Sunday, April 23, 2000

Thursday, April 20, 2000

Houses of Worship

Flushing Seventh Day Adventist Comment.

Auburndale train station gets $5M renovation

Long Island Rail Road President Thomas Prendergast and a host of elected officials and civic leaders plunged their gold shovels into a ceremonial sandbox Friday to mark the groundbreaking for a $5 million rehabilitation of the Auburndale train station. Comment.

2 Bayside civics in turf battle

The East Bayside Homeowners Association voted to oppose the creation of a historic district within it borders at its first meeting in seven months last Thursday night in reaction to the actions of another civic group operating near John Golden Park. Comment.

Ambulance Services

AAA Advanced Air Ambulance Comment.

City Council meets with boro north police

City Council members met with Police Department officials from Queens Borough North Monday night at LaGuardia Community College to consider initiatives on preventing police abuse and to discuss allocation of funds for training and crime prevention. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran, 220-161 Union Tpke., Bayside is accepting applications for fall 2000 nursery through 6th grade. 718-465-4236 Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

The Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Queens will present the 22nd Annual Antique Auto Show on April 29 and 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $4, $1. 718-347-3276. Comment.

Gotham in miniature

College Round-up: York men

Queens softball sweeps St. Rose

Less than a year after their best season in the history of the Queens College softball team, the Lady Knights are battling just to stay among the elite in the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference. Comment.

Shulman cries foul over more flights at LaGuardia

Queens Borough President Claire Shulman on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the prospect of an increase of perhaps as many as 400 flights a day at LaGuardia Airport and held out the possibility of a lawsuit to block such an eventuality. Comment.

McClancy bounces back with two big wins

After falling to defending city champs Xaverian, 2-1, on opening day, the Monsignor McClancy Crusaders bounced back with two big league wins this week, pushing the team's record to 2-1 on the season. Comment.

Newtown dominates overmatched Flushing, 15-0

For three years, the Newtown girls softball team has been in the shadows of Townsend Harris and Bryant in Queens I. But with both teams losing a lot of talent to graduation, the Pioneers are set to step into the spotlight. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Electrical union gives annual scholarships

The auditorium of the Electric Industry Center on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing was the site of the 52nd annual Scholarship Award Breakfast on April 1. This building is located in Community Board 8, not far from the 107th Precinct, so the board members were invited to attend; I noted about 10 Community Board 8 members amid the crowd of hundreds. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Keep your hands off those beautiful plants!

Spring had barely begun when the showers that are to bring the flowers turned to snow. What a surprise. The wind that arrived with it demanded that the tulips and daffodils, already in bloom, would bow down in respect. Comment.

Queens census response well below target number

Queens response rates in the 2000 census count have improved slightly since the Census Bureau began tracking the rates two weeks ago, but census takers still face the monumental task of trying to make up for disappointingly low rates in some Queens neighborhoods. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Celebrating the joy of the Easter egg

A rooster was strutting around the barnyard on Easter Sunday morning and came across a nest of eggs dyed the colors of the rainbow. The rooster took one look at the colorful display, ran out the barn door and beat the feathers off the peacock. Comment.

Editorial: So much for free speech

The sudden departure of Queens College president Dr. Allen Lee Sessoms raises serious questions about the standards and future of the City University of New York. Although Sessoms has offered little to explain his decision to quit, many believe that the man who came to the CUNY system five years ago as a reformer was sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. Comment.

Editorial: Blame the bigots

At the close of a raucous public meeting, Community Board 7 member James Crisafulli told angry Whitestone residents that they should blame their elected officials for the board's inability to block a new group home for the disabled. Comment.

Rego Park gym struts its stuff for members

Bobbi Nigro, manager of the only Queens branch of the World Gym in Rego Park, is proud of her borough roots. Comment.

Hanover visits Jamaica nursing home

Donna Hanover, the first lady of New York City, stopped by a luncheon at the Margaret Tietz Nursing Center April 12 in Jamaica as part of National Volunteer Week to honor volunteers who dedicate their time to assisting the senior citizens who live in the facility. Comment.

Cunningham Park dog run prevails after long battle

After years of efforts by a few neighborhood dog owners, Cunningham Park will finally get an official dog run. In the past, owners risked being ticketed if they unleashed their dogs in the park. Comment.

Flushing man convicted of trying to murder wife

A Flushing man who tried to use sleepwalking as a defense for attempting to shoot his estranged wife with a shotgun more than three years ago was sentenced last Wednesday to between 12 1/2 and 25 years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Pols concerned about Flushing Airport skeeters

As city health officials appeal to Queens community leaders and residents to rid their neighborhoods of mosquito breeding grounds, one question keeps being asked - what is being done about the soggy Flushing Airport? Comment.

City begins battle with mosquitoes

Around 10 a.m. Monday, two city Health Department employees cruised the streets of Bayside in a marked mini van, dropping larvicides into area catch basins. Comment.

Harrison, pols under fire for filthy Flushing streets

Angry with what they say is a filthy downtown area, a Flushing resident accused City Councilwoman Julia Harrison of ineffective leadership at a town hall meeting she held last Thursday. Comment.

Troubled Metropolis club may be up for sale: Cops

The Metropolis Nightclub, a College Point hot spot that has been targeted for closure by police following four violent deaths there in a span of six months, could now be up for sale. Comment.

North Shore-L.I. Health loses Prez David Dantzer

The North Shore-Long Island Health System announced Friday that the president of the health conglomerate, Dr. David Dantzer, had resigned. Comment.

Glen Oaks teen to join Weprin in Albany for day

As campaign managers and political advisers for George W. Bush Jr. and Al Gore gear up for November's presidential elections, one Glen Oaks teen has his own ideas about what it takes to lead the country, and state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Bayside) agrees. Comment.

Third man convicted of killing Epstein, cop

Rohan Bolt was convicted last Thursday for his role in the botched robbery and murder of Ira Epstein, a Douglaston man who owned a check-cashing store in Corona and off-duty Police Officer Charles Davis of Jamaica in December 1996. Comment.

Health Dept. unveils boro breast cancer map

Women in Queens and across the state became the first in the nation to see the breast cancer rates of their specific communities last week when the state Department of Health released maps giving statistics for the disease by ZIP code. Comment.

Wednesday, April 19, 2000

Business Groups

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