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Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005

Mohamed’s 3-pointer lifts York over Mount St. Mary’s

Trailing by a point with 10 seconds remaining, Kwesi Liverpool, York's junior forward, took an inbounds pass and found himself bookended by two defenders. Streaking from the left side was Mohamed, […] Comment

Quietly, Mount Vernon erupts for Flushing Red Devils

"My coach asked me to make sure everyone is where they're supposed to be," he said. Teel, a 6-foot-3 senior point forward on Flushing's basketball team isn't just a leader in the hallways. […] Comment

Who’s house? St. John’s stuns Pittsburgh at MSG

This time, it was at home.St. John's defeated No. 20 Pittsburgh and its seven New York City players, 65-62 at Madison Square Garden. The Red Storm took over its home, even if just 5,084 visited on […] Comment

Back on track: Queens College edges New Haven

After back-to-back losses by a combined three points, the Queens College men's basketball team saw its 10-point second half lead evaporate and the Knights needed a jump start to avoid falling into […] Comment

Monsignor McClancy ices Christ the King

After shutting out St. Francis Prep, 3-0 last Thursday in Great Neck, the Crusaders edged Christ the King, 4-3 Friday at the Ice Hutch in Mount Vernon to avenge a pair of early season losses.McClancy […] Comment

The Garden School girls varsity basketball team won two of its last three games to move into fourth place in the Girls Independent Schools Athletic League’s Division I standings. Seniors, Danielle Daley and Amanda Krol were instrumental players in t

Judges raise victory Flagg, beat Midwood

She knows her moves, she knows her tendencies. Teammates on the New York Gazelles AAU team during the summer, Flagg and Murphy went head-to-head with the final seconds winding down in the consolation […] Comment

Nadler keeps on trucking, beats McKinney Cargo

Senid Plumbing & Heating edges Falci & Daughters

Cascarino’s Magic beat Bayside Bobcats

College Round-up: Red Storm’s Corcoran picked by MetroStars in MLS Draft

If it were up to Corcoran, he would have been home Friday, watching the Major League Soccer Draft on television. But his father convinced the St. John's standout to attend the draft in person at the […] Comment

St. Francis Prep bowls over Molloy for CHSAA title

No bowler had ever rolled a 300 game in CHSAA history.Unfortunately for two-time defending champion Archbishop Molloy, it was the former accomplishment that occurred Friday and not the latter - though […] Comments (1)

Cardozo enjoys Garden party

"I was watching tapes of our games, and it seemed like we weren't playing defense and hustling, and part of me thought it was my fault. Maybe I was getting old," the longtime Judges coach said. "I […] Comment

The Butler Did It

He was on line registering for classes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, looking to complete the degree he started to pursue at North Carolina and then at St. John's when his cell phone rang.On […] Comment

Man shot after argument inside Jamaica church

72-year-old abducted, robbed in Jamaica

Homeless man found near Queens Plaza dies

Con Ed worker robbed at gunpoint in Rosedale

Man found unconscious in LIC parking lot dies

6th Pct. officer charged in 48th Ave. accident

Reward for information on bank rob suspect

TimesLedger takes top prizes in N. America news contest

Competing in a field of about 2,000 newspapers from across North America, the Bayside-based TimesLedger was once again recognized. In the past three years, the chain of 16 newspapers has collected 15 […] Comment

Boro officials question safety of computerized subway

What apparently concerned many at a hearing of the Council Transportation Committee on last Thursday was not only the dependability of computers but the resulting removal of conductors from automated […] Comment

Elmhurst district manager Renda-Rothschild dies

As a member of Community Board 4, then its chairwoman and finally its district manager for 18 years, Renda-Rothschild mixed wit, wisdom and no small measure of grit in her ongoing battle against overcrowding, […] Comment

Queensboro official appalled at Prince Harry’s swastika

"I thought that for someone who represents the royal family, who represents leadership, whose history is rooted in World War II and represents a nation who suffered brutally at the hands of Nazis, he […] Comment

Boro reps say Pataki’s cuts don’t give city its fair share

At the same time, Pataki proposed $250 million in new tax cuts - particularly to the wealthy - to spur private investment. He also proposed expanding property tax rebate programs by offering an additional […] Comment

