It was a busy week for news in northeast Queens.
Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, kicked off his re-election campaign, while a local family fought the city to keep their pet pig.
And Bayside Douglaston Patch’s editor provided a rundown of Oscar predictions and personal picks.
Here is your Week in Review.
Walter Mugdan’s latest Conservation Conversation blog post was on commuting to work via bicycle. And reviews in This Week at the Movies included “A Good Day to Die Hard” and the Oscar-nominated “No.”
State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, joined a Whitestone family to call on the city to allow them to keep their pet pig. Halloran launched his re-election bid. And a bill co-authored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-Flushing, to provide disaster aid to houses of worship was passed in the House.
A website has broken down median income and rent costs for northeast Queens communities.
Take a look at the Bayside Douglaston Patch editor’s Academy Award predictions and personal picks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a requirement for gas stations to have backup generators in case of emergencies, such as Hurricane Sandy.