Friday, July 23, 2004

Gunman shoots, wounds two youths near Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven

City employee from Ridgewood charged with violating order of domestic protection

2 women arrested in alleged credit card scam at LaGuardia Airport

Queens man killed in Bronx after being struck by motorist

Let Mister Softee jingle on

105th’s commander Manzolillo a good officer

Can you guess who this is?

Bush isn’t protecting our Constitution

Opportunities should be merit-based

Ugly Ben

ÔDirty Curtains’

Whitestone Wanderers scalp Seminoles

Midville Dodgers rally to edge Bayside All-Stars

Greg’s Tire and Auto rolls to final win of season

The Yankees are coming

Pet providers

Biz Calendar

Socrates free film festival focuses on boro diversity

Metal Monsters?

Two from boro are chosen for Emmy chance

Cole Bros. makes return to boro in Forest Park

Boro’s beaches highlighted in city photo spread

Boro Hall protesters decry Richmond Hill Sikh assault

30 boro Dems set for Boston convention

Thursday, July 22, 2004

MacNeil Park features puppet-making for kids

Summer is in full swing and so are Poppenhusen Institute’s free Summer Park Concerts at MacNeil Park, 5th Avenue and College Place. All concerts are on Sundays at 6 p.m. Comment

Cambria Hgts. library builder still sought

By Michael Morton Comment

Glen Oaks paramedics move into new digs

"We're open!" shouted corps President Ted Rabinowitz, seconds before smashing a champagne bottle against the concrete wall of the two-story building at the corner of 257th Street. Comment

Immigrant risked all to pursue American Dream

The accident occurred June 7 when a wall... Comment

Floral Pk. residents blast mall

"Why would I want a commercial establishment next to my house?" Harris Fiternick asked rhetorically as he stood outside his home on 260th Street Friday. Nearby a construction crew poured concrete into the blocks of the complex's foundation. "I think it devalues my property," he said. Comment

9/11 fireman’s College Pt. family house demolished

Stack, a commander with Battalion 50 in Jamaica, left a fire scene investigation the morning of the terrorist attacks when he was called to the World Trade Center just minutes before the towers collapsed. Comment

The Public Ought to Know: Public should ‘annoy’ to get ed projects in motion

No matter the district, our city schools tend to lack many basics found in districts just to the east of our borough. Some discrepancies include funding for arts and music programs and after-school educational, counseling and recreation programs and sports. Comment

Woman eyed in couple’s pimp scheme

In the indictment filed with the U.S. Eastern District Court earlier this month, Myung Hee Kim was drawn into the case on charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice, said Robert Nardoza, of the U.S. attorney's office. Her address was not given. Comment

Berger’s Burg: Whitestone wife tells story of husband’s rocky past

Gloria and I recently went to dinner with a group of people at Ben’s Deli in Bayside. It was there that I first met Whitestone’s Murray Lake and his wife, Marge. Comment

Darryl Strawberry pays visit to Schneider kids

Darryl Strawberry, once a star rightfielder for the New York Mets who later struggled with cancer and substance abuse, visited the Hematology and Oncology Department at New Hyde Park's Schneider Children's Hospital hoping to inspire the young patients. Comment

Padavan, city to talk funding for sewer work

The $10 million restoration of the ravine was to be the final stage of the $150 million Alley Creek Combined Sewer Abatement Facilities Project, a 10-year project to update and improve sewer service to communities near Springfield Boulevard, 46th Avenue, 56th Avenue and portions of Northern Boulevard and the Cross Island Expressway. The project, which began construction in 2002, also includes street work and a pump station upgrade. Comment

Whitestone residents fight graffiti taggers

Rotondi is sick of the cycle he has witnessed on Francis Lewis Boulevard in North Flushing and Whitestone. Comment

Boro Hall protesters decry Richmond Hill Sikh assault

Local politicians, members of several religious organizations and community groups joined Borough President Helen Marshall in condemning the July 10 attack on Rajinder Singh Khalsa, 50, who suffered fractures to his nose and eye socket. Comment

Dishing with Dee: Chamber of Commerce celebrates at Belmont

July 14 was the 41st annual Day at Belmont for the Queens Chamber of Commerce. The sponsors were the New York Community Bank, the NRG Astoria Gas Turbine Operations Inc. and the Queens Center. The luncheon was at noon and post time was at 1 p.m. The sixth race was the one designated as the Queens Chamber of Commerce Race. Horse No. 4 (Western Times), ridden by jockey Jose Santos. Comment

Celebrated Bayside artist, Adelphi prof, dies at 89

Milton Goldstein, a prominent Bayside artist who had won many prestigious awards and taught at Adelphi University, died last month at North Shore Hospital after a long illness. He was 89. Comment

Baysiders demand bike, pedestrian safety measures

"Who's not responding to the needs of our children? Who is passing the buck?" asked CB 11 member Loretta Napier, who called the special meeting after Joseph Baik's July 1 death, when he was hit by a car near Horace Harding Expressway and Cloverdale Boulevard. The death was ruled an accident, and the driver was not charged. Comment

