Fun fashion show by Sacred Heart CA in June

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Are you looking for a moms’ night out with your girl pals? Well, Sacred Heart Catholic Academy is hosting a fashion show on Friday, June 7.
Grab a table with your friends and enjoy great food, music and a fun show of the latest fashion trends. There will also be raffles and other prizes.

The cost per person is $65. For more info, call Margo Gorski at 718-812-9240 or Jennifer Suffel at 917-353-4027.

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CB5 to vote on Forest Park entrance tomorrow

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Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.

On the agenda this week is a presentation by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center executives. That will be followed by a presentation regarding the Math Smart Program at LaGuardia Community College.

Following the presentations will be the public forum, committee reports, and nominations for Executive Committee Positions.

The Parks Services Committee will give a recommendation regarding plans for construction of a Myrtle Avenue entrance to Forest Park as well.

For more information, or to register to speak in advance, call the CB5 office at 718-366-1834.

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Glendale property owners talk congestion pricing

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The Glendale Property Owners Association held its monthly meeting last Thursday at St. Pancras Pfeiffer Hall.

Among their speakers was Assemblyman Mike Miller, who gave a summary of the New York State budget and other upcoming events.

Miller said many residents were concerned about congestion pricing.

“While we are still working on the details in Albany, some residents who travel to Manhattan are concerned about being charged twice, as well as potentially having to pay going over the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for being in the wrong lane and/or getting to the FDR Drive,” he said.

The Glendale assemblyman has been advocating for exemptions for seniors, yellow cab drivers, first responders and people going into the zone for doctor’s appointments.

The congestion pricing zone runs south of 60th Street in Manhattan, but excludes the FDR Drive and the West Side Highway.

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Celebrate Easter at Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

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Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy.

On Sunday, April 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy pancakes, coffee and desserts with the local community. There will be games, crafts, raffles and an opportunity to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. If you make it to the breakfast, stick around for the Book Fair.

If you’d like to purchase tickets, respond by April 2 (look at the flyer above). Tickets won’t be sold at the door.

Prices are $15 per adult, $10 for children and those aged 2 and younger are free.

 

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Holden calls for new school in District 30

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School overcrowding is a persistent issue in western and central Queens, notably in School District 24.

To address the issue, Councilman Bob Holden has called on the Department of Education and the School Construction Authority to build a new high school within his council district.

With high school acceptance letters mailed out last week, Holden says his office has been inundated with phone calls from frustrated parents whose children aren’t placed in “certain schools that they live close to.”

“When parents are telling me their child has excellent grades and test scores but is not being accepted into the schools they desire, there is something fundamentally wrong with the placement system,” Holden says. “The students in my district deserve more quality school choices.”

The councilman has identified “multiple locations” that the SCA has expressed strong interest in, he says.

Throw in the fact that Queens schools are 16,654 seats over capacity, proving that it’s by far the most overcrowded borough in terms of schools seats.

“I am tired of Queens being overlooked when it comes to such important issues as education,” Holden says. “I demand better than this for our children.”

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City to address flooding on Edsall Avenue

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Some good news is coming to this part of Glendale that’s constantly flooded.

Late last month, Assemblyman Mike Miller and Councilman Bob Holden announced that the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Transportation have developed a plan to ease flooding on Edsall Avenue.

The plan includes repaving and installing a curb and catch basin in the area to reconnect to the nearest sewer.

Community Board 5 has requested fixing this problem for many years, as have neighbors who have suffered anytime there’s flooding.

More information, including a timeline of the project, will be released soon. Stay tuned.

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Join NYC H2O for Stewardship Day at Ridgewood Reservoir

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Now that the Ridgewood Reservoir has more protections, it’s up to community members to make sure it’s kept clean.

Earlier this year, the reservoir was designated a protected wetland, adding an additional layer of protection for the threatened and endangered species there.

On March 10, NYC H2O, the organization that has been advocating for the reservoir, is hosting its first monthly stewardship day there.

They are asking for volunteers to help remove invasive plant species and plant native species in their place.

RSVP here if you plan on attending!

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Borough president’s Lunar New Year celebration & photo contest

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Happy Year of the Pig!

On Wednesday, February 27, Queens Borough Hall is celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Borough President Melinda Katz also announced a photo contest, with the winners being displayed at the celebration.

This year’s photo contest theme is “New Year and Me.” Entrants’ photo must be submitted with their entry by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 14.

Contest winners will be notified by February 19.

Contest rules and entry forms can be found online here.

The February 27 celebration is free and open to the public. RSVP here or call 718-286-2661.

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