Bayside Times

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bayside

Bayside wins for ill coach

Steve Piorkowski has suffered from arthritis in his shoulders for years, the product of playing sports and coaching his entire life. One day in late January, though, the pain got bad — intolerably bad. Comment.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bayside

New St. Mary’s entry is unsafe: East Bayside

The entrance in front of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside was only moved over by a few feet, but some residents said it was just enough to raise concerns over what they contend is now a dangerous new intersection. Comment.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bayside

Ackerman awarded for support on protecting rights of animals

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) was honored this month for his legislative leadership on animal protection, courtesy of the Humane Society and on behalf of supporters in the 5th Congressional District. Comments (1).
Bay Terrace

Bay Terrace Purim event features fish

The Bay Terrace Jewish Center held a Purim carnival. Comment.
Letters

Standardized tests hamper pupil learning

In Bob Friedrich’s March 1-7 On Point column “Underperforming Queens schools should be shuttered,” the author misses the point about the objections to the extreme emphasis on standardized test preparation in our local public schools. Comments (1).

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bayside

111th’s top cops snag iPhone snatcher: Police

Early February heroics led to the honoring of two police officers last week at the 111th Precinct in Bayside. Comments (2).
Letters

New Yorkers deserve non-political, redistricted lines

On Feb. 7, I testified at the state Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment hearing at Queens Borough Hall regarding the proposed state Assembly and state Senate districts. After waiting more than four hours to testify, I gave my testimony to a commission that seemed uninterested in my thoughts. Comment.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bayside

Ackerman announces he will not seek re-election, decision could jump-start campaigns in Queens

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) announced Thursday evening that he will not seek re-election for his congressional seat this year after a more than three-decade stint as a lawmaker, possibly kicking off a domino effect of other campaign announcements. Comments (1).
Bayside

Sullivan puts Bayside in spotlight

Bayside now has its own channel and Gregg Sullivan is its cameraman. Comment.

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