Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002

A Red Storm reunion

By Dylan Butler Comment.

Bayside washed out of regionals by Eastchester

Manager Doug Rowen was frustrated after the loss but thrilled by his teams run through the regionals (3-0) and success in the sectional (a 7-2 victory over Larchmont-Mamaroneck). Comment.

Bayside Yankees go 1-3 at NABF World Series

The Junior Americans limped out of Northville, Mich. with a 1-3 record and their World Series hopes dashed. Comment.

It’s just about time.

And while my mind occasionally wanders back to Queens, the borough of my birth and the job from which I have taken a temporary siesta, most of the time sports of any kind — sans golf — have been the last thing on my mind. Comment.

Jamaica’s Neptune falls in Greater Urban Pro final

The 19-year-old Gallin, who expects to again play first singles at... Comment.

DAC 9-10 year olds summer baseball team. The “2002 Rosenbluth Tournament.”

The first inning saw John Massa, Brandon... Comment.


EPVA sponsored P.S. 107’s... Comment.


Todd Green pitched a super game in taking the loss for Glen Oaks, scattering nine hits, striking out 10... Comment.

Cross Bay Bridge ban snares small fishermen

“It’s much better fishing from up there,” said Jose... Comment.

Harmon still chased by fix rumor 16 years later

After dying down for several years, the rumor was reignited by a... Comments (5).

August’s heated history not all beaches, fun

Pardon my not-so-hot puns, readers, but... Comment.

Baysider launches agency to import nurses

Of course, when you are trying to start your own business, a little luck does not hurt either. Comment.

The bus stops here

City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and John Liu (D-Flushing) defended a city council resolution demanding job protection for the bus drivers. Did they forget that the Council handed pink slips to a number of longtime staffers in January? Where was their job security? Comment.


Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wed. & Fri.. 347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 224-2729. Comment.

Night Out Against Crime

But our city is not safe enough. Not by a long shot. There are still many... Comment.

If you exhibit it, they will come

The “Baseball as America” exhibit at the American... Comment.

Civics oppose dredging lakes for Olympics use

While city officials, developers and bankers are planning to use Flushing Meadows Comment.

When money is tight, try these free fun ideas

As the summer progresses, families may be looking for a way to enjoy a day out in Manhattan, or any of the other boroughs, but not have to pay through the nose to have a good time. Comment.

‘Insiders’ Hour’ gives behind-the-scenes peek

These free tours give a unique look at scenes most visitors do not... Comment.

Fair, anti-drug event bring friends outside

The weekend of July 13, 228th Street and 227th Street had two big, successful... Comment.


The Sixth Annual Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival (JAMS), the largest two-day Comment.


Along with being an accomplished pianist and Comment.

Poppenhusen sponsors free summer programs

Sunday, July 28, Phil Costa Something Special Orchestra was to perform the sounds of the Big Bands. Comment.


Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc., 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Comment.

Body found on rooftop in Flushing

The porter of the Harwyn at 143-40 41 Ave. found the body on the roof of the seven-story building at about 8 a.m., neighbors... Comment.

Step aside, girls: Boro doc lands role on HBO’s ‘Sex’

A Forest Hills dentist was chosen last month to play the part of the best man at a wedding on the show’s season finale that will air Sept. 8. Comment.

Coco Sukali : Through Music, There is Unity

The music of Coco Sukali is that of Soukous and Rumba (for the slower songs). The former is a fusion of maringa, rumba, and Afrocentric musics. Comment.

Trespassing pair shoots teenager: Cops

Darnell Lewis, 17, was listed in critical condition at Jamaica... Comment.


The Kalavant family will present a drumming trio on the tabla (the Indian drum) Comment.


Gordy to change the label’s focus from single bluesy soul artists (previously Comment.

SE Queens pols face few challengers in primary

According to a tentative candidate list... Comment.

Crawling toward the future

Her seminar was part of Sci Quest 2002, a celebration of science and technology for New York City, where expert scientists in the field of robotics present their futuristic robots to the public. Comment.

