Bayside Times

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

Pet Photo of the Week

Bowie and Harley win fourth Queens Critters contest

Bowie (l.) and Harley, 10-year-old cats owned by the Chasen family of Bay Terrace, are the winners of this edition of the TimesLedger Newspapers’ Queens Critter contest. Harley is named after a Harley Davidson motorcycle because he purrs loudly, and Bowie is named after David Bowie because she has two different colored eyes, which is similar to the rock star’s injured pupil in one eye, the family said. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012


New auto shop picks up where Gleason’s left off

When Gleason’s auto repair shop on Bell Boulevard closed down in December — seemingly overnight — customers were left scratching their heads and wondering where to go to have their vehicles’ head gaskets replaced. Comment

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Queens Chamber kicks off biz card exchange on Bell Blvd.

Bell Boulevard’s Bourbon Street restaurant played host to the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s first business card exchange of 2012 last week, when the borough’s captains of commerce stepped out of the staid January doldrums and networked with one another amid a Mardi Gras theme. Comment

Move to put all power lines underground

Over the last few years, we have experienced tornados, snow and ice storms, hurricanes and major rain storms. During these events, power is often lost and power lines are down, making roads impassable and walking treacherous. Comment

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012


Ackerman eyes more of boro

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said he believes that when the state legislative task force on reapportionment releases its congressional district maps, his will contain more of Queens while the district held by his newest colleague, Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village), may be eliminated. Comments (1)
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CB 7 to hear women’s center plans for Totten

The Center for the Women of New York has reached an important milestone in its efforts to secure a home in Fort Totten Park, according to founder and Chairwoman Ann Jawin. Comment

State must change condo, co-op assessments

For co-op and condo residents, the real property tax assessment rolls have become a tax roller coaster. Some eastern Queens co-ops are facing 50 percent increases in assessed value this year, at a time when market values are essentially flat. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012


Mandingo honored for lifetime as community crusader

Activist Mandingo Tshaka has probably earned his weight in proclamations and awards over the years, but the Bayside Historical Society, which honored him for Black History Month, thinks he is worth every ounce. Comment

New top cop takes over at 111th Precinct

The 111th Precinct has a new commanding officer. Comment
Dishing with Dee

Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club looking for new president

This was a rather slow week, or at least for me it was. Last Thursday, the Queens Chamber of Commerce held a business card exchange mixer. Those events are always a fun way to network. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012


Bayside beats Cardozo for first time in over decade

Before last week, Bayside had not defeated Cardozo in 11 years. But just minutes into the second quarter, with a large lead, it was evident that the losing streak was coming to an end. Comments (1)

Cardozo students place second in science competion regionals

Students from Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside beat out some stiff competition Saturday to take second place in the regional round of the New York State Science Olympiad competition. Comments (2)

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