House of Representatives set to vote on giving Glendale its own zipcode

untitledThe House of Representatives is reportedly set to vote on a bill Wednesday introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng that would create a new zip code for Glendale.

Since Glendale and Ridgewood split from their original Brooklyn zip code in 1979, the two neighborhoods have shared the zip code 11385. Meng also introduced the legislation in 2014 and 2015, but it did not pass.

“The lack of a unique zip code for Glendale also impacts the ability of residents to access services,” Meng wrote in a letter, regarding the legislation earlier this year. “Service providers of utilities and repairs have trouble finding Glendale homes because Glendale is often not recognized in the zip code.”

She added, “Glendale does not show up on GPS devices and this causes confusion about where addresses in this neighborhood are located.”

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NYPD 104th captain promoted to deputy inspector

NYPD 104th Precinct Deputy Inspector Mark Wachter shed the title of captain at a promotion ceremony this week. Fellow police officers and even school children from PS 88 honored Wachter for the achievement,

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Police looking for woman in connection with stolen ATM cards

3241-16-fctf-gl-patt-119-photo1-200x300The NYPD is asking for public assistance in locating a woman who is wanted in connection to several grand larcenies that occurred in Manhattan and within the confines of the 104th Precinct.

According to police, between August 7 and September 6, three victims were informed by their banks that their credit card numbers were compromised and the individual used the information to withdraw cash from various ATMS.

Police describe the woman as female, white with blond hair; last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, a light colored long sleeve shirt, light colored pants and dark colored sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Glendale community to honor veterans

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American Legion Post 104 is holding a special veterans ceremony at the Glendale Memorial Triangle today. The event begins at 11 a.m. at 70th Street and the intersection of Myrtle and Cooper avenues.

Come out and join local civic leaders, dignitaries and community members in paying respects to the men and women who honorably served our country. All are welcome to attend.

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104th/Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol meets tonight

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The NYPD 104th Precinct/Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol is hosting their monthly meeting at St. Pancras School’s Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Avenue, tonight. The meeting begins at 8 p.m.

At the monthly meeting, members will discuss upcoming events and coordinate patrols. If you would like to attend the meeting but cannot due to lack of transportation, call (718) 497-1500 and the group will try to arrange a ride.

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Pol to host security preparedness worksop in Glendale

Congresswoman Grace Meng is making sure her constituents are prepared to face whatever emergency may come their way.

On Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Meng is hosting a Security Preparedness Workshop for nonprofits and houses of worship at the American Legion Brewery Keenan Hessier Post 1815, 68-01 Cooper Avenue, Glendale.

The workshop will feature guest speakers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Citizen Preparedness Corps.

RSVP to Alexander Bennett at (718) 358-6364 or Alex.Bennett@mail.house.gov. See the flier below for more information.cvtyuwmwyaerpss

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Glendale holiday craft fair is returning

The unnamed Holiday Fair is returning next month to Glendale’s PS/IS 113Q . The annual holiday fair features lots of great deals and a wide variety of vendors.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, located at 78-23 87th Street, Glendale. Tables are still available on a first come first serve basis. To reserve your spot, contact ptaofpsis113@hotmail.com

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