Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001

PSAL releases boys’ playoff soccer sseedings

Friday night, he found out how. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001

Magnet dominates Beach Channel, makes playoffs

While a scientific calculator and an engineering degree might be needed to figure out the PSAL’s complex power points system, Campus Magnet senior fullback Martin Weir knew the formula for his team’s playoff hopes was simple. Comment.

Five teams from Queens make playoffs

The Public School Athletic League announced its varsity football playoff seedings Monday, with five teams from Queens, August Martin, Beach Channel, Campus Magnet, Bayside and Far Rockaway advancing to the 14-team post-season tournament. Comment.

St. Francis Prep blanks Fordham Prep, 36-0

The St. Francis Prep Terriers are playing their best football of the season. and it couldn’t be happening at a better time, on the eve of the AAA playoffs. Comment.

Newcomers battles to earn 1-1 tie against Newtown Pioneers

With both teams having already clinched PSAL boys soccer playoff berths, there was little left for Newtown and Newcomers to play for Friday other than pride. Comment.

New exhibit at QMA celebrates ‘The Struggle’

There is much talk of late about the “transformation of America” and how the nation will never be the same after the disasters of Sept. 11. Comment.

Red Storm drops sixth straight to Central Conn.

Not even the highly anticipated return of freshman starting quarterback Kyle Lauver from the injured reserve could spark the St. John’s football to victory, as the Red Storm lost its sixth straight game, 12-7, to Northeast Conference foe Central Connecticut State in front of 512 at DaSilva Memorial Field Friday night. Comment.

Snows’ Novice Girls defeat St. Mel’s, 35-12

The Our Lady of the Snows fifth-grade girls ‘A’ team scored more than 30 points for the third straight game as the team defeated St. Mel’s of Flushing, 35-12. The win improved the OLS record to 3-0. Once again, the Snows’ offensive attack featured balanced scoring, as for the third straight game, seven different girls put points on the board. Comment.

Prep girls fight until the end in title game loss

St. Anthony’s senior forward Meghan McCallion had just scored her second goal of the game, giving the Friars a 3-1 lead over St. Francis Prep with 4:28 left in the game and all but icing the CHSAA Class A championship. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Everything worked out in the end

I have made a semi-habit out of lambasting the Public School Athletic League over the years on a variety of topics. This year my ire was aimed at the league’s football power points system and how I feared at season’s end that justice would not be served, leaving several Queens teams out of the playoffs. Comment.

Opportunistic Martin tops Bayside, 15-6

The August Martin Falcons capitalized on two first-half Bayside turnovers to score two touchdowns en route to a 15-6 win Sunday afternoon in the regular season finale for both teams. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Not all battles are fought on the field

On Nov. 12, we will celebrate another Veterans Day. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: In 1941, no one asked, ‘Why do they hate us?’

Life has never been predictable. Comment.

To The Point: Fallen remembered in College Point

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

Eric Shoes outfits extra large, very small feet

Has anyone ever called you Big Foot? Comment.

Complete Election Night results for Queens

Unofficial results from the Associated Press showed Avella, a Democrat who has run unsuccessfully for the seat twice before, had won City Councilman Mike Abel's (R-Bayside) post by about 350 votes. Comment.

Valentin, opener fire up crowd at Town Hall

Mambo Negro, a fiery seven-piece Latin/world music ensemble, returned last Friday to Flushing Town Hall on an unseasonably warm November evening to open for internationally renowned Latin Jazz flautist Dave Valentin. Comment.

‘Fiorello’ is set in 1915, but could be about 2001

When the musical was first performed in 1960, the work received theater's triple crown: a Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It features a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, best known as the creators of "Fiddler on the Roof." Comment.

Board 11 wants Bayside synagogue to stay small

CB 11 voted 28-6 against the variance application put forth by the Chabad of Northeast Queens, with most of the opposition citing the size of the proposed house of worship as too large for the surrounding community. There were two abstentions in the vote to deny the Chabad variance. Comment.

Boro elects first black for beep

One of the most prolonged and dramatic election seasons in city history ended Tuesday with Democrats apparently sweeping all but one council seat in Queens and propelling Helen Marshall into the borough presidency as the first black elected to represent the entire county. Comment.

Queens career center guides workers to jobs

“My name is Ian Johnson. I worked for U.S. Airways. I’m looking for a job.” Comment.

Beep joins boro residents in getting flu vaccines

Inspired by their desire to remain healthy rather than a fear of anthrax, 200 older adults turned out for the launching of a citywide flu shot campaign last Thursday in Kew Gardens. Comment.

