Thursday, March 10, 2005

G’town sticks it to St. John’s in lax home opener

While Georgetown lacrosse is still the undisputed kings of the ECAC conference, it was St. John's that was holding court at home for the first time since lacrosse was cut in 1996.It was probably not […] Comment

St. John’s Prep wins CHSAA ‘A’ title - finally

After going 0-for-4 in CHSAA Class A city championship games, the St. John's Prep boys' basketball coach didn't think he'd ever get back to the championship game, let alone win it. But […] Comment

Queens wins NYCAC title

It was too soon, though, for John Sikiric. And as these Knights know, what John Sikiric says, goes.So the senior from Maspeth pulled his team into a huddle and demanded the partying cease until Washington […] Comment

Queens College enjoying march to Madness

After winning the NYCAC championship Sunday and advancing to the Division II NCAA tournament for the third time in five years, the Knights have thoroughly been enjoying March Madness.Peponakis has received […] Comment

Magnet falls to Wings, Queens goes 0-6 in second round

It was the type of highlight an NBA player might have used to get on SportsCenter, with the layup replaced by a ferocious dunk. What stood out in the play, aside from Brutus' athleticism, was that […] Comment

Lewis girls crush Canarsie, continue march to MSG

Patriots' coach Mike Eisenberg was concerned about how his players would perform while sick, including Murray and 6-foot-3 center Jessica Fuller, but they dominated from the start.After a Shantel […] Comment

A sweet homecoming for ‘Flushing Flash’

Last Thursday, for the first time since he got knocked out by Marco Antonio Barrera in 2003, Flushing's Kelley was back in a professional prize fight, this time at Madison Square Garden, the place […] Comment

Nadler Trucking edges Donnelly Home for Adults

The Queens of Brooklyn/Queens

The Royals opened the Brooklyn-Queens Division I Diocesan title game with an 11-2 run, went on a 15-5 scoring spree in the second quarter and never looked back as they trounced Archbishop Molloy, 59-36, […] Comment

Xaverian stuns Christ the King in CHSAA semis

The Royals shot 17-for-57 from the field and 1-for-14 from 3-point range, numbers that added up to a 57-37 loss to Xaverian in the CHSAA 'AA' semifinals at St. John's University. The Clippers, […] Comment

The Butler Did It

If not for a brief pre-game announcement before the Xaverian/Christ the King semifinal, when he received a smattering of applause and a small plaque, you would never know the Floral Park native was working […] Comment

Athlete of the Week

Police foil Jamaica man’s suicide bid

Jamaica boy stable after gunshot

S. Jamaica man could face 25-to-life

Jamaica man gets 7 years in two assaults against woman

Driver dies at LIJ after chest pains

One dies in one-story Fresh Meadows blaze

Woman on life support after suicide attempt

Marshall holds out hope for new Queens staduim

"If the mayor now sees his way clear to Queens as an alternative, Queens is ready," Marshall said in a statement released on March 3. "If the West Side does not want it, Queens would embrace a new stadium […] Comment

2.4M without Knicks and Mets after cable contract dispute

Cablevision, which owns the Madison Square Garden Network and Fox Sports New York, home of the Knicks and Mets, blacked out the stations after an agreement for a higher rate could not be made. Around […] Comment

Subway phones in many boro stops need repair: Report

The Straphangers Campaign, a transit activist agency, said its survey of 540 pay telephones in the 25 most-used New York City Transit Authority subway stations found 27 percent of the phones were non-functioning.The […] Comment

Man acquitted in armed rob of Ozone Park bodega: DA

Devon Keitt was found not guilty of attempted robbery Monday, but State Supreme Court Justice Barry Kron recommended that Keitt serve a maximum of four months for parole violation."It is the court's […] Comment

Miller slams mayor at Queens’ gay Dems club

Although Miller praised the Republican incumbent for public safety advances under his administration, including an historic drop in the city's murder rate, the Manhattan Democrat told members of the […] Comment

