Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001

Bayside Shoes of Bell Blvd. calls it quits

Owner Sal Bonavita, who started the shoe repair business in the late 1960s with his... Comment.

Second half woes: Red Storm staggering

After a tough 75-63 loss at Providence Saturday night, St. John’s Red University men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis shuffled his line-up, inserting the offensive-minded Kyle Cuffe and defensive specialist Sharif Fordham against the nation’s No. 23-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Comment.

Point of View: Good or bad student? — it’s up to parents

Few people would question the quality of our institutes of higher learning that have attracted thousands of gifted students from foreign countries. They come to our campuses to develop their talents and realize their dreams. They would never imagine that education for many Americans has caused jitters among the parents, educators and politicians. Comment.

York men’s track wins 2nd straight CUNY crown

The York men’s team dominated from the... Comment.

Droesch leads Royals to two more victories

Saturday the Royals had to claw their way back... Comment.

Forest Hills clinches playoff spot with win over RFK

Christine Klusko knew what was at stake. A Forest Hills win at Robert F. Kennedy Friday and she and her teammates would capture the final playoff berth in Queens B-II. A loss and the two teams would square off again in a one-game playoff. Klusko could see the end of her high school career and she didn’t like it. Comment.

SJU women let late lead slip away in loss to Hall

It was shaping up to be an upset of monumental proportions. The St. John’s women’s basketball team — winners of just one of its last nine games — were playing its best game of the year against a Seton Hall squad that was third in the Big East conference. Comment.

Editorial: Claire’s swan song

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Editorial: The failure of testing

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To The Point: Ambulance volunteers need help to help you

It’s Ground Hog Day when the correct weather report takes place. Of course, there is Flushing Phil, Corona Kate and Punxsutawney Phil peeking out of their hovels with scarves waiting to see their... Comment.

CB 12 district manager looks after her neighbors

Municipal manager, complaint taker, information source,... Comment.

From the street to paradise

The Queens native was first called... Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Valentine’s Day celebrated in different ways

On a recent cold and snowy morning, I had to trudge through inclement weather to get to the local supermarket for... Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: PSAL steps in the right direction

On the surface, this new system seems like a great thing, and for the most part, I think it is. But with so many new ideas, there is still tweaking to be done before all the kinks are worked out. Comment.

Queens uses 19-0 run to defeat C.W. Post

Gary DeBerry did not need to be reminded what was at stake Monday night. The Queens College sophomore guard knew that a win over C.W. Post would go a long way towards the Knights’ goal of hosting a New York Collegiate Athletic Conference quarterfinal playoff game. Comment.

TA nixes Q14 bus rerouting

“I’m glad that the MTA pulled the... Comment.

Molloy shows heart in close loss to St. Peter’s

“They played the best game of their lives,” he said. “The kids played... Comment.

Fresh Meadows housing complex for sale: Report

The Insignia Financial Group Inc. and the Witkoff Group acquired the residential portion... Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Miss. slave’s grandson brings changes in U.S.

Probably, like every grandparent or parent of every child living today, they hoped for the best that could be possible for that little baby. What pride they could have enjoyed if... Comment.

The Civic Scene: DOT calendar contest highlights road safety

Anyone, young or old, who lives, works or goes to school in New York City may submit one or more entries. The theme is traffic safety and what can be about Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Drugs, Pedestrian Safety, Aggressive Driving/Road Rage, Safety Belts, Child Safety Seats, Helmets, Bicycle or Motorcycle Driving, Skate or Skateboard Safety, School Bus Safety or any combination of these. Comment.

Baysiders urge safety at overpass

An uncle of a Bayside boy killed while trying to cross a pedestrian bridge at 46th Avenue and the Clearview Expressway last summer broke down in tears Monday night as he pleaded with Community Board 11 to make the overpass safe “for the next kid who comes along.” Comment.

LIC studio sues to halt generator construction

The lawsuit, supported by a number of elected... Comment.

Iron Triangle plan surprises one tenant

Before he picked up a newspaper last week, Daniel Sambucci Sr., who opened his auto-salvage business in Willets Point 50 years ago, had heard nothing of the mayor’s and borough president’s proposal to demolish the bazaar of auto-body shops and salvage yards that comprise the Iron Triangle near Shea Stadium. Comment.

