Thursday, March 8, 2001

March starts with ‘M’ for musical productions

March offers an array of musical events throughout Queens. Comment.

New dinner theater presents life of Groucho Marx

"I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member." Comment.

End game: Storm’s season ends with loss to Hall

Omar Cook stared straight ahead with a pained look on his face before burying his head inside his jersey. At least for a few minutes Anthony Glover also found reality too tough to face, opting instead to hide his head inside his hands. Their season had just ended, swiftly and suddenly. And it came a couple weeks earlier than they expected. Comment.

St. John’s drops season finale

The loss, which drops the Johnnies to an... Comment.

Aviation soars into ‘B’ semis with win

So Robert Rivera wasn’t very... Comment.

Cardozo falls to Sheepshead Bay

As strange as it may sound, the Cardozo girls’ basketball team held Sheepshead Bay’s Nastassia Boucicault to just 24 points. With junior Ashley Prager blanketing the Lady Sharks’ senior point guard in the Lady Judges’ diamond-and-one defensive set, Boucicault was not very effective in the half-court game. Comment.

Judges finally solve Magnet mystery

The head coach of the Cardozo High School boys’ basketball team watched as a 16-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter dwindled to just four over Queens rival Campus Magnet in a PSAL ‘A’... Comment.

Rally falls short as Robeson ousts Cardozo

Ron Naclerio sat quietly shaking his head as the fans filed out of the Lehman College gymnasium Saturday evening. The head coach of the Cardozo Judges had watched his team all but completely erase an 18-point second-half deficit against the top-seeded Robeson Eagles, mostly without the services of star Daryll Hill. Naclerio just couldn’t believe it was over. Comment.

Gorynski’s free throw clinches win for St. Francis

After missing the first free throw, she... Comment.

Holy Cross drops B/Q title game to Xaverian

But the Queens team would be unable... Comment.

Lewis advances past Martin

But whenever the Patriots had a big game,... Comment.

Kellenberg catches up with Christ the King, tops Royals 6-3

Less than 12 hours after an emotionally draining 3-2 shootout win over Mount St. Michael’s in a play-in game, Christ the King was back on the ice Sunday at the Ice Hutch in Mount Vernon to face ‘A’ division powerhouse Kellenberg in a best-of-three semifinal playoff series. Comment.

Queens men earn at-large invite to NCAA Tourney

After such a solid four-year career with the Knights,... Comment.

Samuels, Whittenberg shine with Red Foxes

With the loss of two key frontcourt players, most pundits had the Marist College men's basketball team pegged for the bottom of the Metro Atlantic Conference. With suspect depth and leadership up front, the Red Foxes were expected struggle to match last year's 10-8 conference mark. Comment.

Bilingual education plan to aid Queens students

The new plans for the education of students... Comment.

Playoff action underway in Dwarf Giraffer Minor Division

In the team’s first playoff appearance, New Hyde Park Amoco defeated Dining NY.com, 48-33. Offensively, Zachary Frankel, Mena Yacoub and Jimmy Kozakis were standouts.Amoco's defensive strength was visible in their smothering zone defense,... Comment.

Berger’s Burg: March is for Purim, St. Patty’s, many more

In last week’s column, I reviewed about half of the more interesting ethnic holidays celebrated during the month of March: St. David’s Day (March 1), The Moomba Festival (March 2), and The Dolls’ Festival (March 8). But, to paraphrase the great Al Jolson, you ain’t read nothing yet. Comment.

Editorial: A dangerous cure

The inspections have increased. And so have the... Comment.

The Civic Scene: Civics keep fighting for local quality of life

This is because two signs with the emblem of the city... Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Commissioner Stern deserves appreciation

This is the season that we are reminded... Comment.

To The Point: College Point bustling with tours, shows, more

The groundhogs were right — it’s still cold and there’s little let-up in sight until the spring. Comment.

Point of View: ‘Falun Gong’ — Is it cult, or religion?

Now comes the self-immolation incident that has turned a cool meditation drive into a hot political issue in China and probably in this country as well. The group has a large following in the United... Comment.

Brothers Scordo landscape gardens in Queens

Richard and Michael Scordo turned an after- school and summer job into a... Comment.

Commuters could save $$$ under Schumer bill

Schumer said a mass-transit tax-allowance program already in effect in New York City "is a great... Comment.

LIC slated for pedestrian improvements

At a Community Board 2 meeting last Thursday, city planner... Comment.

Zoning study starts in borough

But when a developer bought four of the homes and razed them to make way for... Comment.

Hindu spring festival planned for Liberty Ave.

The event is expected to draw mostly Guyanan and... Comment.

Boulevard lights leave little time to cross: Study

The Forest Hills/Rego Park Crosswalks advocacy group has conducted a survey of Queens Boulevard’ that found lights are timed to give pedestrians between 41 and 55 seconds to cross 12 lanes of traffic during non-peak hours when children are in school and many motorists already are at work. Comment.

