Thursday, March 30, 2000

Community Calendar Listings

Franklin Hospital Medical Center has issued a call for the community to join with its employees by participating in the hospital Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listing

Interested in acting? Senior Theater Acting Repertory is looking for seniors who are available to rehearse and perform during the day - Wednesdays and Fridays. Auditions at the Queens Village Library, 94-11 217 St. 718- 224-2729. Comment.

Jazz musicians jam at LaGuardia

The spontaneous sounds of improvisational jazz will be heard at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College at a jazz jam session Friday. Comment.

Kids hit high note with digital opera

It might not have been the Academy Awards or the Sundance Film Festival, but for four classes of sixth-graders from District 25 it was their moment to shine. Comment.

College Round-up: SJU fencers tie for second at NCAAs

The St. John's University fencing team finished in a tie for second at the NCAA Championships, which concluded Sunday at Stanford University. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Police brass visit York to talk to SE Queens

I recently attended the New York Police Department Queens Borough South Forum at York College. One of the community affairs officers from the 107th Precinct had called to ask if I and some of my civic association members wanted to attend this meeting. Milton Feld and Bill Buzzone from the West Cunningham Park Civic Association attended with me. Comment.

To The Point: Community help sought in fight against stickers

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. The calendar, TV and radio say it is spring but the birds are still wearing mufflers and earmuffs and the daffodils refuse to blossom in all their golden glory. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Help keep Laurelton safe from reckless cars

All along Merrick Boulevard and elsewhere in our communities we see areas of construction and improvement. Unfortunately, we also see some things that are not only illegal, but dangerous. Comment.

Our History: Flushing

American newspapers have a shorter history than their European counterparts as one would expect, but with more political freedom they developed more rapidly. Comment.

Berger’s Burg:

Editorial: Lots of bashing, Not much healing

Last week a hundred citizens gathered in the basement of a Queens Village church to discuss the problem of police brutality in the wake of the third killing of an unarmed black man. The title of this meeting, "The Diallo Murder: A new Forum of Lynching/Police Brutality a Threat to All," set the tone for the evening's one-sided dialogue. Comment.

Editorial: The people’s park

The overheated criticism of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Assistant Parks Commissioner Estelle Cooper reminds of those immortal words of Yogi Berra, "No one goes there anymore, the place is too crowded." Comment.

Police Blotter: S. Ozone Park murder suspect arrested in Trinidad by 106th cops

SOUTH OZONE PARK - Detectives from the 106th Precinct have arrested a suspect in Trinidad and charged him with the March stabbing of his girlfriend, said Detective George Nagy, a police spokesman. Comment.

Recent Real Estate Transaction

Bayside, 73-23 210 St., Coo Hi-Rise, $49,900, Bed 1, Bath 1, Construction-Brick, M/Mnt. $349 Comment.

Uncle Jack

Woodside man arrested in double murder

A former Army captain from Woodside is facing a possible death sentence on charges that he bludgeoned to death two former friends who had allegedly planned to testify against him about an illegal land sale. Comment.

Kew Gardens token clerk charged with $300K scam

A Kew Gardens token booth collector charged with pocketing more than $300,000 in revenue from selling illegal MetroCards is hoping to be free on bail in time for his April wedding. Comment.

Guilty plea in parkway shooting

Former Queens Village resident Bruce Warren pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter in a road rage shooting of a Forest Hills woman that shook the city on Christmas Night seven years ago. Comment.

Post office bites back with temporary boxes

More than four months after several dog attacks prompted the U.S. Postal Service to suspend delivery to 36 homes on 119th Avenue in Springfield Gardens, the post office is setting up temporary mailboxes at the end of the block. Comment.

Scarborough pushes to purge arrest records

Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans) is pushing a bill in the state Assembly that would eliminate all arrest records involving people never formally charged with a crime. Comment.

Southeast Queens sounds off on traffic congestion

Southeast Queens residents cited traffic congestion along the Merrick Boulevard and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard transit corridors as well as the congestion at the Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue intersection as two of the most dire problems affecting local area transportation. Comment.

City gives nod to half-built Queens Village motel

The city Board of Standards and Appeals granted a zoning variance Tuesday to the developers of a proposed motel on Jamaica Avenue, allowing them to restart construction after entering into a lease agreement with the Howard Johnson hotel chain. Comment.

Give neighbors odd city parcels: Panel

Community Board 13 voted to offer five small city-owned parcels of land to the home owners in Queens Village, Springfield Gardens and Rosedale whose property sits next to the plots. The board said the land has no real value due to the irregular shape and size of the parcels. Comment.

City eyes more land for Creedmoor schools

The city Board of Education said it will acquire 32 acres of land instead of the originally proposed 10.3 acres on the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center campus in Glen Oaks for the construction of three new schools. Comment.

St. John

NAACP counsels youths after shootings

In the wake of three controversial police shootings of unarmed black men in the city, the Flushing NAACP is trying to pass the message to area minority youth to be mature and level-headed when dealing with law enforcement officials in northeast Queens. Comment.

$1,000 reward for tip on stickers

The Anti-Defamation League is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of those responsible for plastering hate stickers on public property throughout sections of northeast Queens during the past few months. Comment.

Little Neck gym attack hearing set

Body parts in Bayside identified

A city medical examiner positively identified the dismembered remains of former Bayside resident Steen Fenrich found near Oakland Lake last week in a grisly discovery that led to the suicide of his stepfather on Long Island, police said. Comment.

Borough

For many South Asians in Queens, there is little comfort in being a teenager walking home at night and being watched by a police officer. Comment.

Times/Ledger papers win six press awards

The Times/Ledger Newspapers took first place in five categories of the 1999 Suburban Newspaper Association contest and earned a second place award in the competition that drew entries from daily and weekly newspapers across North America. Comment.

QCC

Queens baseball team looking to bounce back

When Yuki Yamada took over the reins of the Queens College baseball team from longtime coach Ed Tatarian, the former Bayside High School star and five-year assistant was realistic about what the Knights would achieve in his first year at the helm. Comment.

Lady Knights hoping to repeat NYCAC run

Last year could not have been much better for Queens College softball coach Brian DeMasters. His team won the NYCAC tournament championship and advanced to the Northeast Regionals for the first time in school history. Comment.

Barkley can

Bosco’s Corner: Oliva hopes high for CK alums

Christ the King basketball coach Bob Oliva had more or less just walked in the door Monday afternoon when he returned my call. Oliva was just getting back from a trip to Tampa, where he watched his former pupil Allen Watson pitch in spring training with the New York Yankees. Comment.

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