Holy Cross HS launches $1.5M capital campaign

Holy Cross High School, at 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., is embarking on its first $1.5 million fund- raising campaign to improve the school's athletic facilities, increase an endowment for scholarships […] Comment

Jamaica program gives abused women legal aid

"It's really an area that's desperately needed," said Alizabeth Newman, director of the Immigrant Initiatives program at the City University of New York School of Law in Flushing.Without proper […] Comment

Boro Army vet scribes his own holy testament

It is entitled "The Bible According to A. Nigger" and is being sold strictly online as a "compilation of Christian beliefs from a Eubonic (sic) perspective.""I am Alpha Nigger - that's what the name […] Comment

Suspect denies killing Chinese deliveryman

Charles Bryant, 17, of Rosedale is accused along with his friend Naquan Miller, 17, of Rochdale Village in the brutal beating death of 18-year-old Huang Chen, of Woodside in March 2003. Prosecutors contend […] Comment

Cohen resigns Assembly seat because of family obligations

Cohen declined to discuss publicly the specific personal reasons for his resignation, which will take effect March 14, but he said he was taking a job in private industry in order to spend more time […] Comment

How’s Business? Marriage  returns

The dollar value of a lasting marriage is derived from comparing the happiness of the average married woman to that of the average widow. The dollar value derived comes from a hypothetical comparison […] Comment

Family business leads to diagnosis

But since 1968, Larry Karpf, the bespectacled proprietor of Austin Shoes, has been referring clients at his Forest Hills footwear store back to their podiatrists for diagnoses of foot ailments that the […] Comment

Boro musicians hope star will rise with Sputniks Down

"I think everyone on our block might be" aspiring musicans, said Starke, 26, who himself has an aspiring opera singer as a roommate. "I think it's becoming a different sort of Williamsburg music-art […] Comment

Black Spectrum play shows toll of gang violence

The play takes place around the first anniversary of the death of Samson Willis, an 11-year-old (11-year-old!) boy who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting; a street has been named after him in the […] Comment

Queens Council on Arts plans spring seminars

Musica Reginae plans afternoon of chamber music at Town Hall

Flushing pals nurture others’ dreams at publishing house

He looked out the window and saw an emaciated, skimpily clad young man about two years his senior, talking to a scruffy, dirty older gentleman. This gentleman handed the young man some cash. As the young […] Comment

Town Hall show honors jazz legacy

In that vain, the highly regarded, much anticipated and always well-attended "Jazz Live! Series," having become established as a uniquely Flushing phenomenon for more then 10 of those years, was set in […] Comment

Jackson Hts. artist creates paintings with perspective

For Al Torres, whose artwork is currently on display at the Art Gallery at the St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., this interaction is exactly what he's aiming for. When you see his paintings, […] Comment

Shane’s Bakery & Cafe: Erin go breakie at Shane’s Irish Bakery in Woodside

While Irish cuisine has never been regarded as one of the world's greats, breakfast is the meal at which the Irish excel. The majority may seek some salty boiled beef to wash down with their pints […] Comment

Southeast Queens Community Calendar

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Good volatile investments?

Recently we have started to add a small percentage of an institutional commodities futures fund to our clients (and, as always, my personal portfolio) to reduce portfolio volatility and increase long-term returns. Comment

Parenting grandchildren

U.S. Census Bureau statistics for 2003 indicate that in New York City there were some 130,163 grandparents responsible for taking care of their grandchildren. In Queens County alone, data suggests there are 16,841 grandparents being put to the task. Comment

Caring with empathy

Trudy Wegner, 82, has been a patient at the center for three years. Her husband Henry Wegner is a daily visitor and volunteer. Like many at the center - residents and board members - the Wegners survived the horrors of the Holocaust. Comment

Property tax changes must be filed by Mar. 15

As the deadline approaches for two important property tax issues facing the city, residents in Queens have been urged by officials to circle March 15 on their calenders. Comment

