Thursday, March 1, 2001

Tough newspaper guy sets new novel in Bayside

Bayside once again is the backdrop for a fast-paced, gritty tale. Comment.

Do not go gentle to QC exhibit, but go!

The paintings and poems of the late Bruce Rosen will be the focus of an art exhibit on aging, "Do Not Go Gentle: Poetry and the Paintings of Bruce Rosen," at the Queens College Art Center, Thursday, March 22 through Saturday, May 5. Comment.

Cardozo repels Magnet, 68-58, advances to quarters

All Ron Naclerio could think was, "Here we go again." Comment.

Fileti, Marino carry Cross over Loughlin

Fileti swears he didn’t hear Mitchell whisper to Sumpter to... Comment.

Queens parsihes battle for CYO girls hoop crowns

The 2001 CYO Girls Diocesan championships were held this past Sunday at St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows. The day was highlighted by the Rookie Division matchup of St. Francis DeSales (Rockaway) and St. Adalbert’s (Elmhurst). Comment.

Hillcrest hangs tough early, but Lincoln rolls in 2nd half

With his Hillcrest team trailing by 39 points to Lincoln, Gershon spent the final moments of his last game on the Hillcrest bench hugging members of his... Comment.

Mark Jackson comes home

He remembered the many great moments he had at the World’s Most Famous Arena both as a college standout at St. John’s and in... Comment.

Molloy girls basketball team making its mark in first year

No one expected them to be heading into the playoffs with a 20-1 record. The 12 girls who joined the Archbishop Molloy junior varsity basketball team did so because the sport was something they enjoyed. The coach took the position because he wanted the chance to have a hand in a “unique opportunity.” What came of it, however, far exceeded expectations. Comment.

Molloy handles St. Francis in Brooklyn/Queens quarters

In the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan quarterfinals Sunday, the Stanners made a point of making sure the... Comment.

Queens lets 19-point lead slip away, falls in quarters, 94-89

They worked so hard during the regular season to earn a New York Collegiate tournament home game. And for portions of their quarterfinal game against New York Tech Tuesday night, the Queens College men’s basketball team looked like the team that deserved that honor. Comment.

LaGuardia Center offers show with history, spirit

An audience walked away with invigorated spiritualism and a renewed sense of historic identity, following a performance by Symphony Saintpaulia at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, which featured opera singer Ruby Hinds and the Voices Saintpaulia, a gospel choir. The single performance Friday night, in celebration of Black history Month, was a real crowd pleaser. Comment.

St. John’s stumbles in loss to Villanova

In a game the St. John’s University men’s basketball team absolutely needed to sure up hope of an at-league bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Red Storm came out flat and looked clueless in the early going, digging themselves a hole so deep they would never totally climb out. Comment.

Snows girls top St. Francis to win tournament championship

The championship game was a rematch of last week’s game won by OLS. Snows had trailed for most of the game and came back to win by one point on a fourth quarter basket by Weinman. Snows entered the game as the only unbeaten team in the double-elimination tourney. St. Francis had fought back to the final game through the loser’s bracket. Comment.

Wolfie quits, involved in UConn incident: Report

After missing last season due to academic ineligibility, Wolfinger appeared in... Comment.

Frank Brady started in news young - just like his subject

Frank Brady, the 66-year-old chairman of the Communications, Journalism, and Media Studies Department at St. John's University, is actually every bit as interesting as the complex and powerful personalities he has profiled in his biographies, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge Alfred E. Smith, and Jimmy Walker. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: March has more than its share of holidays

March is the third month of the year and stretches over a full 31 days. Comment.

Editorial: Throwaway the keys

Five heartless vultures slithered into a Queens court room last week where they pleaded guilty to cheating Flushing senior citizens out of a small fortune. For this unspeakable crime, they will be sentenced to 2 1/2 to 3 x years in prison. They are lucky that they are not getting tarred and feathered or drawn and quartered. Comment.

Editorial: Bankrupt defense

A situation that has long been grossly unfair is now headed toward a... Comment.

The Civic Scene: Columnist thinks back over the Shulman years

I wondered where the years had gone as I sat in the auditorium of the Queens Theatre in the Park watching Claire Shulman's 15th annual State of the Borough address. Comment.

Periscope: Flushing council race: new faces, old machine

This was to be a year of promise — a season of wide-open political races for 35 term-limited city council offices, 14 in Queens alone. It was touted as an opportunity for a new, younger City Council to instill some vigor into a lethargic legislative body and perhaps even elect a council speaker with his own hair. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Lincoln, Wilkins knew true value of education

Last month, the U.S. Postal Service in Jamaica celebrated the recently issued Roy Wilkins stamp. Comment.

To The Point: People help people daily in College Point

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

Our History: Sojourner Truth: from slave to abolitionist

With the closing of February , Black History Month, and the beginning of March, Women's History Month, it seemed fitting to dedicate this column to a most unusual woman whose story encompasses both histories. Comment.

Recent real estate transactions

Source: North Shore Multiple Listing Service Comment.

First wireless store opens in Jamaica Center

Cellular phone users from Jamaica no longer travel across Queens or into Manhattan for a full-service wireless retail center since Sprint Personal Communications Services opened a new store on Jamaica Avenue late last year, the first of its kind in the neighborhood. Comment.

College Round-up: Agbai instrumental in BC win over Providence

And Agbai led by example. The Molloy alum broke his... Comment.

York College honors Cambria Heights activist

The baseball players he coached, the men and women whose lives he touched, the college administrators he worked with over the years, and two of New York City's borough presidents gathered at York College in Jamaica Monday night to honor Clarence Irving Sr. Comment.

