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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

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.

More diverse specialized schools, without scrapping the admissions test  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 HS celebrates 95th anniversary  News 12 Brooklyn

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

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 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.

'There's a New Sheriff in Town!' Jeffries Rebukes Trump During...  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.

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.

Pieces Of Poetry: Artwork Honoring Literary Icons Coming To Fort Greene Park  BKLYNER

FORT GREENE – A new public artwork honoring three literary greats will be installed in Fort Greene Park next month. Elizabeth Masella, Public Art Coordinator ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grades are in & Brooklyn Tech is down  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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

‘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.

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.

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.

The Newsies! competition names the best high school newspapers in New York City for 2016  New York Daily News

Winners from The Newsies! High School Journalism Competition for 2016.

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 ...

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.

Brooklyn Tech Teacher Arrested for Sexting Student  Brooklyn Reader

A Brooklyn Tech High School math and physics teacher was arrested yesterday for sending a full-frontal photo to a 16-year-old female student, the Daily.

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

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

EXCLUSIVE: Noose found hanging from tree in Brooklyn park  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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Students arrived Friday morning at Jamaica High School in Queens, well aware its days are numbered. After last night's ...

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,

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.

With transit down and many schools damaged, New York City kids won't be back to school until Monday  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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Half-million city residents remain without power as New York continues its costly and frustrating comeback fro  New York Daily News

A half-million city residents remained without power Thursday as New York continued its costly and frustrating comeback from Hurricane Sandy.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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,” ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

'Cane-do Brooklynite Tulane student helps evacuate campus - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The horror of Hurricane Katrina persuaded Brooklyn native Joe Steindam to enroll at Tulane University and help rebuild New Orleans - but he never thought ...

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.

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 ...

Our 10 Best West African Restaurants in NYC, 2011  Village Voice

The peanut-dusted lamb kebabs called suya from northern Nigeria, available at Brooklyn's Buka In the late '80s, the typical Senegalese immigrant was a guy ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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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