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Five Alarm Bell Boulevard Bayside Queens 2011 Job

Firefighters battled a five-alarm blaze at a seven-story building on Bell Boulevard near 23rd Avenue in Bayside. Flames and smoke were visible on the roof of the building. Video by Christina Santucci/TimesLedger Newspapers

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Queens Stands Strong for 306 at Rallies

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Mayor Mike Bloomberg released a list of 20 fire companies slated for potential closure as a result of budget cuts, four of which are in Queens.
Bayside area leaders united outside of Engine 306 on 41st Avenue to decry the mayor’s plan to close 20 firehouses citywide, including four in Queens.

Engine 294 at 101-20 Jamaica Ave., Richmond Hill; Engine 306 at 40-18 214th Place, Bayside; Engine 328 at 16-19 Central Ave., Far Rockaway; and Ladder 128 at 33-51 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside were all on the Mayor’s list for possible closure.

If implemented, the moves could save the City $55 million.

The outcry by local elected officials was nearly instantaneous and unanimously against the shuttering of any fire houses…READ ALL