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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Holy Cross wins hockey title

"I came here with a bang and I leave with a bang," said Sofletea, the Knights' hulking defenseman.Cammarata made 29 saves and fellow senior Will Gill scored a hat trick to lead Holy Cross to a 3-1 […] Comment

Magnet’s Granby inducted into Hall of Fame

In 36 seasons at Campus Magnet, Granby has 591 wins, the most in the history of the PSAL. He has made the playoffs 33 times, won 22 division titles, all in the 'A' division, won six borough championships […] Comment

Sports is all in the family for Gorynskis

"She thinks I'm too animated," the Bayside resident said. "It's better if I sit up here, away from them."His son Mike, a guard on the Regis basketball team, was playing against Fieldston in the […] Comment

Liederman makes a splash at Francis Lewis

"Ethan was the youngest player ever invited to the workout," said Ian Millman, who ran the practice and coaches the Cardinals senior team. "When Ethan was pitching, all the guys stopped what they were […] Comment

College Round-Up: Queens hoopsters bumped from NCAA tourney

But Bronx-born Julius Hodge broke the tie when the former St. Ray's star exploded to the hole and completed a 3-point play with four seconds left to lift the 10th-seeded Wolfpack to a 65-62 win over […] Comment

Royals rule the court again

Murry Bergtraum (27-3), the scrappy public school from Manhattan that won seven straight PSAL titles, had defeated Christ the King in four consecutive Federation tournaments. As the clock ticked down […] Comment

The Butler Did It

While former slugger Mark McGwire danced around the subject and Sammy Sosa needed an interpreter - who just happened to be a lawyer - because he suddenly struggled with the English language, the Holy […] Comment

Rosedale ex-con indicted in murder of L.I. banker

Rockaway man arrested after shots fired

3 men arrested after Ridgewood stabbing

Swastikas found in Rego Park subway

Far Rock man sentenced for prostitution of a minor

Rockaway man arrested on weapons, drug charges

N. Conduit man slashes police officer’s throat

The two plainclothes officers, a man and a woman, encountered Radcliffe Meeks, 33, of 182-21 N. Conduit on the corner of Elmira Avenue and Dunkirk Street, according to police. After the officers identified themselves to Meeks, a struggle ensued between him and the officers during which the male officer was slashed on the left side of his face from his throat to his ear with a carpet knife, authorities said.The woman officer fired a round of shots, hitting Meeks in the right elbow, police said.The wounded officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Meeks to Mary Immaculate Hospital, and they were both listed in stable condition, authorities said. The female police officer was unharmed."We were one inch Ð one inch Ð away from tragedy," Mayor Michael Bloombe Comment

Queens truck driver charged in death of motorcyclist

Westchester man dies in Bayside car crash

Bayside woman heading to Cambodia for Pfizer

Hogan, a Bayside native who works for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, is on her way to Siem Reap, Cambodia as part of the company's Global Health Fellows philanthropic program that sends senior researchers […] Comment

Pataki budget endangers cash-strapped MTA: Liu

In the course of more than an hour of questioning from Liu and other Council members Friday, a transit official said it would be a "challenge" to maintain the subways in good repair with the amount of […] Comment

Weiner votes no on Schiavo bill as boro delegates decry GOP effort

"The house GOP has turned this personal tragedy into a game of politics," Weiner said. "This life or death decision should be left to the family involved, not the federal government."U.S. Rep Gary Ackerman […] Comment

News announces $1M draw to placate contestants

"I been buying the Daily News because I'm on a fixed income," said the 62-year-old, who believed she had won $1,000. "I was real excited. I thought 'I can pay some doctors bills - whatever.'"But […] Comment

Peralta seeks safer school crossings

Queens Village man arrested in stab of friend

Pierre Delpeche, 26, of Queens Village was apparently listening to a conversation his girlfriend, Jackie Bellhumeur, 18, was having on her cell phone Sunday night when he heard Furman Walker, 18, of Elmont, […] Comment