Catholic SJU to hold Jewish Heritage Day

When they asked Eli Weisel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to address the... Comment.

Times-Ledger papers take home two awards

“I think it is a reflection of the newspapers and the staff’s commitment to serving... Comment.

St. Albans widow seeks shelter in S. Island

Six months after Jin Sheng Liu was brutally murdered making a food delivery, his wife and teenage children remain hopeful that they will find suitable housing before they are evicted from the back room of what used to be Liu’s St. Albans Chinese restaurant. Comment.

Queens Blvd. possible site for new high school

As attention has heightened over pedestrian accidents on Queens Boulevard, many Woodside residents expressed dismay this week at Board of Education plans to build a high school on the same boulevard site where they overwhelming opposed the construction of an elementary school last year, Community Board 2 chairman Joe Conley said. Comment.

NYPA faces more heat over L.I.C. generators

The New York Power Authority will be asked to address public concern over 11 power generators planned for sites around the city at a series of public hearings organized by the Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee, state Assemblyman Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) said Monday. Comment.

Kid choked at PS 144, parent says

A parent of a student attending PS 144 in Forest Hills told members of Community School Board 28, which is responsible for schools in Forest Hills, Richmond Hill and Jamaica, that a child had attacked another child in the bathroom at the school. Comment.

Pols tackle Queens Boulevard

U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey (D-Rego... Comment.

Duo’s return carries McClancy to win over Ford

Without the duo the Crusaders struggled, losing four... Comment.

Atheletes, broker want Jamaica armory restored

The Hurricanes, a female track... Comment.

Kerala center promotes Indian culture in boro

Inconspicuously hidden on Braddock Avenue in Queens Village in a store-front building — two doors down from Joe’s Barber Shop and next to the Nisha Indian Spice store — sits The Kerala Cultural Association of North America and Indian Community Center. Comment.

Five contenders seek Povman’s post

But one candidate in particular intends to kick those shoes aside altogether and usher in... Comment.

U.S. reps fight rise in La Guardia flights

Three members of Congress whose constituents endure chronic noise pollution from Queens airports are sponsoring legislation to extend limits on flights at LaGuardia Airport for another year if no solution to the overcrowded runways is found by September. Comment.

Suprise inspections anger Whitestone

A candidate running for City Council accused the city Buildings Department last Thursday of sending agents unannounced to inspect houses in Queens, then issuing violations once it was found that renovations were done and not included in the owner’s certificate of occupancy. Comment.

Black man attacked in Bayside bias crime

Bayside civic leaders expressed shock and dismay Monday morning after news of an alleged weekend bias attack outside a Bell Boulevard restaurant in which a black man was beaten and robbed by a group of about 12 whites spread throughout the community. Comment.

L.I. eye bank promotes cornea donations in boro

That’s why the Lions Eye Bank... Comment.

City to install traffic light at 28th Ave & Bell Blvd.

Community Board 11 District Manager... Comment.

Bell Boulevard’s Hyacinth under new ownership

Finding the Hyacinth crafts gallery on Bell Boulevard in Bayside is like discovering the doorway to a world of cats, wizardry, and unique furniture where a shopper can find a wide variety of crafts, candles, jewelry and almost anything else they could imagine. Comment.

Queens Villager enters boro race

Queens Village resident and community activist Haydee Zambrana joined the crowded race Feb. 21 on the steps of... Comment.

Piece of history unearthed in Ridgewood

The dead-end street is lined with barbed-wired walls, smack between the Frito Lay distribution center and Favorite... Comment.

Cambria Heights church grows spiritually

The Rev. Robert Lowe of the Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church stood on the podium Sunday, arms extended and the palms of his hands turned face up as if reaching for the sky. He slowly rocked back and forth while answering Pastor Wanda Frazier-Parker of the Truth Tabernacle Church in North Carolina as she preached to the crowd. Comment.

NY Scouts oppose group’s anti-gay agenda

City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria)... Comment.

Police Blotter: Driver stopped by cops fires shots as he flees

The officers returned fire at the man, who jumped out of his car after he was pulled over, said Officer Cheryl Cox, a Police Department spokeswoman. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

Martin Luther King: A Chautaugua, Veteran actor Marvin Kazembe Jefferson portrays Dr. King and tells stories about his life, focusing on the years 1965 to 1967 on Thurs., Feb. 22 at the East Elmhurst Branch Public Library, 95-06 Astoria Blvd., Elmhurst. 718-424-2619. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listing

Douglaston Community Theatre is casting for the Broadway Thriller Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher at the Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Avenue in Douglaston on Tues., March 13 and 15 at 8 p.m. and on Sat., March 17 at 1 p.m. Performances will be May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18 and 19. Call 516-338-6234. Comment.

‘Cinderella’ sparkles on QCC stage

The only thing that was brighter than the set and costumes of the presentation of "Cinderella on Ice" Sunday at Queensborough Community College was the sparkle of the stage lights glistening off the silver of the performers' skates. Comment.

Town Hall presents eve of Brazilian music, dance

Audience members attending Flushing Town Hall's "World of Brazil" cultural extravaganza Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m., will be treated to an exotic evening of South American music and dance. Comment.

Little Neck march under new leadership

After about six years at the helm, Bartolotta and Nouza... Comment.

CB12 OKs two JFK cargo sites

Community Board 12 became the fourth and final board to approve the construction of two new air cargo facilities on more than 40 acres at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week, sending the project to the office of Borough President Claire Shulman for her consideration. Comment.

Dem leader brings community into politics

As a youth, he served in the Army and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. As an adult, he worked for 24 years as a New York City police officer and 11 as a city marshal. Comment.

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