Friday, Nov. 19, 1999

Queens Health Network responds to suit

Queens Health Network said a lawsuit filed against its vice president and parent company is an attempt to cover up alleged wrongdoings on the part of the plaintiff, a former employee who was fired from his job as marketing director. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999

Civics, architect at odds over Little Neck parcel

The Westmoreland Association has been circulating a petition with more than 100 signatures urging the city to buy a small piece of undeveloped private property in Little Neck so it can be turned into a road. Comment.

Dining Out: Myrtos

MYRTOS Comment.

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Arts & Entertainment

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Museums to focus on local talent

You'll find cutting-edge contemporary art in "Queens NOW," a new ongoing exhibition from the Queens Museum of Art (QMA) set to showcase the work of artists living and/or working in the borough. Comment.

Myrtos

MYRTOS Comment.

THEATER REVIEW: Thalia founder revives award-winning play

Five successful women reunite more than two decades after leaving boarding school. They share a few drinks and a few laughs. They talk about their lives and loves and unearth some buried treasures, including bitter resentments. Eventually, one leaves and the rest pull closer together. Comment.

Queens College to stage new musical

During your subway ride, you'll perhaps meet an elderly denizen of Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, forever happy to hash over the good ol' days. Or tourists blinded by their determination to see the sights. And those toy vendors who hurriedly ply their wares between stations. Comment.

Celebrate ‘Tellabration,’ annual festival of tales

This weekend the art of storytelling will be celebrated throughout New York, across the country, and by an increasing number of nations around the world with the festival "Tellabration: The Night of Storytelling," Comment.

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St. John

Springfield season ends with 38-6 defeat

Midnight came early for the Cinderella Golden Eagles. The undermanned Springfield Gardens football team fell to Fort Hamilton, 38-6, in the first round of the PSAL football playoffs. Comment.

Resale shop for kids

For Andrea Kakavas, the most important part of opening her new business on 48th Avenue in Bayside was the timing. Comment.

Holy Trinity eliminates St. Francis Prep, 24-12

The last time St. Francis Prep faced Holy Trinity, the Terriers from Fresh Meadows needed a dramatic come-from-behind effort and a last-minute touchdown to upset the Titans, 13-10. But there would be no such dramatics this time. Comment.

Holy Cross wins state soccer title

With the score tied at 1 in Friday afternoon's New York State Catholic High School championship game, Holy Cross senior forward Carmelo Caminiti was sent off in the 28th minute for what the referee perceived to be intentionally spitting at a Chaminade player. Comment.

THE PLANT DOCTOR: Don

TO THE POINT: Queens chamber honors local business leaders

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. Comment.

THE CIVIC SCENE: Rosedale civic group battles air polution

For years the Rosedale Civic Association, one of many in New York City, has fought against noise and air pollution caused by cars, trucks and airplanes. In the September 1999 newsletter it printed a full page letter written to state Sen. Majority Leader Joseph Bruno on these issues. Comment.

OUR HISTORY: Untangling the mystery of a season

We drove the Indians out of the land, Comment.

BERGER’S BERG: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah are kindred holidays

A number of years ago, a Symphony orchestra was performing Beethoven's Ninth under the baton of the very renowned maestro Mariano Derek Strawberry. At this point, you must understand two things: 1. There is a long segm Comment.

Hate crime forum draws crowd of 70 to Glen Oaks

About 70 politicians, local activists and Queens residents turned out for a forum on hate crimes in Glen Oaks Tuesday night to support statewide hate crimes legislation and to put political pressure on the state Senate to vote on the measure. Comment.

Stuck in the Albany mud

The jury trying the case of Andrew Goldstein, the Queens man accused of pushing Kendra Wendale to her death from a Manhattan subway platform, was given a nearly impossible task. Goldstein has admitted that he killed the woman. There is little doubt that he knew what he was doing and that he knew it was wrong. There is also little doubt that Goldstein is a madman and that this was an irrational act. Comment.

A new look at public education

In defending the concept of charter schools, it appears we struck a nerve. Many people in northeast Queens are adamantly opposed to the idea of opening tax-funded schools that would be run by private organizations. Comment.

