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Jets Wrap Up 2018
Why Not Have a REAL NYC Specialized High School Integration Plan? ■■
Part 1- The Real Problem: What is to be done with all of those K-12 Black and Latino students who are on and/or above learning- and grade-level standards? “Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke.” ---Ralph Ellison “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ---Oprah Winfrey “…Some NYC politicians, civic leaders and professional educators (who should know and act better) are floating, unknowingly or cynically, a dangerous narrative: That poor performance on a high school standardized admissions exam proves that there is something ‘inherently’ wrong with the brains of Black and Latino children; thus, the ‘problem’ requires an ‘admissions process’ fix rather than an expanded educational opportunity and an improvement of learning quality fix. They either ignore or don’t know that these students not having full ‘front-end’ access to a better quality of learning and test-preparedness are predictably doomed to suffer from academic underachievement and test underperformance. In our present national political climate, it is probably not a wise or helpful decision to imply, even by accident, that Black and Latino children are, ‘by nature,’ intellectually inferior. What is inferior is the quality of the K-8 education and test preparation too many of these Black and Latino students are receiving...”
t a recent public forum on the NYC Mayor’s Specialized High Schools (SHS) “Integration Plan,” a few Black parents raised some very thoughtful questions about the emotional and educational safety and well-being of their children, if admitted by way of the “plan” to a SHS. I share their concerns and many others about the “integration plan;” for sure, the “devil” is in the tale that leads up to the “plan,” as well as the problematic details in the “plan” itself. As a former NYC high school principal, I took in students who “voluntarily” transferred from a SHS. What I gained from those experiences is my belief that SHS school culture generally is not structured and practiced in working with “struggling” students (who tested into a SHS!). And trust me, I have learned as
LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DWAYNE N. MCKAY, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on April 13, 2016, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 31, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 966 Madison Street, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 3366 and Lot 19. Approximate amount of judgment is $779,050.85 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 507058/2013. William D. Bowman, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Certificateholders of Banc of America Mortgage 2007-4 Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-4, Plaintiff AGAINST Reynold Lavache; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated March 21, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams
a superintendent, school cultures don’t change simply because of a “directive” from central, and if the administration and/or staff don’t like or agree with that directive, well, the central office better “helmet-up,” for a passive and/or active resistance battle is about to begin where students could be the victims of some form of educational collateral damage! Will these SHS “integrated” children of color be seen as intellectually second-class students who gained access based on a political, rather than an academic, basis? And if these Black and Latino students have not received a quality K-8 educational learning experience, are we crippling their competitiveness and ultimately setting them up for failure? And what about those Black ➔➔ Continued on page 9
Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on January 31, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1162 E 99TH Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 8244 Lot 74. Approximate amount of judgment $912,416.49 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 13593/08. Julie Clark, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: December 3, 2018 59588 NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC AUCTION Supreme Court of New York, KINGS County. HSBC BANK USA, N.A., Plaintiff, -against- ESTHER MATEO; PLINIO MATEO; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; CITY OF NEW YORK TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; NYC DEPARTMENT OF FINANCEPARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; CARLA PARRA; FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ; CARLOS GARCIA; JOSE MORALES; BERNARDO FLORES; JOHN DOE #1-#2 AND JANE DOE #1-#2 occupants of the mortgaged premises whose identities remain unknown to plaintiff, Index No. 21581/2012. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated, July 20, 2017 and entered with the Kings County Clerk on August 10, 2017, Bernard M. Alter, Esq., the Appointed Referee, will sell the premises known as
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t was once again a long and disappointing season for the New York Jets – a season which did show some signs of promise as the team started out with a win-loss record of 3-3. Their rookie quarterback Sam Darnold showed signs of progress with his impressive play. After that, the team endured a six-game losing streak and had the body language of a team that had been defeated in many ways. The losing streak included a 41-10 home loss to the Bills back in November. The Jets finished their season last week with a loss to the Patriots, finishing the campaign at 4-12. After last Sunday’s loss, there were many questions surrounding the future of the Jets and the steps they will take as far as the development of their 21-year-old QB. As many expected, Coach Todd Bowles was sought to be on the “hot seat” for a good portion of the year. After his third-straight losing season, the organization has decided to move on from Bowles. There have been many names thrown out there as potential candidates for the coaching gig. One of them is former Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy. The past few head coaches for the Jets have been defensive-minded coaches, most recently Bowles, Rex Ryan and
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Eric Mangini. It is more likely that Jets co-Chairman Christopher Johnson will be looking to get an “offensive mind” to be the next head coach of his team, more importantly, to help develop Darnold into a franchise-caliber quarterback, something for which Jets fans have been pleading for some time. Once again, with $100 million dollars to spend in free agency and the third overall pick in April’s NFL Draft, the Jets off-season could very well dictate the next 10 years of the franchise. McCarthy should definitely be granted an interview for the Jets coaching vacancy. For over a decade as the Green Bay Packers coach, he has proven to be a winning coach with one Super Bowl victory under his belt and should be credited in the success of arguably the best quarterback in football in Aaron Rodgers. The Jets team has many needs to address--whether they do it through the draft or free agency is to be determined. I look for the Jets to try and get the best player in the draft and grab the biggest fish in the free-agent class, which could very well be running back Le’Veon Bell. In the coming months, we shall see just what direction the team will go in and if they can get the right coach and added players to create the ingredients of a possible winning culture for New York Football.
SPORTS NOTES: (Baseball) Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, the two biggest names in the free agent pool, are still unsigned. Are the Yankees in the mix for either player? Stay tuned and let’s have the conversation and E-mail me at Castroeddie714@ gmail.com. Also, what moves will the Giants make in the off-season?
856 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11237 at public auction in Room 261 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on February 7, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York known as Block: 3386; Lot: 51 will be sold subject to the provisions of filed Judgment, Index No. 21581/2012. The approximate amount of judgment is $658,011.38 plus interest and costs. FRIEDMAN VARTOLO LLP 85 Broad Street, Suite 501, New York, New York 10004, Attorneys for Plaintiff. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 6482/08 RICHARD BUCKHEIT, ESQ. AS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF KINGS COUNTY ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF GREGORY BISCOMBE; et al, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered on 1/17/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, in Room 224 of the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on 1/31/2019 at 2:30 pm premises known as 40 Weirfield Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 and described as follows: ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of
the Kings County Treasurer as Block 3401 and Lot 24 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $723,250.09 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 6482/08. Angelique Moreno, Esq., Referee. STIENE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (Attorneys for Plaintiff), 167 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768 Dated: 11/27/2018 File Number: 201202875 LF NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR WINSTED FUNDING TRUST 2015-1, Plaintiff, vs. ALDURELL CHARLES, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Order Confirming Referee Report and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on December 11, 2018, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 31, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 125 Cornelia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 3375 and Lot 59. Approximate amount of judgment is $962,700.99 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 516197/2016. If the sale is set ➔➔ Continued on page 10