Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001

Bayside’s Maddalone knocks out Tomlinson at Yonkers

He had passed a series of quizzes to this point, but Wednesday at Yonkers Raceway, Bayside heavyweight Vinny Maddalone faced his first true test in the form of Craig Tomlinson, a 220-pound bruiser from Reading, Pa. who has twice as many professional bouts under his belt. The result, a fourth round technical knockout in a scheduled six-round bout, was a smashing successful for Maddalone. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: At least they made it  interesting

There has been more enough Mets bashing over the past couple of days, especially when it come to the team’s relief pitching. Sure, Armando Benitez and John Franco cost the team its chance of completing a spectacular second-half run with the Mets loss to Atlanta last Friday night, but I think that blasting them is missing the point. Comment.

Botanical Garden shows worms are not just fish bait

“This Dirt Museum: the Ladies’ Room,” an interactive installation by environmental performance artist Naomi Dagen Bloom with sculpture by Barbara Andrus, opens Saturday, Oct. 6, and remains on view for three weekends m the Plant Shop at Queens Botanical Garden through Oct. 21. Comment.

Campus Magnet continues to steam roll

Campus Magnet head football coach Jimmy Ryan leaned back in his chair in his office after the Bulldogs 39-16 drubbing of Lafayette Saturday and pondered the question. It is the same question Magnet’s opponents have been unable to answer as of yet. How do you stop the Bulldogs potent, multi-pronged running game? Comment.

Defense carries CK Royals over Hayes

As he prepared for his team’s game against Cardinal Hayes Sunday, Christ the King football coach Mike Cassidy wanted to change the game plan, giving the nod to Jose Duverge at starting quarterback as the Royals were preparing to throw the ball more than they had in their first two games. Comment.

Mistakes drop Flushing to 0-3 after loss to Erasmus

Shrink the Flushing football team’s season into one quarter and you have the first quarter of Saturday’s 28-6 loss to the Erasmus Hall Dutchmen at Flushing Memorial Field. Plagued by penalties, turnovers and big plays against them, the Red Devils fell behind Erasmus 14-0 in the first frame and never recovered. Comment.

Zambrano lifts St. Francis over Stepinac, 33-18

With the St. Francis Prep football team trailing Stepinac 12-0 late in the first half, small droplets of rain began to cascade from the sky above St. John’s University Sunday. And as the rain and wind picked up its intensity towards halftime, Terriers senior Chris Zambrano couldn’t be happier. Comment.

Christ the King dominates Cathedral Prep in 9-1 league win

Even though the Christ the King boys soccer team led by more goals than there were minutes left in the game, Steve Karaduzovic did not let up. The Royals head coach continued to shout at his players in the final moments of their 9-1 win over Cathedral Prep Tuesday at the Metropolitan Oval as if it was the waning seconds of a scoreless championship match. Comment.

Forest Hills rallies to defeat Francis Lewis, 2-1

The Forest Hills boys soccer team was outsized, outmanned and trailed the two-time defending Queens ‘A’ East champions Francis Lewis by one goal at half-time Friday. Comment.

College Round-up: Former Cross soccer stars still shining in college

The College of Mount St. Vincent men’s soccer team is off to its best start in school history and three freshmen from Holy Cross High School have played a major part. Comment.

St. John’s pounded by Wagner in second loss, 34-7

St. John’s senior defensive back Allistair Sebastien didn’t have to think long and hard when asked about what set the tone in the Red Storm’s 34-7 Northeast Conference loss to Wagner Saturday at DaSilva Memorial Field. He knew the answer right away. Comment.

Barrett battles to win unanimous decision

For Queens native Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett, it was a learning experience. And if it wasn’t for a late rally in his 10-round heavyweight fight against Robert Davis at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. it would have been a losing experience. Comment.

