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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

Former New Rochelle High School Principal Embarks on Real Estate Career  Talk of the Sound

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- If you are looking for a 3-bedroom double duplex in Bed Stuy close to the Bushwick border just a hop, skip and a jump from the J train, ...

Brooklyn Tech HS celebrates 95th anniversary  News 12 Brooklyn

Brooklyn Tech High School is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.

More diverse specialized schools, without scrapping the admissions test - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Mayor de Blasio this week called for doing away with the Specialized High School Admissions Test, one that I and my fellow students at Brooklyn Tech — and, ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

City students join nationwide walkout to protest gun violence  NY1

About 100000 students marched out of class Wednesday morning for the protest.

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 ...

Brooklyn Tech program aims to draw students to science, maybe the school - NY Daily News  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 ...

Parents blast Brooklyn Tech principal over sex-teacher allegations  New York Post

The principal of Brooklyn Tech High School, where accused sex predator Sean Shaynak allegedly victimized his students, was confronted by outraged parents ...

The Eclectic Tastes of Andre Walker  New York Times

“My parents were clotheshorses,” says the New York-born fashion designer Andre Walker, remembering the wide-lapeled sport coats his father would import ...

Stefanie Joshua's BUSHWICK HOMECOMINGS: THE RECORD to Debut At 11th Annual Bushwick Film Festival  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 ...

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.

Grades are in & Brooklyn Tech is down - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Brooklyn Tech High School wasn't at the head of the class this time. The premier Fort Greene high school's four-year graduation rate fell to 89% in June 2007 ...

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.

Brooklyn Tech High School to host 5-borough youth rock symphony Concert  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Electrify Your Music Foundation, a new non-profit dedicated to revitalizing underfunded public school music programs, announces its first major fundraising and ...

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.

City Aims to Tackle Racial Disparities with Free Swim Program for...  Brooklyn Reader

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

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.

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 - NY Daily News  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 ...

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 ...

Brooklyn Law School president and dean Nicholas Allard resigns  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

After six years serving as president and dean of Brooklyn Law School, Nicholas Allard is set to resign at the end of June, he announced to faculty and staff last ...

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

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

Mental patient disappears from a Hurricane Sandy evacuation shelter at a Brooklyn high school - NY Daily News  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 ...

Downtown Brooklyn’s City Tech picks valedictorian: Iraqi War vet turned student teacher Richard Fisher - NY D  New York Daily News

Richard Fisher was a terrible student in high school who got serious about academics after his brush with death during military *service* in the Iraqi War.

Obituary | Obituaries  Dunwoody Crier

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

Cellphones will soon be allowed at NYC schools  New York Post

The controversial regulation that prohibits students from bringing cellphones into schools is finally being scrapped, sources told The Post. The policy...

Real Talk: Law School, Using Your JD, Networking & Success  HuffPost

In April of this year, I was given the wonderful opportunity to take part in a NYC Bar association panel, entitled, “Career Fast-Tracking for Lawyers,” and it was ...

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...

Standing O is at it again!  Brooklyn Daily

Brooklyn's biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever.

Park Slope PTA protests student-handcuffing incident  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Parents at a Park Slope secondary school are protesting what they say was the uncalled for handcuffing of a student on Thursday by NYPD officers who acted ...

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 ...

With transit down and many schools damaged, New York City kids won't be back to school until Monday - NY Dail  New York Daily News

With scores of public schools ravaged by Sandy and transportation systems crippled for days, city kids won't return to classrooms before Monday, officials said.

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

EXCLUSIVE: Noose found hanging from tree in Brooklyn park - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Police are investigating the discovery of a noose found hanging from a tree in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park, officials said Tuesday.

High school housing evacuees a mess before classes resume: 'There's urine everywhere' - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Bedlam reigned Friday at a Manhattan high school that had been turned into a shelter from Sandy's storm.

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...

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 ...

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.

Bloomberg Excoriates Protesters As Panel Votes To Close Schools  CBS New York

An educational panel was given a tongue-lashing Thursday night by an angry crowd upset about school closures. Another tongue-lashing came Friday from an ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Holiday lights in Brooklyn 2013: A roundup of festive events across the borough  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The holiday spirit is alive and well in Brooklyn as the borough celebrates Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa with tree lightings, holiday sings, menorah ...

