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Professional Update

May 12, 2019 by Howard Schlossberg (Register to contact)

Howard Schlossberg ('68), since retiring from his tenured professorship at Columbia College Chicago, is a senior editor at Signature Strength Publishing, a sports correspondent at the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) and the Arizona Republic (Phoenix) and a deejay at free-form rocker Radio Free Phoenix. And still a Mets fan.


August 20, 2018 by Dennis Paoletti (Register to contact)

I recently send in some info re a reunion I had with a few former BTHS gymnast classmates ('60's)

How can I submit a photo to accompany the news?

Paoletti in NYC

May 14, 2018 by Dennis Paoletti (Register to contact)

Dennis Paoletti '62 (Architecture; Gymnastic Team) will be in NYC June 22 June - 1 July; attending the AIA Convention

Another Book Published

December 9, 2016 by Lynn Hoffman (Register to contact)

I know that lots of poets have graduated from Tech, but here's the latest: Philadelphia Poems by Lynn Hoffman '61 was just published by Kelsay Books.

Merchandise purchases

March 7, 2013 by Herbert Jacobson (Register to contact)

Is anyone else as appalled as I am regarding the shipping and handling charges for items ordered from the Alumni Store?

A $9.00 coffee mug has an S&H charge of $11.00. Outrageous!

Herbert L Jacobson
Class of '57

Brooklyn Tech High School News From Around The Web

William P. Yard, 83, of Watertown  WWNY

William P. “Bill” Yard, 83, of 1211 Faichney Dr., Watertown, passed away September 12, 2019 at Upstate Medical University.

William P. Yard, 83, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — William P. “Bill” Yard, 83, of 1211 Faichney Dr., Watertown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Upstate Medical University.

UPDATE: Woodside Teen Who Was Reported Missing Has Been Found  Sunnyside Post

Nov. 20, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A Woodside teen who went missing on Nov. 15 has been found, according to police. Zannatul Iqbal, 15, showed up at.

Brooklyn Tech High School principal is 'horrified' by allegations against teacher Sean Shaynak  amNY

A special schools investigator has begun to look into the hiring of a Brooklyn Tech High School science teacher who is accused of victimizing seven students.

Brooklyn Tech students get $450K after teacher sex abuse claims  New York Post

Five female students who sued the city after being preyed upon by their Brooklyn Tech High School teacher have settled their lawsuits for $450000, ...

Brooklyn Tech program aims to draw students to science, maybe the school  New York Daily News

The new program, which started last summer, aims to recruit youngsters to engineering and science, and maybe the school. “I like it. It's hands-on,” said Alyssa ...

BUSHWICK HOMECOMINGS: THE RECORD to Be Screened at Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem  Broadway World

At the conclusion of her 2006 award-winning short documentary “Bushwick Homecomings” Stefanie Joshua said that “only time will tell” what the future would ...

Brooklyn Tech Student Sues City Over Creepy, Cross-dressing Teacher  New York Magazine

Sean Shaynak, the math and physics teacher at Brooklyn Tech High School who was charged in August for a host of sex crimes against students, is now the ...

Brooklyn Street Dedicated to Latino Activist Angelo Falcón  NY1

Angelo Falcón was remembered as an intellectual warrior as his name is now memorialized on the Williamsburg Street where he grew up. "He was a ...

Brooklyn teacher gets five years in prison for sharing pornographic images with seven students, kidnapping one  New York Daily News

The Brooklyn Tech High School teacher was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday as part of a plea deal.

Brooklyn Tech transforms storage area to lifelike courtoom classroom for budding law students  New York Daily News

Legal buffs at a Fort Greene high school will be putting their schoolwork into practice with their very own mock courtroom. An old storage area for woodshop ...

‘There’s a New Sheriff in Town!’ Jeffries Rebukes Trump During State of the District Address  Brooklyn Reader

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries issued a sharp rebuke against President Trump's divisive rhetoric and politics at his annual State of the District Address.

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Chu '19 Aims to Use Entomology to Elevate the Understanding of Human Biology | John Jay College of Criminal Justice  John Jay News

Our 2019 Commencement Ceremony is right around the corner. To mark the occasion, and celebrate the incredible achievements of our seniors, we spoke with ...