Supporters of removed District 29 principal hold rally

About 25 people marched on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers Street donning sandwich boards that said "It's a crime to leave our children behind" and "What would MLK say?" while demanding […] Comment

JFK eyes iris scan to whisk travellers thru security

The program is voluntary and requires passengers to undergo an interview, fingerprinting, a background check and an examination of their eye iris. Such information will be incorporated into a card that […] Comment

Ditmars: A final stop for borough homeless

The dozen or so people who live on the streets of Ditmars aren't really homeless. Just ask them. Billy, a 34-year-old Minnesota native who has dwelled in the neighborhood for three years, […] Comment

City committee passes bill package to tighten day care rules

The package is the most recent in a series of day care reforms by both city hall and the health department following the August death of 7-month-old Matthew Perilli, who suffocated in a Forest Hills day […] Comment

12 Queens Assembly members get leadership spots

Twelve of the 18 Queens delegates received leadership assignments or committee chairmanships, representing an overall increase in the relative power of borough legislators in the Legislature's lower […] Comment

Marshall says Queens is proof King’s ‘dream’ came true

"Would he be proud?" asked Curtis Archer, head of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp., to shouts of "Yes!" from the dozens in attendance at Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. "Is there still a […] Comment

Weiner, Ognibene raise funds for City Hall

Among the key positions up for grabs in the Nov. 8 citywide elections are the mayorality - for which three Queens politicians appear poised to run - the borough presidency and all city council seats. This year's contest also will be the testing ground for major revisions to the campaign finance laws, which govern the city's generous matching-funds program. Comment

Private buses roll again in Queens as strike ends

Beleaguered commuters boarded private buses in southeast Queens and other parts of the borough Thursday morning for the first time since Jan. 10.Drivers and mechanics for Green Bus Lines in Queens and […] Comment

Boro judge rated among worst by Reader’s Digest

In its upcoming February edition, the magazine named the controversial Queens judge one of the nation's three worst jurists, awarding her the dubious distinction known as the Broken Gavel Award. Blackburne, […] Comment

How’s Business?: Lettuce smokes a better option?

No, that's not a typo - I did say lettuce. We all know people who smoke Newports or Marlboros - but Bravo is a cigarette that is made from enzyme-treated, healthy lettuce leaves. It looks and tastes […] Comment

Boro banker comes to Bell Blvd.

Pistilli founded the First Central Savings Bank in Whitestone in 1999. Six years and three Queens branches later, the newest arm of the bank is opening Saturday on Bayside's bustling commercial strip […] Comment

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History on display

Two exhibits, "The Khabouris Codex," a 1,000-year-old version of the New Testament written in Aramaic, and "African Art: Highlights from the Gallery's Permanent Collection," a look at artifacts and […] Comment

Author delves into Jamaica church in new novel

And, no, it's not a biography."The Preacher's Son" is the fifth novel from Carl Weber, a Long Island resident who grew up in southeast Queens. The story follows Bishop T.K. Wilson - a candidate […] Comment

Two Queens actors shine in new TV drama shows

Boro singers selected to perform at Town Hall

Black Spectrum looking for hottest Queens dancers

Corfu Grill: Forest Hills Greek eatery offers inexpensive fare

Corfu Grill is easy to miss if you're not looking for it. It occupies a second story space on a double-decker row of stores on Austin Street. Its decor is modest, but then so are its prices. Its service […] Comment

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State probes head of Bayside’s Sacred heart Parish over shelter problems

Walk the Walk, headed by Father Coleman Costello of Bayside's Sacred Heart parish at 215-35 38th Ave., had shut down last year while building a shelter for senior citizens, said state Welfare Inspector General Paul Balukas. Comments (2)

Thomas Donovan: Speaker

Thomas Donovan is partner at Massey Knakal Realty. He joined Massey Knakal in 1998 to head up the firm's first full-service outer borough office in Queens. Comment

John Manley: Speaker

Managing Director John Manley, equity strategist for Smith Barney's private client division, is also a member of the firm's investment policy committee. Comment

John Genovese: Speaker

John M. Genovese is senior vice president real estate for The Macerich Company, a public real estate investment trust headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. Comment

