Bayside Times

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Weprin celebrates restoration of Council Autism Initiative

City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) announced last week he was a leading advocate in the city’s restoration of a $1.31 million allocation to the Council’s Autism Initiative in the fiscal year 2013 budget, which provides services to children and families affected by the disorder. Comments (1)

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Avella fires off fracking letter to Gov. Cuomo

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week requesting a personal meeting to further discuss hydraulic fracturing before the governor decides if he would allow the controversial oil and gas extraction procedure in the state. Comments (5)

BID looks ahead in Bayside

With its new board mostly intact, the Bayside Village Business Improvement District has nowhere to look but forward after hosting its annual meeting last week, and with new Executive Director Lyle Sclair at the helm, the supply of ideas is not at a premium. Comment

Bayside American Martyrs baseball wins title

The American Martyrs Catholic Church of Bayside’s CYO baseball team won the Queens championship last month, redeeming themselves of a winless 0-12 season just two years ago. Comments (1)

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Regulars reunite to partake in nightlife on Bell Boulevard

For as long as many can — or care to — remember, Bell Boulevard has been a hot spot for nightlife, drawing revelers from the boroughs and the suburbs to its numerous and famed bars, where they recall memories of good times and create new ones as well. Comments (1)

YMCA child program in Bayside was important

June 22 was a sad day in Bayside. It was almost 19 years to the day that I first entered the little blue building that housed the Bayside YMCA Early Childhood Center with my newborn son and his 2-year-old brother. Comment

Friday, July 27, 2012


Bidding begins for Little Bay Park

The city Parks Department announced last week it had opened the bidding process for the construction of a comfort station at Little Bay Park, putting an end to years of delays and waiting. Comments (1)

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Bayside leaders want to know whether post office is moving

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined local leaders Friday, including Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside), Community Board 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece, and East Bayside Homeowners Association President Frank Skala, to protest a possible relocation of the Bayside post office at 212-35 42nd Ave. Comment

Golden Piggy: Authentic Korean BBQ in Bayside

The thing about Korean cuisine is that the more you delve, the more rewards you’re likely to find. Comment

Happy Birthday, Frank

In Queens there is no one we have disagreed with more frequently or vigorously than Bayside activist Frank Skala. Comments (1)

Take part in the city’s budget process

I invite the community to participate in an experiment in public participation in the city budget. This year, I am allocating $1 million in capital funds for the community to decide how to spend based on local priority needs. Comment

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Police search for two missing Bayside siblings

Detectives from the 111th Precinct are looking for help in finding two missing Bayside siblings, the NYPD said Wednesday. Comment

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