LIC man guilty of fatally shooting Jamaica grandma

Joe Manley, 22, of Long Island City was found guilty by a jury of nine women and three men who deliberated over three days before handing down their verdict Tuesday, DA Richard Brown said."The victim, […] Comment

City boosts Queens industries with new office

Armed with a new office created to oversee development in industrial areas like Jamaica, the city plans to make take a more active role in helping companies involved in construction, manufacturing, transportation, […] Comment

Man dies after disrupting LA flight to JFK Airport

Tim Smith, an airline representative, said William Lee, 48, was a large man who was restrained in plastic handcuffs on his New York-bound flight Friday night after demanding a drink just 45 minutes before […] Comment

Kelly tells Queens Chamber cops doing more with less

Business cards were being exchanged faster than the corn beef and boiled potatoes lunch could be served at the Queens Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Terrace on the Park catering hall in Flushing […] Comment

MTA’s bus takeover deadline in question again

City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), chairman of the Council Transportation Committee, said the delay "raises concerns" and he expressed hope the missed deadline would not spread to the final four bus […] Comment

SE Queens residents left off airport fund board

The boards include elected officials who are respected by the community, but Gloria Black, the chairwoman of Jamaica's Community Board 12, said Tuesday that positions must be created for those directly […] Comment

How’s Business? Saving now

The obvious reason for this is to be conservative during the tough bear market times we have endured for years now. We do not always have the liberty of holding fast onto our nest egg during tough times. […] Comment

Center eases patients’ discomfort

About 16 to 26 kilo-volts worth.The borough finally caught up with the rest of New York City when Metro Litho opened its Fresh Meadows lithotripsy center in the Utopia Center in January."Patients residing […] Comment

Relief is in the stretch for Flushing doctor

Fishman has said that over a lifetime, at least 80 percent of the population will have back problems - temporary, chronic or acute. The book was designed to provide information on specific back-related […] Comment

‘Magic’ tale enthralls in Whitestone

The rare treat of hearing an author read was especially exciting for them because the magic begins when two young sisters open a book borrowed from that very library branch. The event was very exciting […] Comment

Klugman, Zorich shine in ‘The Value of Names’

He was writing about the beef between the Queen Mum and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, but he might as well have been writing about Benny and Leo, the antagonists in Jeffrey Sweet's intelligent […] Comment

Fans welcomed their dance ‘queen’ at Astoria nightclub

A native of the Bronx, Reina said she has always wanted to be an entertainer. "I was a little girl watching 'Solid Gold' and other music shows, and I just knew this is what I wanted to do," she […] Comment

Indian, South Asian art raises questions at Queens Museum

Sometimes art is admired for its beauty, and other times because it sends a message and makes us think. The new exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art, "Edge of Desire" and "Fatal Love," which opened […] Comment

Galapagos photos delight in Hall of Science exhibit

This is one of the enigmas Gordon, a Long Island-based photographer, discovered in these mysterious, volcanic islands off the coast of South America. One of the first photos in the collection shows Gordon's […] Comment

Long Island City Greek group celebrates culture

While most theater groups performing classic scripts focus on the works of Shakespeare, Cypreco is one of few organizations in the New York area to focus on ancient Greek texts and music, Marouletti said. […] Comment

Pedal to the metal

Community Calendar for Southeast Queens

Community Calendar for Northeast Queens

Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Pataki’s stew, Miller’s lamb spice up Lions Club cookbook

The club, which over the past several years has donated thousands of dollars to food pantries and invested hundreds of hours in activities for youth and seniors, has asked local celebrities and politicians […] Comment

Deliveryman slay suspect attacked Asian woman: DA

William "Hits" Capehart, 18, of Elmhurst was arrested in October on two counts of robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon after he alledgedly approached an Asian woman near the intersection […] Comment

Two charged in Elmhurst CD, DVD bootleg scheme

Wen Miao Zhang, 36, and Xiaofei Huang, 29, both of 41-59 55th St. in Elmhurst, and Wei Jian Hu, 38, and Xiao Zhen Qu, 38, both of 40-85 Denman St. in Elmhurst, were charged with trademark counterfeiting, […] Comment

