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February 19, 2009  RSS feed
CEC 32 Tackles Mayoral Control
Public officials and community leaders looked ahead to the sunset of a state law granting the mayor control of New York City public schools at the Thursday, Feb. 12 Community Education Council (CEC) District 32 meeting, held at P.S. More...
Land Grab Planned To Build New H.S.

The School Construction Authority (SCA) will seek to use eminent domain to acquire a former Maspeth restaurant supply warehouse eyed as the new home of an 1,100-seat public high school, it was announced. More...

Civic Leaders Rally To Stop Shutdowns Community, Workers Say Closure Poses Grave Situation
Chants of "Keep us open" could be heard from blocks away as throngs of hospital employees and residents banded together on Friday, Feb. 13 in front of St. John's Queens Hospital in Elmhurst to protest the imminent closing of the facility. More...
Bandit Points Gun At Teller, Takes Cash In Bank Heist
In the mood for trouble, a gun-toting crook came calling at a bank branch in Maspeth on Valentine's Day morning, Feb. 14, reportedly threatening a bank employee before getting away with a sum of money. Police said the heist occurred at the Valley National Bank branch located at 64-13 Grand Ave. More...
As a follow-up to last week's analysis of intriguing National League outfielders, here's a few American Leaguers that should spark interest at the position. Matt Joyce (TB): Joyce is a 24- year-old with major upside, who was recently traded from Detroit to Tampa Bay, and is slated to be part of a lefty-righty platoon with Gabe Gross. More...
2009 Award For NYS Elementary Teachers
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual New York History Teacher of the Year Award, it was announced on Thursday, Feb. 12. The winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and will be placed in the running for the National History Teacher of the Year award to be selected this fall. More...
In Loving Memory Of Joseph C. Giarraputo Jr.
Feb. 19, 1963 - Aug. 26, 2004 5th Birthday In Heaven 46th Birthday You were taken away from us. As each day passes, you are greatly missed. You are always in my thoughts and in my prayers. You are my sunny sunshine. More...
There was a very good reason why Osama bin Laden picked Afghanistan as his base of operations. The country is full of inhospitable mountain terrain, combined with extreme weather conditions, More...
The Only Thing To Fear ...
Fear is a great motivator. Back in 1958, one small nun controlled 60 unruly kids in the third grade class at St. Brigid's School in Westbury, N.Y. We all learned to read and do math. We all memorized our prayers. Why? Fear. More...