Thursday, July 17, 2003

Ex-library worker charged with thefts in Floral Park

A former employee of the Floral Park Village Library has been charged with grand larceny and forgery after accounting reviews revealed she had been secretly taking money from library accounts for nearly eight years, the Nassau county district attorney said. Comment.

Flushing biz sells hydroponic wares

Hydroponic Garden Centers sells equipment and kits that... Comment.

Auditions/rehearsals

Barbershop Harmony Comment.

AC Milan hosts soccer festival at Flushing Meadows

All the Woodside native knew was there was going to be a free soccer festival and that was enough for the 15-year-old and her... Comment.

Adams exhibit stirs memories of great photography

Photography has always been a great love of mine. From the days when I used to go out to Montauk in the summer with my family to the trips we took up and down the East Coast, there was always a camera on hand. Comment.

Paclo: Go to Paclo for some Southern/West Indian fare

Paclo is a Southern/West Indian bakery/restaurant that opened in April. The “Grand Opening” sign still proudly stretches across the store front from side to side, over two feet high — absolutely the largest I’ve ever encountered. Comment.

Rest and Relaxation

The Farmers both grew up in South Dakota, but they have worked in Chicago and Minneapolis for the past 20 years, so they know the value of tranquility in the morning and the view of constellations spread out across the sky at night. From their porch, they can’t see a building, hear a machine or smell exhaust. Comment.

Pianist Giraud to perform at free Queensboro show

The discussion will also touch on a recent recording project that he has developed with Kutnowski, whose own composition, “Lullaby for an Ancient Grandfather,” was performed earlier this year at Carnegie Hall. Comment.

I finally learned to respect computers, the Internet

by Herbert Goldstone Comment.

Get a Green Thumb Queens Botanical Garden to offer series of free talks at Queens libraries throughout summer

Let’s Go Outside, an adult summer reading event offered by the Queens Borough Public Library, is geared toward both apartment dwellers and homeowners — anyone who is interested in cultivating a bit of green. Comment.

At my age I ought to know how to pick out good fruit

As if I know what I’m doing... Comment.

Queens Chinese residents learn to voice ed concerns

The first-ever New York City Education Forum brought together teens and parents from... Comment.

Baila, baila, baila Ballet Mestizo, Grupo Musical sizzle at Thalia Spanish Theatre

In a triumph of artistic excellence and cultural expression, Ballet Mestizo’s “Colombia: Folkloric Fantasy 2,” a music and dance extravaganza, reveals the traditional rhythms of Colombia to a wider audience at the Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside. Comment.

How the new tax law affects borough retirees

The implications of the new tax reductions are very beneficial to all of us here in Queens, especially retirees who derive a large portion of their income from dividends and capital gains. Unfortunately, while the federal government is reducing income taxes New York has increased them slightly. Comment.

Assistance

Housing help Comment.

Are you ready? New survey shows manyolder workers unprepared, serves as a wake-up call for pre-retirees

A new study released by Prudential Financial illustrates that many Americans are doing just that. At least 79 percent of pre-retirees (those between the ages of 45 and 60) are not as financially fit as they should be at this critical stage of preparing for a secure retirement. Comment.

Retire rich even if you aren’t wealthy

Retirement isn’t what it used to be. And that’s a good thing. It used to be that retirement was about what you quit doing. But these days retirement is about creating new opportunities and making the most of your plans. Comment.

Free Shakespeare tickets at Flushing park theater

Though the Brits were poorly outnumbered by the French at the Battle of Agincourt, they fought bravely and defended the honor of the English throne. Comment.

Positive change to City Charter must be instituted

Last week, in discussing the role of the borough presidents, I noted the reforms that resulted by voters’ adopting City Charter Revisions in 1989. Those changes resulted from a process that included 29 public hearings and 25 public meetings over two-and-a-half years. Comment.

Sun-seekers take advantage of long, summer days

“Hot weather is just another plot against women. It makes things droop years before they are supposed to!” –... Comment.