St. Patrick’s Day parade touts unity in Sunnyside

"Welcome to New York City's inclusive St. Patrick's Day parade," event founder Brendan Fay announced to a crowd of several hundred marchers. "We're here to celebrate the spirit of Ireland […] Comment

City agency eyes part of baby park

Although Parks Department officials said the tool warehouse and storage facility would occupy only the least-desirable space directly underneath the bridge, the community board, which covers Long Island […] Comment

7 line service problems sever ‘vital lifeline’ to boro

Standing at the foot of the 52nd Street stop in Woodside, City Councilmen Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside) and John Liu (D-Flushing) said portions of the No. 7 line had been knocked out of commission at least […] Comment

Douglas Manor man unites boro’s Asian conservatives

Jun Policarpio, a Fair Immigration Party candidate for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) in the November 2004 race, founded the New York State Asian American Republican Coalition to […] Comment

Man charged in Aqueductidentity theft

Ervin Caspi, 49, who lives at a hotel in Whitestone, was arrested March 2 at Aqueduct with $171,000 in cash, including a counterfeit $100 bill, credit card numbers and Social Security cards on his person, […] Comment

Mayor accused of flip-flop on harbor tunnel

"When you get done looking at the pros and cons, the answer is we should not build this tunnel," Bloomberg said to a standing ovation at the Juniper Park Civic Association meeting March 3. "You really […] Comment

Former Bayside Times photographer dies at 81

Born in Brooklyn on Dec. 9, 1923, Calegari grew up in Ridgewood and attended Grover Cleveland High School, according to his widow, Marion Calegari. During World War II, he served as a second lieutenant […] Comment

Firm creates pharmacy lab at St. John’s in five months

Awarded the design bid in September, the Elmhurst firm, partnered with the Floral Park-based contractor, Scorcia & Diana Associates, had until mid-February to replace 3,000 square-feet of brooms, […] Comment

Sanders tours area schools, takes note of what’s needed

"It's a continuing indictment of our society to allow such meager resources," Sanders said after he was led outside by school administrators and parents to look at several mobile classrooms, a necessity […] Comment

Queens women celebrate passing gun control bill

It was the 11th anniversary marking the creation of Mothers against Guns and in an elegant celebration at Antun's Catering Hall in Queens Village Friday, there was rejoicing for recently passed gun […] Comment

School of Inquiry to move to Parsons Junior High

The school, rejected by the Auburndale community last month when parents learned it was to move into IS 25, is a new school that will start holding classes for 81 sixth graders in the Kew Gardens Hills […] Comment

Queens Village center helps immigrants make boro home

Florine Gnanagurni of Queens Village came from Sri Lanka in 1999 and did what many other immigrants do when they want to obtain documentation -- retain a lawyer, have them fill out the proper paperwork […] Comment

Jamaica High dean says city schools remain unsafe

"My fear is that no one really cares about the safety of teachers, deans and security personnel, and most of all the safety of our students," said Brett Rosenthal, the dean of security at Jamaica High. […] Comment

Bayside’s neighbors to follow lead on rezoning

Civic leaders from Douglaston and Little Neck plan to announce their joint campaign to apply for a controversial downzoning plan for their neighborhoods at a meeting Tuesday at MS 67.The initiative to […] Comment

To Clearview 18-wheelers: Keep on truckin’

"I'm taking a little break," said the trucker, who was transporting a load of paint from Long Island to New Jersey. He took off after a few minutes, but four more trucks, some still running their […] Comments (1)

Little Neck centenarian reflects on life lived in boro

Helen Ducey, who was born in Little Neck on March 10, 1901, watched the birds in her neighbor's yard on a recent morning."They hide in my bushes to keep warm," she said. "You can see the bushes shaking."Though […] Comment

Springfield Gds. rezone approved by City Planning

Laurelton chess club hopes to stage tourney for Queens

"Any night now I'm going to be over the maximum," young adult librarian and club instructor Tom Amtamoros said of the program's popularity. "Every week it grows."While the Laurelton branch, located […] Comment