Magnolia Tree Earth Center appoints Marlon Rice as executive director  Amsterdam News

Magnolia Tree Earth Center, Bedford-Stuyvesant's acclaimed urban ecology nonprofit, celebrates April's Earth Month with the appointment of Marlon Rice as ...

Is your school a 'Reward' school? Here's the list of schools honored for their high scores  Chalkbeat New York

64 New York City schools made the list out of 155 across the state.

FDNY Responds to Unstable Construction Facade Outside Brooklyn Brownstone  NBC New York

Authorities are responding to a report of an unstable construction facade outside a brownstone in Fort Greene, not far from Brooklyn Tech High School.

Dante de Blasio Graduates from High School  NBC New York

The teenage son who became a star of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign is marking a milestone of his own: He's graduating from high school.

Kam Williams, prolific film and literary critic, dies  Lasentinel

Editor's Note: Kam Williams was a frequent contributor to the Sentinel. We send our condolences to his family and loved ones. Long-time Sentinel contributing ...

23 Brooklyn Public Schools Named Best in New York State  BKLYNER

The New York State Education Department has announced its Reward Schools – 155 high achieving and high progress schools across the state. Brooklyn is ...

‘Perv’ Brooklyn high school teacher who preyed on teen students can never teach again under plea deal  New York Daily News

The “Sickest Perv Teacher Ever” won't be teaching anymore.

City Aims to Tackle Racial Disparities with Free Swim Program for Kids of Color  Brooklyn Reader

The health department has launched a free swim program to reduce the disproportionate risk of drowning among Black and Latino kids.

CityViews: There is a Model for Making NYC's Specialized High Schools More Diverse  City Limits

You have to hand it to the good folks at the New York Department of Education: Despite years of data that show admission to Specialized High Schools across ...

Educators raise $10K to sponsor 20 SHSAT prep scholarships in the Black community  Amsterdam News

Students who want to attend specialized high schools are required to pass the schools' admissions tests.

Flushing teen awarded Miss Photogenic in Miss Teen New York USA pageant

Flushing resident Sterling Hsuih was proud and honored to represent the “melting pot of Queens” at the 2019 Miss Teen New York USA Pageant on Jan. 20.

Kam Williams, Prolific Film and Literary Critic Dies at 66  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Above photo of Kam Williams submitted courtesy of Williams family. Prolific Film and Literary Critic Dies at 66. Over the past two decades, film and literary critic ...

WE REMEMBER: EUR Film/Literary Critic Kam Williams Dies at 66

Film critic and entertainment journalist, Kam Williams has died. EURweb was one of Williams' affiliates and supporters. We will miss him and his contributions.

Health Department's Making Waves Program teaches more than 2500 children how to swim  Amsterdam News

The Health Department announced this week that its Making Waves program taught more than 2,500 children how to swim this summer. The program provides ...

Many students from Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods across NYC return to school  New York Daily News

Hundreds of thousands of city kids returned to class Monday for the first time in a week, many exchanging heartbreak and hardship for some much-needed ...

Brooklyn millennial causes stir with skiplagged flight deals  NY1

As New Yorkers jet off for summer getaways, many are using cheaper tickets thanks to a website created by a Brooklyn millennial.

Minimum wage days  The Real Deal

From lifeguarding to milking cows, a look at how six top NYC real estate players got their start.

Middle School 202 debate team debut  Queens Chronicle

On Saturday, Jan. 30, 18 students from Middle School 202, the Robert Goddard School in Ozone Park, participated in the 2nd MSQI Debate Tournament at ...

Sixteen teachers singled out for pervy conduct get to keep their jobs in New York City schools  New York Daily News

Sixteen city teachers have been singled out by education officials for pervy classroom behavior — but they can't be fired, the Daily News has learned.

The Eclectic Tastes of Andre Walker  New York Times

In 1981, the designer launched his first runway collection at a neighborhood nightclub; now, at 52, he's contemplating his next move.

