Thursday, June 22, 2000

Two homes slated for quiet block

Residents of a quiet dead-end street in Little Neck are angry about the construction of two new homes which they describe as being out of character with the neighborhood. Comment.

Hollywood comes to Little Neck, Douglaston

The communities of Little Neck and Douglaston will go Hollywood, if a local man has anything to say about it. Comment.

Family mourns man killed in accident

Friends and family of a homeless man killed in a car accident in Bayside several weeks ago gathered at the Community Baptist Church last Thursday to say goodbye. Comment.

PBA head calls for more cops

Northeast Queens residents worried about the understaffing of the 111th Police Precinct in Bayside should go straight to the top to demand more officers, said Patrick Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, at a meeting last Thursday on Bell Boulevard. Comment.

Kings win home opener in dramatic fashion

While there was no question it was a historic night, for most of the 2,407 who came to witness the first ever minor league baseball game in Queens, there was nothing too memorable through the first seven innings. Comment.

Barkley, Claxton should be NBA-bound

For several local college basketball players, Judgment Day is rapidly approaching. When and where will they go in the NBA Draft, held in Minnesota June 28, is still to be determined. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Tigers puts on lesson for the ages

Anyone who knows me knows of my affinity for golf. I love the game so much that I even wrote 1,000 words or so recently on my four-shot victory over my longtime golfing buddy and future best man Greg. Comment.

JFK Airtrain project running on schedule

Construction of the $1.5 billion JFK Airtrain rail link is going smoothly and is proceeding on schedule, Port Authority officials told the Queens Borough Board this week. Comment.

Queens Kings take the field

Rich Thompson was blissfully unaware of the controversy surrounding the Queens Kings, the minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays set to open its inaugural season in the New York-Penn League this week. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA is now accepting applications for its free YouthBuild Program for young adults 17-21 who did not complete high school and are interested in learning a trade. 718-961-6880. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Public

It seems to me that the police departments of our cities are under siege by groups which feel that they are too violent and out of control. The police departments are fighting back with statistics which show they are responsible and doing their job properly. Comment.

To The Point: Kids excel in essays warning of drug abuse

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

Neighbor to Neighbor:

Sometimes I plan to write a particular column and then, at the last minute, something happens to make me change my mind. Comment.

Our History: U.S. came close to saying, 

Hard as it is to fathom, a study of the tenor of the times during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia points to the probability that we might well have had a king as chief of state instead of a president. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

A Summer Theater Workshop will be held at Queensborough Community College where participants will be able to study acting and performance with professional directors. The program carries three college credits, and will run from Mon., through Thurs., July 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 718-631- 6284. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Summer camp brought out my true 

Sumner is the time for many adults to fondly recall their experiences in summer camp. And I am proud to say that I am one of them. Comment.

Editorial: Wolf pack lessons

The vicious sexual violence that occurred at the close of the Puerto Rican Day Parade was a wake-up call for the people of New York City. We have once again been forced to recognize that, beneath the thin veneer of civilization, there remains a segment of the population that is prone to behaving like vicious animals. Comment.

Six Queens men arrested in Central Park attacks

Six Queens men were among the 20 suspects police had arrested by midweek for allegedly sexually attacking more than 50 women in Central Park on June 11 after the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Comment.

Editorial: Play ball!

Queens residents opposed to hosting minor league baseball at St. John's University have struck out. They have failed to get an injunction barring the Queens Kings, a Mets minor league team, from playing this summer on the St. John's campus. Good. Comment.

FBI lends help to find missing Astoria woman

ASTORIA - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the disappearance of an Astoria travel writer who vanished in Negril, Jamaica on May 28, an FBI spokesman said. Comment.

Holocaust shown through eyes of young Dutch girl

Beari Productions offers a moving presentation of The Diary of Anne Frank, the play by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett based on Anne's own words written in her diary. Comment.

SE Queens vets in line for small biz loans

U.S. military veterans in Queens with aspirations of building up or starting a small businesses will get a boost from the federal Small Businesses Administration. Comment.

Quakers

For most Queens residents, slavery and the Underground Railroad are events far removed in time and place. Comment.

There are good places for outdoor dining in Queens

While uncomfortable summer temperatures usually drive people indoors to the safety of air conditioning, some Queens residents head for their favorite restaurants where they can embrace the summer climate in a varied landscape of flavors, cultures and settings. Comment.

Fresh Meadows Democratic club gets new president

Fresh Meadows resident Jim Gennaro, a Democratic City Council hopeful, last week was sworn in as the Saul Weprin Democratic Club president. Comment.

MTA hears support for East Side rail link

Speakers generally enthusiastically supported the East Side Access project at a Metropolitan Transportation Authority public hearing last week, but many also warned that it would meet with limited success if the Second Avenue subway was not built at the same time. Comment.

Inventor

To appreciate fully the imprint a man leaves on society, consider answering this arresting question: What would life be like without Lewis Latimer? Comment.

Flushing Hospital rallies after beating bankruptcy

Back in 1996, the 114-year-old Flushing Hospital Medical Center faced an inauspicious future. Plagued with operational difficulties and financial woes, its petition in June 1998 for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief was seen as the last straw in its floundering attempts to move toward solvency. Comment.

Police launch new search in 1996 killings

Police will launch a search for the driver of the van used by the four men convicted of killing a storeowner and off-duty policeman in a botched robbery attempt in East Elmhurst in December 1996, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Boro residents hopeful after Korean talks

As Korean-Americans in Flushing learned last week that North and South Korea had reached an agreement to work toward ending decades of enmity, a current of enthusiasm began to stream through Main Street, touching both old and young alike. Comment.

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