Kung Fu expert shows moves from hit film

Gao, who lives in Long Island with his wife and daughter... Comment.

Libraries, cultural groups mark Black History Month

The month of February has been dedicated to the celebration of African history, heritage and tradition. Community centers are encouraging African awareness and appreciation by inviting the public to visit exhibits, participate in workshops and attend lectures. Comment.

Dinner theater offers comic tale of dating

Frank Gorshin, taking on the role of Allen, is prodded by his best... 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.

2 Astoria men arrested in heroin ring bust: DA

Police last week shut down an alleged Queens drug distribution ring, seizing 15 pounds of heroin with a street value of up to $2.5 million, the Queens district attorney and the Police Department said. Two Astoria men and one woman from Rhode Island were arrested. Comment.

2 boro pols support aid for India quake victims

Two Queens congressmen whose districts include thousands of former residents of India have proclaimed their support for federal aid and neighborhood drives to help the victims of the earthquake that left thousands of people dead in the Indian state of Gujarat. Comment.

Holocaust survivor killed in Queens Blvd. accident

While Eisenberg was in the crosswalk at about 9:35 p.m. last Thursday, a Q10 Green... Comment.

Few answers, much fury over Briarwood cracks

To that end, 35 residents living on 159th Street and on 84th Avenue along... Comment.

Queens Corrections captain shoots robbers: Cops

An off-duty Department of Corrections captain intervened in a robbery at his neighborhood take-out Chinese food restaurant in South Jamaica Friday night, shooting and killing a gunmen who terrorized the restaurant, said Sgt. Brian Burke, a police spokesman. Comment.

Queens DA urges keeping stiff drug laws

In the wake of Gov. George Pataki’s plan to soften the state’s Rockefeller drug laws enacted 28 years ago, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown — along with district attorneys across the state — urged city, state and federal legislators from the borough not to ease the drug laws. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR) always welcomes retired persons interested in acting. To arrange for an audition, call Stan Guttman at 224-2729. Comment.

Jamaica welcomes eight-bed hospice

The unit is located within the nursing center and offers more support to the... Comment.

Creedmoor homes now on market

The Jericho, L.I.-based Beechwood Winchester Building Corporation has started selling homes at their planned gated community on an 8.5-acre plot of land on the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center’s campus that it purchased from the Empire State Development Corp. in 1999. Comment.

Nurses’ strike averted by new, 2-year contract

The 235 nurses at Mary Immaculate who had been without a contract since... Comment.

SB 29 seeks public comment on school plan

The board, which runs the school district stretching from Queens Village to Rosedale... Comment.

Police Blotter: 5 Bayside teens arrested on arson, assault charges

Five residents of a group home at 34-32 214th Pl. were arrested Jan. 31 at about 4:30 p.m. after one teen... Comment.

Molloy outduels McClancy for CHSAA bowling championship

Last week’s Catholic league bowling championship proved yet again that hard work, rigorous practice and the composure of veteran players, among them... Comment.

Q, G trains filthiest in system: Survey

The M line was the cleanest, but for the second year in a row, cars... Comment.

Term limits to alter face of Queens politics in 2001

The 1993 law, which was approved by voters in two referendums in 1993... Comment.

New NYHQ institute treats disabled

For a little more than a year now, New York... Comment.

Briarwood to get $$$ for after-school program

The money will go to programs in School... Comment.

JCAL explores ‘largely misunderstood faith’

These are what most Americans associate with voodoo, mainly because of the way white slaveholders viewed the religion, a misconception perpetuated through the 20th century by horror... Comment.

Flushing Phil shadowless 3 days before snowfall

Looking more like a pair of Mad Hatters in their oversized black top hats than borough president and parks commissioner, Claire Shulman and Henry Stern ushered in Groundhog Day Friday with the Queens Zoo’s own prairie dogs: Flushing Meadows Phil and Corona Kate. Comment.

Authors read to honor Black History Month

     The read-in was sponsored by The Greater Queens Chapter of the Links Inc., a group of black... Comment.

QCA grant recipients celebrate the arts

Ninety grants, worth a total of $225,000 were awarded to a diverse group of... Comment.

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