Bayside Times

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Take fluff out of political ads

Every other day I have been getting ads in the mail encouraging me to vote for state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) and that other candidate whose name escapes me. Printed on 9-by-12 stock card paper, a lot of trees must have been cut down to provide the pulp. Comment

Friday, June 8, 2012


CB 11 meets amid flap over flags on Bell

Retired Bayside businessman Jack Oshier did not need a microphone when he waved American flags to make his point in the 46-35 Oceania St. school cafeteria where Community Board 11 was holding its last formal gathering Monday before a two-month summer recess. Comment

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Oakland Gardens

MS 74 pupils confront bullies

The gymnasium at MS 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne Junior High School in Oakland Gardens echoed with cheers and excitement not typical for a Saturday afternoon last weekend. Comment

Four baby peregrine falcons born on Marine Pkwy. Br.

With the arrival of spring has come four newly hatched peregrine falcons in their perch atop the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial bridge. Comment

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Pols rename Bayside street for 9/11 hero

Lt. Peter J. Farrenkopf used to call Bayside home before he died in 2009 of illnesses that dated back to his working at Ground Zero after Sept. 11. Comment

Weekend arts fair shows Bayside BID is back

For the first time since newly appointed Executive Director Lyle Sclair was installed in April, the Bayside Village Business Improvement District will be in full effect holding its first public event of 2012 off Bell Boulevard come Saturday. Comment

Nearly 2,000 students graduate from Queensborough

Coming from more than 100 different countries and many walks of life, Queensborough Community College’s class of 2012 received their diplomas to the delight of their parents and professors Friday. Comment

Avella begins his bid for Senate re-election

Surrounded by family, supporters and community leaders, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) celebrated the opening of his nearby campaign headquarters, officially kicking off his re-election bid for the 11th Senate District. Comment

Woman hit by car on Bell Blvd.

BAYSIDE — Firefighters, members of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and medics responded to Bell Boulevard at the corner of 41st Avenue Tuesday morning to assist with a woman injured by a car while crossing the street. Comment

Track star Panisse finishes a champion

Alexis Panisse has never stopped pushing herself. Cardozo’s Tennessee-bound star doesn’t have much competition when it comes to PSAL meets, but she is still competing against herself and for her teammates. Comment

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oakland Gardens

Bayside Hills 7th grader takes third in spelling bee

A Bayside Hills seventh-grader placed third for the second year in a row last week in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Comment

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