Dist. 26 ed council holds inaugural meeting

The meeting, held at MS 74 in Bayside, set up the council's infrastructure and administration for the upcoming school year. The 12-person council, made up of parents, educators and one student representative, spent much of the meeting adopting by-laws and electing officers. Comment

Scobee Diner back after kitchen fire

By Sophia Chang Comment

The Civic Scene: Boro civics await action on development decision

A few weeks ago Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall held a Queens Borough Hall press conference to announce that they will work together to stop out-of-character development in the borough’s residential neighborhoods. Present was City Planning Director Amanda Burden. Comment

Explosion rocks Bell Blvd. scaring few, hurting none

"It was like a bomb went off," said Mark Boccia, owner of Bourbon Street, which faces out on the site of the explosion, which occurred at 7:20 p.m. on July 14. "The noise went right through you like a vibration." Comment

30 boro Dems set for Boston convention

30 boro Dems set for Boston convention|Democratic District Leader Uma Sengupta, a Richmond Hill woman and the state's first Indian to hold elected office, has a special reason for going up to Boston for the Democratic Nominating Convention next week. Comment

Rivals lace running shoes for election race

Borough representatives to the House of Representatives and the state Assembly and state Senate are up for re-election this year, and potential candidates have filed papers to challenge 16 of the sitting lawmakers. Comment

Roosevelt’s advice fitting during times of elections

Theodore Roosevelt said he would not seek re-election in 1908 and he didn’t. But he did not like the radical turn to the right of the Republican Party under his successor, William Howard Taft, so he tried to gain the... Comment

Honeyman tosses combined no-no in ACBL all-star game

In just 2 hours and 15 minutes, the nine pitchers selected to represent the Kaiser Division for the 2004 Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League all-star game did the... Comment

Bayside Junior Americans cruise to regional title

The Junior Americans are also making the trip to Northville, Mich. after going undefeated in the Northeastern... Comment

The Yankees are coming

Minutes after losing a 7-4 heartbreaker to the Long Island Titans Saturday in the Northeast Regional under-16 championships at Kings Park High School, the Yankees had... Comment

The Butler Did It: The origins of my soccer love affair

That is until now. It was officially announced July 14 that Mike Windischmann has been elected into the Soccer Hall of Fame. He will join former World Cup teammates Eric Wynalda and Paul Caligiuri as well as women’s soccer standout Michelle Akers at the Oct. 11 induction ceremony in upstate Oneonta. Comment

Martinez skips his way to the top

After finally making the Eastern New York Olympic Development Program boys’ soccer team after three straight years of being the last cut, the soft-spoken, rock-solid defender from Flushing has skipped a... Comment

Queens man killed in Bronx after being struck by motorist

Peter Romano, 44, whose address was unavailable, was pronounced dead on arrival at 5 a.m. at St. Barnabas Hospital, police... Comment

I Sit and Look Out: Roosevelt’s advice fitting during times of elections: Teddy Roosevelt in Queens, Part II

Despite outpolling Taft by 278 to 48 in delegates in Republican primary elections, the Republican Party bosses saw to Taft's renomination. Roosevelt decided to lead the new Progressive Party, "Bull Moose" as it was popularly known, and he came in second to Woodrow Wilson, with Taft in third place. Comment

Greg’s Tire and Auto rolls to final win of season

Michael Hovi had two hard hits up the middle, Devin Gugliemetti had two doubles, Johnny Martini had one double and one single, Marcus Choon... Comment

Widow bids adieu to man killed in Elmhurst trench

Dressed in a black dress and veil, Yue Xia Zhang wept for her partner, Jian Guo Shen, 43, during a funeral Saturday in the Chun Fook Funeral Home in Flushing. Comment

Maddalone faces biggest test of career

More difficult then Al Cole, who defeated... Comment

Gallagher gets $620K for Glendale Library

The money comes from the $10 million allocated to city libraries in the 2005 budget, Gallagher said, and invigorates a sagging campaign to renovate the weathered, Renaissance-style building, which decades of underfunding has left partially shuttered. Comment

Midville Dodgers rally to edge Bayside All-Stars

Midville was down to their last strike... Comment

Gotti’s brother gets jail for year on racketeering

In passing sentence against Richard V. Gotti, a 61-year-old Howard Beach resident and brother of the so-called "Teflon Don," Judge Frederic Block of federal court in Brooklyn said he was actually "a very minor player" in the crime organization's operation. Comment

Whitestone Wanderers scalp Seminoles

In game one, the Wanderers received strong pitching from Greg Massa and Anthony Samela as they cruised to a... Comment

How to Advertise

To place a classified ad, please call TimesLedger Classified Manager Bonnie Reunis at 718.229.0300 Ext. 114. Or e-mail at Comment

Missing Corona job-hunter found dead in College Point waters

Then Friday police came knocking at the door. Comment

Guatemalan chicken pulls mayor to Corona

Fans of the long-awaited franchise lined up around the block, waiting in some cases for hours just to get a taste of the lightly breaded, juicy chicken cuts dusted with special Latin seasonings that have become the restaurant's hallmark. Comment

