State Legislature Still Stuck With Thorny



State Legislature Still Stuck With Thorny Redistricting, Bloomberg School Plans by john toscano Facing a deadline to adopt a Congressional redistricting plan or be forced to adopt one drawn up by a court appointee, state legislative leaders are negotiating frantically to draw their own lines in time for candidates to start circulating nominating petitions on June 4. At the same […]

11th Broadway Festival Packs ‘Em In Photos Linda J. Wilson



11th Broadway Festival Packs ‘Em In Photos Linda J. Wilson Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures drew crowds to the 11th annual Broadway Astoria Festival on Monday. The festival is the first of two planned by the Broadway Astoria Merchants and Professional Association for 2002. At right, there’s more than one way to barbecue a steak, as this food vendor demonstrated […]

Historian Jeff Gottlieb Creates ‘Jewish Heritage Trail’ In Queens



Historian Jeff Gottlieb Creates ‘Jewish Heritage Trail’ In Queens Musical composers Simon and Garfunkel and Burt Bacharach and talk show host Jerry Springer are part of a list of significant Jewish people and places connected with Queens compiled by Jeff Gottlieb, the leading expert on Jewish life and history in the borough. Among the more well known places that are […]

Community Calendar To Your Good Health



Community Calendar To Your Good Health June 2, Ninth Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer bike run, 42-11 Northern Blvd., Long Island City; (800) ACS-2345. June 3, The Lupus Foundation of Long Island/Queens new patient orientation meeting, 2255 Centre Ave., Bellmore; (800) 850-9000. June 15, Community Board 3, Leon Von Holden’s Memorial Health Care Expo 2002; P.S. 212, 34-25 82nd St., […]

Public Service Announcements



Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, prostate cancer prevention trial, enrollment through 2007; (212) 305-0347. Kew Gardens Community Center Senior Programs: Mondays, Helen Magrisso teaches Media Art; Tuesdays/Thursdays, Humor & Politics; Wednesdays, Stay Well Exercise; French conversation class’ Thursdays, Yiddish. For information on other programs, call 268-5960. Queens County Bar Association: Young or Newly Admitted Lawyers’ Group monthly meetings. For information, call […]

Bison Bonanza; At The Zoo



Bison Bonanza; At The Zoo Besides the annual Bison Bonanza weekend; there’s a birthday bash to boot at the Queens Zoo, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on June 13. The zoo is celebrating its 10th anniversary and in honor of the event visitors are invited to take part in all the festivities such as singing "Happy Birthday to Zoo," create a birthday […]

Cuomo Convention Strategy Wins A Battle; Decision Due On Sept.10



Cuomo Convention Strategy Wins A Battle; Decision Due On Sept.10 By John Toscano Count me among those who think Andrew Cuomo’s withdrawal from the Democratic convention was a good move. Consider: The 44-year-old former Queens pol was a sure loser to H. Carl McCall in the vote of the party’s 353 delegates, so what’s the point of making it seem […]

Assemblymember For A Day



Assemblymember Mark Weprin (D-Bayside) was joined by Assemblymember for a Day contest winner Neharah Gill in Albany recently. Each spring, for the past seven years, Weprin has sponsored an essay contest. This year students were asked to write about "Why I Love America." Gill, a fifth grade student at P.S. 115, Bellerose, who immigrated from India to the United States […]

On the brief side…



On the brief side… Meeting On Jewish Holiday Sparks Controversy The scheduling of a symbolic meeting of Congress in New York City on September 6, the night before the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah starts, has drawn objections from some Jewish lawmakers, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg feels the date is fine. The special session was organized to show Congress’ sympathy […]

Feast of Corpus Christi:



•June 2, noon. Traditional Latin Mass offered according to the Roman Missal of 1962, Archbishop Renato Martino, Apostolic Nuncio, Head of the Holy See Delegation to the United Nations, 522 Carroll St., Brooklyn. **** Brooklyn/Queens Marriage Encounter: •June 7 to 9, August 16 to 18. Worldwide marriage encounter weekend. Call Ron and Marie Cameron, 533-9483. **** St. John Chrysostom Orthodox: […]