Former St. Anastasia priest removed from Bklyn. post

The removal of Father Joseph Byrns by Bishop Thomas Daily, leader of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, came after Daily’s office was contacted by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office, church spokesman Frank DeRosa said. Byrns, who has been working at St. Rose of Lima Church in Brooklyn, has continued to deny the allegations, DeRosa said. Comment.

Borough council members support term limit change

By Adam Kramer Comment.

Former cop pleads guilty in Throgs Neck Br. slay

James O’Connor, 47, of Long Island, pleaded... Comment.

Safer skyscrapers?

Much of their legislation makes sense and addresses concerns that have already been tackled by local government. Nearly everyone agrees that there needs to be better communication during a catastrophe that draws response from police, fire and other emergency services. But even on this level caveats are in order. Comment.

Ousted leader of Trinidad vies for support in Queens

Basdeo Panday, former prime minister who lost the office despite gaining the popular vote in a controversial election in the twin island nation in December, held court with reporters Friday evening at... Comment.

Residents fight vandalism in Flushing park

A section of Turtle Park, which only holds benches and empty chess... Comment.

Unlicensed Woodside doc accused of phony procedures

Claudio Marquez, 45, of 142-02 84th Dr. in... Comment.

Hillcrest complex tenants battle to keep apartments

“Whatever happens to Parsons Gardens so goes the rest of... Comment.

National Guard patrols added to Penn Station

Pataki made the announcement, which doubled the number of National Guard on duty, at a... Comment.

Cancer treatment center opens at Queens Hospital

The center is part of the $149 million renovation to Queens... Comment.

New designs for museum anger boro historians

As the only structure left standing from the 1939 World’s Fair, the Queens Museum should not... Comment.

Closing of food market riles seniors

The protesters, mostly senior citizens, said the closing of the... Comment.

Family mourns boater killed in Little Neck Bay crash

“He was a highly experienced boater,” Andrew Kondogianis said of his younger brother, who was a regular at... Comment.

Queens election ballots to be written in Korean

Prior to the ruling, Korean was not mandated for any ballots in the United... Comment.

Schneider unites 3-year-old, man who saved his life

But because of a bone marrow transplant, the bright-eyed boy with curly... Comment.

Boater drank, used drugs before fatal bay collision

But his lawyer said the his boat was... Comment.

Kew Gardens cemetery explores its own rebirth

Mayo-Perez, who arrived at Maple Grove a year ago with a... Comment.

After 17 years in prison, Martinez savors freedom

A walk in the park with his wife. Ice cream on a hot summer day. Cutting steak with a knife. These are the little things Brooklyn’s Angelo Martinez has savored since being released July 22 after serving 17 years in prison for a Richmond Hill murder he did not commit. Comment.

Boro assembly candidates vie for new districts

New York legislative and congressional district... Comment.

Bryant HS grad named new schools chancellor

The final pieces of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s education puzzle almost fell into place Monday as he introduced Joel Klein, who spent part of his boyhood in Queens, as the next schools chancellor at a packed news conference at the recently refurbished Tweed Courthouse. Comment.

Resident of Jamaica Hills shoots home invader dead

The homeowner, who neighbors referred to as Joe Pepe, shot Derek... Comment.

TA cuts service on Q46 bus despite protest by Weprin

The action came Tuesday in a Transit... Comment.

Feathered nuisances face old foes on JFK runways

That’s why the wildlife management team at John F. Kennedy International Airport is working to... Comment.

Jamaica Estates teen dies while jogging

Lauren Wagner, 18, of 176-16 Kildare Rd., who suffered from congenital heart disease, died after she... Comment.

L.I. woman charged in office arson

Leena Levin, of Syosset, allegedly told fire... Comment.

Farmers’ market eyed for downtown Flushing

Miriam Haas, founder of Community Markets, is hoping to start a farmers’ market alongside another outdoor market... Comment.

New gay Dem club offers another voice in boro

The Guillermo Vazquez Independent Democratic Club of Queens,... Comment.

Rowing, esteem taught in Whitestone program

“I feel like Wonderwoman!” she said, flexing... Comment.

Judge nixes Forest Hills apartment bldg.

State Supreme Court Justice Fred Schmidt said in... Comment.

