Bayside Times

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012


Gov’t must ban people from owning assault rifles

Since I am not a gun enthusiast, my opinions on the subject of guns are personal. Studies have shown that the number of homicides in a country is in proportion to the number of guns it has. The United States has the dubious honor of being fourth in the world in the number of gun-related deaths per year (9,369), only behind such distinguished company as South Africa (31,918), Colombia (21,898) and Thailand (20,032). Comments (37)

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012


Avella secures Bell Blvd monthly street cleaning

The sounds of brooms hitting the pavement will be coming more frequently on Bell Boulevard after one lawmaker helped secure more regular cleaning. Comment

Pol wants Sanitation to halt trash can ticketing

The city Sanitation Department is wrongfully ticketing residents who put their trash bins on the curb for pickup too early, according to state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who is renewing calls to the department to stop fining people under what he said is artificial policy. Comments (1)

Tip of the week

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012


Queens boy, 11, wins 2012 Bayside Snapper Derby

There was little space to spare along the substantial Bayside Marina pier Saturday, where more than 100 anxious children clutched fishing rods in hopes of winning a contest designed to both expose them to nature and dispel any lingering myths of pollution associated with the city’s waterways. Comment

Show support for your local nonprofits

State money has dried up to support nonprofits that educate and enlighten residents all over New York. This is the third year that state money, which is taxpayer money, has been unavailable to enable many valuable organizations to function effectively. Comment

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012


Bayside school gets gifted and talented

A Bayside private school listened to public demand and spent the past year developing its first gifted and talented program, modeled closely to the style offered throughout the city in order to revive its weak enrollment numbers. Comments (1)

Bayside team poised for dominant season

Of the four teams in last week’s Smartball Classic semifinals, three were penciled in at the outset of the two-week, single-elimination tournament. Christ the King and defending state Federation Class AA champion Boys & Girls are established New York City powers, while South Shore has a roster with as much talent as any in the five boroughs. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012


Noisy LGA flights stir boro lawmakers

A change in route for some passengers taking off from LaGuardia Airport has become a noisy nuisance for residents in northeast Queens, and area lawmakers said they were trying to see what all the commotion was about. According to a Federal Aviation Administration official, the agency is evaluating the departure path of the Flushing climb, which goes north out of LaGuardia Airport, turning towards the northeast part of the borough. Comments (8)

Funds pile up in contest for Lancman seat

Campaign donations and endorsements have poured in for two Democratic candidates in the primary race for the seat of state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), with political support mounting on both sides. Comments (26)

Rita steps out

Rita Plush: Her name seems to evoke an image of a golden era movie star. But Ms. Plush, a published short story writer and essayist, never sought fame. When her first novel, “Lily Steps Out,” recently debuted, it seemed fame had found her. Comments (3)


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