Monthly Archives: April 2014

FORD KIDS JUST PASSIN’ BY…

Bishop Ford High School is closing its doors in June. No doubt it’s a sad day at 500 19th street. Growing up in the neighborhood and having many friends attend Ford, I have so many memories of the Falcons.  Let me … Continue reading

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BROOKLYN COVERS BROOKLYN

Nice piece from Denis Hamill on NBA official Dick Bavetta. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/brooklyn-born-nba-ref-officiates-2-633rd-game-article-1.1743837 Born in 1939 as the son of an NYPD cop in a brownstone his grandfather from Italy bought on Eighth St., Bavetta went to St. Saviour’s grammar school, graduated … Continue reading

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UNDESERVED PAIN

 “Manhood is mimesis. To be a man, a boy must see a man…” -JR Moehringer “Where’s daddy?” “He’s not here.” “Yeah, I know that but where is he?” “He’s gone.” “Gone where?” “Gone, I don’t know where!” “When is he … Continue reading

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HAPPY EASTER

As I look back my memory of Easter was two-fold; Church and candy. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. As a student at Holy Name during the 1970’s, I could not forget that. To be honest, … Continue reading

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FILL IN THE BLANK FRIDAY…

Saw this from one of my favorite writer’s, Pat Conroy: “Though I failed to notice it…at the time my childhood was ________. -Red Hoops135@hotmail.com

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D-HAMILL ON BISHOP FORD

New York Daily News writer Denis Hamill with a piece on the closing of Bishop Ford. Click the link below for the story. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/bishop-ford-high-closing-alumni-save-article-1.1759365

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IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN…

When I stepped out of my apartment on Windsor and ninth all one had to do was turn right and walk four short blocks to Bishop Ford High School. Despite not being a student at Ford I spent a lot … Continue reading

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