107th officer files lawsuit against precinct

In the complaint, filed in Brooklyn federal court, Officer Ricardo Richards said the bathroom incident was "designed 'solely' to embarrass (him) and to further add to the hostile environment he […] Comment

Neighbors demand a voice in St. Albans VA revamp

"That concerns me," Rene Hill of the Addisleigh Park Civic Association said during a public meeting held last Thursday to receive an update on the hospital. "That doesn't show any interest from the […] Comment

Rosedale suspect was witness: DA

The convicted felon, Reginald Gousse, 31, of 146-17 230th St., testified against a former cell mate accused of murdering Detective Charles Davis of Jamaica and Ira Epstein of Douglaston outside Epstein's […] Comment

S. Jamaica teen tells cops friends teased slain actress

The cheerleader, 18-year-old Ashley Evans of 130-08 160th St., pleaded not guilty during her arraignment in State Supreme Court in Manhattan March 1 on charges of murder, robbery and criminal possession […] Comment

Mom seeks answers in Elmhurst murder

The same device that keeps Lopez in touch with the world also offers the Ridgefield Park, N.J., mother a heartfelt connection to her slain son: the cell phone he carried until his death."His voice mail," […] Comment

Flooded Elmhurst nabe seeks city help

Mired in questions over how and when decades-old sewer back-up problems would be fixed, most homeowners missed the 90-day deadline to file claims against the city for damages that have reached into the […] Comment

Corona man fatally stabbed in first 2005 murder in 115th

Next CB 4 meet promises fireworks

In addition to an anticipated review of some of the dissidents' complaints during the April 5 meeting, the board also was scheduled to hold a public hearing on the development of a major mixed-use […] Comment

Man arrested in Ridgewood mom’s murder after leaving U.S.

"Come see your daughter. Call 911," Jose Taveraz told the mother of slain 19-year-old beauty Lilliana Alvarez, seconds after police allege he smothered the single mother's face with a pillow and fired […] Comment

Monserrate says Sunday parkers should get break

Councilman Hiram Monserrate (D-Corona) has introduced legislation that would roll back Sunday enforcement of parking meters to give shoppers and churchgoers what he said is a much-needed respite from […] Comment

Howard Bch. woman crochets for war dead

Meade, who lives in Howard Beach, is part of Heartmade Blessings, an online group that makes handcrafted blankets, cozies, shawls and other items for families who have suffered a tragedy. She joined the […] Comment

Honored Bellerose biz shows green streak

Minuteman Press of Bellerose has been awarded the Carlson Craft Distinguished Dealer Award for outstanding sales achievements. Minuteman Press serves as a printing and shipping center that owner Scott […] Comment

Franny Lew kids break old age limit to give blood

"Aren't you only 16?" one said to a friend who held a required personal information form."Just forge it," another suggested."No, listen," came a third voice. "You can do it at 16."Unlike the many […] Comment

Boy buried with no brain to Flushing mom’s horror

The distraught Flushing mother learned what happened on Feb. 22 when she received the report, which said medical examiners had examined Alleyne's brain and spinal cord more than three weeks after […] Comments (1)

Fresh Meadows grifter late on payments to lonely hearts

Queens Supreme Court Justice Anthony Lasak told Nancy Jace at a hearing last week that she was more than a month behind on paying back the remaining $18,000 she owes as part of her plea deal for probation […] Comment

Retailers rue parking on Austin St.

The parking situation only weakens their chances to draw customers, they say, in the constant tug-of-war between storefront retailers and mall conglomerates such as Queens Center with its convenient multi-level […] Comment

Flushing club makes SAT champs out of students

The average SAT score for the 30 percent of the student body that takes the standardized test is a combined 879 out of 1600 for the mathematics and verbal college entrance exams.Enter Amir Sultan.He runs […] Comment

New shepherd tends to flock at Bayside’s Sacred Heart

Rev. Thomas Brosnan began his new term at Sacred Heart of Jesus at 215-35 38th Ave. in Bayside at the beginning of February, replacing Monsignor Thomas Donovan, who retired after 13 years of service."People […] Comment

