Bayside Times

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011

Bayside

Queens’ oratorio society to mark 85th anniversary

The Oratorio Society of Queens is planning to celebrate its 85th anniversary by opening the season with a collection of multicultural carols during its annual holiday concert. Comments (1).
Bayside

Tip of the week

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Bayside

All Saints raises funds for 120th anniversary

Stella Elder said she and her husband eat at Bell Boulevard’s Mekong East Restaurant about twice a week. Comment.
Letters

Put an end to Occupy Wall St.

It is time for New Yorkers to stand up and demand the mayor and NYPD put an end to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Comments (3).

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Bayside

BID holds second arts festival

Nearly 30 vendors, offering everything from trinkets to jewelry to hats, lined 41st Avenue near the Long Island Rail Road station Sunday when for the third straight week the Bayside Village Business Improvement District produced a street event designed to bring more foot traffic to Bell Boulevard. Comment.
Bayside

Queens teens steal and damage SUV: Brown

BAYSIDE — Two Woodhaven teens were arrested last week after they stole a woman’s car and damaged it along with other autos when they were apprehended, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Letters

Demand more public input into planned fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” is a process used to extract natural gas from underground shale deposits. The problem with the process is that it uses toxic, carcinogenic chemicals combined with huge amounts of water to facilitate the removal of the gas. These chemicals can reach into wells, waterways, reservoirs and underground aquifers, thereby contaminating our water supplies. Other states that allow fracking have had instances where wells and streams have become contaminated due to fracking. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

Bayside Hills

Under protest, Bayside Hills variance won

Bayside Hills Civic Association President Michael Feiner said “you just can’t win” after the city Board of Standards and Appeals voted Tuesday to grant a variance he and the community had been protesting for months. Comments (1).
Bayside

Occupy Bayside group advocates tax fairness

Protesters did not so much occupy the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station as they did temporarily appropriate its space last Thursday when they held up signs and handed out leaflets urging morning commuters to take part in and support financial reforms. Comments (1).
Bayside

Fake cop forced man to perform sex act: Police

QUEENS — The NYPD has arrested a Bayside man they claim forced a victim to perform a sex act by impersonating a police officer. Comments (6).

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Oakland Gardens

Ackerman says Egyptians may release Grapel

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said Tuesday he was hopeful Oakland Gardens native Ilan Grapel would soon be released by Egypt, following the news that the Israeli government had released hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who has been held captive by Hamas for five years. Comment.

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