recent Community Council meeting. “The [Craigslist] ads sometimes dupes (buyers) into thinking they are renting an apartment or buying goods, but once the unsuspecting victim gets to the location, […]readmore

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At Witt's End

“Hollering” Harry and the Saint Patrick’s Day Beggar “I’m telling you the digital world is changing things and it ain’t for the better,” said my good friend and fellow journalist “Hollering” Harry. We were sitting at a bar after a long day of grinding out stories and were talking about the state of the world. […]readmore

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City Votes to Regulate Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The NYC Council recently voted to ensure pregnancy crisis centers (CPC) provide truthful information to women who seek their services. By a vote of 39-9, the council requires CPCs (also known as Pregnancy Service Centers) inform their clients whether or not they have a licensed medical provider on staff; disclose the type of pregnancy-related services […]readmore

City Politics

Elections Matter

By now, it has become a familiar theme: weekly protests against some aspect of Mayor Michael  Bloomberg’s draconian schools policy and his suddenly austere budget proposals. Community groups, school advocates, parents, students, blogs, newspaper editorial boards and local politicians host rallies throughout the city to protest school closings, charter school placements in public school buildings, […]readmore

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Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Man gunned down A 20-year-old man was shot and killed on March 13, police said. Police responded to sounds of gunfire at about 7:50 pm and found the victim shot once in the chest. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and declared dead on arrival. Police […]readmore

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View From Here

An earthquake, a tsunami and now with multiple nuclear catastrophes, Japan is suffering unlike any other nation before. The release of radioactivity across the country  is an environmental disaster several magnitudes above the Gulf oil spill. Renown physicist Dr. Michio Kaku said this could be a “Chernobyl in the making” and it is something that […]readmore