Hindu fund-raiser sparks protest at Flushing temple

Sadhvi Ritambara was met by screaming protesters as she made her way into a fund-raiser at the Hindu Temple... Comment.

Middle Village man arrested in Ridgewood robbery pattern

Officers from the Queens Robbery Squad... Comment.

111th Pct hopes crowds come to National Night Out

National Night Out is a citywide annual event designed to... Comment.

Cops search for suspect in shooting

Police are looking for Oliver Berry, 23, of 115-31 158th St. in South... Comment.

Businesses turn inventive following Auburndale fire

Days after the July 23 fire, which sent... Comment.

Clinton calls for more security at Queens airports by Dec. 31

Clinton’s call came July 24, a day before U.S.... Comment.

Fresh Meadows civics claim lot as cemetery

The Queens Historical Society and the Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic... Comment.

City in talks to turn over big garden Trust for Public Land seeks to preserve Cambria Hts. plot

The Cambria Heights Community Gardens, on the corner of 227th... Comment.

Borough bus employees may vote to end strike

The borough’s striking bus employees may soon have a chance to end the dispute by secret ballot, union leaders said this week, but commuter headaches are expected to linger beyond the strike’s conclusion as workers struggle to put the fleets back on the road. Comment.

Monday, July 29, 2002

Organizers expect large turnout for annual Eamonn Coghlan 5K

A very large turnout is anticipated for the seventh annual Eamonn Coghlan 5K Road Race, named after the world renowned miler. The 3.1 mile race, held in cooperation with the Pepsi Irish Festival, is set for Sunday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. at Belmont Park . Comment.

DA drops BWI charges in Little Neck Bay boat crash

The lawyer for a Long Island man killed in a July 11 boat collision on Little Neck Bay said he plans to file a wrongful death suit against the Douglas Manor teen who was operating the other craft even though the Queens district attorney dropped drunken boating charges against the youth for lack of evidence. Comment.

Residents fume over tap water

And for Carole Paynter, who lives on... Comment.

Wrongfully convicted man released by boro officials

Angelo Martinez, 36, was released on a $10,000 bond at a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge John Curtin in Buffalo.... Comment.

Anti-algae renovation slated for Bowne Park pond

The $250,000 project, expected to be completed within a year, is financed entirely by discretionary funds... Comment.

Weiner, Katz deliver mobile post office to Forest Hills

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) and City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) arranged for a... Comment.

Beep on verge of picking her educational delegate

“It’s getting close,” Dan Andrews said Monday... Comment.

Creator of ‘Pizza Dance’ returns with 9/11 tribute

His “Pizza Dance” was performed on the steps of the Capitol and for former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in City Hall. City Councilman Alan Jennings (D-Jamaica) loves    it, state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) is reputed to have perfected its steps and the words have even been translated into Japanese. Comment.

Little Neck fifth-grader wins statewide award

Olivia Perdoch, a fifth-grade elementary school graduate from PS 94 in Little Neck, took home first prize in the statewide I*m*a*GREENation competition, a state Senate-sponsored contest that offers students in grades one through eight the opportunity to explore new perspectives on environmental problems. Comment.

Gilvary steps down as Holy Cross soccer coach

In actuality, the Bayside resident did so much more for the soccer... Comment.

Cable program highlights dangers of Queens Blvd.

The Discovery Channel is featuring “The Boulevard of Death” alongside streets in Maryland and Arizona as the three most... Comment.

Siblings critically injured in Queens Village accident

The children, who were speeding down the hill... Comment.

Richmond Hill man drowns off Coney Island beach

Sebastian Rajopa, 23, was with his cousin Faried Murslim, 19, and a friend when... Comment.

Little Neck Bay has strong sailing community

With the maritime spirit such a vital part of these communities, northeast... Comment.

Motive unknown in death at Ridgewood multiplex

“We have not narrowed down the search. We... Comment.

Rufus King Park over-run with people spending night

About 25 people have taken to sleeping in the park overnight, and Roy Fox, caretaker of Rufus King... Comment.

School District 29 waiting for Levy to pick new super

On April 25, School Board 29 and community residents thought the protracted search for a school superintendent to lead the embattled district was about to end. But three months later, the district remains in limbo as it prepares for another school year. Comment.