21-year-old pleads guilty to ’98 Pomonok murder

A borough resident has pleaded guilty to the 1998 murder of a 13-year-old teenager inside her home in the Pomonok Houses, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Monday. Comment.

Taking boro, Bloomberg upsets Green

In a stunning turn of events, Republican Michael Bloomberg defeated Democrat Mark Green by a narrow margin in a white- knuckle race to succeed Mayor Rudolph Giuliani that drew many Queens voters to the GOP camp. Comment.

MetLife opens its doors in Queens Plaza

For many of the 350 MetLife employees who migrated across the East River into Long Island City Monday, the transition involved little more than the flip of a box lid and a shift in commute. Comment.

MoMA QNS promises to enrich boro with art

As the Flushing-bound No. 7 train rounds the bend that leads it into the 33rd Street station, passengers can catch a glimpse of a Manhattan cultural icon that is staking a claim in Queens. Comment.

Glendale teen stabbed on Myrtle Avenue

A Glendale teenager was released from the hospital Tuesday a week after he was repeatedly stabbed in front of a Myrtle Avenue Chinese food restaurant shortly after sundown on Halloween, police and hospital officials said. Comment.

Douglaston remembers lost paramedic

Astoria paramedic Carlos Lillo was assigned to a triage center near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, but with his wife Cecilia working on the 64th floor of Tower One, colleagues said he had one thing on his mind. Comment.

Gennaro defeats Zett to take Povman’s seat

In a testament to the power of shoe leather, voters chose Democrat James Gennaro over Green Party candidate Lori Zett to replace term-limited City Councilman Morton Povman (D-Forest Hills) in Tuesday’s general election. Comment.

Gioia easily defeats competitor in council race

Democrat Eric Gioia met widespread expectations and coasted to a landslide victory against Green Party candidate Ann Eagan Tuesday night in the race to succeed City Councilman Walter McCaffrey (D-Woodside), who was barred by term limits from running for reelection. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Space, greenery needed — not tall buildings

On Oct. 23, representatives of civic associations in Fresh Meadows met with representatives of their local legislators to discuss what they should do to preserve the Klein Farm on 73rd Avenue and 195th Street. Comment.

Jennings defeats Andrews in race for White’s seat

Proving that fund-raising is not the key to winning an election, Allan Jennings defeated Anthony Andrews in the race for City Councilman Thomas White’s (D-Jamaica) seat. Comment.

Katz grabs council seat with resounding victory

Melinda Katz romped over four candidates in the race to replace term-limited City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills). The overwhelming victory enables Katz to return as an elected official to the area she served in the state Assembly from 1994-98. Comment.

Sanders beats four rivals in race for Watkins’ seat

Democrat James Sanders defeated four others to win the race for City Councilwoman Juanita Watkins’ (D-Laurelton) seat Tuesday. Comment.

Thompson handily takes comptroller race

Facing opponents they had already defeated in the primaries, fellow Democrats William Thompson easily won the race for city comptroller and Betsy Gotbaum captured the post of public advocate Tuesday. Comment.

Crowley condemns GOP airport security bill

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) has denounced as a “sham” the Republican-sponsored airport security legislation approved by the House last week, saying it would help special interests rather than passengers. Comment.

Hundreds mourn Cynthia Jenkins, 77

Hundreds of people filed into the Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church Monday to pay their last respects to former state Assemblywoman Cynthia Jenkins, a librarian, community activist and the first black woman elected to public office in southern Queens. Comment.

PS 65 students celebrate Hindu festival of lights

More than 200 children, parents and teachers celebrated in style the Hindu festival of lights known as Diwali at PS 65 in Richmond Hill Monday night. Comment.

111th Precinct guarded by new security efforts

Police Capt. Julio Ordonez barely had time to enjoy his early days as new commanding officer of the Bayside-based 111th Police Precinct when the city was rocked by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Comment.

Avella ahead of Saffran in close race for council

The third time appeared to be the charm for Democrat Tony Avella Tuesday as the longtime civic activist headed toward victory over Republican lawyer Dennis Saffran to succeed northeast Queens City Councilman Mike Abel (R-Bayside), according to unofficial results. Comment.

Air museum plan gets boost from architect

Architectural plans to convert the New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows Corona Park into an Air and Space Museum have received the support of the original architect Philip Johnson, his business partner said. Comment.