Recent Real Estate Listings

Bayside, 224-24 Union Turnpike, Coo, $45,000, Bed 1, Bath 1, M/Mnt. $500 Comment.

Bayside

After 10 years in business, restaurant owner Dominick Bruccoleri knows how to keep the relationship with his customers fresh and interesting. Comment.

Flushing college student reported missing by cops

FLUSHING - Police are looking for Samiya Haqiqi, a 26-year-old student from Flushing who disappeared on her way home from college last weekend, Detective Robert Samuel said. Comment.

Off-duty Glendale cop dies in apparent suicide: Police

An off-duty police officer died Tuesday night in Glendale, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said. Comment.

School security cop dies after breaking up fight

A young, school security officer died Tuesday afternoon after collapsing on his way to breaking up a student fight at the Woodhaven high school where he worked, police said. Comment.

Kew Gardens temple needs a new home

Citing a growing membership rate and the need for more space, a Kew Gardens Jewish congregation is hoping to build a new home for itself on Metropolitan Avenue where a single-family house now stands. Comment.

March for cleaner streets planned in Forest Hills

A protest march through downtown Forest Hills Sunday will try to convey one simple message: litterbugs beware. Comment.

Cardozo staff slams web filters

The Board of Education defended an Internet filter installed at Benjamin Cardozo HS and other city schools as a temporary device in face of criticism from the New York Civil Liberties Union that the block constituted censorship. Comment.

Kew Gardens synagogue is hoping for a new home

Citing a growing membership rate and the need for more space, a Kew Gardens Jewish congregation is hoping to build a new home for itself on Metropolitan Avenue where a single-family house now stands. Comment.

Queens officials say boro ready to weather winter

With winter a little more than a month away, the New York City government has completed all the necessary arrangements in case the city gets blanketed with snow, forcing schools to close, businesses to shut down and roads to become a hazardous nightmare. Comment.

Jamaica EMTs questioned for leaving asthmatic girl

Two Jamaica Hospital paramedics were placed on desk duty at the request of the Fire Department, which is investigating allegations that the pair abandoned a 9-year-old asthmatic girl to help a wounded police officer. Comment.

Cop shot fighting for his weapon

A 25-year-old police officer from the 113th Precinct was shot in the leg Friday during a struggle over his weapon and taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he is in stable condition, police said. Comment.

Beep mulls disputed motel

Beware Asian beetles in firewood: USDA

Further infestations of the Asian Longhorned Beetle could be prevented if Queens residents are cautious about where there firewood comes from this winter, a federal official said. Comment.

CB 8 committee OKs nursing home

A proposal to build a six-story nursing home next to the 107th Precinct off Parsons Boulevard was approved by a Community Board 8 zoning committee Tuesday following a public hearing. Comment.

Crowley joins St. John

Flushing YWCA to host multicultural youth night

The Flushing branch of the YWCA has teamed with a variety of sponsors to present a multicultural festival of music and dance for teenagers for the third consecutive year. Comment.

No. 7 subway shut down 2 hours by bomb threat

Commuters who attempted to ride the No. 7 subway out of Flushing Sunday evening found their plans thwarted by a bomb search that shut down the station beneath Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue for more than two hours. Comment.

City plans surveillance to detect West Nile virus

City health officials are developing an early-warning system to detect the presence of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Queens and the other boroughs before another outbreak can occur, a spokesman for the city Department of Health said. Comment.

Whitestone ambulance corps finds swastika

Aside from the chagrin it caused, an official for the Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service said a small swastika painted on the side of their building did not disrupt a ceremony marking the purchase of a pair of new ambulances Sunday. Comment.

Boro Red Cross workers help EgyptAir families

Five hours after EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed into the Atlantic, Mario Velez of Kew Gardens got the call from Red Cross headquarters. Comment.

Russians lead boro in new immigration stats

A new city population study shows that immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan have gained a firm foothold in Queens, replacing China as the No. 1 source of immigrants to the borough. Comment.

Rise in boro

A sharp rise this year in the murder rate in Queens and the rest of the city is most likely a statistical aberration in a decade-long decline, experts and law enforcement officials said this week. Comment.

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