Bayside Times

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Oakland Gardens

Project ideas displayed at participatory budget meeting

Advocates for several northeast Queens nonprofits gathered at a participatory budget meeting last week to present their ideas for community projects in hopes of securing funding for the work in the city budget. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Hydrants should be more clearly marked: Weprin

City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) is renewing his quest to make fire hydrants across the city more visible. Comment.

Monday, March 10, 2014


Dems back high minimum wage

In response to a Jan. 31-Feb. 6 Bayside Times letter by Bob Friedrich (“Don’t give political parties labels”), about the “bad” Republicans and the “good” Democrats, the Democrats want to extend unemployment, the Republicans do not. They want to pay for it. Comment.

Friday, March 7, 2014


Avella still seeking mute swan legislation

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said he is not letting up on his fight to stop the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan to eradicate thousands of mute swans, despite a statement from the agency last week saying it would reconsider its proposal to do so. Comments (1).

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111th awards officers for arrest in car thefts

The 111th Community Precinct Council awarded two officers at its monthly meeting Tuesday for their work in helping to catch a suspect the NYPD says is responsible for a string of car thefts that hit the Bayside area this winter. Comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Cardozo beats Brooklyn Collegiate to reach city final

Benjamin Cardozo took its Queens championship game loss to Construction to heart, and used the pain to earn a chance to play for a bigger crown. Comment.

Haider elected as head of CB 11

Community Board 11 celebrated several new leaders at its monthly meeting this week as new board members were elected at the same meeting where new Borough President Melinda Katz spoke about saving the New York State Pavilion and keeping closer tabs on nonprofits. Comments (1).

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Haider to replace Iannece as CB11 chairman

Community Board 11 voted in Christine Haider as its new chairwoman during a monthly meeting Monday night to replace longtime leader Jerry Iannece, who will be forced out by term limits at the end of this month. Comments (2).

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