Voters pass proposals to reform city charter

New Yorkers voted Tuesday to approve all five ballot proposals put forth by the City Charter Revision Committee, appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in June. The commission was chaired by former Deputy Mayor Randy Mastro, and 14 other business, civic and religious leaders are members. Comment.

Erin’s Isle comes alive late to tie Jesse Halpern Skate Shop

Erin’s Isle 6, Jesse Halpern Skate Shop 6. Jesse Halpern took a 4-0 lead into the second period only to see it skate away in the third period. Jesse Halpern’s goals came off the sticks of Travis Lippert (hat trick and an assist), Tam Ngo, Eric Wong and Demitrios Savva. Erin’s Isle was led by Evan Kundrat’s five goals and a goal contributed by Anthony Pagano. Comment.

Boro Bangladeshis ask for peace in homeland

Queens’ Bangladeshi community held a protest meeting Saturday afternoon calling for peace and an end to violence, but they were not talking about the American military campaign against Afghanistan. Comment.

Mt. Sinai, LGA present emergency plans

Amid concern over the possibility of additional terrorist assaults hitting New York, hospital and airport officials outlined their plans for coping with threats and large-scale emergencies to 150 Astoria residents last week at a town meeting. Comment.

Helen Marshall storms into Boro Hall

City Councilwoman Helen Marshall (D-East Elmhurst) made history Tuesday by becoming the first black in Queens to be elected to a boroughwide office when she defeated City Councilman Alfonso Stabile (R-Ozone Park) in the race for borough president. Comment.

Liu becomes first Asian elected to City Council

In a historic election, Democrat John Liu won the race for Councilwoman Julia Harrison’s (D-Flushing) seat and became the first Asian American elected to the City Council, unofficial results showed. Comment.

SE Queens teens honored by women’s group

It was a day of smiles, laughter and teary gratitude Saturday in Queens Village as girl after girl took the podium at Antun’s to give thanks for the achievements of their young lives. Comment.

Weprin cruises to victory over Sica in council race

Democrat David Weprin finally added his name to his family’s political dynasty with a crushing defeat of Queens Village Republican and former city marshal Philip Sica in the race to replace long-time City Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis). Comment.

Queens Place takes over Stern’s site in Elmhurst

A major new shopping center celebrated its grand opening Friday in Elmhurst, creating over 500 permanent jobs at a time when more than 100,000 New Yorkers are out of work due to the Twin Towers disaster. Comment.

Murder witness slain in Cambria Heights

Duckens Laranche, the owner of a barbershop who was a witness to a Cambria Heights murder last year, was gunned down in front of his home last week, police said. Comment.

Rosedale Jets celebrate 40 years of football

The Rosedale Jets youth football organization Saturday celebrated its 40th anniversary and its first homecoming in recent history with four games complete with half-time shows, cheerleaders, a DJ and a full concession stand in Brookville Park. Comments (2).

Fireman remembered in Bayside service

The bright sun and blue skies Tuesday morning belied the somber silence outside St. Robert’s Bellarmine Church in Bayside as hundreds gathered to memorialize Fire Lt. Michael Russo — one of the 343 city firefighters lost in the Sept. 11 destruction of the Twin Towers. Comment.

House bill earmarks $44M for cleanup of Flushing Bay

The U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday passed the 2002 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that provides $4.4 million to clean up polluted Flushing Bay. Comment.

Flushing Main Street needs cleanup: Shulman

“I’m standing over a smelly sewer!” she cried as she stood at the corner of Main Street and 40th Road. “This is why people are complaining. No... Comment.

Spinella changes jobs at Bayside Historical

After six years at the helm of the Bayside Historical Society, Geraldine Spinella has stepped down as president and moved into the role of executive director. Comment.

Middle Village remembers spirited fireman

When hundreds gathered on an unseasonably warm November morning to celebrate the life of Firefighter Vincent Morello, who was lost Sept. 11 in the line of duty, his presence could be felt in everything from his brother’s playful jibes to the quoting of Bruce Springsteen. Comment.

Bayside eateries to offer sample fare at fundraiser

Anyone who has ever had trouble choosing from among Bayside’s many restaurants and eateries should be in heaven next week. Comment.

Translators, officials report few problems at polls

Throughout Queens, Board of Elections workers, civic organizations, volunteers and election officials closely monitored Tuesday’s voting. Comment.

Queens postal facility examined for anthrax

The largest mail facility in Queens was tested for anthrax last week, said a spokesman for the United States Postal Service. Comment.

