Bayside Times

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011


Investigate missing park funds

In April 2004, local papers reported details of a $4.12 million federal transportation allocation that had been secured by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside). Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

Oakland Gardens

Bayside kin feud for prizes

Jeff Viscovich said he checked one item off his bucket list when he and his family flew to Atlanta in August to compete on the television game show “Family Feud.” Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Oakland Gardens’ Grapel returns home after Egyptian captivity

After four and a half months of detainment in an Egyptian jail on espionage charges, Oakland Gardens native Ilan Grapel walked down a hallway at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 and into the arms of his family Saturday morning. Comments (1).

Oratorio Society celebrates 85th year

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. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011


In win, Grubler laughs last

Ashley Grubler grabbed the ball to serve, took a deep breath and smacked it long. It was a crucial error — the match was tied at 23 in the second set — against rival Francis Lewis. Comment.

Portions of Throgs Neck Bridge to close for night roadwork

Part of the center lane of the Throgs Neck Bridge will be closed on around the clock starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, to permit roadwork. Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

Bay Terrace

Bus stop to Bay Terrace plaza will stay in place: Braunstein

The ground at the Bay Terrace shopping center appears to be a bit more solid for riders of the MTA’s Q28 bus. Comment.

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Bayside gym helps Harlem football team

Ask Larry Dodge what the most important muscle group for a young football player on the field is and he will tell you. Comment.

Volunteers clear debris from historic Bayside graveyard

Hidden deep in the corner of 216th Street and 42nd Avenue is a piece of land that is a major part of Bayside’s history, and last weekend a group of volunteers helped to make sure it did not turn into an eyesore. Comment.

Fort Totten hosts Halloween fest

Costumed children flocked to Fort on a Haunted Hill, a Halloween festival at Fort Totten Saturday. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Oakland Gardens

Ackerman says Grapel will arrive in Israel Thursday

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) announced Wednesday he had arrived in Israel and was expecting Oakland Gardens native Ilan Grapel to be released by Egypt Thursday afternoon. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011

Oakland Gardens

Oakland Gardens native nearly free from Egyptian captivity

Oakland Gardens native Ilan Grapel appears to be on his way to freedom after being detained in Egypt for more than four months on espionage charges. Comment.

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