Sunday, May 28, 2000

Queens Theatre In The Park

Thursday, May 25, 2000

Cress Florists

It is rare to find a community-oriented business in Queens which has been run continuously by members of the same family for the past 96 years. Comment.

College Round-up: Knapic continues improvement at Boston College

Day by day, pitch by pitch, Paul Knapic gets better and better. Comment.


Wendy’s survivor has bullet in brain: Mother

As Johquione Johnson, 18, fought for his life in New York Hospital Medical Center, his mother told reporters outside that her son was scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday night to remove a bullet that was fired into his brain in the massacre at Wendy's restaurant. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA is now accepting applications for its free YouthBuild Program for young adults 17-21 who did not complete high school and are interested in learning a trade. 718-961-6880. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

The Forest Hills Players Community Theatre Group will be holding open auditions for the Broadway musical hit Comment.

Lewis falters, falls to Wagner in first round

The tailspin for the Francis Lewis baseball team continued Monday afternoon. After starting the season 11-1, the Patriots limped into the playoffs, losers of their final three games of the season. Comment.

Mural depicts borough’s rich immigration

New York's long history as a hub of immigration is the subject of a Queens College mural, created by art education students. Comment.

Virtual science

As the New York Hall of Science in Flushing unveiled its new web site,, last Thursday morning in its Great Hall, children from nearby Louis Armstrong Middle School, IS 227 were treated to being among the first to get to explore the new site, which had gone on line less than an hour earlier. Comment.

Civic seeks Board 13 help on waste site

Mike Castellano, president of the Lost Community Civic, asked Community Board 13 for help to try to determine if the toxic waste that has been found underneath the old Lockheed-Martin factory on the Queens/Nassau border is a threat to northeastern Queens. Comment.

Car strikes 6-yr-old in Bellerose

A 6-year-old boy was in critical condition after being hit by a car at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday as he stood with his mother on the corner of 90th Avenue and 247th Street, an intersection the community blames for scores of accidents over the past 20 years. Comment.

Vallone urges creation of police audit board

Fearing the threat of federal intervention into New York City Police Department affairs, City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) renewed his call for the mayor and the Manhattan district attorney to drop their court case opposing the creation of an Independent Police Investigation and Audit Board. Comment.

Suspect arrested in Wendy

Flushing Hospital no longer bankrupt

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has cleared the way for Flushing Hospital to officially emerge from bankruptcy, officials announced Monday. Comment.

Main St. station gets supervisors

Following months of complaints by elected officials, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has assigned two supervisors to the bustling Main Street subway station in downtown Flushing and will make sure the station manager is on hand during the morning commute. Comment.

Proposal for Home Depot draws fire in College Pt.

Nowadays when Whitestone civic activist Tony Avella drives by a sign for the College Point Corporate Park, he thinks a change is in order. Comment.

College Pt. man free after trial

A South Ozone Park man was convicted last week and two others were acquitted in the racially motivated attack against a 19-year-old Indo-Caribbean American from Richmond Hill and his two cousins nearly two years ago. Comment.

PS 213 takes part in Arts of Peacemaking contest

When his third-grade class at PS 213 in Bayside was asked to convey through pictures the idea of nonviolence, 8-year-old Desmond knew whose story he should tell. Comment.

Rain puts damper on CHSAA

Bad weather has wreaked havoc on the final week of scheduled varsity baseball games in the Catholic High School Athletic Association, most likely forcing the league to augment its diocesan playoff schedule. Comment.

Residents gear up for Little Neck parade

Congressman Rick Lazio (R-Brightwaters), the newly announced Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, was scheduled to march in the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day parade Monday, an organizer said this week. Comment.

Bayside activist celebrates 69th birthday

Surrounded by more than 100 friends and family, Bayside civic leader Mandingo Tshaka celebrated his 69th birthday at the Trinity Baptist Church Saturday. Comment.

Shepard announces council bid

Eagle gets friend at Queens Wildlife Center

Claire, the bald eagle at the Queens Wildlife Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, no longer has her habitat all to herself, thanks to a little matchmaking by her namesake. Comment.

More than 1,000 graduate from St. John’s

For Whitestone-born Stephen Ho, college was, as he put it, "just something to pass the time." His goal was to be a rock star and he chose to attend St. John's University so he could stay home and play in his band, "the Drowners." Comment.

Congress grants $10M for East Side Access Project

Congress has authorized $10 million toward construction of the East Side Access Project to bring Long Island Rail Road trains into Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan for the first time, two Queens and two Long Island congressman have announced. Comment.

Boro Holocaust survivors seek restitution funds

For more than 12 years, Holocaust survivor Alice Fischer of Forest Hills has been trying to claim her inheritance, a sum her father spent years amassing in a bank in neutral Switzerland before he died in a Nazi concentration camp. Comment.

Former St. John

Speaker Silver survives coup in Assembly

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) has survived an insurgence to oust him from his leadership position, a battle in which the Queens delegation in Albany played an integral role. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Fill out the Census: We need the money

As of this writing, the Census Bureau has just released figures which shows that only 52 percent of the households in Queens had returned the forms. The Census Bureau had hoped for a 63 percent return which would have been better then the 58 percent return in 1990. Comment.

The The Point: College Point gears up for Veterans

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

Berger’s Burg: Helping others is legacy of World War II veteran

Dear Mom and Dad: The war is done, and my task is through Comment.

Editorial: NIMBY rampage

Last week scores of residents of School District 24 packed a City Hall hearing to explain why they would rather have a Staples store than a modern new elementary school in Maspeth. It did not matter that District 24 is the most overcrowded district in the borough. Children are already attending class in hallways and restrooms and by next fall the schools will reach 115 percent capacity. Comment.

Police Blotter: Flushing shop owner kills robbery suspect

FLUSHING - A woman shot and killed one of three robbers who had just stolen $20,000 from her Flushing cellular phone and beeper store Tuesday evening, police said. Comment.

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 73-03 Bell Blvd., Coo Hi-Rise, $56,000, Bed 1, Bath 1, Construction-Brick, M/Mnt. $423 Comment.

No matter....SJU recruits still coming

Head coach Mike Jarvis is staying, and so are his recruits. Comment.

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