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Thursday, June 14, 2001


Party City rallied getting two runs in the bottom of the sixth to come away with the win in a great played game by both teams. Comment


With a 17-5 victory over St. Kevins on Saturday and a 17-2 win the following day over American Martyrs while only suffering two losses, Queen of Peace ended its QJBA season with a 10-2 record... Comment


Valle Field was the sight of an outstanding weeknight Texas Division ball game Monday between Hot Bagels & Bake and Prava Construction. This was a hitter’s game led by Hot Bagel’s Yoav Katz who hit for the cycle and tallied five RBIs in... Comment


The M&M Deli Cardinals defeated the Met Food Mets 8-5 in the Major Division this week. Brian Biscotti pitched four innings allowing four runs while striking out five. Ray Potestio finished the game on the mound allowing one run and striking out two. The Cards were lead offensively by Charlie David’s three-run homer in the fourth inning. Other Cardinals contributing offensively were Greg Conway, who singled and doubled, and Daniel Gasperetti, who had a triple and stole home. Comment


There were strong hits by Ryan Siegelstein, Justin Teitelbaum, Joseph Ficarrotta, Ian Kaplan and Austin Adi... Comment

University Women celebrate 70th anniversary

The association honored Bayside... Comment

Abel gets millions for parks, schools in city budget

Abel, one of three Queens Republicans in... Comment

Future of Astoria Village pondered at town meeting

Aging mansions lined with white columns and careful woodwork stare across at three plain two-family houses... Comment

Queens has most people running for City Council

All 14 of the borough’s City Council seats are up for grabs... Comment

CB 7 OK’s city takeover of Civil War-era Totten

With only one board member voting against the motion, Community Board 7 Monday night approved the city’s acquiring of Fort Totten, a 99-acre military base in Bayside, from the federal government with the long-term goal of developing it into public parkland. Comment

Electronics top wish lists for dads

Consumer electronics were among the top five gifts for Father's Day last year according to the International Mass Retail Association, and this year's newest products ensure technology will stay one of dad's favorites. Comment

New Astoria charter school put off 1 year

When Bruce Blaine heard his daughter’s name called at a lottery held for the Our World Neighborhood charter school in April, he knew his soon-to-be kindergartner was guaranteed a spot in a school that sounded like a parent’s dream, offering small class sizes, individual attention and a diverse curriculum. Comment

Credit card scheme busted in Astoria store

Fifty-seven people — many of whom are Egyptian... Comment

Students remember Flushing’s tolerance

Twenty-seven residents from Flushing and two from Jamaica: “If any of these said persons... Comment

Controversial contractor gives to Hevesi

One of the largest political contributors for City Comptroller Alan Hevesi’s $6 million mayoral campaign is a little-known PAC by the name of Old Country from Hicksville, L.I. The somewhat obscure Old Country committee is perhaps better known by the contracting company behind it, Silverite Construction. Comment

Mexican eatery hits high notes in food, decor

Even amid the wide variety of eateries and businesses on Union Turnpike it’s hard to miss the former college bar that was... Comment

Boy dies after falling down LeFrak elevator shaft

Patrick Fanor, 15, was playing with neighbors on the 10th floor of the Shalimar building at 98-23 Horace Harding... Comment

10 Dems battle for council job

More than a few Democratic candidates — many with 30 years or more experience working for local politician or grassroots organizations — are vying to replace City Councilwoman Juanita Watkins (D-Laurelton), who is barred from... Comment

Vet loaned wheelchair after his $6K one stolen

Shortly after 10 a.m. a truck with a motorized wheelchair pulled up in front of his home in College Point. Daly, 52, a quadriplegic, was inside and his attendant, Beverly Miller, was pleading... Comment

LIC dentist guilty of molesting his patient

Jairo Rendon, 37, of 41-35 53rd St. in Woodside, was found guilty of four counts of... Comment

Men charged with pimping 12-year-old girl

James Pope, 18, of Manhattan and Tito Guzman, 22, of Brooklyn both face... Comment

LIRR track work to disrupt SE Queens commuters

The Hempstead, Port Washington,... Comment

Leatherneck vets recall Korean War

Thoughts of buddies and events of years gone by went through their minds as the music played. Comment

Senate OKs bill to name Christopher’s Crossing

Christopher Scott was hit by a car and killed as he rode his bicycle across the pedestrian bridge and began to enter the service road, where there was no curb or buffer from the street. In July 1994 John Shim, 10, was killed in the same spot while riding his bike. Comment

