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Former 1969 Miracle Met needs another miracle  Rockland County Times

The last person from the original 1962 New York Mets to play for the team until his retirement in 1979, Ed Kranepool, is suffering from diabetes and is need of a ...



A Beloved Bronx Teacher Retires After a Conflict With His Principal  New York Times

Tom Porton is used to drama: Since arriving at James Monroe High School as an English teacher 45 years ago, he has taught and staged plays. Outside, in the ...



National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



How One Bronx Cheerleading Team Made It to Nationals  TeenVogue.com

They came for the white jackets. The girls (and two boys) that make up the James Monroe cheerleading squad made history, becoming the first public school ...



Three Bronx schools face closure after missing benchmarks  Bronx Times

Three New York City public schools in the Bronx will likely close at the end of the school year due to unmet academic benchmarks, the NYC Department of ...



Larry Eisenberg, 99, Dead; His Limericks Were Very Well Read  The New York Times

Dr. Eisenberg, who died on Tuesday at 99, was for more than a decade one of the most prolific contributors of reader comments on nytimes.com — and, by ...



Art Shay, Whose Camera Captured the Famous and the Everyday, Dies at 96  The New York Times

Art Shay, a photographer who chronicled the famous and powerful, including nine presidents, as well as the everyday life of mid-20th-century Americans, died ...



Leon Lederman, 96, Explorer (and Explainer) of the Subatomic World, Dies  The New York Times

Leon Lederman, whose ingenious experiments with particle accelerators deepened science's understanding of the subatomic world, died early Wednesday in ...



Help These Bronx Cheerleaders Go to Nationals For the First Time  Jezebel

The cheerleading squad from James Monroe High School in the Bronx, New York, has qualified for the National High School Cheerleading Championship in ...



Mets fan offers kidney to Ed Kranepool 50 years after ailing legend signed his glove - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Nearly a half-century ago, New York Mets legend Ed Kranepool popped into a Long Island summer camp and signed a happy kid's baseball glove.



Almonte all grown up now  Albany Times Union

The box score that shows Danny Almonte pitched a perfect game at the Little League World Series is tucked in a binder atop a metal filing cabinet. A decade ...



Mom who abandoned baby after Queens crash claims she was being chased  New York Daily News

A mom who abandoned her baby after crashing her car through a gate into a Queens school claims she was being chased by another vehicle.



Irving Like, 93, Dies; Foe of Power Plant and Friend of Fire Island  The New York Times

Mr. Like, an environmental lawyer, waged a long and ultimately successful fight against the Shoreham nuclear generator on Long Island.



RED BANK: PEARL LEE Q&A  redbankgreen

RED BANK: redbankgreen's Q&A with Republican Pearl Lee, who's challenging incumbent Pasquale Menna for mayor in the November 6 election.



Didi, Boone, Andujar, Kranepool to Receive Thurman Munson Awards Feb. 5  NY Sports Day

A star-studded lineup will be honored at the 39th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on Tuesday night, February 5, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York ...



An innocent minor league baseball player got mixed up with an avocado-throwing menace  For The Win

In a security video released by the New York Police Department in June, a couple of guys attack a deli clerk with avocados at a bodega near Yankee Stadium in ...



Sanford Chandler, beloved SF speech and debate coach, dies  SFGate

Sanford Chandler, a longtime San Francisco teacher and indefatigable champion of the fine art of high school speech, has died. Mr. Chandler passed away July ...



Paul Dickstein, Koch's Budget Chief in New York City, Dies at 70  New York Times

Paul Dickstein, a New York City budget czar who enforced stern fiscal discipline even — perhaps especially — in times of surplus during the administration of ...



Stanley Meisler, Foreign Correspondent Who Pivoted to Art History, Dies at 85  The New York Times

Stanley Meisler, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Los Angeles Times who wrote a history of the United Nations and a biography of its secretary general ...



Lightning In The Bronx: Goal For Willie Negron  NY Sports Day

Inside the front lobby of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Rosedale section of the Bronx, Willie Negron waits patiently with a net of.



Regina Resnik, Metropolitan Opera Star, Dies at 90  New York Times

Regina Resnik, a Bronx-born opera star who sang more than 300 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and who made the shift from soprano to ...



Josephine Marino: Staten Island's well-connected Energizer Bunny  SILive.com

No project is too big for this 2018 Staten Island Woman of Achievement.



Syracuse school, 19 others in the state, get one year to turn around before being taken over  Syracuse.com

Syracuse has 18 schools that could be taken over by a "turnaround expert" in the next two years.



The Real Mr. Met Is Selling Off His Past and Coping With the Present  The New York Times

Ed Kranepool, who played in 18 seasons for the Mets, has put his memorabilia up for purchase as he deals with medical problems. He remains estranged from ...



Bronx teacher uses innovative program to educate students on HIV/AIDS - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

As AIDS ravaged the city, Bronx teacher Thomas Porton took it upon himself to ensure students understood the deadly disease.



