Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000

Stella Ristorante: This 40th anniversary is not to be missed

152 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park Comment

Dining Out: This 40th anniversary is not to be missed

152 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park Comment

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd Flushing offers free activities such as computer classes, recreational swimming and game room time for children ages 8-18 every Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 718-961-6880. Comment

Arts & Entertainment Listings

The New Theatre Players will conduct auditions for its fall production of Meanwhile Back on the Couch, by Jack Sharkey at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 300 Hillside Drive South, New Hyde Park on Tues., Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 718-229-6298. Comment

Latino festival at QTP explodes with music

The fourth annual Latino Cultural Festival kicked off at Queens Theatre in the Park July 26 before an ethnically diverse, capacity audience. Comment

Big Top rises at Forest Park

Hey son, you wanna try the big top? All aboard! Nebraska […] Comment

Yemenite Jews

The impact of the waves of immigration to the United States by Eastern European Jews, particularly in New York, is obvious in everything from kosher dills to conversational Yiddishisms. Comment

Kids’ Space: For kids: Shows, music, even a pow wow

This is KIDS […] Comment

Dragons in the park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the home of a futuristic pavilion […] Comment

Queens Kings fall flat against Lowell, 7-6

The weather Monday night was almost as ugly as the baseball being played on the field at The Ballpark at St. John […] Comment

Kings split four-game set with Pittsfield Mets

The Queens Kings split a four-game set in Pittsfield, Mass. last week, with each team winning a game in extra innings and each getting a blowout victory. Comment

Kings hoping for attendance boost in 2nd half

Queens Kings General Manager Steve Cohen is an optimist. So rather than viewing The Ballpark at St. John […] Comment

Adidas, Nike rulers of summer hoops roost

Adidas and Nike logos emblazoned on the backs of youngsters soaring toward the hoops of playgrounds and hardwood floors in Queens and around the country have become commonplace, ingrained in today […] Comment

Riverside Church: Holy ground for summer b-ball

When the Riverside Church Hawks, the famed amateur club program on Manhattan […] Comment


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Groin injury grounds Toby

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Bosco’s Corner: Hoop team leads NYC at Games

This past weekend a dream team of sorts was assembled in Binghamton for the annual Empire State Games. It was a team primarily made up of St. John […] Comment

To The Point: Mimes highlight summer program for Point children

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

The Civic Scene: Alcohol and quiet streeets do not mix in Fresh Meadows

At about 3:30 a.m. on the morning of July 23, some 25 shots rang out on the corner of Union Turnpike and 193rd Street in this quiet residential neighborhood. Comment

The Civic Scene: Breeding a fish with a tomato: is that really safe to eat?

Some weeks ago, this column carried information about genetic modification of foods. Comment

P.S. 130 construction irks residents

Residents living near PS 130 in Bayside who expected a quiet summer once school was out have had a rude awakening since construction to repair the exterior of the school began in June. Comment

Berger’s Burg: Watch out, Hillary, Rick: I’m in this race to win!

I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a [politician] and I think I'll go along with them. Comment

Editorial: Getting tough is not enough

With all the fanfare that one might expect in a highly charged political season, Gov. Pataki signed a law designed to rid the state's public schools of disruptive students. Like much that comes from Albany, this new law is a smoke screen that fails to address the serious discipline problem in our city schools. Comment

Editorial: Democracy on the ropes

Just as democracy was about to rear its head in Queens, it was stomped to the ground last week by the Queens Democratic Party machine. City Councilman Walter McCaffrey announced last week that he was abandoning his challenge to Queens Congressman Joseph Crowley. Comment

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 226-26 Union Turnpike, Coo-Hi-Rise, $89,000, Bed 1, Bath 1, M/Mnt. $493 Comment

Indian eatery combines north, south cuisine

As the first Indian eatery in the Glen Oaks area, the Santoor Indian Restaurant has been faithfully serving up a combination of northern and southern Indian cuisine for the past 11 years. Comment

Tabone eyes Butler

Vincent Tabone, vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, hopes his experience in government will give him an edge over the Democratic nominee for the 36th Assembly seat from Astoria. Comment

Crime in 114th Precinct declines by 7.5 percent

Through July 16 of this year, overall crime in the 114th Precinct fell by 7.5 percent from the same period last year, said Police Officer Valerie St. Rose, a police department spokeswoman. Comment

Suspension of columnist causes stir in Ridgewood

Frank Borzellieri, the voice of the right wing on School Board 24, was suspended as a columnist for the Queens Ledger two weeks ago after making what his publisher called personal attacks on the Queens representative on the city Board of Education. Comment

Richmond Hill woman killed senior: DA

A Richmond Hill woman originally from Far Rockaway was charged last week with the eight-year-old murder of an elderly neighbor who lived in the same building as she did, authorities said. Comment

