Week in Review

Catch up on the top stories this week in your community.

It was a busy week for news in northeast Queens and beyond.

The city Fire Department’s chaplain spoke with Patch about the selection of Pope Francis.

State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, D-Bayside, held a town hall on the airplane noise over Bayside.

And a Hofstra University professor from Little Neck received a prestigious award from a music society.

Here is your Week in Review.


A Supreme Court judge blocked Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s large soda ban from going into effect. Reviews in This Week at the Movies included “Dead Man Down” and “Oz, the Great and Powerful.”


Little Neck’s William Hettrick, a Hofstra professor, was given the Curt Sachs Award from the American Musical Instrument Society. And Bloomberg, who filed an appeal on the soda ban Tuesday, said he believed the courts would ultimately side with him.


Take a look at our preview of the Bayside Anglers’ waterfront cleanup day. And the FDNY’s chaplain said he thought the choice for Pope Benedict XVI’s replacement was unique.


The state Senate passed a series of road safety initiatives sponsored by Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside.


Avella and Braunstein held a town hall meeting during which northeast Queens residents could speak to the Federal Aviation Administration on airplane noise resulting from a new LaGuardia Airport flight route.

This week’s Queens Eats recipe is homemade pizza with gouda.


Take a look at these tax tips, courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service.


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