Bayside Times

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012


Mathnasium brings math tutoring to Bayside

The United States ranked 32nd in math proficiency last year, according to a study by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, and that is what keeps people like Mathnasium Center Director John Lee going. Comments (1)

Citizens United a horrible decision

The U.S. Supreme Court, in all its infinite, unbiased wisdom, decided 4-3 that corporations and unions are people and, as such, have free speech and, since money talks, can contribute as much speech as they like toward the candidates of their choice, making voting and buying synonymous. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012


Avella looks abroad to address fracking

To a farmer living in upstate New York, hydrofracking is a local issue, but after a more global discussion in his office last week, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said he was surprised to realize how international the controversial drilling method could be. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012


Jawin keeps pushing for Ft. Totten

The Center for the Women of New York President Ann Jawin has not let up in ongoing efforts to move her group into a building in Fort Totten in Bayside and said she hoped to see bids chosen to renovate part of the facility by the end of the year. Comment

Pols should not vote on their own pay

Allow me the opportunity to comment on your proposal to increase legislators’ salaries. It represents a conflict of interest for any legislator to vote on their own pay raise. In the past, legislation increasing the salaries for state Assembly members and state senators was passed in one legislative session and would take effect in the next session — in other words, the next elected class of officials. Comment

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012


Sullivan loses race for BID

Two weeks after a controversial vote in the only contested slate of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District’s annual board election, Mitch Catanzano was named the victor over former Executive Director Gregg Sullivan as the board’s only resident representative. Comments (1)

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Bayside violinist gets break after subway showcase

It has been an exciting summer for 19-year-old violinist Yut Chia. The Bayside High School grad recently performed in a music video with violin-playing Nuttin’ But Stringz rapper Damien Escobar at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. They played Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” and N.B.S.’s hip-hop song “Thunder.” Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012


DA drops rape case against Bayside man

Charges of attempted rape were quietly dropped against a Bayside man after he said DNA evidence proved he was not the man responsible for the crime. Comments (5)

Bayside Yankees head to New Mexico championships

The Bayside Yankees senior scout team charged the mound with excitement earlier this month after clinching a spot as one of 10 teams nationwide going to the 2012 Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. Comment

St. Mary’s workers rally for new contract

Despite the pouring rain, nurses and caregivers of the 1199SEIU union from St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside took to the streets Wednesday to rally for better benefits, including health insurance and access to education. Comment
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Concannon backs job growth but not regulation in Senate race

In the 11th state Senate District in northeast Queens, a battle is beginning. The incumbent, Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), is facing a challenge from Republican Joe Concannon, a retired police captain and former official in the Giuliani administration. Comment

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