Editorial: Diversity triumphs in Queens primaries

On Sept. 25, 2001, the political landscape in Queens was dramatically and irreversibly altered. In an election that was largely ignored by a city still deeply in mourning and shock, history was made. For the first time, an African-American woman has received a Democratic Party nomination to run for boroughwide office. At the same time, an Asian-American was chosen to run for City Council on the Democratic ticket in Flushing. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Immigrants are welcome, but we need regulations

Over the years, I have tried to call to the attention or political officials and the general public, current and potential dangers, as did many others. Sometimes momentary interest was expressed and sometimes criticism was immediate. As the saying goes, “None is so deaf as he who will not hear.” Comment.

To The Point: College Point offers array of benefit events

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

Point of View: It was a scary time to be on an airplane

It was a frightening experience— first in Rome, then in the air and finally in Chicago on our way back to New York after a two-week sightseeing swing through five Western European countries. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Community Board 8 picks fiscal priorities

The 50 members of Community Board 8, who are selected by the Queens borough president with the advice of the local City Council members, will select the items they feel are important for the Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget and Expense Budget. The CB 8 Budget Committee chairman is Gerald Roth. Comment.

Five friends found Fresh Meadows restaurant

The word “tempesta” means storm in Italian, but the five friends who recently opened the new Cafe Tempesta in Fresh Meadows have succeeded in creating one of the more tranquil eating spots on Union Turnpike’s busy shopping strip. Comment.

Qreview: ‘Zoolander’ is funny — for the first two minutes

Despite some funny moments early on, Ben Stiller’s newest comedy, “Zoolander,” can’t keep the laughs going. It soon resembles one of the awful, “Saturday Night Live” movies which try to wring a film out of a sketch that was only marginally amusing to begin with. The only shocker is that “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels had nothing to do with this production. Comment.

Green, Ferrer pick up boro endorsements

Queens Democrats made a big splash in the upcoming mayoral runoff between Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer and Public Advocate Mark Green this week. The divided Democrats gave their support for both candidates in the race for Gracie Mansion. Comment.

Popular Chamber exec plans to retire in spring

Lucy Nunziato, executive vice president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and a Middle Village resident, recently announced her plans to retire from the position in the spring. Comment.

Uncle Jack’s lends hand to Towers relief effort

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse at 39-40 Bell Blvd. will donate all proceeds from Monday's business to relief efforts and will hold a silent sports auction at 7 p.m. The event is being organized by Degel and manager Mark Viggiano. Comment.

Crowley wins Dem nomination for Ognibene seat

Elizabeth Crowley pushed past two competitors to win the Democratic primary for Thomas Ognibene’s (R-Middle Village) City Council seat Sept. 25, according to an unofficial tally by the Associated Press. Comment.

Gotbaum, Seigel face off in public advocate race

William Thompson defeated Herbert Berman in the Democratic primary for comptroller last Tuesday, earning 54 percent of the vote, based on an unofficial Board of Elections count. Comment.

Queensbridge Park to get new comfort station

A visit to Queensbridge Park on any evening shows the bustle of activity on a property that only a decade ago was all but forsaken by the neighborhood. Comment.

Rudy’s push for 3rd term splits Queens politicians

Queens politicians are divided on whether they want Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to continue his stewardship of the city for another three months after his term ends Dec. 31. Comment.

Sikhs launch campaign to educate NE Queens

The members of the Sikh temple in Bellerose are on a mission. They want to educate their neighbors, community and city about themselves as well as their religion and let everyone know that they are Americans. Comment.

Sikhs launch campaign to educate NE Queens neighbors campaign

The members of the Sikh temple in Bellerose are on a mission. They want to educate their neighbors, community and city about themselves as well as their religion and let everyone know that they are Americans. Comment.

Jamaica fireman honored at service

Hundreds of firefighters flooded Linden Boulevard in St. Albans Monday to pay their last respects to Jose Antonio Guadalupe, 37, known to friends and family as “Tony,” who died trying to save others’ lives as the World Trade Center towers crumbled Sept. 11. Comment.

Shulman leads interfaith service at St. John’s

It had all the trappings of a religious service, but the procession of clergyman would rarely preach at the same house of worship and the American flag hung where the religious symbol should have been. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Sept. 11 added to history’s days of infamy

“What is at stake today is nothing less than the survival of civilization!” Comment.