PS 162 honors Bayside firefighters with tribute

Of all the tributes filling the doorway of Engine Co. 320 on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Bayside since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the one arriving Friday morning was unique. Comment.

Queens’ economy slows led by drop in air traffic

Job losses and other such indicators in Queens had begun edging toward a slowdown in the economy even before the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, an economic monitoring agency reported in its fall survey. Comment.

Police Blotter: Drivers in NE Queens should be cautious: Police

BAYSIDE — The 111th Police Precinct in Bayside urged drivers to be cautious around construction areas in the northeast Queens precinct’s area because of the increased risk of accidents, Community Affairs Officer Anthony Lombardi said. Comment.

Comrie wins 4-way race to take Spigner’s seat

Democrat Leroy Comrie, a longtime aide to City Councilman Archie Spigner (D-St. Albans), won the four-way election for Spigner’s seat Tuesday. Comment.

Bartolino’s on Broadway in Astoria has loyal following

34-35 Broadway, Astoria Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., presents YouthBuild, a job-training program for young adults ages 17-21. Students receive extensive training in different building trades and work on their GED. Job placement is available to all students. 718-961-6880, Ext. 142. Comment.

GOP keeps Ognibene seat with Gallagher victory

Republican Dennis Gallagher won a decisive victory against Democrat Elizabeth Crowley in a hotly contested race for City Councilman Tom Ognibene’s (R-Middle Village) seat, maintaining GOP representation in a district where voters are largely Democrats. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Theatre Time Productions holds auditions for Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 and Monday, Nov. 12 at First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone. 718-391-8697. Comment.

Qreview: ‘13 Ghosts’

What do “13 Ghosts” and anthrax have in common? Both will make you violently ill if you come into contact with them. Comment.

You don’t even have to be Greeek to like ‘Astoria’

Last week the Queens Museum of Art screened Nick Efteriades’ full length indie film, “Astoria,” which was part of the Independent Film and Video Showcase co-presented by the Greek Cultural Center. A reception was held beforehand that starred all sorts of Hellenic goodies, including phyllo, squares of feta cheese and dolmades, stuffed grape leaves. Comment.

St. John’s fall to UConn drops to No. 3 seed

"We wanted to win this game, there is no if ands or buts about it," said St. John's head coach Dave Masur. "We're very disappointed that we didn't." Comment.

Editorial: Target the pimps

Last week police arrested six men on charges that they are running a multimillion-dollar prostitution enterprise in Long Island City. The suspected pimps face up to seven years in prison if they are convicted. District Attorney Richard Brown is also considering charging the six men with enterprise corruption, a charge that could land them behind bars for as much as 25 years. In addition, Brown is going after the fancy cars, money and other holdings of the alleged pimps. Comment.

Editorial: Race baiting in Flushing

An 11th hour debate sponsored by the Flushing branch of the NAACP gave an unpleasant look into the politics of race in New York City. Three candidates hoping to replace Councilwoman Julia Harrison squared off at the Macedonia A.M.E. Church, including Green Party candidate Paul Graziano, Independence Party candidate Martha Flores-Vazquez and Democrat John Liu. Ryan Walsh, the Republican candidate, did not attend. Comment.

St. John’s Prep claims CHSAA ‘B’ soccer crown

Despite completely dominating play, the St. John’s boys soccer team had little to show after 80 minutes of regulation other than a few close calls. It was a little colder and darker at McClancy Monday, but the score hadn’t changed since kickoff. Comment.

New director of BQCM keeps eyes on mission

Jennifer Newell, the new executive director of the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, looks forward to taking the conservatory in new directions while still adhering to the school's primary mission of offering affordable classes and lessons for adults and children, and free or low-cost concerts in all disciplines and cultures of music. Comment.

College Round-up: Okoro leads York to CUNY soccer championship

After 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, the CUNYAC men’s soccer championship match between defending champion York and CCNY would be decided by penalty kicks. Comment.

Patriots ground Jets, 27-19, in DAC flag football action

Patriots 27, Jets 19. The Patriots beat the first place Jets this weekend, 27-19. Connor Brewer threw one TD pass to Justin Black. Joseph Nuss ran in three TDs. Outstanding on defense was supplied by Greg Polkowski, John Puccio, Nicholas Hristis and Dylan Eisenkraft. Comment.

Vallone Jr. handily beats competitors in council race

Peter Vallone Jr. declared victory at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the race to fill his father’s seat on the City Council, pulling over half the vote in a field of five candidates, according to early election results. Comment.

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