Bayside students stay fit to help feed children in Africa


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Since the beginning of March, 268 students, 40 teachers and other faculty members at P.S. 41 have been taking part in UNICEF’s Kid Power program which encourages students to be more active, while also feeding children in Africa.

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Bayside and Oakland Gardens residents reject plan to replace wooded area with parking lot


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Bayside’s Community Board 11 rejected a developer’s request Monday night to build a parking lot on a pristine patch of land that runs along 77th Avenue after neighborhood residents banded together to stop the destruction of open space protected under decades-old zoning.

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Housekeeper held against will and tortured by Bayside employers: police


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Sketch courtesy of NYPD

A housekeeper was kidnapped, beaten and burned by the Bayside couple she worked for as they accused her of stealing money and jewels from their home and threatened to kill her if she didn’t return the goods, police said.

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Steve Piorkowski, energetic Bayside coach, dies from cancer at 54


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Steve Piorkowski's family

Steve Piorkowski, a Bayside High School softball and basketball coach known throughout the athletic league for his winning teams and his determination to fight a life-threatening disease, died at 54 after struggling with cancer for three years.

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Bayside tattoo artist brings some color to Super Bowl celebrations


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Eric Jankiewicz

A tattoo artist in Bayside is holding a fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday for the Wounded Warrior Project. And he’s enlisted tattoo artists from around the country to paint helmets to be sold at the fundraiser.

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Second man charged in home invasion, assault of elderly Bayside couple


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A second man has been charged in a Bayside home invasion that left an elderly couple seriously injured, the district attorney’s office said. His alleged partner in crime, who is accused of helping him steal more than $15,000, was caught last year.

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Dining: Kalamaki in Bayside for truly Greek fare


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Tom Topousis

Ever since my first trip to Greece more than 20 years ago, I’ve been on the hunt for a restaurant here in New York that served Greek cuisine the way I remembered it in the neighborhood restaurants that I visited in Athens and on Crete. Kalamaki, a recent addition to Bayside’s dining scene, is just such a place.

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