Queens honors 10 of its best and brightest

Tony Vacharasanee bounced around the Diamond Club at Shea Stadium trying to talk to everybody who came to celebrate with him and the nine other honorees at the fourth annual St. Mary […] Comment

South Ozone Park man sentenced in bias attack

A South Ozone Park man was sentenced last week to eight years in jail for the 1998 beating of an Indo-Caribbean man from Richmond Hill that was called a racially motivated crime. Comment

Mom, son die in fire at home

A basement fire on a quiet block in South Ozone Park killed a young mother and her son early Saturday morning, but the woman […] Comment

Summer school offers individual attention

In Theresa Nugent […] Comment

Rego Park chess event raises $$$ to fight cancer

When Rego Park […] Comment

McCaffrey drops out of race

Faced with questions about alleged irregularities in his fund-raising campaigns, City Councilman Walter McCaffrey (D-Woodside) dropped out of the congressional primary race against incumbent Joseph Crowley (D-Elmhurst) Friday. Comment

Laurelton boy wins Pokemon costume contest

Even though 9-year-old Justin Pierre Edmund of Laurelton has appeared in several Hollywood films, he said his latest trip to Los Angeles was the thrill of his young life. Comment

State undertakes project to renovate BQE-LIE

What kind of effect will the most expensive roadwork project in state history have on rush-hour traffic in a borough already plagued by construction related delays? Comment

St. Albans man stabbed to death: Cops

A 49-year-old man was stabbed to death Monday night in South Jamaica in a gruesome assault following a dispute with five unidentified men less than a week after his release from prison, police said. Comment

D&J bookstore promotes black heritage, culture

Rev. David Reeves, the owner of the D&J bookstore and distributor in Laurelton, arrives in the morning and is greeted by the energetic faces of 28 kids preparing for another day of summer camp. Comment

Wonderbread to spend dough on railroad spur

Interstate Brands Corp. is planning a $7.2 million project to renovate an unused railroad spur for the company […] Comment

Road rage shooter gets 15 years

Forest Hills resident John Mascaro […] Comment

Padavan sues to eliminate challenger

Less than three weeks after the deadline for submitting nominating petitions for political office, Queens candidates for state and federal offices are trying to find ways to knock their opponents out of the race. Comment

Authorities shut down restaurant

The Police Department padlocked the Porterhouse Grill in Fresh Meadows last Thursday five days after a group of men who were refused entry to a private party at the restaurant fired off dozens of rounds at patrons inside the steakhouse. Comment

Hijack attempted on flight leaving JFK

A 22-year-old man armed with a semi-automatic handgun and knife took control of an aircraft last Thursday night at Kennedy Airport and held the pilot and co-pilot hostage for several hours before eventually releasing them and surrendering, authorities said. Comment

Two teens arrested for arson at Flushing building

Hours after a second-alarm fire tore through a two-story commercial building in Flushing July 26, fire marshals and police placed two teenagers seared by the blaze under arrest at New York Medical Hospital Center Queens and charged them with igniting the inferno that sent them to the hospital, officials said. Comment

Wendy’s suspects plead not guilty

Standing before Judge Robert Hanophy in a jam-packed Queens County courtroom last Thursday morning, the two men accused of methodically murdering five Wendy's workers and wounding two others at the Flushing restaurant in May pleaded not guilty to a sweeping 50-count indictment. Comment


Standing before Judge Robert Hanophy in a jam-packed Queens County courtroom last Thursday morning, the two men accused of methodically murdering five Wendy […] Comment

Car crash unsettles Whitestone

A Whitestone man barreled down 147th Street in a Grand Am Sunday night, slamming into a parked station wagon and several other cars, and then charged after his girlfriend who had run into a stranger […] Comment

Apartments for seniors completed

A new apartment complex for the elderly was scheduled to open in late August in Little Neck after more than a year […] Comment

New Queensboro Prez wants to expand campus

With an eye on the future and an appreciation of the present, Dr. Eduardo Marti ended his first month as president of Queensborough Community College in Bayside this week after more than 20 years away from the City University of New York system. Comment

Vietnamese-born Baysider searches for G.I. father

It was almost 31 years ago that Hai Hong Le was born in a tiny village called Vinglong in South Vietnam. America was fully embroiled in a war, and strife was blighting the people and countryside of a ravaged nation. Comment

Gresser leads candidates in raising funds for 2001

Carol Gresser, former Board of Education president and a Douglaston resident, leads the emerging group of Queens contenders for city offices in fund-raising for 2001, figures made available by the Campaign Finance Board last week show. Comment

Asian beetle strikes Flushing Meadows

To the dismay of the city Parks Department and tree lovers everywhere, the Asian Longhorned Beetle made a surprise reappearance in Queens last week in three trees in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the city announced Monday. Comment

Dead birds worry Bayside residents

Bayside residents who have found several dead birds in a small area of their community said the city Health Department has ignored their reports even though they believe the birds were infected with the West Nile virus. Comment



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