Brooklyn Tech teacher sent sex photo to teen student: DA  New York Post

A teacher at the prestigious Brooklyn high school that Dante de Blasio attends was busted for sending an X-rated photo of himself to a 16-year-old female...

No Rest for a Man, 92, Whose Work Went to the Moon and Back  The New York Times

Gene Fastook, who helped make it possible for humans to walk on the moon and return to Earth to tell the tale, now begins most days in a McDonald's on White ...

Michael Weiss’ Homecoming: Brooklyn Boy Brings Express to the Fulton Mall  New York Observer

Much has been made of the Fulton Mall's transformation over the past few years (not least in these pages). New shops, new sweets, new people. No one knows ...

New York City Schools Reopen After Hurricane Sandy  New York Times

The effort to reopen schools shut by Hurricane Sandy presented officials with a tangled puzzle and New York City's 1.1 million students with a drastically altered ...

Mental patient disappears from a Hurricane Sandy evacuation shelter at a Brooklyn high school  New York Daily News

Police are searching for a mental patient who disappeared Tuesday from a temporary shelter at a Brooklyn high school and is now apparently wandering about ...

Brooklyn's Chinese Pioneers: Hardworking Fujianese immigrants use the borough as a launching pad to the middle class.  City Journal

While Brooklyn has gained international fame in recent years for its artisanal pickle-makers, hip-hop impresarios, and concierged condos, New York City's ...

Jitu Weusi Got Mad Soul  Black Star News

[A Big Tribute To Jitu Weusi]. The death of Jitu Weusi on May 22, 2013 of liver cancer represents a great loss to the community and to the scholarship on the ...

MAP: Fort Greene's Top 5 Crime Hot Spots  DNAinfo

From the Ingersoll Houses to Fort Greene Park, police are tackling Fort Greene's five crime hot spots.

Murder-suicide suspected after NYC blaze kills 3  New York Post

A financially troubled Queens man butchered his wife and their teen son to death with a knife before setting them on fire and killing himself in a grisly...

Supermarket Magnate John Catsimatidis  New York Daily News

John Catsimatidis, a Republican, was born on the small Greek island of Nisyros (population: about 1000), but came to New York with his family as an infant.

Obituary | Obituaries  Dunwoody Crier

Zachary Lawrence Chambless, 17, of Dunwoody passed away on July 3, 2018.

Waris Ahluwalia: A Ubiquitous Presence, However Unlikely  New York Times

What better place to debut a jewelry collection by Waris Ahluwalia than the regal Explorers Club on the Upper East Side? With its wood paneling, stained-glass ...

George G. Semerjian Of Southampton Dies September 22 - Southampton

Noted real estate developer and former owner of the Southampton Bath and Tennis Club George G. Semerjian of Southampton died on September 22. He was ...

New York and Its Nobel Laureates  New York Times Blogs

A monument near the American Museum of Natural History honors the Americans have been awarded Nobel Prizes, many of whom have ties to New York.

Tisch: Top city schools could be exempt from new teacher evaluation system  Chalkbeat Colorado

More than 100 top-ranked New York City schools could be exempt from a prescriptive teacher evaluation system approved by state lawmakers earlier this week, ...

Justice Tanya R. Kennedy inducted to State Supreme Court  Amsterdam News

I am ready, and I am able,” Justice Tanya R. Kennedy announced to a throng of admirers in the New York County Courthouse rotunda last Thursday evening.

Dr Joe Machnik: American soccer's renaissance man  The Guardian

He's best known as Fox Soccer's refereeing expert, but Machnik has spent a lifetime in the game – as a player, coach, ref, and much more besides. Michael ...

Wife and death: Doc gives murder and adultery a shot  New York Daily News

When his wife died of a freak heart attack at age 32, Dr. Carl Coppolino was tortured by the idea that their two young daughters would grow up motherless.

Rochelle Ballantyne poised to become the first African-American female chessmaster  New York Daily News

Rochelle Ballantyne is getting ready to the chess world in check.

