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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000

Doug Hill cited as landmark

The area between Douglas Manor and Northern Boulevard was officially named to the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 31, said Kathy Howe of the state's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Howe said the area received a listing on the state register on June 9. Comment

Community Calendar Listing

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., 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 Listing

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, 1845 Northern Blvd., Manhasset holds auditions for its new MYO Children's Chorus for grades 4, 5, and 6 on Sat., Oct. 28 at the Congregational Church of Manhasset. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning on Nov. 7. The choir will perform at the Tilles Center on March 4 and May 6 at North Shore High School. 516-365-2599. Comment

‘Teachers’ Lounge’ offers slice of high school reality

By Anita Raymon Comment

1980s Queens site of ‘Yards’

He's now a 31-year-old filmmaker and his latest movie, "The Yards," is based on the corruption of Manes, of the subway system, and of companies like his father Irwin's Envort-Gray electronics firm, which supplied parts for the subway trains. Comment

Be scared at haunted house: but please don’t hit the ghosts

They weren't always that way. And once Halloween is over, they'll revert back to the nice teenagers they were before the witching month arrived. Comment

It’s no trick: there’s a lot to do on Halloween

The Flushing YMCA, 38-46 Northern Blvd., holds its annual Halloween Fright Night for families, featuring a haunted house, arts and crafts, trick or treating in the building, movie time for young and older, costume contests, gym activities, and dancing on Sat., Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fee: $5. 718-961-6880 Comment

Taverna Chani: Simple and real dining


SJU soccer rebounds with two Big East victories

The two victories, a 1-0 overtime win over the Eagles Friday night and 2-0 over the Friars Sunday afternoon, secured a home game in the Big East tournament quarterfinals for the Red Storm and means the squad can finish no worse than second in the topsy-turvy conference, which features three teams in the national top-25. Comment

Red Storm ends four-game skid with win

"Hey, we'll take anything we can get," he said. "It feels really great. We played our butts off on both sides." Comment

Bay Terrace gets some relief from bus traffic

Myra Burke, president of the Queens Surface Corp., said she would try to seek approval for a change in her company's bus routes from the city Department of Transportation, the agency that regulates the private business. Comment

College Round-up: Queens’ Adeleke passes on Hofstra, commits to DePaul

"It was a real tough decision, but at DePaul I'm playing for a national program and I have the chance to develop," Adeleke said. "Since I was little I wanted to play for a national program." Comment

Cleveland coach not satisfied with win over Newtown

The win increases Cleveland's hold on first-place in Queens West 'A' to five points over second-place Newtown (6-1-3). Comment

Molloy bests St. Francis, 3-1

Dylan Howell scored twice for the Stanners, now 9-0 in league play, and James Jordan also tallied in the victory. Comment

Mary Louis overcomes slow start to defeat Christ the King

"I was not the least bit happy with the first half," he said. "They tend to play to their oppositon. For the most part they were standing around, they didn't challenge, they didn't play hard." Comment

Prep girls win CHSAA state tennis crown

The win also kept alive the Terriers' win streak, now at 49 straight matches. The team has yet to lose under head coach John Brennan - now in his second year. Comment

Bayside rolls to second straight win, 36-20

The Bayside Commodores started this season losing their first six games with an offense as anemic as any under the tutelage of head coach Joe Capuana. Comment

Turnovers prove costly, as Flushing falls to LIC

"You don't win football games overnight," he said. "We put possession in their hands, we're not tackling the way we can be. We're making mental and physical mistakes, but there's nothing we can do about it. You can't teach experience." Comment

Cross rallies to beat CTK

The two teams, rated No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, did not disappoint, as a tough defensive battle ensued, with Holy Cross coming out on top, 7-0, thanks to a touchdown pass in the final two minutes of play. Comment

Bosco’s Corner: Bad calls seem to be on the rise

It was not his team's play that forced him to do what he had never done before. In fact, while the scoreboard didn't show it, Springfield was going toe-to-toe with Bayside and simply coming out on the losing end of a close decision. Comment

To The Point: College Point sites turn into Hollywood

State Sen. Frank Padavan had pertinent information on the proposed dredging of Flushing Bay, Epic, education tax relief, College Point Blvd. Beautification program,. Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn, Peter Magnani, Marilyn Bitterman, Alan Gross, Fred Mazzarello, Robert Speziale gave important comments on the airports, sports fields, parks and College Point business. Comment

The Plant Doctor:

Unlike their animal cousins who can migrate or lie dormant for the winter, plants are literally stuck in the mud. Comment

The Civic Scene: Civics want overhaul of city Buildings Dept.

