Thursday, June 7, 2001

Music hall to celebrate belated news of freedom

Soon it will be Juneteenth. Comment.

Little can match pride of parents at graduation

As a teacher, I'm always happy to see graduations in May and June. Comment.

Borough right place for revival of ‘Rags’

Queens, with its mosaic of cultures from many different lands, seems a fitting venue for a revival of the Broadway musical hit "Rags," the story of a Jewish family who comes to America on the crest of the early 20th century wave of immigration, and settles in New York. Comment.

Cardozo girls fall to Tottenville in semis, 2-1

With a stoppage in play and his team trailing by two goals, Cardozo girls’ soccer coach Rich Parascos huddled the squad by the Judges’ bench. He begged them to step up their play in the final 10 minutes of their PSAL semifinal match against four-time defending city champions Tottenville Tuesday. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: U.S. flag much more than colorful piece of cloth

It was World War II and Hitler's “Fortress Europe” stood ominously between... Comment.

Wettingfeld on History:Before paper with dead presidents, was wampum

Recently I purchased a copy of the first complete history of New York City ever written, and I was once again intrigued by the story of wampum, the American Indian strings of shells that served as important currency in New Amsterdam and the New England colonies. Comment.

Editorial: Ride ’em cowboys

Only one thing is different. These cowboys are black. Each day they gather at stables tucked away on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. The Federation of Black Cowboys, one of the city's hidden treasures, is preserving a bit of American history of which few people are aware. Despite the efforts of many educators to fill in the racial gaps in American history, we doubt that many children are aware of the role played by black cowboys in taming the West. Comment.

Civic Scene:Does higher ed mean lower quality of life?

Before Queens College and St. John's University were built, there were miles upon miles of one and two-family homes with a few apartment complexes. Today there are two large schools of higher education which of course are important, but due to their expansion disrupt the quality o life of the homeowners and tenants who live around them. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: ‘Patriot’ is much more than just a simple word

With three patriotic holidays falling so near each other on the calendar — Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day — I thought it might be a good idea to research the exact definition of the word... Comment.

The black cowboys lasso a lost legacy

Back on his farm in Whitney, S.C., in the early 1900s, Gloster Miller taught his young son Ben a thing or two about cowboy courtesy: Always help a lady on with her wrap. Always pull a man from the path of a spooked horse, and always be certain to meet the world with your head held high. Comment.

Hevesi’s $6M campaign funds draw criticism

Hevesi has amassed more than $6.4 million in funds since he... Comment.

AirTrain construction in Jamaica hits LIRR

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority estimates the... Comment.

Glendale warehouse has something for all Moving Right Along features eclectic collection of ‘antiques, collectives, and gently used furniture’

The two suits of armor guarding the entrance to the Moving Right Along warehouse in Glendale send a mixed message to would-be customers passing along Cooper Avenue. Though the Medieval relics create a forbidding presence with their swords pressed ominously into the ground, the signs they carry are nothing short of inviting: “Office Chair Sale $35.” Comment.

Vallone formally announces mayoral run

Standing in front of his former elementary school, PS 122 in Astoria, just down the block from the rent-controlled apartment where he was born and the two-family home where he lives today, City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) officially joined the race for mayor last Thursday. Comment.

Kin of slain Flushing man get new home

In the eight months following the death of a restaurant worker, beaten with a paving stone in the lobby of his Flushing apartment building, his family has been left with little choice but to remain in their fifth-floor apartment and hope they would not be evicted. Comment.

Residents fume over Queens Blvd. additions

The parking meters between... Comment.

Queens Historical Society highlights the forgotten of the Civil War

Even though it was fought more than 130 years ago, the Civil War is commemorated, talked about, and re-enacted so much, it's as if it ended in 1997. Comment.

Residents push for more minority voting districts

Queens is the second most populous county in the state — by far the most diverse — and its political district lines should be re-drawn to give minorities without political representation in government some political power, argued witnesses at a meeting in Borough Hall Friday. Comment.

Southeast Queens population rises 10 percent

The overall population of southeast Queens rose nearly 12 percent in... Comment.

Claire Shulman’s son dies in California at age 45

Kim Shulman, a longtime Bayside resident, was living in North Hollywood, Calif. and had... Comment.

Sunnyside fire levels businesses

Fire rapidly consumed the... Comment.

Beep, city forge ahead to condemn Willets Pt.

It has been nearly five months since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani delivered his State of the City address, in which he announced his intentions to condemn Willets Point. Since then, a waste transfer station has been built, dozens of scrap yard owners have been charged with crimes against the environment, and land owners of the district have fretted about the prospect of having to move out. Comment.

105 officer charged in DWI: Cops

Officer John Guglielmo, 36, was charged with... Comment.

Man stabbed to death outside Astoria Houses

Gregory Abney, 27, of 2-10 27th Ave., was stabbed in the abdomen by two men at about 5:40 a.m. in front of 3-20 27th... Comment.

Man gets 30 to life for murder

Duane Brown, 20, of 167-14 Foch Blvd., pleaded guilty April 6 to murder in the first and second... Comment.

Whitestone resident still strong at 100 years old

“Let me call you sweetheart,” Herman sang last week as he serenaded the more than 100 people who turned out at the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center in Bayside to help... Comment.

Kew Gardens temple regains missing Torah

Temple Ochel-Simcha Executive Director Jonathan... Comment.

Malba resident charged in Feb. Byzantio beating

Benny Loria, 17, of Malba, was arrested May 31 by Det. Delvalle Reinaldo of the borough’s Hate Crimes Task Force,... Comment.

York grads turn backs on trustee

When trustee Alfred Curtis Jr.,... Comment.

Work begins on pool, ice rink at Flushing Meadows

It was 11 a.m. on a Thursday, and the students of Public School 150 in Long Island City were not in class. Instead, they stood in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, dressed in bathing suits, shivering from an occasional biting breeze, anxious to put their clothes back on. Comment.

Woman hit by cycle cop

MIDDLE VILLAGE — A woman was hit by a police officer on a motorcycle after she stepped out onto Northern Boulevard from between two parked cars, police said. Comment.

Rosedale man charged

LAKEVIEW, L.I. — A Rosedale man was arrested last Thursday in several hit and run accidents on Long Island, police said. Comment.

13-year-old boy charged

FLUSHING — A boy was charged with sex abuse Tuesday morning for allegedly attacking a girl at JHS 185 Monday afternoon, police said. Comment.

Man, 27, in critical condition

FLUSHING — A man was injured Tuesday morning after he fell off of a moving car in Flushing, police said. Comment.

Elderly College Point man

College Point — A 68-year-old College Point man was reported missing Tuesday night. The man, James Lambbert of 119-19 Graham Court, left his home Tuesday at 9 a.m., police said. Lambbert, who is black and is in poor mental... Comment.

2 charged with drag racing

BAYSIDE — Two men were arrested and their cars were confiscated last week for allegedly drag racing on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Bayside, police said. Comment.

Two men stabbed

REGO PARK — Two men were stabbed outside a Rego Park nightclub early Monday morning after they confronted four people trying to break into their car, police said. Comment.

Woman stabbed in dispute

RICHMOND HILL— A man was arrested Monday morning for allegedly stabbing his wife during an argument, police said. Comment.

Parents get platform to fight school underfunding

Queens Board of Education member Terri... Comment.

3 boro women honored by state Senate in Albany

Amy Fischetti, director of the Queens County Farm Museum; Claire McIntee, superintendent of... Comment.

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Editorial: City takes Fort Totten

Though it may be a little early to celebrate, our hat... Comment.

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