Bayside Times

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011


QCC to launch program that assists immigrant families

Queensborough Community College recently announced plans to develop a program that would serve as a model for museums and other community colleges to teach English and critical thinking skills to adult immigrants and their families through the use of art. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Emergency responders called to extinguish car on LIE

Firefighters and emergency responders report to a car fire at about 11 a.m. Tuesday on the eastbound Long Island Expressway near the exit for the Clearview Expressway. Traffic was backed up for several exits in either direction. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011


Lawrence Cemetery stages historical tour

The historical figures who are buried at Lawrence Cemetery came back to life Saturday, but instead of giving some post-Halloween haunts to visitors, the burial ground’s members educated them on the importance of the site. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

The Civic Scene

Do not believe negative views of protesters at Wall Street

A few people who are supportive of the Occupy Wall Street group recently appeared at the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station and temporarily held signs which read, “Tax Fairness Now,” “Robin Hood Tax,” “Tax Wall Street Speculation” and “Jobs, Not Cuts.” Comment.

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Reform BSA after it allowed second house on lot

The city Board of Standards and Appeals is a city agency that hears land use requests from developers, builders and architects. Many of the cases involve variance requests which allow an applicant to develop a site by bypassing some established zoning regulations. There are conditions that must be met in order for a variance to be granted. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011


CB 11 approves Little League bleachers plan

Bedlam broke out at Monday’s Community Board 11 meeting — brought on not by any of the usual suspects like the city Board of Standards and Appeals or the Star Nissan auto company but by Little League baseball bleachers. Comment.

Tourette center to close

A unique resource for people living with Tourette syndrome and their families is planning to close its doors in Bayside early next year, leaving the community searching for alternatives to the counseling services it has provided for nearly three decades. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Retired member of boro Dems set to celebrate 100 this month

On Nov. 2, the Bayside/Whitestone Lions Club held its meeting in Paul Vallone’s law office on Francis Louis Boulevard. Those local Lions donated quite an impressive table full of non-perishable foods for needy families for Thanksgiving. Comment.

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