Bayside Times

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011


Rich must pay higher tax rates

The French, they are funny race” is a phrase from a 1955 British comedy film. U.S. Reps. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) and Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-N.C.) did not think them funny when they so strongly, and now proven rightly, were against Bush taking us into Iraq. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011


Beating rival Lewis a relief for ‘Dozo

Tournament champions, completed a goal and made our presence known. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011


Queens Library expands offerings to patrons’ e-readers

Borough bookworms who are looking to read books on the fly on their latest tech devices are in luck if they have a Queens library card. Comment.

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Friday, Oct. 7, 2011


Mandee on Bell Boulevard to close in January

Mandee on Bell Boulevard to close in January Comment.

A Dancer’s Coda

From stickball games in the sandlots of 1940s Bayside to founding artistic director of the critically acclaimed, world-renowned Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella’s unique career has spanned six illustrious decades. Overcoming society’s taboos about male ballet dancers, he stuck to his guns and went after his dream. And it all started at the former Ann Garrison School of Dance on Bell Boulevard in Bayside. Comment.

Chinese sculptor’s art traces impact of Cultural Revolution

As mediums of expression, bronze and stone have their own unique characteristics. Bronze’s color is solid, whereas clay’s is fluid. Clay shrinks 10 percent when it is fired, while bronze shrinks 1 percent during the casting process. Comment.

Civic seeks unused funds

Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance, told Community Board 11 Monday night he was investigating a combined $5.42 million he claims has not been used by the city Parks Department after being allocated by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) and then-City Councilman Tony Avella for improvements in Little Bay Park more than seven years ago. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Oakland Gardens

Fire damages playground in Oakland Gdns.

An Oakland Gardens playground remained closed Tuesday, its equipment a tangled and charred mess as the community searched for answers regarding a fire — which some are calling an arson — that struck the playground last week. Comment.

Bayside music festival promotes fire safety

A stretch of 40th Avenue in Bayside was shut down Saturday for the first real block party the neighborhood has seen in years. Comment.

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