Bisnow Exclusive: Q&A With Red Apple Group's John Catsimatidis  Bisnow

Red Apple Group CEO John Catsimatidis sat down to speak with us about his views on Brooklyn's development, politics, his upbringing and his many ventures.

Prolific Film and Literary Critic Kam Williams Dies  Afro American

By MSR News Online. Editor's Note: Kam Williams was a frequent contributor to the MSR. We send our condolences to his family and loved ones. Find film ...

North High Table Tennis Invitational A Great Success

The doubles match of Kevin Li and Timothy Lee—North High against South High. By Kevin Li. Great Neck North High School hosted its second Table Tennis ...

Before Hogan, D’Amato was lacrosse/football pioneer  Newsday

Forty-eight years before Patriots receiver Chris Hogan made the jump from the lacrosse field to the Super Bowl, there was Mike D'Amato.“I was the first,” ...

Dante de Blasio accepted at Brown and Yale  New York Post

Dante de Blasio is seriously considering enrolling at one of New England's top Ivy League colleges this fall. The mayor's son has been accepted at both...

Hamill: Brooklyn family's tradition of military service helped keep American dream a reality  New York Daily News

Anthony Astarita, an Italian immigrant who'd settled in Brooklyn, fought with the U.S. Army in World War I in France. He had three sons, all of whom served in ...

Dante De Blasio To Attend Yale University  CBS Local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The son of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be attending Yale University this fall. The mayor's wife, Chirlane McCray, ...

First day of school in New York City: Kids, parents face big changes and rite of passage  New York Daily News

New York City's million school kids went back to class Monday, the first day of a school year of seismic changes: a new mayor, new teacher evaluations and a ...

93 Minutes With Living Colour's Corey Glover and Vernon Reid  New York Magazine

Twenty-one years after “Cult of Personality,” Living Colour has a new album, a few regrets, and no intention of ever wearing neon spandex again.

This Week's Most Ratchet Crimes in America

This week's most ratchet crimes include a pervy Uber driver and trading a diamond for weed.

It's official: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will call Gracie Mansion home  New York Daily News

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he is moving on up to Gracie Mansion, a decision that followed weeks of agonizing over whether to leave his artsy ...

Can Pixlee Change Image-Based Marketing? $1.5M On 'Yes'  Forbes

Visual marketing firm Pixlee announced today that it's raised $1.5 million to bulk up on engineering and marketing personnel. The young, image-based social ...

For Young Disabled Athletes, a Chance to Glide, and Compete, on the Ice  New York Times

Victor Calise, the commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, coaches a hockey team made up of disabled children who compete at Lasker ...

Cause of bus crash that killed N.C. State basketball legend Lorenzo Charles still unknown: police  New York Daily News

RALEIGH, N.C. - At 4:46 p.m. on Monday, Raleigh police received a 911 call that an Elite Coach bus careened off Interstate 40, just past Exit 290 on the ...

NYC Immigration Activist Jean Montrevil Speaks Out After Deportation to Haiti: “My Heart Is Broken”  Democracy Now!

On Tuesday, immigrant rights leader Jean Montrevil was deported to Haiti after residing in the United States for over three decades. He came to the U.S. from ...

For Runners, Van Cortlandt Park Was the Ultimate Test  New York Times

The snow blanketing the Parade Grounds at Van Cortlandt Park lends the landscape a tone of pastoral tranquillity, even if generations of schoolboy runners ...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's son Dante has bodyguard take him to Yale  Daily Mail

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio hoped to bring his son Dante, 17, to Yale on Saturday but the teen asked dad to stay home, wishing to stay 'low key.'

Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis to sponsor Daily News' Citizenship NOW! call-in  New York Daily News

Supermarket magnate and Greek immigrant John Catsimatidis was just 6 when he became a U.S. citizen — but he still recalls the experience.

Penn State Weekend Sports Recap  Onward State

Many Penn State sports were in action this weekend including soccer, hockey, field hockey, fencing and cross country.

Gerry Goffin dead at 75: Carole King’s ex-husband and songwriting partner leaves unsung musical legacy  New York Daily News

Gerry Goffin, who with his first wife Carole King wrote classic 1960s songs like "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Natural ...

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