Auburndale convicted killer freed over DA misstep

Anthony Vitiello, 38, of 43-60 163rd St. had been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of John McDonnell on June 13, 1995, according to a spokesman for District Attorney Richard […] Comment

Reilly’s Pub burns down on St. Patty’s

Reilly's restaurant and pub at 60-65 Flushing Ave., a landmark watering hole for two decades, was destroyed in a fire, officials and the building's owner said. "It was a popular place," said […] Comment

127th Street man gets 17 years in killing

Ernesto Marmol, 60, of 89-28 127th St., pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Feb. 10 for beating Joselyn Rinc˜n, 36, with a three-foot metal pipe, causing her death inside their home on Nov. […] Comment

Homeless barn needs new space

These may not be a few of your favorite things, but they are what clutters the inside of an approximately 100-year-old barn once owned by Peter Lefferts in Richmond Hill. A barn whose current owner hopes […] Comment

PS 65, PS 106 receive coveted state Pathfinder Award

Test scores at PS 65 in Ozone Park went up by 47 percent in English and 11 percent in math from 2003-04 , while students at PS 106 in Far Rockaway increased their test scores by 37 percent in English […] Comment

Jennings guilty of misconduct: Source

For the complaints made by the other two women, the source said the burden of proof had not been met. Possible punishment for the controversial councilman elected in 2001 could range from censure to expulsion, […] Comment

Leaders ask for new S. Queens precinct

They stood outside the headquarters of the precinct, which they described as an understaffed and overburdened command that covers one of the largest areas in the city."What's good for Staten Island […] Comment

Bronx man found shot dead on Queens Village sidewalk

Police said two people walking in the neighborhood noticed the man's head sticking out of the black garbage bag on the sidewalk of 94th Avenue, between 208th and 209th Streets around 6:30 a.m. and […] Comment

South Jamaica Head Start finally sees ground breaking

"There were times when we weren't sure we were going to make it," Olivia Banks, the chairwoman of the board of directors for a sister facility several miles away, told Borough President Helen Marshall […] Comment

Blind teen raped in subway

As of Tuesday, an arrest had not been made in the case.The woman, who walked with a cane, was riding eastbound on the E line March 16 when she failed to get off at the Jamaica/Van Wyck station and traveled […] Comment

Flake will assist new head of York as paid consultant

"I'm there to serve her," said Flake, referring to the new president, longtime City University of New York administrator Marcia Keizs. "I want her in the best position to succeed."Keizs took over […] Comment

Former College Point man raped seven children: DA

But police know a different Flory, one who admitted to abusing several children, aged 7 to 11, and said he did not force the sexual encounters on them, according to law enforcement sources.Flory, 48, […] Comment

After delay, Queens soldier laid to rest with Muslim rites

Hundreds of mourners gathered to pray inside the Jamaica Muslim Center for Spc. Azhar Ali, 27, one of two Queens troops killed March 2 on a scout mission in Baghdad. His good friend, Spc. Wai Lwin, 27, […] Comment

PS 132 focuses on improving student math scores

"This is where the foundation is laid," second-year Principal Alicia Davis said at the school Monday. While the city's Education Department is focused on improving math scores on standardized tests […] Comment

Corona man pleads guilty to hanging infant son: DA

Juan Batista, 28, of 35-28 99th St., faces a prison sentence of 22 years to life for the gruesome July 2003 murder, Brown said. "(He) has admitted his guilt, waived his right to appeal and acknowledged […] Comment

Corona ATM entrepreneur, 25, shot dead

According to witnesses, Elena Maria began to worry when her long-distance boyfriend, Edwin Perez did not answer his phone for a number of hours. In a panic, she got on a flight to New York to check on […] Comment

Immigrant group confronts 110th over day labor arrests

New Immigrant Community Empowerment, located on Roosevelt Avenue, has been helping immigrants communicate with various city, state and federal agencies since it was founded following the terrorist attacks […] Comment