Nick Cannon-produced MTV show 'Son of a Gun' shows Bronx rapper Cory Gunz following in dad's steps  New York Daily News

Like rapper, like son: Cory Gunz is déjà vu all over again with a new show on MTV. His father, Peter Gunz, scored a hit record in 1998 with the uptown anthem ...



Ricky Flores's 1980s Photos of the South Bronx - The New York Times  New York Times

For Ricky Flores, one of the photographers in a group exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center, chronicling his South Bronx neighborhood transformed him ...



Must-See Latin American Movies at Havana Film Festival New York 2018  Remezcla

The Havana Film Festival New York returns in April.



One year after she requested repairs from NYCHA, Bronx River Houses resident injured when sink falls  New York Daily News

Victoria Bush's bathroom sink at Bronx River Houses came off the damaged wall back in early June and has sat on the floor ever since.



Danny Almonte: Racial bias vs. Chicago LL is all too familiar  New York Post

Playing both the “everybody is doing it” and the “it was the adults' fault” cards, legendary Little League cheat Danny Almonte believes the Chicago Little League ...



Bronx Councilwoman Annabel Palma slams Bloomberg ad campaign against teen pregnancy  New York Daily News

For one Bronx councilwoman, the city's new ad campaign blasting teen pregnancy hits too close to home.



Marian Javits, Proto-Feminist and Widow of New York Senator, Dies at 92  The New York Times

Marian Javits, the arts patron, bon vivant and proto-feminist who cut a singular figure in New York while her husband, Jacob, devoted long years in Washington ...



Baseball's Greatest Scandals, #6: Danny Almonte, not-so-Little Leaguer  AZ Snake Pit

The Little League World Series at South Williamsport is a massive event. Crowds of up to 41000 turn up to watch the games in person, and millions more follow ...



How the Mets came to be Queens' team  Queens Chronicle

Go west, young man!” was advice that 19th-century New York newspaper Horace Greeley famously dished out to someone who was asking him about making a ...



Joseph Miller, Who Sold Horse Tack to the Well-Heeled, Dies at 93  New York Times

Joseph Miller, who built his father's humble harness shop in Manhattan into one of the nation's largest suppliers of fashionable saddlery, riding apparel and ...



A Judge's Own Story Highlights Her Mother's  New York Times

WASHINGTON — The morning Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as a federal appeals court judge in 1998, she began calling her mother to share the good news.



Linda Riss Pugach, Whose Life Was Ripped From Headlines, Dies at 75  New York Times

Mrs. Pugach's blinding by her lover, Burton N. Pugach, in 1959 became a news media sensation, and her later marriage to Mr. Pugach in 1974 became an ...



Little League still feels impact of age scandal 10 years later  OCRegister

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The box score that shows Danny Almonte pitched a perfect game at the Little League World Series is tucked in a binder atop a ...



It's all Greek to Lehman College literature professor  New York Daily News

Walter Blanco is a Lehman College literature professor who translates ancient texts. He taught himself Greek, using a dictionary and going word by word through ...



Bernard Schoenbaum, 89, New Yorker Cartoonist, Dies  New York Times

Bernard Schoenbaum, who in hundreds of cartoons in The New Yorker needled the relatively affluent, the media-conscious, the irony-besotted and the socially ...



Hector Nazario creates graffiti murals for victims, but this time, violence hits close to home - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Hector Nazario and his TATs Cru graffiti guys won fame for painting hundreds of murals honoring the city's victims of street violence in the 1990s - and fortune ...



Paul Bogart, TV Director, Dies at 92  New York Times

Paul Bogart, a puppeteer who bumbled into the new medium of television in 1950 and rose to be an Emmy-winning director known for popular shows like “All in ...



Happy 70th Anniversary, NBA!  Bleeding Yankee Blue

November 1, 1946, 70 years ago: The the 1st NBA game is played at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. (Until 1949, the National Basketball Association was ...



NCAA's 1957 Classic Is Only a Memory for Now  New York Times

The fantasy of a replay of the triple-overtime championship game between U.N.C. and Kansas disintegrated like any old office-pool bracket.



Mac's Musings: Tottenville baseball alumni gather for a friend  Staten Island Advance - SILive.com

Advance file photo by Rich KaneIn this 2003 photo, John Benedetto fires up his team during a game. He was so loved by his teammates that they are gathering ...



See What They Look Like Now: Little League sensation Danny Almonte  AOL News

In the summer of 2001, a quiet 14-year-old kid was exposed by Sports Illustrated as being too old to have competed in the Little League World Series.



Jules Feiffer: Cartoonist Enjoys Remarkable Second Career  Dan's Papers

Jules Feiffer is one of the most celebrated cartoonists of his generation. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for his cartoons in The Village Voice. He has won an ...



My Father, Fiddler, and the Left: Joseph Stein's comic circle and the transformation of American popular culture  City Journal

My father, playwright Joseph Stein, was so vital for so long that when he died in October 2010, at 98, some people were actually taken by surprise. Nearly half a ...



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