Fatal accident on Cooper Avenue

Community Affairs detective Thomas Bell reported this morning that a 46-year-old Glendale resident was struck and killed by a truck while trying to cross the street at 80th Street and Cooper Avenue this morning at approximately 5:56 a.m. No charges have been filed as the investigation is still ongoing at this time, according to police.

“I am deeply saddened by Mr. Martin Srodin’s tragic death, and I extend my condolences to his family and loved ones,” released Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley in a statement this week. “Too many pedestrians in our community have lost their lives in traffic accidents, and the Department of Transportation needs to be more proactive on busy intersections like 80th Street and Cooper Avenue. I will continue to push DOT to improve safety at this intersection.”

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Kiwanis West hosts Beatles tribute concert fundraiser in Glendale

Yesterday and Today perform at Flushing Meadows Corona Park last weekend.

“Yesterday and Today” performed at Flushing Meadows Corona Park last weekend.

Queens West Kiwanis Foundation proudly presents A 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Beatles Arrival to America with “Yesterday and Today” – A Tribute to The Music of The Beatles, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at St. Pancras School, located at 68-20 Myrtle Ave., from 8 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person which includes: Free parking in rear, salads and sandwiches, three sets of live Beatles music and dancing! Cash bar (beer, wine, water and soda).

For information and reservations, contact: Hank @ 718-866-5471 or hankthek@aol.com or Joe @ 516-622-6758 or joa9014@nyp.org.



DHS commissioner has goal of greater transparency

Commissioner Gilbert Taylor stops by the Queens Ledger office last week.

Amid growing tensions in communities slated for new homeless shelters and transitional housing facilities, Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Gilbert Taylor reached out to the Glendale Register last week to discuss the severity of the homelessness issue and discuss the proposed shelter on Cooper Avenue.

The site was proposed to DHS by Samaritan Village and would be specifically tailored for homeless families by including kitchens, recreational facilities and social services, especially as they relate to youth.

According to Taylor, the Glendale shelter would be built to meet DHS’s specifications for housing homeless families, unlike the emergency shelters that have recently opened in the borough, such as the one at the Pan Am Motor Inn on Queens Boulevard.

The commissioner, flanked by a few staffers, was clear to point out that it is not unusual for neighborhoods to be opposed to a shelter. But with nearly 57,000 homeless now living in the five boroughs – a 40 percent increase over the past four years – Taylor said the department’s central focus is finding a bed for every man, woman and child.

“The city is facing a record number of homeless families and adults requesting shelter,” Taylor said. “As an agency, it is our mission and responsibility to provide shelter and related services to anyone in need.

“We hope that New Yorkers will find it in themselves to embrace these families with children in their communities as we help them get back on their feet,” Taylor added.

Read the full story at the Glendale Register



Man arrested for murder found with cache of weapons in 104th Precinct

10-21-14 104 Pct Gun Arrest

Police from the 104th Precinct yesterday uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in a garage and second-floor apartment in Ridgewood.

The arsenal belonged to Victor Rivera, 51, who was arrested for murder in Brooklyn in 1982.

Police received a tip that Rivera was storing the rifles, ,handguns and ammunition at his residence at 58-22 79th Avenue.

On Tuesday, Sergeant Timothy Hinteman, the 104th Precinct field intelligence officer, and Officers Mark Bublin and Matat Olag searched the premises and found two shotguns, three rifles, two assault rifles, a Tech-Nine, .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and two .22-caliber revolvers.

Along with the guns, the officers also found over 700 rounds of ammunition.Rivera has been charged with over 25 different counts consisting of various weapons possession charges.


Sgt. Timothy Hinteman, 104 Pct FIO

PO Oleg Matat, 104 PctPO Mark Bublin, 104 Pct


Glendale Streets To Get Water Main Construction Beginning October 14.

Work expected to last four months

For what the NYC Department of Design & Construction calls ‘for new building construction and for improvement to the City’s water main distribution system and fire protection,’ a dozen streets in the Myrtle Avenue / Union Turnpike section of Glendale will be torn up in order to put new water mains in. Work will start October 14th and will go on for four months. Expect some traffic disruption and lane detours while this work is being done.

The contractor is DeBoe Construction Company in Huntington, NY.

