Thursday, April 18, 2002

Bayside Little League: Monahan & Fitzgerald’s defeats ZAB, 14-8

Monahan & Fitzgerald’s 14, ZAB 8. Monahan’s attack was led by Michael Leonard, who drove in five runs, including three with a bases-loaded triple, and also played excellent defense. Andrew Schindler went 2- for-3 and drove in two runs with a huge double. Zachary Haskowitz chipped in with a hit and two RBIs. Monahan’s pitchers threw extremely well, striking out 11 batters. ZAB was led by Andrew Segretto, who had a big single, and Chris Cruz, who threw three very good innings, as well as making a very good defensive play at thir Comment.

DG Rollerg Hockey: Transcreen dunks Century City Bagels, 5-3

Transcreen 5 Central City Bagels 3. DG's spring roller hockey season started with a bang as Transcreen dropped Central City Bagels, 5-3. Transcreen’s Danny O’Neill scored the first goal of the season three minutes into the game, assisted by Jimmy Raymond. Transcreen led 1-0 after the first period. In the second period, the teams traded goals. Central City Bagels’ Jimmy Brady tied the score 1-1, but Transcreen’s Adam Akpinar scored with an assist from Danny O’Neill. Marco Diasparra put Cental City Bagels ahead 3-2 Comment.

Holy Family girls softball team holds on to top Queen of Peace

The Holy Family girls softball team defeated Queen of Peace in CYO action, 17-16. Holy Family scored nine runs in the first inning, led by a three-run home run off the bat of Jackie Chang and a bases-loaded double by Katherine Dougherty that cleared the bases. Jackie led the team with five RBIs, while Anniela Vaccaro had a team-high four hits. Nina Yang went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four runs scored. Comment.

Snows Rookes defeat American Martyrs, 13-9

Krissy Amorese led the Our Lady of the Snows seventh-grade girls softball team to its first win of the new season, pitching the first four shutout innings, putting out a fire in relief in the fifth inning and closing the door in the final two frames to seal the win. American Martyrs threatened in the visitors’ seventh inning, but the game ended with Susan Garrett making a fine catch of a hard line drive to shortstop. Comment.

Richmond Hill’s Julio Chuqui 

Julio Chuqui of Richmond Hill put on a surge about 9.5 miles into the 24th annual Queens Half Marathon, conducted by the New York Road Runners Club and College Point Road Runners Track Club, and crossed the finish line first in McNeil Park in College Point Saturday morning to claim the coveted crown. Comment.

RGMVM Little League kicks off 2002 season

Assemblymen Mike Cohen’s Mets Comment.

St. Andrew’s sixth-graders topple St. Robert’s, 12-9

In their opening game of the season, the St. Andrew’s Green Machine grabbed an early lead and never looked back on Saturday, beating St. Robert’s, 12-9. Andrew’s took a 4-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run double by John McEntee (2-for-4) and a two-run single by Matthew Routh (3-for-3). Comment.

Editorial: Is this necessary?

At a time when the City Council is cutting staff and asking the mayor to raise taxes, we find it at least curious that Speaker Gifford Miller finds it necessary to appoint an official liaison to the city’s Jewish community. We reported last week that Miller has named Howard Pollack, a longtime resident of Forest Hills, to this post. Comment.

Queens ‘survivor’ earns spot on jury

And then there was one tribe. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: More than just peanuts and Cracker Jacks

Baseball season began on April 1 and the sport is in full bloom. Kids are wearing Yankees and Mets jerseys, the American Museum of Natural History is presenting a baseball exhibit, “Baseball Is America,” through August 18, and my brain is reeling with remembrances of my early years as a baseball nut. I literally ate, breathed, and drank baseball as a boy. Comment.

Point of View: Choo-choos or not to choose:plane vs. train

It is seven months since the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Quite a few Americans, particularly New Yorkers, have not fully recovered from that shock. So psychologically they are not ready to travel by air. A member of my family is one of them. Comment.

Our History: Historic church celebration in Bayside

All Saints Episcopal Church in Bayside will host a special occasion on April 20th, the celebration of a new ministry, the institution of their 14th rector, the Reverend Kent William Johnson. It seems an appropriate time to relate some of the highlights of the history of one of the oldest churches in the area, which can claim to be the first in the village of Bayside. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Civic explains zoning for one-family district

The October 2001 newsletter of the Holliswood Civic Association contained an interesting article on zoning by the association’s vice president, Richard Anron. He explained that Holliswood is zoned R2, as are many but not all areas of Queens, with one-family homes. An R2 zone permits only single-family detached residences on a minimum lot of 3,800 square feet with a 40-foot minimum width. The maximum floor area of the house is one half the area of the lot. Comment.

The Plant Doctor: The dirt on gardening and allergies:bad mix

With the coming of spring, many gardeners can be assured of two things: the urge to put away the snow shovel and bring out the rake, and encountering a vast variety of airborne pollen that settles on everything in sight, including the gardener’s nose. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Oratorio Society of Queens, under the direction of David Close, invites singers to join in its 75th anniversary celebration. Mondays, 7:45 p.m. North Presbyterian Church, Flushing. No choral experience necessary. 460-0726. Comment.