However, city civic associations have been unhappy for years with the way Buildings operates. Comment

Neighbor to Neighbor: Yes, young people appreciate the arts

One writer, a young fellow who chose to be anonymous in order to avoid peer ridicule, confessed that he loves Broadway musicals. Good for him! He listed a few he had seen: "The Sound of Music," "The King and I," "Carousel," and "West Side Story." That young man has class, and I hope that someday he won't have to feel ashamed of his interest, because he certainly doesn't appear to be alone, Comment

Berger’s Burg: It takes more than shunning black cats to avoid bad luck

Teenagers are busy, too - they're trying to figure out how they can get treats without wearing a costume. I am always amazed when they stop at my abode, usually around 9 p.m., and just stand there. I ask them what they are supposed to be. They answer that they are dressed as bums. "But that's how you always dress," I tell them. Comment

Editorial: Dangerous dogs

Without regard for his own personal safety, Dennis Jenkins, 62, beat the crazed dog unconscious with a 4-foot-long bedpost. Mr. Jenkins is a portrait in courage, a hero. The owners of this vicious dog who allowed it to prowl the streets looking for food are mutts. These owners should be identified and held accountable for this attack. In addition to whatever civil penalties they may face, they should be charged as criminals. Comment

Editorial: Sorry, Mr. Levy

Schools Chancellor Harold Levy mistakenly announced last week that the children in the city's public schools would not be excused from classes to attend the ticker-tape parade that will be held in honor of the National League Champion New York Mets and the American League Champion Yankees. The parade will take place in the Canyon of Heroes soon after the conclusion of the historic Subway Series. Comment

Jamaica window maker brings light to city

Deep in the enclave of industrial Jamaica lies the 80,000-square-foot factory for J. Sussman Inc., one of the most well-known makers of custom aluminum windows. Comment

Police Blotter: Fight breaks out at Bay Terrace party

The fight occurred at about 1:10 a.m. during a party at 23-70 A Corporal Kennedy St. Sunday, said Officer Gary Cillo, a Police Department spokesman. He said the four men fled the scene and the victim was taken to North Shore Hospital. Comment

QSAC awards scholarship to volunteer

The scholarship was created in the memory of former QSAC volunteer Anita Smith, who was one of five Wendy's employees working in Flushing who were slain in a robbery attempt in May, said QSAC Director Gary Maffei. Comment

Stavisky raises $125K for upcoming senate race

Stavisky had raised a total of $125,878.61, according to state Board of Election records filed between November 1999 and Oct. 19. Comment

Candidates tackle Bell Blvd. parking

Both state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) and state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) told the audience of about 50 people they would work with the community to find available sites for parking near Bayside's "Main Street." Comment

DNA tests link rapes to one man

The victims, who ranged in age from 9 to a 26-year-old Bronx woman, all described a similar method of deception by a man who often claims he is a plumber checking for leaks. Comment

Boro north top brass transferred

Fong will now hold the title of executive officer of City Housing in Manhattan, said Police Officer Theresa Farello, a police spokeswoman. Comment

City offers $10K for info in Ridgewood slay

Barbara Perez, 30, who was the mother of two children, had worked at the Power Factory at 71-13 60th Lane for a year and a half. She was found dead in the early morning hours by a gym member after being shot repeatedly with a .22 caliber gun, Comment

New chief takes over at 102nd Precinct

The new commanding officer of the precinct, who took the command Oct. 9, has come full circle from his baptism at the Gate of Heaven church on 101st Avenue almost 40 years ago. Comment

Police seek man who raped child

The man entered the girl's home near 98th Street and Jamaica Avenue through the basement door about 6 a.m. Friday and walked into the girl's bedroom, said Officer Theresa Farello, a police spokeswoman. Comment

Michael Cohen raises $40K for re-election bid

Cohen faces Republican challenger Michael Roemmelt, president of the Middle Village Property Owners Association, in the general election Nov. 7. Roemmelt, owner of Michael's Funeral Home in Middle Village, has generated about $13,000 for his campaign war chest, according to filings with the state Board of Elections. Roemmelt reported spending $11,894 in 2000 for his campaign. Comment

Kerik touts drop in 112th Pct. crime

"Get to know your precinct commanders, your anti-crime units," Kerik said, speaking to about 75 people assembled at the 112th Precinct for the precinct community council's monthly meeting last Wednesday night. Comment

Biz group: We’ll clean Austin St.