Alair Townsend: Moderator

Alair Townsend became publisher of Crain's New York Business in February 1989. Crain's New York Business is a weekly newspaper covering the New York City economy and business community and the regional, national and international factors that affect them. Comment

William Thompson: Keynote Speaker

William C. Thompson, Jr. became New York City's 42nd comptroller on Jan. 1, 2002. As custodian and investment adviser to all five of the city's pension funds, Thompson manages a combined portfolio of more than $82 billion. Comment

Queens economy growing: Category changes reveal new top five boro industries

Food services and drinking places is the category that takes second place with a larger number of individual businesses, but with a lower number of employees earning fewer dollars in total wages. Comment

Teachers union upset with west Queens superintendent

The dispute has been brewing since last month, when more than 100 schools approved a statement of censure - or a formal list of gripes - against Region 4 Superintendent Reyes Irrizary, said UFT representative […] Comment

St. Mary’s builds on century of innovative education

Just ask the teachers: Three of the academy's dozen full- and part-time staff members are graduates of the pre-K-through-eighth grade school themselves. Of course, you could also talk to the parents […] Comment

College Pt. Sept. 11 memorial vandalized

"The fact that they were stolen is just kind of sick," said Kat Cervino, the community member who submitted the application to the city for the memorial in MacNeil Park. "Maybe people don't know what […] Comment

No more Pathmark leaves Fresh Meadows lot vacant

Federal Realty spokeswoman Stephanie Blank said the company was "in negotiations with a number of restaurants for that space" but could not release any specifics."Whatever retail tenant is chosen should […] Comment

Loved ones mourn Rego Park tsunami victim

At Hannah Shi's funeral Friday, stories of her love, friendship and seemingly effortless perfectionism opened a door into a life swept away by the tsunami that swallowed the coast of the Thai island […] Comment

Gallagher, protesters differ on bill for school translations

"Shame on you, Gallagher!" chanted more than a dozen activists from an immigration advocacy group, Make the Road by Walking, shortly after berating the councilman to his face. "What do we want?" They […] Comment

Son-in-law charged in woman’s murder

Marie Jean Belcham, 57, of Queens Village was shot twice and her daughter, Myrna Belcham Merilien, 33, was struck by bullets 11 times at the couple's home in Rockdale County, the DA said.Jean J. Merilien, […] Comment

Queens Village soldier dies in firebombing in Baghdad

Friends and family gathered at the Queens Village home of Nigerian-born Private 1st Class Francis C. Obaji, 21, Tuesday night to mourn the loss of the young man who was inspired to join the National Guard […] Comment

Parents turn out in droves at PS 147

Some of more than 300 people who turned out were there not to hear Chancellor Joel Klein or Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott speak, but to support Dr. Antonio K'Tori, who was transferred as principal of […] Comment

Auburndale family sues city over death of firefighter

Thomas Brick, who died fighting a fire in Upper Manhattan, was trapped under a burning mattress where he was found severely burned and in cardiac arrest on Dec. 16, 2003.Brick, 30, was a two-year veteran […] Comment

City flushes Cambria Hgts. water pipes free of sediment

Cambria Heights was taken off of a well once owned by Jamaica Water Company last Thursday and put on city water, Cambria Heights Civic Association President Kevin Jemmott said.Residents had been complaining […] Comment

Black leaders describe today’s barriers at Antun’s event

"The No. 1 barrier for students enrolling today is a financial barrier," said Michael Lomax, president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund, addressing more than 800 members of […] Comment

Man attacks nun, robs car near Dalny Road: Police

Both victims gave similar descriptions of their black male assailant -- a description that fits that of Roy Williams, 32, who was apprehended Tuesday night and questioned in connection with the sexual […] Comment

One Jamaica pimp charged, another sentenced to jail: DA

A 16-year-old girl, reportedly a third sex worker for the man, was suspected of acting as his accomplice and was charged as an adult with kidnapping and promoting prostitution, a law enforcement official […] Comment

Jamaica Lutherans donate goods to tsunami victims

"We know friends and family who lost their lives, who lost their homes. They pretty much don't know what to do. It's like starting from scratch," said Queens Village resident Jebashini Thevarajah, […] Comment

