Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000

Stella Ristorante: This 40th anniversary is not to be missed

152 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park Comment.

Dining Out: This 40th anniversary is not to be missed

152 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd Flushing offers free activities such as computer classes, recreational swimming and game room time for children ages 8-18 every Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 718-961-6880. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

The New Theatre Players will conduct auditions for its fall production of Meanwhile Back on the Couch, by Jack Sharkey at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 300 Hillside Drive South, New Hyde Park on Tues., Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 718-229-6298. Comment.

Latino festival at QTP explodes with music

The fourth annual Latino Cultural Festival kicked off at Queens Theatre in the Park July 26 before an ethnically diverse, capacity audience. Comment.

Yemenite Jews

The impact of the waves of immigration to the United States by Eastern European Jews, particularly in New York, is obvious in everything from kosher dills to conversational Yiddishisms. Comment.

Dragons in the park

Kings split four-game set with Pittsfield Mets

The Queens Kings split a four-game set in Pittsfield, Mass. last week, with each team winning a game in extra innings and each getting a blowout victory. Comment.

Men

Groin injury grounds Toby

Whitestone

Elmhurst

To The Point: Mimes highlight summer program for Point children

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

The Civic Scene: Alcohol and quiet streeets do not mix in Fresh Meadows

At about 3:30 a.m. on the morning of July 23, some 25 shots rang out on the corner of Union Turnpike and 193rd Street in this quiet residential neighborhood. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Breeding a fish with a tomato - is that really safe to eat?

Some weeks ago, this column carried information about genetic modification of foods. Comment.

P.S. 130 construction irks residents

Residents living near PS 130 in Bayside who expected a quiet summer once school was out have had a rude awakening since construction to repair the exterior of the school began in June. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Watch out, Hillary, Rick - I’m in this race to win!

I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a [politician] and I think I'll go along with them. Comment.

Editorial: Getting tough is not enough

With all the fanfare that one might expect in a highly charged political season, Gov. Pataki signed a law designed to rid the state's public schools of disruptive students. Like much that comes from Albany, this new law is a smoke screen that fails to address the serious discipline problem in our city schools. Comment.

Editorial: Democracy on the ropes

Just as democracy was about to rear its head in Queens, it was stomped to the ground last week by the Queens Democratic Party machine. City Councilman Walter McCaffrey announced last week that he was abandoning his challenge to Queens Congressman Joseph Crowley. Comment.

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 226-26 Union Turnpike, Coo-Hi-Rise, $89,000, Bed 1, Bath 1, M/Mnt. $493 Comment.

Indian eatery combines north, south cuisine

As the first Indian eatery in the Glen Oaks area, the Santoor Indian Restaurant has been faithfully serving up a combination of northern and southern Indian cuisine for the past 11 years. Comment.

Tabone eyes Butler

Vincent Tabone, vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, hopes his experience in government will give him an edge over the Democratic nominee for the 36th Assembly seat from Astoria. Comment.

Crime in 114th Precinct declines by 7.5 percent

Through July 16 of this year, overall crime in the 114th Precinct fell by 7.5 percent from the same period last year, said Police Officer Valerie St. Rose, a police department spokeswoman. Comment.

Suspension of columnist causes stir in Ridgewood

Frank Borzellieri, the voice of the right wing on School Board 24, was suspended as a columnist for the Queens Ledger two weeks ago after making what his publisher called personal attacks on the Queens representative on the city Board of Education. Comment.

Richmond Hill woman killed senior: DA

A Richmond Hill woman originally from Far Rockaway was charged last week with the eight-year-old murder of an elderly neighbor who lived in the same building as she did, authorities said. Comment.

South Ozone Park man sentenced in bias attack

A South Ozone Park man was sentenced last week to eight years in jail for the 1998 beating of an Indo-Caribbean man from Richmond Hill that was called a racially motivated crime. Comment.

Mom, son die in fire at home

McCaffrey drops out of race

Faced with questions about alleged irregularities in his fund-raising campaigns, City Councilman Walter McCaffrey (D-Woodside) dropped out of the congressional primary race against incumbent Joseph Crowley (D-Elmhurst) Friday. Comment.

Laurelton boy wins Pokemon costume contest

Even though 9-year-old Justin Pierre Edmund of Laurelton has appeared in several Hollywood films, he said his latest trip to Los Angeles was the thrill of his young life. Comment.

State undertakes project to renovate BQE-LIE

What kind of effect will the most expensive roadwork project in state history have on rush-hour traffic in a borough already plagued by construction related delays? Comment.

St. Albans man stabbed to death: Cops

A 49-year-old man was stabbed to death Monday night in South Jamaica in a gruesome assault following a dispute with five unidentified men less than a week after his release from prison, police said. Comment.

D&J bookstore promotes black heritage, culture

Rev. David Reeves, the owner of the D&J bookstore and distributor in Laurelton, arrives in the morning and is greeted by the energetic faces of 28 kids preparing for another day of summer camp. Comment.

Padavan sues to eliminate challenger

Less than three weeks after the deadline for submitting nominating petitions for political office, Queens candidates for state and federal offices are trying to find ways to knock their opponents out of the race. Comment.

Authorities shut down restaurant

The Police Department padlocked the Porterhouse Grill in Fresh Meadows last Thursday five days after a group of men who were refused entry to a private party at the restaurant fired off dozens of rounds at patrons inside the steakhouse. Comment.

Hijack attempted on flight leaving JFK

A 22-year-old man armed with a semi-automatic handgun and knife took control of an aircraft last Thursday night at Kennedy Airport and held the pilot and co-pilot hostage for several hours before eventually releasing them and surrendering, authorities said. Comment.

Two teens arrested for arson at Flushing building

Hours after a second-alarm fire tore through a two-story commercial building in Flushing July 26, fire marshals and police placed two teenagers seared by the blaze under arrest at New York Medical Hospital Center Queens and charged them with igniting the inferno that sent them to the hospital, officials said. Comment.

Wendy’s suspects plead not guilty

Standing before Judge Robert Hanophy in a jam-packed Queens County courtroom last Thursday morning, the two men accused of methodically murdering five Wendy's workers and wounding two others at the Flushing restaurant in May pleaded not guilty to a sweeping 50-count indictment. Comment.

Wendy

Apartments for seniors completed

New Queensboro Prez wants to expand campus

With an eye on the future and an appreciation of the present, Dr. Eduardo Marti ended his first month as president of Queensborough Community College in Bayside this week after more than 20 years away from the City University of New York system. Comment.

Vietnamese-born Baysider searches for G.I. father

It was almost 31 years ago that Hai Hong Le was born in a tiny village called Vinglong in South Vietnam. America was fully embroiled in a war, and strife was blighting the people and countryside of a ravaged nation. Comment.

Gresser leads candidates in raising funds for 2001

Carol Gresser, former Board of Education president and a Douglaston resident, leads the emerging group of Queens contenders for city offices in fund-raising for 2001, figures made available by the Campaign Finance Board last week show. Comment.

Asian beetle strikes Flushing Meadows

To the dismay of the city Parks Department and tree lovers everywhere, the Asian Longhorned Beetle made a surprise reappearance in Queens last week in three trees in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the city announced Monday. Comment.

Dead birds worry Bayside residents

Bayside residents who have found several dead birds in a small area of their community said the city Health Department has ignored their reports even though they believe the birds were infected with the West Nile virus. Comment.

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