Home repair store offers neighborhood expertise

The giant home improvement chain is not the only option for borough do-it-yourselfers intent on remodeling their homes. A Queens village store offers similar wares for home repairs and renovations but with a neighborhood attitude. Comment.

St. John’s gets new courtroom for mock trials

In a lavish April 9 ceremony that included hardcover, full-color programs and a speech by a Court of Appeals chief judge, St. John’s University School of Law unveiled and dedicated a totally refurbished, high-tech courtroom for student mock trials and classes. Comment.

Cabana: Fly off to an island paradise in Forest Hills eatery

107-10 70th Rd., Forest Hills Comment.

College Point school to close due to fiscal troubles

On Sunday, the board of St. Paul’s Church voted unanimously to end the life of the elementary school immediately after graduation if the institution can last that... Comment.

Boy, 3, found unharmed wandering Queens Plaza

Authorities have placed tiny Adam... Comment.

Volunteers help restore historic Totten building

The students from the upstate New York school’s Historic Preservation and Planning Masters... Comment.

Fallen Sunnyside fireman honored with tree planting

But by the end of a brief ceremony last Thursday morning, a tree dedicated to the memory of Firefighter Michael Brennan had blossomed... Comment.

Wetlands cleanup set for Little Neck cove

But that’s not quite the case, said Walter... Comment.

Elderly Woodside man killed a block from his house

Anicasio Rivera, 76, was found at 4:07 a.m. at the corner of 64th Street and 39th Avenue with numerous stab wounds... Comment.

Jamaica Youth Summit tackles stress, sex, hip-hop

The talk was sponsored by the Cambria Heights-based group Greater Queens Chapter of the Links Inc., a women’s volunteer service... Comment.

Middle Village corps angers its neighbors

People who live on the block off Metropolitan Avenue complain corps volunteers... Comment.

To The Point: A fond ‘welcome home’ to local war hero Wurtz

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

Controversy brews over Flushing school’s windows

“This has the potential for danger,” said state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone). “Is it an emergency? Absolutely.” Comment.

Queens Civic Congress honors Bellerose activist

Activist Jim Trent of Bellerose, who was instrumental... Comment.

Queens pols seeks to keep interim president at QC

But CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein said he intends to adhere to the presidential search guidelines, which forbid Dr.... Comment.

Assembly votes to extend rent controls until 2008

The laws cover nearly 167,000 apartments in... Comment.

FDNY teaches boro residents fire safety, prevention

Last week Thweatt provided northeast Queens residents with a little bit of both—for... Comment.

2001-2002 TimesLedger CHSAA Boys All-Queens Teams

Japhet McNeil    Jr.     Guard    Christ the King Comment.

Bellerose park restored in time for spring

The playground attached to PS 18 at Hillside... Comment.

Survey shows ATM fees hit poor people hardest

“Our survey documents several types of ATM fees and debit card fees. The... Comment.

Cops accused of impeding DWI probe await verdict

A verdict is pending in last week’s Police Department trial of two detectives who allegedly prevented Queens Assistant District Attorney Joshua Mandel from interviewing a detective from the 105th Precinct involved in a fatal Queens Village automobile accident. Comment.

Boro residents join Falun Gong protests

Born under Chinese communist rule in 1954, the current resident of Forest Hills was sent to the countryside at the age of 16 as part of the Cultural Revolution, the Communist Party movement aimed at... Comment.

More accuse Auburndale priest of abuse

The new allegations against the former... Comment.

Borough celebrates Greek Independence Day

It began with Marshall herself, who introduced the day’s festivities by... Comment.

With redistricing looming, Hevesi opts out of race

He disclosed his intention not to run after the... Comment.

Hindu temple eyes growth now that lawsuit has ended

Last year six members of the Hindu Temple Society of North America,... Comment.

Queens-based JetBlue Airways goes public

JetBlue priced its initial public... Comment.

No fences mended within Little Neck parade group

Several members of the parade committee... Comment.

Democrat Titus wins assembly election

Despite low voter turnout, Democrat Michele Titus, a Board of Education lawyer and an expectant mother, was elected to the state Assembly in District 31 in a special election Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant when Pauline Rhodd-Cummings died in January. Comment.

Bayside Episcopal church plans to install new rector

But a new chapter is exactly what the Bayside congregation will be getting Saturday when it officially welcomes its 14th rector, Rev. Kent Johnson, in a... Comment.

Bayside YMCA hosts Healthy Kids Day

After the Bayside Little League opened its season Saturday at Crocheron Park, hordes of young children ambled down the sidewalk of 35th Avenue in Bayside with their parents, many with ice cream cones melting in their hands from the warm spring sunshine. Comment.

Boro murders still lower this year despite spike for year despite spike

The number of homicides from Jan. 1 to April 7 has dropped 10 percent to 18... Comment.

Jamaica mentor program hopes to help fight racism

The New American Partnership, an... Comment.

