Thursday, April 27, 2000

School Boards

8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale * 417-2694 Comment.

Public Schools

8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale * 417-2600 Comment.

Historical Landmarks

29 Center Drive, Douglaston Comment.

Hospitals

Astoria General Hospital Comment.

Tree inspectors search for evidence of Asian Beetle

Tree inspectors, anticipating a new round of Asian Longhorned Beetle infestations in Queens, have been gearing up for a summertime battle with the insects this week by probing trees in Bayside and Ridgewood, said Joe Gittleman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Comment.

Communities

Europeans lived and traded on the Alley, a creek that flowed south out of Little Neck Bay, as early as the 1630s. There was a small village that was later named Bayside by Judge Effingham Lawrence, Bayside Comment.

Bayside prepares for Asian Beetle

Tree inspectors, anticipating a new round of Asian Longhorned Beetle infestations in Queens, have been gearing up for a summertime battle with the insects this week by probing trees in Bayside and Ridgewood, said Joe Gittleman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran, 220-161 Union Tpke., Bayside is accepting applications for fall 2000 nursery through 6th grade. 718-465-4236 Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, will present the 22nd annual Antique Auto Show on April 29 and 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $4, $1. 718-347-3276. Comment.

Holocaust survivors saluted in Jamaica exhibit

Portraits of Nazi death camp survivors are on exhibit at the Queens Library Gallery at the main branch at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. Comment.

Barrington’s: Enjoy a taste of merry old England

199-02 Jericho Turnpike Comment.

St. John

The numbers are absolutely staggering. Comment.

St. John’s drops two to Boston College

The St. John's baseball team knew its four Big East road games last week carried huge postseason implications. The Red Storm returned home, dropping two at Boston College last Thursday and having a doubleheader washed out at Connecticut Saturday. Comment.

No comedy of errors for Holy Cross in loss

The 2000 baseball season has not been a banner one for Holy Cross High School coach Kurt Schaffner. Despite competing in what he has called one of the weakest divisions in recent memory and opening their league slate with a win over St. Edmund Prep, Schaffner's Knights have stumbled out of the blocks to a 1-4 start. Comment.

Cardozo

Edmund Agosoto tossed a one-hitter and fanned 13 to lead Cardozo to an 8-0 win over Taft in the opening round of the Monroe Baseball Tournament. Comment.

Van Buren tops Mary Louis to win tourney

Annabell Rodriguez didn't feel like a hero, not on Monday at least. The Van Buren catcher made a couple of mental errors in the VeeBees 2-0 win over Oyster Bay. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Civics plan to renovate Cunningham Park

For months the West Cunningham Park Civic Association Inc., which borders the western side of Cunningham Park, and the Friends of Cunningham Park, a general group of civic-minded people, have been pressuring all who would listen to renovate the park, which is very heavily used and has become rundown. Comment.

To The Point: Roadrunners win big at Half Marathon

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. I am quite sure that I saw the Easter Bunny wearing a jacket to keep warm and he was wearing gloves carrying his basket full of colored Easter eggs. Comment.

Mellow named LaGuardia College head

Dr. Gail O. Mellow has been named the third president of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City since it was founded in 1971, the City University of New York announced. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Parks commissioner to speak at ceremony

Maybe because I have written considerably about my activities with the Department of Parks and Recreation through the Cornucopia Society, and have mentioned my admiration for Commissioner Henry J. Stern in particular, several friends told me about me about a fine piece that appeared in the March 19 issue of The New York Times. Comment.

Our History: Valentine

Editorial: Mind your business

When Councilman Tom Ognibene (R-Middle Village) and State Sen. Serphin Maltese (R-Glendale) were in high school a long, long time ago - parents, like their children, were expected to be seen and not heard. This was true in the city's public schools, and it was doubly true in the private high schools run by the Catholic church. Comment.

Editorial: Oink

The people who came to a town hall meeting with Councilwoman Julia Harrison (D-Flushing) are right. The streets of Flushing all too often are disgusting. But they are blaming the wrong people. Instead of pointing the finger at Harrison and the city Sanitation Department, they should be looking at the community that makes the mess. That's where the problem begins and, if there is going to be a solution, that's where it must begin. Comment.

Board 13 hears pleas for flood relief

Assemblywoman Pauline Cummings (D-Far Rockaway) and Rosedale residents are looking to Community Board 13 for help with the flooding problem that has plagued their homes for over 20 years. Comment.

Fund-raiser planned for Brinkerhoff

The Queens Historical Society will hold a dance to help raise money in its preservation effort to restore an 18th-century family cemetery from the state of neglect it has languished in for decades. Comment.

Queens participation lags nation in Census 2000

Queens households lagged behind the nationwide participation rate in the 2000 census by 13 percent in the final tally before census workers were dispatched to visit homes that had not responded, figures released by the Census Bureau last week show. Comment.

Queens Botanical to host 4th annual Gardening Day

Despite the sudden snowstorm of a few weekends ago and some recent cold temperatures, it is springtime. On Sunday the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing will host the fourth annual Gardening Day to help motivate residents to shake off the remnants of winter and start planting. Comment.

Whitestone biz sparks complaints

A week after being recognized as the top company among 50 privately held firms in the outer boroughs, Kinray Inc. of Whitestone was the subject of numerous quality-of-life complaints brought to the attention of the 109th Police Precinct. Comment.

Armenian genocide marked at Ashe Stadium

Nearly 700 people gathered at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Sunday to mark the 85th anniversary of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks. Comment.

Long Island Rail Road

Babylon, City Terminal Zone, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Comment.

Subways

Starts from Main Street, Flushing Comment.

Gareiss to be honored at Udall’s Cove

May means more to Douglaston and Little Neck environmentalists than the appearance of spring flowers. It is also a time for their annual cleanup of Udall's Cove, a wetlands preserve the activists have cared for since 1969. Comment.

Gareiss to be honored at Udall

Boro pols asked to fight for Queens on budget

Juan Izarra, 15, is working at the Forest Hills Community House to save money for college. Lisa Belfonte, a senior at Humanities and the Arts Magnet High School in Cambria Heights, is using her internship at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning as an invaluable edge in the college application process. Comment.

Cops kill Maspeth man they called deranged

Residents of a quiet street in Maspeth were stunned Saturday morning by the sound of bullets as police shot and killed a deranged man they said had attacked his mother and threatened to shoot responding officers. Comment.

Breast cancer rates spur awareness in Queens

After residents in Queens are done poring over the state Department of Health's recently released maps depicting breast cancer rates for every ZIP code in the borough, activists and doctors are hoping the one thing that sticks with people is awareness. Comment.

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