Sunday, June 10, 2012
Bayside flag flap
From the Times Ledger:
Retired Bayside businessman Jack Oshier did not need a microphone when he waved American flags to make his point in the 46-35 Oceania St. school cafeteria where Community Board 11 was holding its last formal gathering Monday before a two-month summer recess.
According to Oshier, the Bayside Village Business Improvement District has been reluctant to agree to fund the placement of flags along Bayside’s train station fencing on Bell Boulevard — a decoration he and other business owners had previously paid for themselves. He said BID leaders said they first needed approval from the city.
“These flags don’t cause any problems and they are staying up there no matter what,” Oshier said. “Doesn’t the BID have other things to be concerned about?”
Oshier also reminded the board that businesses advertising by placing unauthorized signs on the railroad bridge was illegal and should be brought to the attention of city Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.