Meeks woos Flake to be York head

Barring that, they want someone similar."The guy's a whiz," former Borough President Claire Shulman said of Flake in a telephone interview Tuesday. "He is extraordinary."The most recent York president, […] Comment

46th St. arch gets $450K for face-lift

The arch has loomed over the entrance to Sunnyside's 46th Street commercial strip for more than two decades, and even those who profess to love the Coney Island-style mix of tasteful and tacky concede […] Comment

Corona hit-run victim’s kin demand justice

Guzman, 18, died Jan. 18, 2004 after being run down by three separate vehicles as she crossed Roosevelt Avenue at 111th Street early in the morning. To date, only one man - the accused driver of the […] Comment

Nassau traffic stop leads to Elmhurst credit scam

Nassau County police decided to dig a bit deeper after East Elmhurst native Andrew Morgan allegedly proffered a fake Connecticut driver's license when he was pulled over Jan. 12 in Syosset, L.I., […] Comment

Pennies saved at PS 19 are pennies earned for wave victims

The more than 300 kindergarten-through-fifth grade students who make up the school's Math, Science and Technology Academy have set themselves a goal to raise $1,500 for the relief effort. That's […] Comment

Cops keep Corona, Elmhurst ‘Impact Zone’

The program, which places additional officers and equipment in areas deemed to need extra policing, will encompass an area along Roosevelt Avenue from 72nd Street to 104th Street, extending north to 37th […] Comment

SE Queens cocaine ring used TV tactics to fool police: Cops

More than a dozen suspects in the alleged $15-million-a-year wholesale cocaine distribution operation were arrested, the result of a two-year investigation during which the group tried to thwart the […] Comment

Rego Park temple inscribes word of God in new Torah

Children stared in awe at the impossibly fine black calligraphy on the parchment."I can read it! I can read!" shouted Samuel Iofel, 5, of Kew Gardens. He was among the dozens of local Jews who attended […] Comment

Aqueduct worker part of gambling ring: Feds

The indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court last Thursday alleges the group, which is said to have Mafia ties, set up betting accounts with offshore companies and used an almost undetectable method […] Comment

Howard Beach joins tsunami fund efforts

City Councilman Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said he got a telephone call from Danny Chan, owner of Danny's Szechuan Garden restaurant at 164-14 Cross Bay Blvd."Danny and I have been friends for […] Comment

LIJ Hospital honors King in ceremony

Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of LIJ, described the event, now in its 35th year, as a celebration of the cultural diversity and inclusiveness among the hospital's 35,000-plus […] Comment

Future Diner enters into history with closing

"We're all devastated," said longtime resident and civic activist Edna Harris of the closing, which happened early last week. "It's so unfortunate when you see things go."Though the name of the […] Comment

QCC alumnus gives $50K in scholarships

"I just didn't know what I was going to do," he said. "I lacked focus. I didn't know what I wanted to become."So Donnelly took his time in finding his way, aided in large part by taking night […] Comment

Flushing groups raise funds for tsunami relief

Several different Taiwanese organizations attended the party, which brought about 500 people to the hotel. Collectively, they raised $200,000 for the relief effort underway to rebuild the coastal countries […] Comment

Grodenchik out of office but not political scene

It was the day he closed the doors on a two-year stint as state assemblyman and a 20-year career working for Queens elected officials.It was also the day he became a private citizen, affording him new […] Comment

Ahead of their class: Flushing science whizzes net award

They both immigrated to Flushing from Asia within the past four years. They're both high school seniors with their acceptances to Ivy League schools - Harvard and Brown universities, respectively […] Comment

Bayside writer dies in Flushing accident

During the funeral service, Stocker's casket was placed in the aisle between the church's pews and surrounded by family members. Christine Santiago, a friend, delivered a heartfelt eulogy as her […] Comment

Teen arrested in JHS 189 school building graffiti case

"There were kids who were crying after they saw the school," said Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing). "Principal (Cindy) Burgos was at her wit's end."So Burgos arranged a meeting with Liu and officers […] Comment

Korean politicians study St. Mary’s health service model

Assistant Director Ki-young Seo and Congresswomen Kyung Won Na and Seon Mi Kim of the country's single-body legislature, the National Assembly, toured the hospital's Bayside facilities at 29-01 […] Comment

