Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000

Grant money to be used to spruce up Northeast Queens

Bayside envisions quaint brick sidewalks, College Point an improved shoreline. Whitestone plans to buy an empty lot, Bellerose to uproot a line of galvanized lampposts. Comment.

Grant money to be used to spruce up Bell Blvd.

Bayside envisions quaint brick sidewalks, College Point an improved shoreline. Whitestone plans to buy an empty lot, Bellerose to uproot a line of galvanized lampposts. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd. 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 East End Players of Temple Sholom are looking for singers 25 to 40 years old for an original musical revue by Jegana Martin. Auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the temple, 263-10 Union Turnpike in Floral Park. Please bring prepared music. (718) 776-6372. Comment.

The play

The best in tennis gather to make history

In more than 30 years of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, plenty of history has been made. This year, the best tennis players in the world hope to add to that venerable history, including quite possibly the best player in all tennis history, Pete Sampras. Comment.

Right here in Queens

Quiroz

One loss to Spinners only blemish for Kings

The Queens Kings continue to roll as the end of the season creeps closer. The club, in a first-place tie with Lowell in the McNamara Division in the New York-Penn League with just 15 games remaining, won four of five games last week with a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Spinners as the only blemish of the week. Comment.

Montibeller recalls heyday with tourneys

Back in its heyday in the 1970s, Montibeller Park was one of the top parks in the city for summer basketball. Comment.

Queens the place to be for summer hoops action

Playground basketball during the summer is about as native to New York as the Empire State Building. Every weekend at just about every park in the city, there is some tournament being played on the hot asphalt during the summer months. Comment.

Billy Finegan

Sitting behind a desk at a gym in Port Washington, L.I., Little Neck native Billy Finegan hardly strikes an imposing figure. The 19-year-old is 6-foot-1 and somewhere between 170 and 180 pounds. But, as the old adage says, looks can be deceiving. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Ford given his own day at Stadium

Whitey Ford stood behind the podium near home plate at Yankee Stadium, tears all but flowing from his eyes. The former Yankee great, the Chairman of the Board, was being honored for his 50 years associated with the Bombers and the moment almost got the better of him. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Newsletters of the civics offer good info and ideas

Most of the newsletters put out by Queens civic assocaitions give some good tips, information and advice. Comment.

11-year-old killed while riding bike

A family and a community has been devastated by the death of an 11-year-boy who died last Thursday when he was struck by a car while riding his bike onto the southbound Clearview Expressway service road in Bayside. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Now is the time football fanatics have been waiting for

The long wait will soon be over and a new football season will begin. Comment.

Editorial: Dead wrong

Over the last five years, we have used this space on numerous occasions to protest the political despotsim of the Queens Democratic machine. Under the direction of party boss Tom Manton, the machine routinely does everything within its power to control who will run for election on the Democratic line. Comment.

Editorial: Nydia’s complaint

The good thing about cancer is that it lends itself so readily to exploitation by politicians in need of a crusade. Take, for example, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velasquez, whose gerrymandered district runs a tortured path through Brooklyn and Queens. Velasquez has filed a civil rights suit in federal court charging that the people of western Queens and Greenpoint ,Brooklyn are getting cancer from the waste transfer sites placed there by the city. Comment.

Sikh sport draws thousands to Woodhaven

Maybe one day kabaddi, a team game popularized in India, will be an Olympic sport, but for now fans in the area will just have to settle for an annual tournament in Woodhaven. Comment.

Richmond Hill office helps home owners

When Neighborhood Housing Services first came to Richmond Hill more than a year ago, its founders had a feeling the area was ready for a home-buying blitz. Comment.

Thousands are expected at Laurelton street fair

Merrick Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in Laurelton, will be transformed into a pedestrian mall Saturday for the Fifth Annual Laurelton Day Family Street Festival. Comment.

Large swath of Queens sprayed for West Nile

Days after four birds tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Queens and Staten Island, the city refortified its ground-spraying efforts by dispatching a new fleet of trucks Sunday and Monday to blanket a large swath of Queens with pesticide. Comment.

Indictment in VA home homicide

Social welfare group finds help for people

The Queensboro Council for Social Welfare is an unassuming place, located in the back of a Queens Village office building. But the group could be compared to the matriarch of a large clan who sits back and directs the path and course her children will follow. Comment.

Few pass summer school in District 29

Fewer than half the children who attended summer school in School District 29 passed the basic math and reading tests required for promotion to the next grade, according to a list of scores obtained by the Times/Ledger. Comment.

Flake

Metropolis closed down for year after stabbings

Police convinced a Queens State Supreme Court judge last week to shut down the Metropolis Nightclub, a College Point hot spot located just east of the Whitestone Expressway for at least a year, following a history of violent incidents including murders, stabbings and shootings since the club opened in 1995. Comment.

Pride of Judea reaches out to community

In her 10 years as director of the Pride of Judea Mental Health Center in Douglaston, Paula Held Sharf has learned the value of keeping in touch with the surrounding community. Comment.

Flushing medical clinic closed down: DA

For almost four years, the New York Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine at 39th Avenue and Main Street had touted itself as a virtual panacea of ills, from allergies to cancer, from heart disease to diabetes, claiming to cure thousands of people. Comment.

Grant money to be used to spruce up Bellerose

Bayside envisions quaint brick sidewalks, College Point an improved shoreline. Whitestone plans to buy an empty lot, Bellerose to uproot a line of galvanized lampposts. Comment.

Grant money to be used to spruce up Whitestone

Bayside envisions quaint brick sidewalks, College Point an improved shoreline. Whitestone plans to buy an empty lot, Bellerose to uproot a line of galvanized lampposts. Comment.

No.7 train lags in on-time performance

The No. 7 line, praised as New York City's best only last month, has fallen in stature because its trains run on schedule only 75 percent of the time, a new survey by a transit advocacy organization found. Comment.

Lancman still on Working Families line

A little less than a month after state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) sued to get his Democratic opponent, Rory Lancman, thrown off the Working Families Party line in the November election, the State Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit. Comment.

Queens precinct staff levels down from ‘97: Report

Even though the number of police officers stationed in Queens precinct houses increased by 81 to 3,438 in 2000 from 3,357 in 1999, the borough's total force is still below the 1997 staffing level of 3,464, City Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis) said last week. Comment.

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