Fire leaves family homeless in boro

While fire officials continued to investigate the cause, homeowner Edward Murphy said firefighters informed him a faulty oil heater or bad electrical wiring likely initiated the blaze. It was not believed […] Comment

Seville Diner employee pleads guilty to murder

Manuel DeJesus Martinez, 35, was an employee at the Seville Diner at 230-11 Northern Blvd. in July 2001 when he got into an argument with his nephew, 32-year-old Miguel Martinez, in the basement of the […] Comment

Road to recovery leads from Bhutan to LIJ

"It's really amazing that my pain is gone," said Dorji. "Incredible."Dorji, who only has one name, is a student of geography and planning at Sherubtse College, Bhutan's only university, had a […] Comment

Meng, union heads slam Pataki’s health care budget cuts

"It will take much more than a Band-Aid to heal these cuts the governor is proposing," Meng said. "Among the $3 billion in cuts are $20 million slated for the 22nd Assembly District. These cuts are aimed […] Comment

Driver gets prison in Flushing granny’s death

The driver, Michael Hirn of 49-19 169th St., was making a lefthand turn from 43rd Avenue onto 163rd Street in Flushing on July 24, 2004 when his Dodge pickup truck hit the woman, Natividad Jimenez, a […] Comment

Suspect in Fresh Meadows rape accused in Jamaica murder: DA

Danny Williams, 27, allegedly attacked the woman Feb. 5 as she was taking out her garbage at the Fresh Meadows complex, police said. Authorities say she struggled with Williams, who then hit her in the […] Comment

Bloomberg puts back $1.3B in education funds

"I think he understood we weren't going to back down," said Council Speaker Gifford Miller (D-Manhattan), standing on the steps of a school chosen for the news conferencebecause of its severe overcrowding […] Comment

CB 11 blasts new school in Bayside

"This is a middle-of-Manhattan plan you're plunking down in Bayside Hills," said resident Nancy Tognan, who lives nearby on 211th Street and 50th Avenue.Officials from the Department of Education's […] Comment

Rock rail plan, still dream, would add Woodhaven stop

Lew M. Simon's organization is stepping up a campaign to promote new and existing mass transit lines through Queens and neighboring boroughs. Locally, the group seeks the reactivation of the old Rockaway […] Comment

Jackson Hgts. fire victim sisters recovering in Bayside hospital

Once attached, she stuck close by her new friend, who waved his floppy ears at her and her two sisters.And slowly but surely, a smile stole across the 3-year-old's cherubic face, a moment of joy for […] Comment

Man with van to fix smiles of Parkway patients

In the borough's, and possibly the country's, first union between the two medical fields, American Mobile Dental Corporation plans to park one of its fully equipped vans behind the Forest Hills […] Comment

School chancellor takes heat from parents at PS 58

"We're worried about eliminating direct instruction for workshop methods," said Community Education Council member Margaret Kolb, referring to a method introduced last school year in Region 4's […] Comment

Doc used Ozone Park clinic to bilk insurance firms: DA

Over a four-year span starting in March 2001, Vladimir Kirkorov, a physiatrist from Staten Island, allegedly billed six insurance companies for expensive treatment he never gave to car accident victims […] Comment

Boro immigrant centers face city cuts to program

Last year the programs received $2.8 million in funding, but in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's current preliminary budget, crafted in response to the city's fiscal crunch, they received nothing. Councilman […] Comment

Slay suspect commits suicide in S. Jamaica

Michael Hicks, 51, committed suicide exactly a week after police said he stormed into an orthodontist's office on Colden Street in Flushing and shot at his ex-lover, Xian Quian Cheung, a 41-year-old […] Comment

Bayside school gearing up for 50th year celebration

"The parish started in 1939 and very soon afterwards they wanted to start a school, but then World War II interfered," said Laurie DeMeyere of the school's Alumni Committee.After the war ended and […] Comment

Queens youth stroke toward success in Woodside pool

Yes, the dedicated flock of 5- to 15-year-old swimmers are refining a physical skill that often carries them to victory in meets with other Catholic parishes and sometimes helps earn them high school […] Comment