Willets Pt. waste site protested by hundreds

More than 200 demonstrators, mostly Asian-Americans from Flushing, protested outside a waste transfer station being built in Willets Point, one of two such facilities in Queens that will temporarily store trash before it is sent to out-of-state landfills. Comment.

Kentucky man killed in Flushing gang fight

The stabbing happened shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning inside the... Comment.

Totten group pushes for cleanup funding

Members of a civilian advisory group at Bayside’s Fort Totten urged a representative of U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) last Thursday to help the U.S. Army get funding to investigate and clean up pollutants at the Civil War-era fort in the upcoming months. Comment.

Little Neck native celebrates 100th birthday

“There were no houses on this side,” she said, gesturing toward the long rows of modern homes on Van Zandt Avenue, where she lives. “There were... Comment.

Dem club hosts borough president candidates

State Assemblywoman Audrey... Comment.

Board 11 preps for sewer plan

Even though the Oakland Ravine project was not slated to start until summertime, a Community Board 11 committee has already been considering what to do about the streets and homes in Bayside that will be affected by the $100 million sewer construction. Comment.

Kin of slain Flushing man face eviction

It has been more than five months since her father was bludgeoned to death with a cobblestone in the lobby of his Flushing apartment building, more than five months without any arrests in the case, more than five months of subsisting on donations from Korean Americans who have read or heard about their plight. Comment.

Council candidates angry at term-limits challenge

Led by Bayside activist and city council candidate Joyce Shepard,... Comment.

Queens has fifth of city cab accidents: Study

The study was conducted by Bruce Schaller, a consultant and former... Comment.

Hundreds mourn ‘Pooor Freddie’ in Jamaica

The life of Freddie Dill, a business entrepreneur and community leader known in southeast Queens as “Pooor Freddie,” was celebrated by several hundred friends, family members and community leaders Saturday at the Cathedral of the Allen A.M.E. Church in Jamaica. Comment.

Kew Gardens jeweler murdered in Texas: Cops

Zerovabeli, 38, of Queens Boulevard, was allegedly shot... Comment.

Boro braces for blizzard but gets gentle coating

The major snow event predicted over... Comment.

Center for gays opens at old Corona library

The center, at 102-09 Northern Blvd., is the latest milestone for the Queens... Comment.

Transfer site in Blissville draws little opposition

Joe Conley, the chairman of Community Board 2 in Woodside, said in... Comment.

Water table level rose in Briarwood

The results of boring tests performed on soil near eight houses that began to sink and develop cracks in Briarwood in late January show that at one site the water table level rose erratically by nine feet three days after the incident was reported to city officials. Comment.

Police Blotter: Four men arrested in Flushing burglary

As the officer approached the car two individuals were seen climbing down... Comment.

Spiderman to cast his web on Forest Hills

This spring Columbia Pictures will lure Spiderman a.k.a. Peter Parker back to his roots when it plans to... Comment.

Freddie Dill remembered at YMCA event

Jamaica YMCA Director Victoria Williams had recruited Dill last year because of his... Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

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

Arsonists strike twice in a week

The latest incidents occurred just after midnight Friday and again at around the... Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

The Outrageous Fortune Company, 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston holds auditions for "Three Days of Rain" by Richard Greenberg on Fri., March 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., March 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 718-428-2500. Comment.

‘Late Christopher Bean’ warns of greed

"The Late Christopher Bean," by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, Sidney Howard, is the winter presentation by Saint Gregory's Theatre Group of Bellerose at Gregorian Hall. The inclement weather did not affect St. Greg's loyal audiences this weekend, who gave the play a great reception. Comment.

Dire snow predictions shut down LaGuardia

It was Carlos Figueroa’s first time in New York City. It was also his first time seeing snow. And after his 6:45 p.m. flight back to Miami was canceled Monday, he looked out over the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport and watched the flakes mix with sleet and freezing rain in what turned out to be an overhyped winter storm. Comment.

‘Friendship Express’ runs local for kids

In a rare afternoon performance, The Children's Theater Company of the Black Spectrum Theater presented The Friendship Express last Thursday for a bunch of very enthusiastic but well-behaved and patient (the performance was about 20 minutes late) school children. Comment.

Three vie to replace Councilman Leffler

Democrats Bernice Siegal, 50, Leffler’s legal counsel; Jairam... Comment.

‘Arcadia’ offers audience much for contemplation

There is an intimate 99-seat theater on the lower level of Theatre in the Park, where The Outrageous fortune company presents cerebral and eclectic plays such as Tom Stoppard's idea-laden play, "Arcadia." Comment.

Definitely good show, no maybes about it

Perhaps it's something in the water, but it seems that being in Queens prompts some people to create - and star in - cabaret-style shows about themselves. Comment.

NAACP debates bill against gang loitering

The Jamaica branch of the National Association for the... Comment.

Mourners pay tribute to school crossing guard

Songs from the church choir and a special... Comment.

Residents suspect parking collusion

Several residents of a Holliswood apartment complex are incensed about a ban on parking on a city street in front of their building — especially since they believe the management helped get the prohibition so residents would have to pay parking fees. Comment.

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