2015 RGMVM Parent General Meeting

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2015 RGMVM Parent General Meeting

And Last Chance Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups

This is the last chance sign-ups for the 2015 Season.

Come meet the RGMVM Board of Directors.

Get information on the upcoming 2015 Season.

Come meet the Managers and Coaches.

Find out the latest news for the new season!

Get Involved and Volunteer! It’s Your League!

Place: PS 91 Cafeteria (enter on 68th Place btween Myrtle & Central Ave)

68-10 Central Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM


Centers Urgent Care Opens in Middle Village

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Centers Health Care announced today the imminent opening of Centers Urgent Care, its first walk in urgent care facility, in Middle Village, Queens.  Centers Urgent Care will operate seven days a week from 9 AM until 9 PM.

“We’ve built a state-of-the-art urgent medical care facility that would be the envy of any community”, said Dr. Josef Schenker, Medical Director at Centers Urgent Care.  “When people are faced with a medical emergency, their only real option in this neighborhood is to run to one of the local emergency rooms.    But in the emergency room, where the medical staff is typically over-worked and over-stressed, your emergency may be placed fifth in line to be seen, or tenth, or worse.  A child with a broken wrist who waits, in pain, for an hour or more to be seen by a doctor, then another 40 minutes for an X-ray, followed by another lengthy wait for treatment is simply unacceptable” said Dr. Schenker.

Many community leaders in the Ridgewood-Middle Village-Maspeth area have long complained that the neighborhood is underserved in this area and has been in need of a premium walk-in medical care option for years.  The Centers Urgent Care facility is brand new and will feature twelve treatment rooms, including two specially equipped complex procedure rooms where the medical staff will have the space and equipment needed to treat emergency cases in an almost hospital-like environment, according to Michael Vatch,  one of the founders of Centers Urgent Care.

“We were asked to design and build a complete facility, and that’s exactly what we’re doing” said Ben Diamond, Vice President of Planning, Improvements and Design at Centers Health Care, during a tour of the facility.  “If the medical staff felt it was important, we included it.  This facility opens into a large comfortable waiting area with a separate area for families with children.  It continues into twelve treatment rooms that are equipped to handle a wide range of cases.  We built in an X-Ray suite, a lab with the equipment needed to turn around diagnostic tests as soon as the doctor orders them, a specially equipped room for fracture reduction and casting, and two procedure suites that look like hospital emergency rooms”, continued Diamond.  “It’s a very impressive facility”.

Centers Urgent Care, located on Fresh Pond Road, between Eliot and Metropolitan Avenues, plans to open on March 1.  For more information, visit their website at www.centersurgentcare.net.


CB5 has a new website


Community Board 5 launched their new website today — check it out here.

CB5 District Manager Gary Giordano announced the new site via email and invited everyone to “please feel free to give us your comments.”

What are your thoughts? Is there anything else you’d like to see on the site? Let us know in the comments section!


Glendale is blowing up!

A limousine is going to explode on Cooper Avenue tomorrow evening, but relax, it’s just part of a film shoot. More importantly, it might cause some traffic issues from some residents. Here’s the official info from the Glendale Civic Association Facebook Page:

Tsaldari’s Hotel VFX
80-20 Cooper Avenue between 80th Street and 83rd Street, Queens (Exterior)
Description: Stunt. Limo explodes in empty lot for VFX shoot. 25 Ft fireball. One explosion only.
VTU Request: No
Request: Permission granted from FDNY Chief Inspector Lauer, NYPD Sgt Torres, Lt Campos. 02/06/2015 07:00 PM
02/06/2015 10:00 PM
• Street Side: North and South
• Street Control: 1/2 Block

• Street Side: East and West
• Street Control: Full Block

Permit# 201462

If you have further questions you can contact their Locations Department at (347) 725-3356

Please feel free to contact David Moy at 212-489-6710 Ext. 210


RGMVM Little League Registration – Sign Up Now!