The streets include: 77 Avenue at 88 St., Myrtle Avenue between 81Ave. and 84 St., 85 St. between 77th Ave. and Myrtle, 86th and 87th Streets between 77 Ave. and Union Tpk. 78 Avenue between 84 and 88 St., 79 Ave. from 87 to 88 St., 84 St. between 77 and 78 Aves., Union Turnpike – both sides, from Myrtle to 88 St. The last of the work will include a new water main on Myrtle Avenue between Union Turnpike and 85 Street.


Grand opening of new K9 Caterers Grooming

Announcing the Grand Opening of K9 Caterers Grooming tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 a.m., 75-16 Woodhaven Blvd in Glendale and located in the large back parking lot of K9 Caterers.


K9 Caterers Grooming in Glendale opens on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

This new salon is the first totally open concept salon in Queens where pet owners are invited to stay and watch the entire groom of their dog. It is one large room and there are no hidden back rooms. A lot of pet owners feel uncomfortable leaving their dog and not being able to see what goes on during the grooming process. We have a security camera mounted that looks over the entire room and we record each groom.

As an opening special there is a 10% discount off every dog’s first groom and an additional 10% off the next groom if the owner re-books and completes their dogs groom before 8 weeks time.

On Wednesdays, an additional 10% will be taken off for Senior Citizens over the age of 65.

Veterans will receive an additional 15% off and Service dogs will receive an additional 30% off – ALL THE TIME!

The salon will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. For now grooming is by appointment only.

K9 Caterers Grooming will be teaming up with local rescue centers and holding adoption events. Be sure to look for these events posted on our Calender of Events.

You can call Amanda Madtes, official Salon Manager and Head Groomer at 718-894-4365 or visit their Facebook page at “K9 Caterers Grooming”. Amanda will gladly answer any questions you may have and will give your pooch the Royal treatment!


Massage Envy coming To Glendale corner

Briarwood Architect Gerald Caliendo unveiled plans, on October 6, 2014 for a Glendale spot to be the new home for a fast growing Massage Envy franchise. The plan calls for a dozen treatment rooms with off-street parking for 15, at 89-44 Metropolitan Avenue, the corner of Metropolitan and Aubrey in Glendale. The facade will get a facelift and if the plan passes through Glendale’s Community Board #5 and the Board of Standards and Appeals, the center should open earlyMAssage Envy glendale blog photo 2015. The 3100 square foot space is planned to be built next to the Parts Authority Auto Parts store. The monthly membership fee is planned at $69 – and includes one 50-minute massage.


Eager supporters pack the house at GMVC informational fundraiser

A crowd of attendees surrounds the block captain sign up and donation table at the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition informational fundraiser on October 1st.

Every table in the cafeteria was bustling. Roughly 250 people had come to Christ the King High School in Middle Village for a general information meeting of the newly-formed the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition.

The coalition was established with one sole purpose in mind: To tie up the establishment of a warehouse-style DHS homeless shelter facility at 78-16 Cooper Avenue using the legal system, and hopefullyin so doing to cause such a ruckus that DHS backs down and abandons their plans for the site.

The ad hoc steering committee of the coalition was populated by representatives of the Glendale Civic Association, the Middle Village Chamber of Commerce, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, the Juniper Park Civic Association, the Middle Village Property and Residents Association, and the Glendale Property Owners Association.

Reacting to the swollen crowd gathered before her, Glendale Civic Association (or as it’s known in the neighborhood, ‘The Facebook Page’) President Kathy Masi said. “Obviously everyone here is very concerned about our community, and should be.”

The initial volley from the coalition comes in the form of intent to file Article 78 proceedings before the end of next week. This action would challenge the integrity of the environmental assessment performed by a contractor on behalf of the DHS. According to Chris Murray, who has been hired as the head lawyer for the group,

Following the filing of the Article 78, the coalition promises to bring further action to courts on the local, state and federal level to keep fighting.

One of the key elements of the Wednesday night meeting, beyond the fundraising function, was the block captain sign-up. About 50 people signed up for this position, which would have them working as a liaison between the coalition and their neighbors to disseminate new developments, champion fundraising efforts and bring forward any concerns.

So far, just over $30,000 of the group’s $130,000 goal has been raised in just five weeks.

The next meeting of the group will be Friday, October 24, at Yer Man’s Irish Pub.