Douglaston Guardsman dies in Iraq

While the brother of Spc. Azhar Ali, 27, of Flushing, pleaded with the government to grant his Pakistani family permission to enter the country for a Muslim burial in New York, the parents of Spc. Wai […] Comment

2 St. John’s students, friend die in LIE crash

The driver of the other car, Joseph Kane, of Fresh Meadows, initially fled the scene but later turned himself in to the 107th Precinct, according to police.The grisly accident happened around 5 a.m., […] Comment

Doug Hill Historic District near fruition

Avella blocks Skala’s return to Community Board 11

At the board's monthly meeting at MS 158 Monday night, Avella, who was not present, was blasted by two board members for what they called his attempt to politicize the non-partisan board as the members […] Comment

NE Queens leaders take aim at flu shot shortage

When news spread last fall of the nationwide flu vaccine shortage due to a contaminated shipment from a large supplier, Shepard went to her first source for the vaccine, her primary care doctor."My doctor […] Comment

New panel to help boro find jobs

City construction will be booming in the next decade, Bloomberg said, with a slew of massive projects such as the redevelopment of the Lower West Side in Manhattan and Hunters Point waterfront revitalization […] Comment

Trial opens in shooting death of LIC mom

The 49-year-old woman was driving her son to meet a prospective buyer for his 1999 Lexus when a gun-wielding man charged the car with the intent to kill Kevin Green, Assistant District Attorney James […] Comment

Queens immigrants demand DMV licenses

"We workers - we need license. I need license," said the 40-year-old former produce deliveryman. "I need to work. I need more money."Furious at Gov. George Pataki and the state Department of Motor Vehicles, […] Comment

Gianaris heads to the chapel with newly minted fiancee

The first Greek elected official in New York City and state attorney general hopeful became engaged to Fordham Law School student Clare Cusack, 30, over President's Day weekend. "We started dating […] Comment

Petition to improve Bell Boulevard parking

Why no outrage on mayor’s insult to Queens?

Old Europe gives mixed reviews to Bush visit

Urging DMV to support license ID requirements

Draft will return if there is no opposition

Flood victims

A fake to Queens


Pay to pray?

Neighbor to Neighbor: Students honored at stamp unveiling ceremony

Our playbill featured an enlargement of the Marian Anderson Stamp. Her beauty reflected self-assurance and contentment in her well-earned success. The producer of this particular show was James J. Burns, […] Comment

The Civic Scene: Entire community united against Pathmark

The zoning of the Fresh Meadows development and the adjacent Meadowlark Garden Owners, Inc. property is R-4, so fairly large buildings can be built there. However, 20 years ago the former owners of the […] Comment

Dishing With Dee: NYPD captain honored at Douglaston Manor

On Friday night at the Douglaston Manor they had a retirement dinner for NYPD Lieutenant Donald Costello who served as the NYPD's Chief Intelligence officer at Gracie Mansion. Among the special guests […] Comment

Berger’s Berg: Irish blessings abound on St. Patrick’s Day

The duties include conjuring up images of shamrocks, leprechauns and shillelaghs (before the parade); viewing the world through green-colored glasses (as the parade passes by); visiting Bayside's […] Comment

The Public Ought to Know: U.N. considering boro for temporary home

The U.N. needs a temporary home while its offices on a nine-acre campus between 42nd Street and 49th Street off First Avenue undergo a $1.2 billion upgrade. The state Senate has blocked a temporary site […] Comment

Softball leagues need teams

SJU women fall to Rutgers in Big East tournament

One day later, Wright was far from her comfort zone as top-seeded and No. 9 Rutgers frustrated her into one of her worst games of the season in a 69-45 loss in the quarterfinals at Hartford Civic Center. […] Comment

‘Nova holds off late Storm surge in season finale

The former Cardozo High School star knows there are several teams around the Big East conference that are happy the St. John's men's basketball team won't be competing in the Big East tournament."They […] Comment



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