The recently concluded baseball winter meetings in San Diego produced little news for Mets fans aside from the team signing former Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to a $1.45 million, one-year contract. Mayberry has power and had been a thorn in the Mets’ side whenever they played Philadelphia. This kind of bargain-basement acquisition is a hallmark of Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s tenure.
If that was all that transpired, the Mets would have been better off than they were before the winter meetings. Unfortunately, Alderson once again felt compelled to discuss Mets’ fans least favorite topic: namely the Amazin’s need for continued “payroll flexibility.” That term has become a sports euphemism for pinching pennies, which of course is an area in which the Mets have expertise.
It’s been a long time since I and many other St. John’s alumni around my age have said we’re proud of our basketball team, since our college squad has energized its fan base like this.
It’s been a few years since Red Storm players have been asked what it’s like to be the best hoops team in the city, if not the best ball club in the five boroughs in any sport.
In what has become a popular annual tradition, more than 200 people gathered last Saturday at the Make a Difference Christmas gala to celebrate the holidays and step up for children in need.
The event is held every year on the first Saturday in December at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston. Attendees bring toys that will be given to underprivileged children at Christmas.
The star of the St. John’s men’s basketball team is not the tattooed shooting guard with the sweet jump shot.
It’s not the lengthy center with the imposing presence on defense.
(NAPSI)—Ideally, all students would have access to one-on-one tutoring when they need it. In most cases, this ideal is neither feasible nor affordable, but advanced technology can give students a one-on-one experience through software- and Web-based learning tools.
(BPT) - You might be a fairytale-style bride or a more professional bride who doesn’t tolerate frilly. You might even be the girl next door with a laid-back attitude. Whatever your personal style, your tastes will set the look and feel of the wedding you’re planning.
The holiday season is certainly a joyous time but it can be stressful when it comes to finding a gift for the special people in your life. Here are some last-minute gift ideas that just might inspire. You may even want to treat yourself!
(NAPSI)—Whether it's "Elf," "Miracle on 34th Street" or "Christmas Vacation," it seems that everyone has a favorite holiday movie or TV special they've made a part of their holiday traditions. According to a recent omnibus survey conducted by Research Now for Roku, Inc., maker of the popular streaming platform for Roku players and Roku TV, 75 percent of Americans plan to watch holiday movies and TV specials this season. But gone are the days when holiday movies and specials aired once or twice during the season and families had to plan their schedules to watch them on broadcast TV.
(Family Features) When the cold of winter settles in, it can bring a wide range of problems – especially for individuals who wear glasses.
(BPT) - The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye – have you finished shopping for gifts? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you can save time, money and cut down on stress thanks to a handy gift-guide guaranteed to inspire perfect presents for everyone on your list.
(Family Features) ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and many pet lovers jump at the opportunity to include their four-legged friends in the festivities. Pet holiday parties may range from the simply elegant to the simply silly, but they all have one thing in common – a doggone good time.
(NAPSI)—Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a malfunction of the electrical rhythm of the heart, can strike anyone, at any time—but you can lead the way to save a life.
(NAPSI)—For those looking to take an upscale road trip, but who want to get the most for their money, there are several tips and tricks to keep in mind when planning a getaway.
Community leader Vincent Arcuri Jr. sports a festive cap.
(NewsUSA) - Wow.
Columbia University dismissed Lions football head coach Peter Mangurian this past Friday. Ironically, the fact that the Lions are in the midst of a 21-game losing streak had little to do with the dismissal; rather it was reports that Mangurian was verbally abusive to players, and even worse, ignored their concerns about having incurred concussions, that spurred Columbia president Lee Bollinger to act.
Not to belittle the players’ concerns, but not firing this guy just based on his win-loss record reminds me of how the feds could only put Al Capone away for income tax evasion instead of for any of his hardcore gangster activities. But the important thing is that Columbia finally got rid of “the Vince Lombardi of losing.”
The holiday season got into full gear in Glendale Sunday, when the annual Christmas treelighting was held at the triangle outside Zum Stammtisch restaurant, where 70th Street meets Myrtle and Cooper avenues. Pictured: the crowd enjoying the tree in all its glory; Santa Claus, aka Joe Aiello, meets with some of the children, all of whom got stuffed animals; community leader Vincent Arcuri Jr. sports a festive cap; Zum Stammtisch owner Werner Lehner, rear, is honored by Councilwoman Liz Crowley, in red, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt and Assemblyman Mike Miller; Miller presents Lehner with an honorary street sign; Kayla Forester, her son, Ryan, all wrapped up, and Michelle and Elisa Kruithoff enjoy the festivities; area music legend Joe Fuoco performs with some of his students; and two more youngsters get their gifts from Old St. Nick. As the poet wrote, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
Acting like a catalog of Bayside’s home movies, a revamped version of the website “Bayside Live TV” — an internet channel that creator Gregg Sullivan said is a “handshake between the community and the media” — will launch before the new year.
BaysideLiveTV.com has some short videos now and will be updated soon. The idea is to unite the community online, and show outsiders what the area has to offer in terms of businesses, schools, youth sports teams, bars, restaurants and real estate.
The holiday season got into full gear in Glendale Sunday, when the annual Christmas treelighting was held at the triangle outside Zum Stammtisch restaurant, where 70th Street meets Myrtle and Cooper avenues.
Photos show the crowd enjoying the tree in all its glory; Santa Claus, aka Joe Aiello, meets with some of the children, all of whom got stuffed animals; community leader Vincent Arcuri Jr. sports a festive cap; Zum Stammtisch owner Werner Lehner, rear, is honored by Councilwoman Liz Crowley, in red, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt and Assemblyman Mike Miller; Miller presents Lehner with an honorary street sign; Kayla Forester, her son, Ryan, all wrapped up, and Michelle and Elisa Kruithoff enjoy the festivities; area music legend Joe Fuoco performs with some of his students; and two more youngsters get their gifts from Old St. Nick. As the poet wrote, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
The last time St. John’s made the trip upstate and beat the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome, Phil Greene IV was an elementary school student in Chicago.
Myrtle Sporting Goods’ wide array of fitted hats, soccer cleats and running shoes are top sellers this year at the Ridgewood store.
Gift-shoppers throughout Queens should take a cue from the holiday decorations already festooning streets throughout the borough: Elegant accessories are at the center of holiday fashion this season.
Thanks to jewelry trends, there are plenty of options for selecting the right ring, necklace, bracelet or other accessories.