BID in works for Sutphin Blvd.

Undeterred by the negative economic impact of the World Trade Center disaster Sept. 11, Jamaica business owners are pushing for the creation of a Business Improvement District on Sutphin Boulevard near the future AirTrain station. Comment.

Totten on military alert following terror attacks

In the three weeks since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that toppled the World Trade Center and severely damaged the Pentagon, Fort Totten has been on heightened military alert, displacing the nonprofit organizations that make the base their home. Comment.

Gioia wins big in McCaffrey council primary

Eric Gioia captured a landslide victory Sept. 25 with nearly half the vote in the crowded Democratic primary to replace City Councilman Walter McCaffrey (D-Woodside), according to preliminary results. Comment.

Weprin romps to victory in Democratic primary

Amassing an estimated 77 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary for the Council District 23 seat, David Weprin crushed political newcomer Jairam Thakral in the race to succeed longtime City Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis). Comment.

Forest Hills economy slumps after attack

Since last month’s terrorist attacks, customers have been few and far between for Joe Fronz, owner of Bus Stop, a shop that sells business attire on Austin Street in Forest Hills. Comment.

City to change direction in fighting Flushing floods

After a year of work, the city Department of Environmental Protection has changed its strategy of combating flooding in Flushing, officials said, acknowledging that the agency’s previous solution was not sufficient. Comment.

Flushing festival honors heroes in rainy march

The rain was pattering steadily onto the skylights of Flushing Mall Sunday night, but the prospect of stepping into the wet streets did not deter the crowd of well-tailored businessmen and Korean musicians clad in pom-pom hats from showing their support for a nation in crisis. Comment.

Gennaro surprises Grodenchik to win primary

Though James Gennaro beat long odds to win the Democratic nomination for term-limited Councilman Morton Povman’s seat, he refuses to call his victory an upset. Comment.

Stop & Shop weighs opening store in Little Neck

After a year without a major supermarket in the neighborhood, about 300 residents of Little Neck and Douglaston turned out Tuesday night for a presentation from the Boston-based Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. on its possible involvement with the former Grand Union site. Comment.

Queens’ JetBlue cuts five daily flights from JFK

The Queens-based airline JetBlue has moderately reduced its flights since the World Trade Center attack but does not plan any layoffs despite widespread job losses through the U.S. industry. Comment.

SJU tops Villanova,5-0, to remain unbeaten

After pounding out 19 shots against No. 16 Rutgers in a 1-1 tie Wednesday night, the St. John’s soccer team was concerned about its ability to finish its chances. Against Villanova Saturday at DaSilva Memorial Field, the second-ranked Red Storm put those worries to rest early, scoring five first-half goals — including two in a 39-second span — to cruise to a 5-0 victory. Comment.

JFK cargo facility moves ahead despite opposition

While the air cargo industry is suffering from business lost when planes were grounded after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, one air cargo development group is planning to build a controversial storage facility at Kennedy Airport. Comment.

Katz wins Dem nomination for Koslowitz seat

Melinda Katz is one step closer to returning to elected office. Comment.

Weprin pushes to save Klein Farm as landmark

City council candidate David Weprin has asked that New York City’s last working family farm receive landmark designation to prevent a buyer from building apartments on the Fresh Meadows site in a move he contends could jeopardize the neighborhood. Comment.

LIC fails to lure Manhattan biz after attack

Although Long Island City has failed to immediately attract Manhattan companies affected by the World Trade Center disaster, borough business leaders are confident that the businesses will come. Comment.

Avella wins Democratic nod for Council

The race for City Councilman Mike Abel’s (D-Bayside) seat has come down to a two-man contest after Democratic nominee Tony Avella triumphed over four other hopefuls in the Sept. 25 primary to face Republican Dennis Saffran in the general election, according to early returns. Comment.