Queensbridge Park gets $1.4M for face-lift

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside) each secured $700,000 for upgrades to Queensbridge Park, which sits on 20 acres across the street from the largest […] Comment

Jackson Heights blaze kills 59-year-old amputee

John Morales, who lost a leg two years ago, died when he was trapped inside the apartment he shared with his mother at 94-26 34th Road, police and neighbors said."He was a good guy," said Edwin Ortiz, […] Comment

Citigroup to sell LIC skyscraper for capital

"We will stay in the building," the spokeswoman said. "We're just taking advantage of a good interest rate environment."She said Citigroup - the largest private employer in New York City with 25,400 […] Comment

Civic activist Anzalone dies at 73

Born in Sicily in 1932, Anzalone's loved ones described him as a strong-willed and hardworking man with three great passions: his family, his restaurant Cassino, which he owned and operated for 48 […] Comment

Sit through meeting before commenting

Queens taxpayers deserve better

Go back to drawing board on Cross Harbor Tunnel

Let’s vote incumbents out

Weiner needs to step up to the plate on Cross Harbor

DEP sirens make sense

Beware easy answers in the zoning debate

Unanswered questions


Neighbor to Neighbor: Police officers display talent at community event

True, winter might still give us a blast or two of frigid weather - maybe even more snow - but the daffodil bulbs are sprouting and the tree buds are beginning to swell.Southeast Queens has taken giant […] Comment

The Civic Scene: Holliswood civic addresses area zoning issues

The civic sought the rezoning because speculators were buying houses to be torn down and replaced with as many as seven houses in one location. Bezdikian said that since these activities are now illegal […] Comment

Dishing With Dee: Spring begins filtering into Queens’ landscape

Thursday as usual was the busiest night of the week. We started out at a dinner jointly sponsored by the Brandeis Association and the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association.The topic of discussion was the […] Comment

Berger’s Berg: Easter Hen denounces Bunny’s prominence

Dare-est I open the letter? I opined to myself. Yes, I dare-est. It was from "Ms. E. Hen," 7 Chicken Coop Lane, Chicken Walk, Flushing, N.Y. She writes:"I wish to cackle about a worthy crusade I am leading, […] Comment

The Public Ought to Know: CB 13 must demand 2nd precinct for 105th

Some lower density neighborhoods zoned for greater development got downzoned. Staten Island became a lower density growth management area to limit development out of character and scale with existing […] Comment

Armed and Dangerous

With two pitchers who will likely be picked in the top five rounds of June's Major League draft joining five returning starters, expectations are sky high for the Johnnies.St. John's (8-7) was […] Comment

SJU softball hoping to make Big East tourney jump

This year, the Storm (28-26, 10-10 last year) has grown up but its coach, Debbie DeJong, is now the one who is in a new role.Former head coach Melody Cope left the school unexpectedly in the fall after […] Comment

Tough road ahead for defending ‘B’ champs Arts & Biz

"I like the competition," Horan said. "I think we have a solid chance of having a very successful season."Despite losing captains Grace Law and Jaquely Roche, Horan has nine returning starters and still […] Comment

Beach Channel eyes return to ‘B’ title game

This year's team is loaded with seniors, including pitcher/outfielder and No. 3 hitter Lemonte Attles, pitcher/designated hitter Charlie Novak, third baseman Rubi Ramos and first baseman Ernie Reyes. […] Comment

New coach, new hopes for Townsend Harris

Now Sioukas is the Townsend Harris girls' soccer coach."It's ironic that I ended up here," he said. "I'm excited about this year."Sioukas inherits a team that went 10-4-2 in league play and […] Comment

John Adams looking to get lucky

He is relying on senior catcher Freddy Parra, who has been looked at by major league scouts, Jesse Cardenas, a junior pitcher, and senior third basemen Gabriel Acosta to lead the team deep into the playoffs.After […] Comment

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

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Monday, March 21, 2005

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