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Dear RGMVM Little League Parent,

On behalf of the RGMVM Little League Board of Directors I would like to welcome you, and your child to the 64th season of Ridgewood – Glendale – Middle Village – Maspeth baseball and softball.

The registration fee for the 2015 season is as follows:

Age Divisions: 5-14 $175.00 for the first child. The registration fee includes $75.00 in raffle tickets. For the second player ages 5-14 in the same immediate family the cost is an additional $100 which includes $75.00 in raffles. Any additional child will be $50.00.

Age Division: 15-16 $225.00 with $100.00 in raffles.  The registration fee includes the cost for the uniform shirt and cap. The gray uniform pants are not included and must be purchased separately. The gray uniform pants are a league rule and all players are required to wear them. Any player not wearing gray pants will not be permitted to play.

All new players to the league should reside in the RGMVM LL boundaries of Zip Codes. 11227, 11385, 11379, and 11378.


For more information, please call 718-821-4487.


Pop-Up Market @ Finback

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78-01 77th Avenue, Glendale  718-628-8600

Sunday, Feb. 8th  1-5PM


ARTISAN CRAFTS & SNACK: Local Honey, Jewelry, Textiles, Crochet Craft & Dolls

FUN LOCAL BEER: Beer Samples, Brewery Tour, Local Snacks

TAP ROOM OPEN: Thursdays 4-9PM, Fridays 4-9PM, Saturdays 1-8PM, Sundays 1-7PM





Glendale slated for long-awaited lighting in 2015

Screen-Shot-2014-12-30-at-4.08.34-PM1After over a decade of waiting, the new year will finally shed some new light on Glendale.

Residents in a portion of eastern Glendale will receive new decorative lighting in 2015 to illuminate their streets at night.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo said he has been in conversation with the Department of Transportation (DOT) about the project, called the Parkside Decorative Street Lighting Project, since his election to office in 2009.

After their most recent discussion, DOT approved the project, which will install teardrop-style lampposts on Dovan, Rutledge, Aubrey, 74th and 75th Avenues between Woodhaven Boulevard and Union Turnpike.

Some existing streetlights will also be replaced with “Type F” lampposts with stronger LED lighting.

“Our city streets are a constant reminder of our history, but sometimes they need a little upgrade,” Senator Addabbo said. “These decorative lights will greatly improve the décor of the neighborhood as well as increase residents’ safety.”

The funding for the project was secured by former State Senator Serphin Maltese and protected by Addabbo until the project was approved.

The new lampposts will be installed this Spring.

“Not only will the new lighting be pleasing to look at, it will be pleasing to feel safe under the bright lights after dark,” Addabbo said. “Though of course we must continue to be aware of our surroundings, these new streetlights can bring a sense of ease to my constituents.”


The day the nation looked to Glendale

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.29.46 AMA historic event in our nation’s history took place in Glendale on Saturday, as the entire country eavesdropped on a family’s grief on Myrtle Avenue. We witnessed an outpouring of emotion for the family of Rafael Ramos and for the NYPD.

Over 25,000 uniformed officers from around the country descended on our town, as Myrtle Avenue and streets leading up to Cypress Hills Cemetery turned into a sea of blue.

Never have we seen the magnitude of national solidarity and support of our police as Saturday in Glendale. In numbers and spirit, one couldn’t help but feel uniformed officers were showing the world that they can’t be broken.

Even the assassination of two of their brothers won’t deter their calling to protect and serve. “We will stand tall with heavy hearts,” said one officer who lined Cooper Avenue on Saturday.

Frank Kotnik, president of the Glendale-104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol, had 30 cars and 36 volunteers at the event. He recalled his reaction as he stood looking west on Myrtle Avenue from 70th Street.

“At 2 p.m. there was a wall of blue from storefront to storefront across Myrtle Avenue that was one of the most amazing sights I’ve ever seen,” he said. “It was a historic day for Glendale indeed.”

Full story at the Glendale Register