Bayside Times

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012


Do not let condo, co-op taxes rise

Recent news reports indicating that the state Legislature may not reconvene this year could be bad news for Queens co-op and condo owners. At the end of the legislative session in June, leaders reached a deal to extend and enhance the co-op and condo real property tax abatement, which was due to expire. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012


Glendale car group delights St. Mary’s

Shining chrome and roaring engines signaled the beginning of the holiday season for some excited children in Bayside. Comment

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Implement early, mail-in voting

New York state needs to take a long, hard look at how elections are conducted. During this year’s presidential election, there were long lines of people all over the state waiting to cast their ballots. Some did not have the time to stand on a long line, and so forfeited their vote. In areas where devastation resulted from Hurricane Sandy, voting was difficult. Some people had other priorities on their minds. Comment

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Oakland Gardens

Oakland Gardens’ PS 203 earns Blue Ribbon honors

On the wall inside the lobby of the Oakland Gardens School, a vibrant display of blue outlined why students at PS 203 think their school deserved its classification as a National Blue Ribbon School. Comments (15)

Pub crawl down Bell Blvd. to benefit victims of Sandy

Eager to help their neighbors while still having a fun Saturday, Baysiders participated in a pub crawl at several bars on Bell Boulevard and 41st Avenue and raised $1,000 to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Comment
Oakland Gardens

Bloomberg visits Alley Pond

Sharmin Derrick grabbed her cellphone to snap a photo when Mayor Michael Bloomberg reached out to shake her hand, thanking her and several other city Parks Department workers who helped clean up after Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012


Bayside students produce BID’s winter banners

New holiday banners will soon beautify the businesses along Bell Boulevard, courtesy of the students of Bayside High School. Comment

Avella questions state on new revised fracking regs

A state senator from Queens questioned Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Environmental Conservation on hydraulic fracturing this week, arguing the recent release of revised draft regulations on the controversial drilling method raises concerns about assurances from the administration that it will take the public health impact into account in its final decision whether and how to allow the practice in the state. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012


FAA plans to enact controversial departure changes at LaGuardia: Avella

After a six-month testing period in which the Federal Aviation Administration tested controversial changes in departure procedures at LaGuardia Airport, one northeast Queens lawmaker said the agency has committed to implementing the plan. Comment

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