Bayside Times

Monday, April 23, 2012


Karaoke brings back that loving feeling at St. Mary’s

It’s music to their ears and also helps them heal. Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2012


City must restore Beacon funding

The city recently announced devastating plans to cut funds to Beacon programs, school-based community centers serving children, youth and adults. There are 80 Beacons throughout New York City and they operate in the afternoons and evenings, on weekends, during school holidays and vacation periods and during the summer. Comment

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Saturday, April 21, 2012


Little League parade kicks off new season

Bayside Little Leaguers as young as 5 kicked off their season Saturday with the annual parade down Bell Boulevard, but for team managers and coaches, the competition had begun long before. Comment

Republicans want to destroy Medicare

Can you believe that the Republican Party in Washington, D.C., wants to end Medicare as we know it? Medicare was signed into law in reaction to seniors’ numbers having grown to 9.4 percent of the total population. Today, that percentage is much larger — 13 percent — making this a bad time to try to end Medicare, which our seniors depend on. Comment

Friday, April 20, 2012


Crime down 15% in 111th Precinct

Crime is down in the 111th Precinct, according to Capt. Jason Huerta, who updated residents last Thursday at the Jefferson Democratic Club’s monthly meeting and provided tips on how to stay safe. Comment

Medics examine child involved in accident


Improve conditions of senior driving

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by an 89-year-old driver in Oakland Gardens, as was recently reported. The driver remained at the scene and no criminality was suspected. Comments (1)

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Ackerman looks back on 30 years as a congressman

In his first candid explanation before a large public gathering on why he decided not to seek re-election, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) spoke at the Jefferson Democratic Club’s April meeting to reflect on his more than 30 years as a New York lawmaker. Comment

Firefighters respond to smoke in LIRR stairs


Dozo track dynamo breaks speed record

It was a situation all too familiar for Alexis Panisse. Another new race. Another special performance. Comment
Dishing with Dee

Boro Dems face three-way primary for Ackerman’s seat

Like they used to say on the old TV program, there are many different stories in the naked city. We will have to amend that to say every day there are many different stories in the political arena. Comment

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Rep. Israel crosses borders

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Hauppauge) said he would have no trouble crossing over the Queens border, much like he has reached across the political aisle in his career to try and solve the country’s biggest problems. Comment

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