Junior Olympians compete for medals in SE Queens

A Junior Olympics stage, that is. Comment.

Sikh cabbie accepts plea to get license reinstated

Jatinder Singh Sekhon, the Sikh taxi driver who claimed his turban was knocked to the ground during an altercation with a police officer on a Manhattan street last month, pleaded guilty to obstructing traffic in Manhattan Criminal Court last Thursday. Comment.

District 26 champs Glen Oaks girls defeat Kingsbridge

With a barrage of 17 hits and 21 steals in only four innings, the Glen Oaks Little League’s Girls, District 26 Junior League champs, advanced to the semifinals with a 25-13 first-round sectionals victory Saturday at Sy Spiler Field in Cunningham Park, located at 210th Street and 73rd Avenue in Bayside. Comment.

Astoria’s N line ranks poorest in study on subway messages

The N line that originates in Astoria had... Comment.

Man stabbed to death in Sunnyside brawl

Francisco Salazar of 48-52 46th St. was killed early Sunday... Comment.

Franny Lew teacher gets $50K in suit Ex-special ed instructor claims kids tormented him for 8 years

The Board of Education agreed to pay $50,000 to a former Francis Lewis High School special education teacher earlier this month to settle a lawsuit in which he accused school officials of failing to stop students from harassing him over an eight-year period, said city lawyer Lisa Grumet. Comment.

Whitestone family mourns fireman killed on Sept. 11

“He was always a hustler, always worked hard,” Carlo Casoria said. “People used to call him to shovel snow in their driveways.” Comment.

YMCA, MetLife to open LIC family center Partnership with School District 30 produces venue where youth, parents can learn together

The YMCA of Greater New York joined forces with MetLife and School District 30 Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the creation of a new family center at PS 111, a public-private partnership heralded for bringing resources into a needy community and giving students a chance to meet their potential. Comment.

Garden named after Bellerose civic leader

City Councilman David Weprin (D-Hollis)... Comment.

Jamaica, Laurelton plan block parties for weekend

In Jamaica, the Brinkerhoff Action Association will hold its fifth annual block party on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. The party... Comment.

Glen Park Bulldogs return from Cooperstown

The Bulldogs faced some tough opponents, such as the... Comment.

City needs construction of power plants: Mayor

In the wake of a Manhattan transformer explosion Saturday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for the construction of more power plants to boost the city’s supply of electricity, alarming borough leaders who contend Queens bears the brunt of the city’s electrical generation needs. Comment.

Southeast Queens walks to raise $$$ for cancer

The event, scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. Friday in... Comment.

Jamaica court construction continues des pite crane fall

The crane, which was hoisting equipment and... Comment.

Dragon Boat racers hope for victory in Flushing lake

But unlike the plot of a current blockbuster film, the dragons are not bent on destruction. Instead, they plan to glide across the lakes of Flushing... Comment.

Couple charged in Astoria fake Botox scheme

A Venezuelan couple was charged last week with illegally practicing plastic surgery out of an Astoria apartment and injecting at least two patients with a Botox-like substance that may not be approved for use in the United States, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

L.I. Lightning girls win AAU Junior national crown

The Lightning girls fought through a grueling seven games in three days and... Comment.

Faso, former Molloy student, vies for comptroller job

“To quote that great financial genius Mick Jagger,” Faso said, “‘You can’t always get what you want.’” Comment.

Flushing group stirs voices of blacks in political realm

The Flushing Forum for the Development of Political Leaders was founded in October 2001 by... Comment.

Hanac program pierces darkness of Alzheimer’s

They toss a ball with the vigor and passion of someone a fraction their age, and then laugh unabashedly... Comment.

Senate race leaves divide between Harrison, Dems

In the midst of a bid to challenge the party-backed incumbent, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), for a newly formed seat, Harrison said... Comment.

Howard Beach homeowners destroy to create

In a process that started in the 1980s, but which has occurred more frequently during... Comment.

LI man killed in boat crash mourned in Flushing mass

The couple, who have a 4-year-old son Nicholas, had been estranged and were hoping to... Comment.