Ognibene vacations scrutinized: Report

A consultant who assisted contractors and developers in dealing with the city Department of Buildings sought out help from City Councilman Thomas Ognibene (R-Middle Village) and asked him to use his political influence to secure a job for a friend as a city architect, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Comment

Boro park renovations proposed in Olympic bid

New York City’s bid to host the 2012 Olympics was submitted to the United States Olympic Committee earlier this month, confirming plans to place the Olympic Village on the Queens West site, while detailing major renovations proposed for the Astoria Pool and Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment

Marti officially installed as QCC president

Her cap and gown appeared to be just right, but amid a number of dignitaries, professors and her fellow students Julian Gordon of Laurelton had a confession to make before last week’s graduation ceremonies at Bayside’s Queensborough Community College. Comment

Botanical Garden to hold tony annual Rose Ball

The Queens Botanical Garden, a 39-acre greenspace of horticultural showmanship in Flushing, was expected to hold its annual Rose Ball Thursday, honoring the executive vice president of HSBC Bank for the institution’s work and participation with the garden. Comment

SB 29 renews search for superintendent

The board was scheduled to meet... Comment

Schneider receives $200K for new resource center

The center, which will be named... Comment

Four Queens schools report sex abuse cases

Less than a month after city officials announced legislation requiring public school officials to immediately inform police of suspected crimes involving students at least four separate incidents of apparent sex abuse in Queens schools were reported last week. Comment

St. Mary’s to move Homecare program

The announcement came at... Comment

Sunnyside parade to celebrate freedom

When the group first hit the streets 24 years ago with its blend of abounding enthusiasm and uncertain musicality, their leader was dressed as a gorilla while marchers donned uniforms from an... Comment

Tribune parent delisted, weekly paper may be sold

Recent published reports said Finkelstein, who took... Comment

Mini-mall opens at site of Wendy’s massacre

Abdul Aleem, an insurance agent, has decided to take a $2,600-a-month risk and open a newsstand. He knows full well that his fledging business could fold given the notoriety of the building in Flushing where he opened it. It’s also the first time he has tried his hand at selling sodas and gum and candy and newspapers. Comment

Whitestone remains middle-class bastion

Most any slice of Whitestone south of the Cross Island Parkway tells the story of a community ensconced in middle-class comforts: Buicks and Mazdas, unadorned two-story homes with aluminum siding, emerald green grass wearing sharp crew-cuts much like a Marine. Comment

Queens WWII veterans honored with medals

“It feels good after all of these... Comment

Exploding manhole cuts power

AUBURNDALE — A manhole exploded causing a power outage on a commercial segment of Northern Boulevard on Monday, police said. Comment

Home-grown film serves up boro life

When New Yorkers go to or order from a Chinese restaurant - and that, of course, is very frequently - most of them probably don't give much thought to the lives of the waiters, busboys, and kitchen workers who make it possible for patrons to choose from Column A and Column B. Comment

28-year-old shot in leg

QUEENSBRIDGE —— A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg by an unidentified person early Sunday, police said. Comment

Suicide suspected in death

RIDGEWOOD — A 41-year-old man was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, police said. Comment

Gunman hold three at gunpoint

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Two men held three people at gunpoint in an attempted robbery Saturday, police said. Comment

Swastikas scrawled on houses

FAR ROCKAWAY — Graffiti in the shape of swastikas was reported on a row of homes under construction at 25-02, 25-04, 25-06, 25-08 and 25-14 Brookhaven Ave. and nearby at 525 Beach 25th St., police said. Comment

Woman jumps from roof,

BAYSIDE —— A 28-year-old woman was seriously injured when she jumped from the roof of a four-story building Friday, police said. Comment


What it looked like a long day for the Modell’s White Sox on Tuesday evening it became a walk in the park for the first place team in the Glen Oaks Little League international division winning by the... Comment

Man found guilty of killing

CORONA — A 26-year-old man was found guilty Friday of murdering his ex-girlfriend as she left a baby shower, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment

4 in Oakland Gardens

OAKLAND GARDENS —— Fire fighters rescued four people from a fire in a private home Friday, police said. Comment

Man shot many times outside

FLUSHING — A man in his 20s was shot several times outside an apartment building on Sanford Avenue early Tuesday morning, the police said. Comment


Applications may be ordered by calling 516-432-7074 or 718-658-6728 or... Comment

20-year-old man seriously hurt

HAMMEL —— A 20-year-old man was left in critical condition after he was shot in the lower back by an unidentified person Friday, police said. Comment