Green Party primary a tie for Harrison seat

The only Green Party City Council primary in the city resulted in a tie vote, leaving both third party candidates for City Councilwoman Julia Harrison’s (D-Flushing) seat at the mercy of the Queens County Green Party next week, one of the candidates said this week. Comment.

National Guard to start patrolling city airports

National Guard troops will begin patrolling John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports Friday by order of Gov. George Pataki to increase security in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack. Comment.

1 killed, 8 injured in Bayside multi-car accident

One woman was killed and eight others were hurt in Bayside Monday afternoon when an automobile was propelled into the front steps of North Fork Bank after a multiple-car accident at the intersection of Bell and Northern boulevards, police said. Comment.

Marriage vows cause congestion at Boro Hall

Deputy County Clerk Dora Young felt as if every day last week was Valentine’s Day, a day when she typically performs up to 100 marriage ceremonies. Comment.

Stars and stripes vanish from College Pt. Blvd.

While American flags have been disappearing from the shelves of stores throughout Queens, flags have also vanished from the streets of College Point. Comment.

Beep candidate Marshall plans for boro’s future

With six weeks remaining before she faces City Councilman Al Stabile (R-Ozone Park) in the general election for borough president, Councilwoman Helen Marshall (D-East Elmhurst) is planning how she can help Queens residents recover from the World Trade Center disaster. Comment.

Memorial honors work of Bayside hero fireman

As he led a memorial mass honoring the life of William Krukowski, a Bayside firefighter missing in the rubble of the World Trade Center, Rev. Thomas Michalski had to revise the wisdom of Shakespeare to capture the spirit of his subject. Comment.

Commuters cope with carpool restrictions

Two by two they entered Manhattan from Queens over the East River crossings. Comment.

Late day surge yields high primary turnout

The Democrats came and the Republicans stayed away. Comment.

CB 11’s reach limited since Sept. 11 attack

In the first Community Board 11 meeting since the World Trade Center attack, Chairman Bernard Haber Monday night urged the public to have patience with city agencies disrupted by the tragedy in Lower Manhattan. Comment.

Jennings upsets Andrews

In the race to succeed City Councilman Thomas White, underdog Allan Jennings upset Anthony Andrews, White’s former chief of staff in the Democratic primary, based on unofficial preliminary results. Comment.

Sanders apparent winner of primary

In Queens’ most crowded council race, James Sanders Jr. defeated seven Democratic opponents for the seat held by Councilwoman Juanita Watkins (D-Laurelton) two weeks after terrorists attacked New York City, based on unofficial results. Comment.

College Point woman cares for dogs, cats

Sylvia Brannock, the owner of the Little Dog House and The Dog and Cat Animal Clinic in College Point, says the success of her business is demonstrated not only in the satisfaction of her clients, but in the satisfaction of the animals she treats. Comment.

Police Blotter: Man shot in leg on Sutphin Blvd.

JAMAICA — A man was found shot once in the leg at 109-02 Sutphin Blvd. at about 7:20 a.m. Saturday, police said. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Community Singers of Queens is holding rehearsals for the fall concert at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. Call 718-658-1021. Comment.

Sales of ex-Baysider’s novel to aid Trade Center victims

Free Reign Press will make a donation to the September 11 Fund to benefit New Yorkers for every copy of Bayside native Scott Stein’s novel “Lost” sold from the publisher’s Web site, wwwfreereignpress.com for $10 ($22.95 retail). Comment.

Now is particularly good time for new exhibit at library

As we all still try to cope with the horrors of Sept. 11, “A Breeze From the Gardens of Persia” is something we should see, to remind ourselves of the stunning beauty that is to be had in at least one sector of the Muslim world, and hopefully to educate those who ignorantly believe that maniacal fanatics represent Islamic culture and knowledge. Comment.

Widow of slain man speaks out

The widow of a Chinese restaurant owner who was beaten to death during a robbery in Springfield Gardens last year made an emotional plea in court Tuesday, asking one of the teenagers involved to explain why her husband was killed. Comment.

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