12-year-old flew into JFK hiding heroin in stomach

Prince Nnaedozie Umegbolu, a U.S. citizen living with his grandparents... Comment.

Parents seek $100 million for carnival ride collapse

The suit, filed in State Supreme Court in Kew Gardens, claims... Comment.

Community board rejects Maspeth storefront plan

One is a long-shuttered gas station in Maspeth where furniture has recently been sold from a row of trailers. Another is a weed-strewn lot alongside a mall in Middle Village, and the third is a dirty Elmhurst parking lot where buses and trucks have long been stored. Comment.

Police Blotter: Man harasses two Flushing girls

FLUSHING — Two female students reported being sexually harassed after school April 9, a School District 25 official said in a letter to parents last week. Comment.

Il Fresco: Third time’s a charm at Bayside Italian eatery

194-01 Northern Blvd. Bayside Comment.

Dining Out: Third time’s a charm at Bayside Italian eatery

194-01 Northern Blvd. Bayside Comment.

Dining Out: Fly off to an island paradise in Forest Hills eatery

107-10 70th Rd., Forest Hills Comment.

Southeast and Western Queens Community Calendar Listings

Painting and clay workshops for ages 5 and up. Mondays, Tuesdays. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842. Comment.

Northeast Queens Community Calendar Listings

Garden Jewish Center of Flushing, 24-40 Parsons Blvd. Mondays, 7:15 p.m. 445-1317. Comment.

Mets star Hernandez talks about kids’ book

On the second day of a three-day stay in the Windy City, former New York Met, all-star and Gold Glove winner Keith Hernandez spoke over the phone, sounding a little groggy so early in the morning. Comment.

Campos takes over as JCAL’s leader

Alexander Campos was welcomed as the new executive director of the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning last Friday morning. Comment.

Dietrich remake does well on Whitestone stage

The crime: Murder. The prime suspect: A young man. This is the plot behind Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery whodunit, “The Usual Suspects,” beginning a two-week engagement at the First Presbyterian Church in Whitestone this week. Comment.

‘Astoria’ to make its borough debut

After a successful exclusive run in Manhattan, the independent feature film “Astoria” is opening Friday in the neighborhood for which it was named. Comment.

Xaverian holds off surging Stanners, 5-4

At least they made it interesting. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Another 

It’s the same old story, really. I was just hopeful it wouldn’t happen to him. And maybe it won’t turn out the way it has for so many others. I can hope. Comment.

Cardozo topples Townsend Harris, 3-1

Townsend Harris junior midfielder Jaclyn Miccio walked off the mud-caked field at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Friday barely able to hide her jubilation. Comment.

Lane stays perfect in league, bests Jamaica

William Alamo knows his role as the leadoff batter for the Franklin K. Lane baseball team is to start rallies. And what better way to get his team off on the right foot than a leadoff home run. Comment.

Gardening Day come to Flushing

Gardeners, horticulturists, and herbalists alike are expected to have a field day as the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing hosts its fifth annual Gardening Day on Sunday. The day’s events which will focus on the how-tos of gardening, will include talks and demonstrations by experts in the field of horticulture. Comment.

Van Buren no match for mighty Francis Lewis, 12-0

A lot has changed for Maria Scalisi in three years. Comment.

TimesLedger CHSAA Player of the Year: Dawn Gorynski

When Dawn Gorynski makes the two-hour drive to Lehigh University in the fall, she will bring an impressive array of honors with her, including an 18.1 points, 6.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game average as well as a 1,330 SAT score, a 100.02 GPA and the all-time scoring record at St. Francis Prep with 1,346 points. Comment.

TimesLedger CHSAA Coach of the Year: Jack Curran

Selecting the 2001-2002 TimesLedger CHSAA boys’ basketball coach of the year was a no-brainer. Not to disparage any of his colleagues, but anyone other than longtime Archbishop Molloy head coach Jack Curran receiving the honor would have been sacrilegious. No pun intended. Comment.

TimesLedger CHSAA Coach of the Year: Joe Lewinger

Joe Lewinger began his second year as The Mary Louis Academy basketball coach by meeting with his team and discussing some of the goals he had for them. Comment.

TimesLedger CHSAA Player of the Year: Miguel Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez might not be the first person to leap to mind when considering the best CHSAA basketball player in Queens during the past season. In fact, he might not even have made the top five. Comment.

2001-2002 TimesLedger CHSAA Girls All-Queens Teams

CiGi McCollin    Sr.     Guard    Christ the King Comment.

College Round-up: Richardson breaks home run mark at St. Francis

Set a record, break a record. Comment.

Miscues drop SJU into five-way tie for second

Picture the Long Island Expressway during rush hour with a lane closed to construction. That is the type of traffic jam in the Big East conference this year and the St. John’s baseball team finds itself smack in the middle of the pack. Comment.

Boro singers raise the curtain for 75th year

On May 19 the lights will dim, the curtain will rise and a mass of voices will belt out the first note of the Oratorio Society of Queens’ 75th season. Comment.

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