Man falls under subway train, sustains scrapes in Woodside

By James DeWeese Comment

‘Windy’ blows into soccer Hall

While Windischmann was still beaming from the birth of his first child, son Michael, who was two months premature, it was officially announced that the Ridgewood native... Comment

Constituents see Sabini’s office on every street

By James DeWeese Comment

Who we are

Astoria Times Comment

Vet fires at city marshal in Ridgewood eviction: Cops

Anthony Labaschi, 63, fired three times at his landlord and City Marshal Edward Guida when they rapped on the door of his 59-04 Stephen St. apartment, where he was behind on seven months' rent, police said. Comment

Former St. John’s soccer stars meet in MLS game

Neither Shalrie Joseph nor Chris Wingert had pleasant memories of playing at Columbus Crew Stadium while at college, so it’s no surprise that their first Major League Soccer game against each other there isn’t going to make the personal highlight reel for the former St. John’s teammates. Comment

Ridgewood street named for single mom killed on 9/11

Nancy Muniz, who would have been 48 this month, was a secretary for Landmark LTD, a construction company on the 82nd floor of One World Trade Center. Comment

New Immigrant Affairs head wants to ‘build bridges’

"I couldn't think of a job more exciting than that, having been an immigrant and gone through all the challenges that immigrants have to face when you first land in this country," Linares said in a telephone interview. Comment



City Council honors women’s football team

On June 28 members of the City Council, led by Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills), invited the New York Sharks to their chambers at City Hall and issued a proclamation declaring that day in "herstory" as New York Sharks Day. Comment

Weiner, Crowley back bill to prohibit aid to Saudis

They called the kingdom soft on terrorism and a threat to Israel. Comment

Jamaica dealer gets jail for near-deadly beating

Anthony Thomas, 35, of 150-42 Shore Ave., received the 20-year jail term in State Supreme Court in Kew Gardens last Thursday for what could have been a deadly attack on Horace Jeridore, 39, in March 2001, Brown said. Comment

Vallone earmarks $600K for skate park in Astoria

By Matthew Monks Comment

Flushing bank celebrates 75 years

“That was a lot of money in those days,” he said. Comment

30 boro Dems set for Boston convention

Aside from being named a delegate to officially decide the party's candidate for president, Sengupta is one of four South Asians and Indians being saluted for their work in politics, she said. Comment

Former graffiti artists put talent to work in Woodside

"We were notoriously known in our high school," said Maspeth resident Mel Soto, 34, who along with his high school pal Rolando Rodriguez spent a lot of the '80s putting up graffiti. Comment

Work on Broad Channel house halted after complaints

But both the breeze and their view were about to be compromised before the city Department of Buildings stepped in July 14 to put a stop to their next door neighbor's new construction project. Comment

2 signs cap rehab work in vets plaza

By Cassidy Knowlton Comment

Pet providers

In fact, in the past 10 years, those plunking down their dollars for man’s best friend among other many varieties of pets will dwarf those of toys by $14 billion and overrun candy sales by $10 billion. That being said, pet spending appears to even be recession-proof, gaining 68 percent net of inflation over the past 10 years. Astonishing! Comment

Biz group needs fed funds to improve Jamaica streets

The business group could receive the $800,000 in federal funds to be awarded through the state Department of Transportation as early as this week after additional environmental studies are completed, said Peter Engelbrecht, director of planning, design and capital projects for Greater Jamaica. Comment

S. Queens patrol borough honors community officers

By Courtney Dentch and James DeWeeseBy Courtney Dentch and James DeWeese Comment

Security screener at LGA charged with larceny: DA

Laura Chico-Moreira, 37, of Ozone Park who had previously done business under the name of XLJE Tours, allegedly sold adult fare airline tickets, then reported that the bookings had been for lower-priced infant fares and pocketed the difference, said Queens DA Richard Brown. Comment

Civic group hangs $26B tag on subway’s needs

But the Regional Plan Association said its suggestions would go for nought unless the administrations of Gov. George Pataki and Mayor Michael Bloomberg provide heavy cash transfusions for mass transit. The agency offered no solution if they do not. Comment

CB8, Marshall give nod to Jamaica Hills rezone

The proposal is now pending approval from the Department of City Planning and the City Council, which is expected by the end of summer. Comment

Neighbor to Neighbor: SE Queens cops ready to disband loud parties

One of life’s greatest prizes is to be able to live in a nice community that has convenient transportation and shopping, local houses of worship and schools, easy access to recreation, and above all, safety provided by the Police and Fire Departments — and neighbors who respect and are respectable themselves. Comment

2 women arrested in alleged credit card scam at LaGuardia Airport

Manhattan residents Syretta Scott, 23, and Adaeze Okeke, 22, were charged with grand larceny, identity theft, scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and unlawful possession of personal identification information, the district attorney said. If convicted, they face up to seven years in prison. Comment

City employee from Ridgewood charged with violating order of domestic protection

Alexander Nunez, who works in the College Point pound, was charged at 1 a.m. Monday, police said. Comment

Gunman shoots, wounds two youths near Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven

No arrests were made and the investigation was ongoing. Comment

Wednesday, July 21, 2004



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