U.S. borders should stay open to foreign students Screening process must be tightened to weed out non-desirables, prevent terrorists from entering

In a fund drive each year, one of the region’s Public Broadcasting Services presents a documentary about the plight of earlier Chinese immigrants. Comment.

Church in Cambria Heights begins expansion of parish

The building, which will cost the church an estimated... Comment.

Teenagers face pressure to have perfect physique

As a teenager, much pressure is put on us to have the ideal physique. The standards for this ideal physique seem a bit... Comment.

Massage relief

My first stop was to see Attila Turos, a licensed massage therapist who conducts his business at 38-27 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Turos entered the business part-time to supplement his tuition to become an attorney. He later gave up the idea of law and decided that this is what he wanted to do. Comment.

MacNeil Park to host Irish music, big bands

There will be a free concert at MacNeil Park Sunday at 6 p.m. Morning Star will present authentic Irish music. Comment.

Free VIN etching available

at Bay Terrace Center Comment.

Annual blood drive slated

at Bayside K of C hall Comment.

Man’s body found floating

A woman strolling along the edge of the park noticed the body at about 8:15 a.m., police said. She ran to a nearby house... Comment.

Grandfather arrested following

Calvin Ellerbe was supposed to have been watching his grandson when the boy wandered onto the... Comment.

Police arrest suspect accused

Barry Wiles was arrested and charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the shooting of a... Comment.

Caller makes racist remarks

The office employees made the report Monday, police said. The call is being investigated... Comment.

Death of unconscious man

The body of Teofilo Ventura of 53 Station Rd. in West Hampton was discovered... Comment.

Man found on subway tracks

The man, who suffered head trauma, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable... Comment.

Cyclist critically injured after

Five arrested in connection

Officers on foot patrol responded to 84-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd. at 12:30 a.m. and discovered 23-year-old Arverne... Comment.

Two S. Jamaica men arrested

Police from the 75th Precinct noticed a stolen livery cab in the New Lots... Comment.

Man shot in South Jamaica

The shooting occurred in front of 120-21 140th St., police said. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition. No arrests were... Comment.

Police to etch VINs on cars

at St. Anastasia’s Church Comment.

Man found dead

Police found the man, 42, dead when they entered his apartment at 160th Street at 1 a.m. in response to a call... Comment.

Woodhaven man arrested, charged

Danny Palacio of 80-37 90th Rd. was charged in the murder of 16-year-old... Comment.

Hundreds flock to tennis center for ballboy tryouts

By Everett Fell Comment.

Foris wins battle, but Long Island wins war Bayside hurler tosses shutout in 1-0 victory, but Cardinals capture Liberty tournament

By Dylan Butler Comment.

City proposal would limit community facility growth

The City Council and Department of City Planning have agreed on a proposal aimed at restricting the ability of community facilities to expand into residential neighborhoods, marking the first major changes to the city’s zoning resolution in more than 40 years. Comment.

Bayside Little League 12s win District 26 crown

The team went undefeated with an 8-0 win over Glen Oaks, a 3-2 win over Forest Hills and back-to-back 10-0 wins over... Comment.

Bad days of golf better than work

But today it is anything but sunny. Outside it is dark, dismal and pretty darn desolate, which means it feels a lot like home. Comment.

Brooklyn Knights heading for success

By Dylan Butler Comment.

Atlantic Coast Invitational meet to be held at SJU

A pre-meet track and field clinic from 8:30 a.m. to... Comment.

An end and a beginning

By Dylan Butler Comment.

Sowell named new St. John’s lacrosse coach

By Everett Fell Comment.

Whitestone Wanderers scalp Long Island Indians

The 11-year-old Whitestone Wanderers started the summer baseball season Saturday with a doubleheader sweep over the Long Island Indians before falling to Youth Service Sunday. Comment.

Suicide ends hostage standoff

Karan Persaud, 48, forced his way into... Comment.

Tour provides rare glimpse of dilapidated RKO Keith’s

Last Thursday that tomb was finally opened. Comment.