Family, friends mourn teen killed on Little Neck Bay

Tears flowed steadily among the hundreds of Little Neck and Douglaston residents who gathered at St. Anastasia’s Church Friday morning to remember 17-year-old George Lawrence Jr., one of two people killed July 11 in a boating accident on Little Neck Bay. Comment.

Pols announce funding to study LIC seawall repairs

Calling the crumbling East River seawall a threat to children’s safety, politicians and neighborhood residents stood together in Queensbridge Park Friday to announce that funding had been secured to examine the deteriorating structure and determine how to repair it. Comment.

Acquista tabs Springfield Gardens’ Palmer as assistant

It started two years ago, during a college soccer showcase in Fort Dix, N.J. On one side of the field was Whitestone’s Carlo Acquista, coaching the Under-18 East Meadow Juventus, and on the other side of the field was Kurt Palmer, a Springfield Gardens resident who was heading the Under-18 North Rockland Patriots. Comment.

Astoria museum hosts adults-only film series

Featuring some of the most controversial films of all time, these movies are not for everybody, and are certainly... Comment.

A quick guide to beating the summer blahs

Whether its fun outdoors, an outlet shopping spree,... Comment.

Cunningham Park hosts New York Philharmonic

On Wednesday, July 24, the Philharmonic performed classic works by Dvoräk, Bruch, Liszt... Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Computer teaches five valuable life lessons

Everyone who reads my column knows that I am allergic to computers. I hate them all, especially my own little monster. Every one of my columns that you peacefully read in the comfort of your home was the product of a life and death struggle with the machine. Comment.

Editorial: Graffiti punks

In announcing his... Comment.

Cook, Postell fight for jobs at Shaw’s summer league

Shaw’s Supermarkets and the Boston Celtics hosted the Shaw’s Pro Summer League at the Clark Athletic Center July 15 through July 21 at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. The six-day tournament allowed selected members from NBA teams to compete in a series of off-season exhibition games. Comment.

Editorial: 17-year nightmare

Angelo Martinez has spent what should have been the best years of his life in prison for a murder that he did not commit. At the age of 18 the Richmond Hill man was convicted of killing a 70-year-old man outside a bingo hall in Queens. After 17 years of hell, his conviction has been overturned and he has been released on bond. Comment.

Editorial: Rush to judgment

A teenager from Douglas Manor has learned the hard way just how cruel the world could be. On Thursday evening, July 11, Robert Arnold lost his best friend in a tragic boating accident that claimed two victims. Arnold was driving when his family's boat collided with another boat in Little Neck Bay killing one passenger in each. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Marshall, local leaders discuss illegal building

procedure of her predecessor, Marshall acted as the presiding officer. The purpose of this task force is to deal with... Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Children alone at risk on SE Queens streets

against children. Comment.

To The Point: College Pt. overflows with summer activities

The free summer park programs continue at MacNeil Park, sponsored by the Poppenhusen Institute and the city Department of Parks and... Comment.

Bayside 12s advance to semis with 7-2 victory in Sectionals

It started with a bang — a Michael Biordi home run on the second pitch of the game — and it ended with a third-inning rally from a 2-1 deficit to propel the Bayside 12-year-old All-Stars to a 7-2 victory over Larchmont-Mamaroneck in the first round of the Section III Championships. The game was played at Valle East Field in Crocheron Park Sunday before a crowd of 200 fans. Comment.

Bayside Yanks top Midville Dodgers for title

But Bayside always picked itself... Comment.

Moncaleano sees action, but Brooklyn Knights drop 2

A standout on the Brooklyn Knights Under-17 Y-League team, Moncaleano wanted badly to join teammate and fellow Jackson Heights resident Richie Lesmes on the Knights Premier Development... Comment.

Llamosa reflects on team’s run at World Cup

If anything, the Maspeth native has embraced the added regard he has received as a member of the U.S. national soccer team, which had its best ever showing in the World... Comment.

Upcoming events at the Queens Chamber of Commerce

July 20- Listening To The City - Remember... Comment.

Police Blotter: Uncontained acid injures 9 in Jamaica

Nine people, eight of whom were firefighters, reported minor injuries when acid began leaking from the first... Comment.

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