Kids party coming to Atlas Park

shops-atlas-park-mall-glendale-queens-nycLooking for something to do with your little ones in Glendale on April 8?

The Shops at Atlas Park is throwing a free prince and princess party for children on the center green from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature a magic show, balloons, music and dancing. Children are encouraged to dress up.

The party is sponsored by Ral-Bar Electric. See the Facebook event for more details.

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Finback Brewery is hiring

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Local Glendale craft brewer Finback is looking for some hardworking individuals to join their small team. Applications must have relevant experience and 2+ years brewery experience is a plus.

They are currently seeking brewery production, delivery and taproom positions.

Interested candidates  email cover letter and resume to jobs@finbackbrewery.com. They will carefully review all applications, but may not respond to all emails.

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104th Precinct hosts blood drive today

104th Precinct Blood Drive

The New York Blood Center and the 104th Precinct are hosting a blood drive TODAY (Thursday, March 16) from noon to 6 p.m.

For eligibility, you must bring a blood donor card or have an ID with a signature or photo. You must have a minimum weight of 110 pounds, eat well and drink fluids. Participants can be as young as 16 (with parental permission) up to age 76 (with doctor’s note).

Visit the Muster Room at the precinct for the blood drive.

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Pol expands participatory budgeting to schools

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Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is giving the youngest generation a chance to spend $100,000 in capital upgrades at their school.

For the first time ever, she’s engaging students at 21 schools near City Council District 30 to join in the annual participatory budgeting process.

“This project will not only provide upgrades for local schools, but also give a lesson in civics to our students,” Crowley said. “Nobody knows the needs of our schools better than the students and parents. Ultimately, I believe participatory budgeting in schools’ will empower the school community in a way that has not been done before. And when they participate, students and parents will see firsthand how their vote can make a difference.”

Each school will have three proposals on the ballot and will vote for two. Projects include: Water bottle re-fill stations, surveillance cameras, smartboards, laptops, smart tables, auditorium renovations: audio visual upgrades, lighting, curtains and seats and gym renovations: floors, bleachers and score boards.

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A Move To Name IS 119 For Principal Boyle

There is now a movement, which was highlighted at the Community Board #5 (Glendale, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village) meeting this past Wednesday, March 8, to honor Bernadette Boyle, Principal of JHS 119 for  35 years by naming the school for her. She was an employee of the Board of Education for 55 years.  She passed away February 21 at 93 years of age and apparently touched the lives of so many of the children and teachers, a number of people have gotten together and have started the ball rolling on naming the school for Boyle.  The staff, which was part of her extended family, wants this to happen.

Bernadette Boyle had been the principal at IS 119 in Glendale for 35 years.

Bernadette Boyle had been the principal at IS 119 in Glendale for 35 years.

 

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GCOP to hold monthly meeting

104_NO_3The 104th Precinct/Glendale Observation Patrol is holding their monthly update meeting on Thursday, March .

In addition to discussing their regular business, they were also have representatives fro the American Cancer Society to speak at the meeting about the Relay for Life to be held in Juniper Park on June 24.

The meeting starts at 8 p.m. in its usual spot, Saint Pancras School Pfeiffer Hall, 68-20 Myrtle Ave.

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Glendale business owners meet to discuss BID

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(Photo of Myrtle Avenue in Glendale courtesy DoomDan515, Wikimedia Commons)

Business owners on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale are meeting tomorrow to discuss the creation of a business improvement district (BID).

BID’s are partnerships between local businesses, where funds are collected to improve things like trash pickup, street cleaning and marketing.

To get more information about the possible creation of a BID on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, contact Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s office at: (718) 366-3900.

Business owners on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood already belong to a BID. 

 

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Glendale pol re-elected to party post

Glendale Congresswoman Grace Meng with DNC leadership.

Glendale Congresswoman Grace Meng with DNC leadership.

Congresswoman Grace Meng – who represents Glendale at the federal level – was re-elected as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Meng was elected by a vote that took place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia at the party’s winter meeting over the weekend.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to have once again been selected as Vice Chair and I thank DNC members for their support,” said Meng. “As we all know, these are challenging times for our party. There is much work that needs to be done.

“But I am ready to help lead Democrats forward, and put our party on the path to victory. We must reach out to emerging and immigrant communities, millennials, the grassroots and help build-up our state and local parties,” she added. “I am excited to get down to work. I also congratulate Chairman [Tom] Perez and Deputy Chair [Keith] Ellison.”

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