"People say put your money where your mouth is, so we're doing it," said Greg Salvit, owner of Chateau Jewelers and one of seven managers of the Austin-Continental United Merchants Group. Comment

Allen AME launches mentoring program

Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake, pastor of the Cathedral of the Allen AME, and Judy Vredenburgh, president and chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, announced the partnership during each of the church's three masses. Comment

AirTrain funding upheld by federal court ruling

A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oct. 12 there was nothing improper about the Federal Aviation Administration's 1999 decision to allow the Port Authority to use funds generated from the Passenger Facility Charge to construct the AirTrain. Comment

Delta to triple its JFK routes

Gov. George Pataki called it "a great day for JFK and the economy of Queens." Comment

Newcomer challenges veteran Clark for assembly

"I think I could win," he said. "I am the guy batting with two out, two strikes in the bottom of the ninth facing Pedro Martinez. I have not quit my day job." Comment

School Board 29 selects new member

Afuwah was the second person elected to replace Swaggert. Anna Thompson, a longtime district resident, was originally elected to the school board but less than a week after her appointment she submitted her resignation to the board. She said she did not want to be what she termed "maligned" by Michael Johnson, the district administrator appointed by Levy, and the community while she worked at educating the children of the district. Comment

Cop appeals 1998 DWI conviction

Robert Bolson, 37, a 15-year veteran of the force, was sentenced at the end of August by State Supreme Court Justice Seymour Rotker to 90 days of house arrest, three years of probation and community service for driving while intoxicated in an accident that killed a 62-year-old man from Queens Village two years ago. Comment

Weprin raises $75,000 in campaign funds

The incumbent in the 24th state Assembly District is seeking a fourth term against political newcomer Philip Sica of Queens Village, who is running for office for the first time. Weprin lives in Hollis Hill. Comment

NYC Olympic committee talks to Queens

"New York is the city that best represents what the Olympics is all about," said NYC 2012 President Daniel Doctoroff. "And there's no better place than in Queens." Comment

Broadway LIRR station will get $1.7M face-lift

"We are happy to get this money that will enable us to begin working on a lot of stations in Queens," Padavan told a news conference at the station Monday attended by state Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin (D-Flushing), City Councilman Mike Abel (R-Bayside), Marilyn Bitterman, district manager of Community Board 7, and Mary Anderson, a Flushing civic activist. "This is further testament to what we're doing in Queens." Comment

Stavisky raises $125K for senate race

Stavisky had raised a total of $125,878.61, according to state Board of Election records filed between November 1999 and Oct. 19. Comment

Schumer backs Lancman in state Senate contest

Schumer and Lancman held a news conference Sunday on the lawn of Dr. Samir Dutta's Floral Park office calling for an HMO Patient's Bill of Rights and an end to insurance companies' ability to deny patients important medical care. Comment

CUNY alters plans for AIDS center in Queens

The center was supposed to be the nexus of a New York AIDS vaccine network with Dr. Luc Montagnier, a French doctor who achieved international prominence after helping identift two strains of the HIV virus in the mid-1980s, as its director. Comment

College Pt. angered by strip club

Everyday, beginning at 4 p.m., the topless dancers of Vibrations trickle down the sidewalk, sometimes wheeling suitcases, other times clasping bags, which store their change of clothes. The patrons soon follow, men clad in suits and ties, whatever their professions. Comment

DOT to study Little Neck intersection

A previous DOT study of the area conducted in December 1998 found there were not enough cars in the area to justify the installation of traffic controls such as a stop sign or speed bumps, a spokeswoman for the agency said Monday. Comment

President comes to town to campaign for Hillary

Speaking before enthusiastic members of Democratic clubs and political workers at the packed Electric Industry Center on Parsons Boulevard, Clinton lavished praise on the senate candidate, heralding what he described as her commitment to children and families, affordable health care, the environment, and schools. Comment

Queens to make millions from Subway Series

City Comptroller Alan Hevesi said the Subway Series may bring as much as $54.2 million into the Queens economy. Comment

Queens center of universe as Series moves to Shea

"I hope the Yankees win," he said. "I just wanted to be a part of all this. It is fun." Comment


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