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.

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

Everyone seems to be wild about Mr. Ahluwalia, the the jewelry designer/retailer/actor/model who is up for almost anything.

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.

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 ...

Many students from Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods across NYC return to school - NY Daily News  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 ...

Supermarket Magnate John Catsimatidis - NY Daily News  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.

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 ...

Report: Department of Education didn't violate protocol in hiring Sean Shaynak, teacher accused of sex crimes  New York Daily News

A city investigation found that Department of Education officials followed protocol in the hiring of a former Brooklyn high school teacher,

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, ...

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

2017 Roger Rees Award Nominees Announced; Tim Federle to Host May Ceremony!  Broadway World

The Broadway Education Alliance is pleased to announce thenames of the 41 student performers who will compete for the 2016-2017 Roger Rees Awards for ...

New York and Its Nobel Laureates - The New York  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.

Bay Ridge icon Larry Morrish dies  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Larry Morrish, a beloved Bay Ridge civic leader whose work in the community stretched back more than 40 years, encompassing everything from organizing ...

Wife and death: Doc gives murder and adultery a shot - NY Daily News  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.

Mayoral campaign celeb Dante de Blasio is just a student to his friends - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

To most of New York, he's the charismatic teen whose towering afro and small screen charm catapulted his father's campaign into first place - but to his ...

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 ...

Park Slope Food Coop votes not to vote on proposed boycott of Israeli products - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The Park Slope Food Coop's venture into the treacherous waters of Middle East politics ended when its members voted overwhelmingly Tuesday not to go ...

Harold Kershner, 86, worked for IBM  The Ridgefield Press

Harold E. Kershner, 86, of Woodbury, CT, formerly of Ridgefield, CT and Rye, NH, husband of Patricia Frey Kershner, died on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at ...

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

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 westbound side, and into ...

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,” ...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's son Dante heading to Yale  Daily Mail

The New York mayor's wife and proud mom, Chirlane McCray, posted on Twitter that son Dante will be heading to the Ivy League school.

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.

Chat with NYC mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis  New York Daily News

John Catsimatidis, a Republican, was born on the small Greek island of Nisyros (population: about 1,000), but came to New York with his family as an infant.

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

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

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

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.'

Twice as nice: Islanders ink 25-year deal to join Nets at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015  Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It began six or seven years ago when then-New Jersey Nets owner Bruce Ratner and New York Islanders owner Charles Wang played a little game of "Wouldn't ...

Gristedes owner tosses his hat into mayor's race  The Villager

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | John Catsimatidis, the billionaire owner of the Gristedes supermarket chain, announced his entrance into the race for mayor of New ...

Mayor de Blasio gets into the World Cup spirit in City Hall  New York Daily News

Mayor de Blasio might like to talk about his Italian heritage, but when it comes to World Cup soccer he's all-American. The Italian-American mayor - who eats ...

Hamill: Brooklyn family's tradition of military service helped keep American dream a reality - NY Daily News  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 ...

A job with strings attached  Crain's New York Business

It is hard to quantify the number of guitars Steve Uhrik has in his shop at any given moment, but a visitor to his Brooklyn showroom might be tempted to guess he ...

Bill to Change Admissions Policy at NYC Selective High Schools...  Brooklyn Reader

Bills introduced in Albany that would change the admissions policy for New York City's most selective high schools, are struggling to gain momentum.

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 ...

Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis to sponsor Daily News' Citizenship NOW! call-in - NY Daily News  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.

Former Phipps Playground Expected to Become City Park, Van Bramer says  Sunnyside Post

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has allocated $3 million for the purchase and renovation of the former playground, which is currently owned by DBH Associates, ...

Gerry Goffin dead at 75: Carole King’s ex-husband and songwriting partner leaves unsung musical legacy - NY Da  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 ...

Long Lines at Many New York Polling Places  New York Times Blogs

Overview, 10:13 p.m. | Lines were long at many — but not all — polling places across the five boroughs today, with reports of voting machine and registration ...

Double standard allows soccer star Hope Solo to stay in the game  New York Post

It's the crowning disgrace of the sports world. Yet another renowned athlete has been hit with charges of domestic violence — allegedly pummeling two...

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.

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