PS 188 students collect coats for those in need

Through colorful posters, song and dance presentations to fellow students and old-fashioned footwork, the 25 intrepid students had collected 470 coats by the end of the month-long drive. But since they […] Comment

NE Queens teen scientists make cut in Intel contest

And Padmavati Sridhar gave up her summer fun last year, spending 40 hours a week at New York University's computer labs running algorithms on genetic sequences.But for these two 17-year-old high school […] Comment

Douglaston church eyeing 175 years

Today's visitors peeking out the church doors have a direct vista of a pharmacy and cars whizzing along Northern Boulevard.Northeast Queens may have changed in the past 175 years, but Zion's mission […] Comment

Contractor needed to fix LIC wall: Rep

She got an update last week from the corps where she learned that the project is outside its jurisdiction since the Queensbridge Park wall is city property. "They can't repair it," Maloney said during […] Comment

Astoria education council says no to cellular towers

"We're concerned, obviously, for health reasons," said Angela Tsopouidis, vice president of the Parent Teacher Association of PS 122 at 21-21 Ditmars Blvd. "Our intent is to have these towers removed."In […] Comment

Maloney’s $1M in funds for Mt. Sinai cancer center

"The residents of Queens will be better served by this exceptional hospital that has dedicated itself more deeply to the community with the expansion of its facilities and its cancer center," Maloney […] Comment

Vallone scolds Delis for using CB 1’s letterhead

The Astoria Democrat said Delis overstepped his authority in three letters to city agencies during the last two years, which confused public officials by muddling personal views with the board's official […] Comment

New officers walk beat in Astoria’s 114th Pct.

That goal should be much easier with the 27 new officers he was assigned Jan. 11, especially since his precinct lost one-third of its manpower in the past two years, he said. "My prayers were answered" […] Comment

104th Pct. slashes crime but sees more murders

But the murder rate tripled with nine cases vs. three the year before.Capt. Scott Shanley, however, called the murder rate an "anomaly" and applauded the overall crime drop. "The number was an anomaly […] Comment

Dog run should be allowed in Little Bay Park

Howard Mills a sacrificial candidate?

Pending apology to George Bush

Thought should be given to R3-2 zone changes, too

The ‘Dream’ in 2005

Hate crimes

The wheels on the bus

Neighbor to Neighbor: City officials still ignore 105th Precinct’s needs

"You don't know how self-controlled I have been this particular past week," she responded. I asked for further explanation."Well," she said, "My son and his wife have been in Thailand visiting his […] Comment

Under The Law: Family law litigation needs own specialists

How can I best locate a competent and effective divorce (family law) lawyer?There are several ways to locate a lawyer to represent you when you have a family law problem. Knowing someone who works in […] Comment

I Sit And Look Out: Fitzgerald’s Gatsby set in Queens neighborhood

I read the book many years ago, in college, and I admired it then. I reread it in The Times in July and my admiration was as great, or greater, than it had been before. I wanted to write a column about […] Comment

The Civic Scene: Flushing family leads community betterment

Kenneth Cohen has lived in the Flushing suburban community, on and off, for 53 years. His first activity was cleaning the 75th Avenue playground with the Flushing Suburban Civic Association by creating […] Comment

Point of View: Students need guidance from parents at home

Our colleges have perhaps turned out hundreds of thousands of topnotch educators, scientists and political leaders from many countries, while our own high school students are far behind their counterparts […] Comment

Dishing With Dee: CB 11’s holiday party enjoyed by all attendees

Some of the attendees were state Sen. Frank Padavan; Chairman of CB 11 Jerry Iannece; President of the East Bayside Homeowners Association Frank Skala; Susan Seinfield; former Republican Assembly candidate […] Comment

Berger’s Burg: President’s inauguration is a luxurious event

The two presidential candidates weren't so dumb after all. They stood on their records so the voters could not examine them. And their sincerity was most sincere, whether they meant it or not.Nonetheless, […] Comment

The Public Ought to Know: Property tax inequities unfair to modest owners

Based on when most folks received their 2004 token for enduring - in the case of homeowners - a tax hike that exceeded 22 percent just over two years ago, one can expect checks to go out in time to boost […] Comment

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