It was a busy week for news in northeast Queens.
The Bayside Business Association’s annual Taste of Bayside was postponed until spring and local legislators planned to meet this week with the Federal Aviation Administration to discuss airplane noise over Bayside.
Also, the Hurricane Sandy bill passed the House of Representatives, while New York approved the nation’s toughest gun laws.
Here is your Week in Review.
A citywide yellow school bus strike commences. U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-Flushing, calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide aid to houses of worship damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Reviews in This Week at the Movies included “Gangster Squad” and “Struck by Lightning.”
City Councilman Dan Halloran, R-Whitestone, was a co-sponsor on a bill to require the city to provide a brochure explaining how property taxes are calculated.
Queensborough Community College announced a Black History Month concert that will include a roster of Broadway performers.
State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, calls for the state to conduct a health impact study on hydrofracking. New York State passes stricter gun control laws, while the U.S. House votes in favor of a Hurricane Sandy aid bill.
The annual Taste of Bayside event is pushed back from Jan. 23 to a yet-to-be-decided date in the spring.
The Samuel Field Y is one of several local sites where residents can drop off donations as part of an AmeriCorps food drive.
Meng is asked to join a House gun task force. And several local elected officials planned to meet with the FAA to talk about the abundance of airplane noise over northeast Queens.
This week’s Queens Eats recipe is braised short rib Pappardelle.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 21. Take a look at Patch's list of five things you might not know about the civil rights leader.