College Point drug raids net members of 2 families

Cops arrested Kevin O’Shaughnessy Sr., 45; his wife, Caroline, 43; and their son Kevin... Comment.

Contract dispute nearly ousts homeless families

The shelter’s management, the nonprofit group Homes for the Homeless, sent out letters to... Comment.

Foster mom could face murder rap

Renee Johnson, 50, was charged... Comment.

Clock runs out on shelter for homeless at Ft. Totten

“We were quietly waiting for that... Comment.

New Yorkers pay high fees for bad checks, Weiner says

New Yorkers who unknowingly cash bad checks face some of the largest penalty fees in the nation and in some cases pay as much or more than those who actually wrote the check, a survey released by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Kew Gardens) found last week. Comment.

Walk to fight cancer slated for Joe Michael’s Mile

Light the Night is a nationwide event designed to raise funds for research on blood cancers, which... Comment.

Appeals court upholds bus, subway fare hike

By Philip Newman Comment.

Muslims accuse Flushing Buddhists of hate on Web

The leader of a national Islamic organization demanded an apology last week from a Buddhist group with a temple in Flushing that allegedly posted anti-Islamic statements on its Web site that referred to Allah as a “figment of the imagination” and a “heartless and uncharitable god.” Comment.

Borough may get two new schools: Ed Dept.

The School Construction Authority said it... Comment.

Grandma from Whitestone dies in accident on subway

Maria Bacic, 60, was found underneath the train shortly before 5 p.m. last Thursday and... Comment.

Ozone Park man charged with stealing from senior

Troy Koubek, 29, of 87-09 107th Ave., was charged... Comment.

37 file names to earn spot on Council primary ballot

A total of 37 designating petitions — including documents from the 15... Comment.

Jamaica center aids boro with support for families

When Hollis resident Ana Magalee learned in the late 1970s that her teenage daughter had Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system, she scoured books, magazines and any other reference materials for information to help her child. Comment.

Queens Blvd. victim mourned

Borough gas station owners cry foul at Getty

At a meeting of the recently formed Getty... Comment.

Jamaican immigrant killed in his Jamaica home

Oneyl Stephan, a 29-year-old immigrant from the island... Comment.

LaGuardia-Manhattan link considered unlikely by MTA

A subway link to LaGuardia Airport from Manhattan has fallen far down the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s priority list as the agency concentrates on rebuilding the World Trade Center hub and a possible one-seat rapid transit ride to Kennedy Airport. Comment.

Crime rate drops in 104th Precinct: Police

The murder rate remained the same,... Comment.

State, city disagree over Ozone Park ooze

By Alex Davidson Comment.

Long Island City YMCA opens new $4.1M wing

By Alex Ginsberg Comment.

Arrests could signal return of Queensboro prostitution

The arrests were made as community leaders worried that... Comment.

Ravenswood bravest honored with street

In a ceremony filled with tears and laughter, a throng of firefighters and Long Island City residents gathered Sunday to remember firefighter Manuel Mojica Jr. and to rename the corner of 34th Avenue and 21st Street in memory of the former Marine killed on Sept. 11. Comment.

Bayside centenarian to mark happy 100th Sunday with party at Caffe on the Green

The event, compliments of Caffe on the Green proprietor Joe Franco and co-hosted by the Bayside Historical... Comment.

City eyes purchase of site of old Elmhurst gas tanks

The funds, procured by Councilman... Comment.

Flushing auto dealer added hidden charges: Customers

The patrons decried the practices of Citi... Comment.

Two charged in phony Flushing nursing school scam

Chen H. Lee, also known as Jackson Lee, of Flushing and Huey M. Wang, also known as Henry Wang, of... Comment.

Burglaries, car thefts drop in 109th, rapes increase

But the number of rapes has jumped in the 109th Precinct for the first half of the... Comment.

Danger of falling rocks worries Astoria residents

“She was walking on the sidewalk and... Comment.

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