Robbery try ends in shooting,

JAMAICA — A robbery attempt at a restaurant in Jamaica early evening Friday ended with one patron shot, one gunman stabbed and all three suspects under arrest, police said. Comment

21-year-old man shot

JAMAICA — A 21-year-old man was shot three times at 109-15 Merrick Blvd. on Monday, police said. Comment

Public invited to meet

GLENDALE — A meeting with Capt. Thomas Cusanelli of the 104th Precinct will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m., at St. Pancras Auditorium at 68-20 Myrtle Avenue. Comment


The sun was out in full force as the Giant took the field on a hot Saturday in June. The Giants were equally as hot at the plate. Comment

Community Calendar

Activities Comment

Man shot 4 times

QUEENSBRIDGE — A 36-year-old man was shot four times in the stomach by two men at 10-03 40th Ave. Monday, police said. Comment

Arts and Entertainment Listings

Auditions/Rehearsals Comment

Rego Park chess champ brings in tournament

Chess champion Susan Polgar, 32, of Rego Park is bringing a major tournament to the borough. Comment

Kids give it their all at show in Rego Park

The atmosphere was electric at the third annual Citywide Talent Show at Rego Park's Lost Battalion Hall Friday evening. The children's excitement was contagious, as each borough's group cheered for their favorites. Comment

‘Rags’ at Town Hall offers moving musical tale

When the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire broke out in 1911 - killing 146 workers, mostly young immigrant girls, largely because the management locked them into the workrooms - it also ignited the garment workers' union movement. Comment

Treat dad to a Father’s Day picnic

It's June, so it's only fitting that we plan a special menu for the important men in our lives. Most men want to eat "manly" - in other words, no "sissy" foods wanted here! For this year's Father's Day Picnic, I've created a dish guaranteed to make the most "manly man" smile with pleasure. Comment


Anthony Zupnick pitched all six for the Wolfhounds, scored 3 runs, knocked in 3 RBIs and threw a runner out at the plate. Lawerence Chan went 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs and brothers Paul and Vincent DiGirolomo each... Comment


Philip Jermoloultz was 1-for-2 at the plate with a run scored and a walk in the later innings. Matthew Diaz had a key sliding catch in the outfield to retire opposing team in the first inning. Comment


In minor league action Valle Tile and Marble beat Centa Plumbing 4-3. For Valle Tile Michael Keen had a double and triple, while Dillon Kraus stole five bases and got the save. For Centa Dennis Pruden had a hit and an outstanding play in the field and Alex Chako had a couple of hits. Comment


Applebee’s excelled in all areas of a well-played and hard-fought game. Michael Guadalupe had three hits and two runs batted in. Andrew Vitti was solid at the plate with a 3-for-3 game, with three RBIs and two runs scored. Nicholas LaForgia also added two hits and two RBIs. Comment


The Mets rolled over the Rangers 11-1 behind Christian Muiz’s complete game and the timely hitting of Andrew and Chris Pagnozzi, Thomas Hubany and Anthony Ronzino. For the Rangers, Matt Buloger, Brian... Comment


After rainouts in recent weekends both teams players and parents enjoyed a well played game and the fine baseball weather. Comment


The David Weprin Rockies continued their winning ways extending their record to 9-0 with a 26-9 over New Hyde Park 3, May 30 and 17-5 over New Hyde Park 2, June 3. Jillian Meyer scored and knocked in 4... Comment


In a total team effort the DG Tornados defeated Graziano Ravioli and Deli by a score of 13-6. The Tornados got off to a quick start scoring five runs in the first inning thanks to consecutive doubles by Eric Breidbart, Rory Silver, Chris... Comment


The following camp session is available Comment


In game one against Team #5, Glen Oaks won 12-7. The Dodgers received strong pitching... Comment


In the Major Boys Division, the New Hyde Park Wireless Diamondbacks met the Met Food Mets in their first playoff game. The Mets came out smoking, scoring two runs in the first inning and added six more in the fourth.... Comment


The Floral homes twins defeated the Gary Spitz tigers in a thriller on June 6th by the score of 6-5. Comment

Fatherhood adventure

When my husband was a boy growing up, he and his best friend spent their summers climbing through empty storm drains, diving off houses onto mattresses, and they even tried parachuting. Comment

Grilling tips for Father’s Day

Forget the tie this Father's Day and treat dad to an outdoor feast by grilling some steaks, seafood or veggies. You can make a simple holiday meal a gourmet event on the barbecue. Comment



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