Have a conversation with your councilman

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Tonight, stop by Councilman Bob Holden’s district office in Middle Village for a “conversation with your councilman.”

The town hall-style event begins at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.

The office is located at 64-69 Dry Harbor Road.

To RSVP, contact avaichunas@council.nyc.gov or 718-366-3900.


EMU Health doctor named 2019 Top General Practicioner in NYC

Dr.-Nabil-Salib-MD-2Top Doctor America, an organization that rates doctors around the country, just named local primary care doctor, Nabil Salib, a 2019 Top General Practitioner in New York.

Dr. Salib, an internist who attended Yale University, practices at EMU Health Center right here in Glendale Queens.

Dr. Salib is also the Medical Director and Leading doctor at MyDoc Medical Care in Forest Hills.

He performs Certified Medical Examinations for Pilots, Commercial Drivers, Athletes, Overseas Workers, Police Officers and Fireman.

Dr. Salib also sees patients for annual physicals, illness, EKGs, skin screenings, cholesterol screenings, asthma and high blood pressure, to name a few.

He specializes in weight loss, immunization, weight loss (non-surgical), influenza, check-up, contraception, and family planning.


“Seeing my patients smile, and knowing that they’re healthy and happy is an award in and of itself,” said Salib. “This recognition is definitely a cherry on top, and I appreciate it very much,” said Salib. “I also want to thank EMU Health for providing me with a great facility and a great staff, so that my practice can continue to be successful,” he added.

Dr. Salib also received Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 AND 2018 – an achievement awarded to doctors who have made a major positive impact in the lives of his/her patients.

You can reach Dr. Salib at EMU Health by calling 718.849.8700 or visiting EMU Health Center at 83-40 Woodhaven Blvd Glendale, NY 11385.


Evergreen Park to undergo renovation

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File photo

Evergreen Park in Glendale will undergo a renovation, thanks to funding passed in the recent city budget.

Councilman Bob Holden announced the upgrade last week in what he said was record-breaking funding for District 30.

The district, which spans Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth, will receive $11 million in capital funding and $2 million in expense funding.

Other budget items in the area include air conditioning improvements at multiple schools, upgraded cafeteria at Grover Cleveland High School and expansion of the Wildcat Service Corp. cleaning initiative.


Participate in Relay For Life MV this weekend

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The annual Relay For Life of Middle Village is taking place this Saturday and Sunday.

Maspeth native and lifelong resident, Leslie Orlovsky, first organized the inaugural event at Juniper Valley Park with local leaders back in 2003. While the event started out as a small event in the pouring rain, the event has grown larger every year since.

Last year’s event drew dozens of survivors, families and friends who honored those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

The event featured music, food, entertainment and activities, while also raising money to support American Cancer Society’s programs.

If you know of any restaurants that could donate a tray of food for the survivor tent, please reach out to the organizers.

Those participating this year are expected to meet at the Juniper Valley Park Running Track at Brennan Field in Middle Village at 7 p.m. on Saturday (June 22).

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Rewind-Live at Yerman’s tomorrow night

Photo credit: Rewind-Live/Facebook

Photo credit: Rewind-Live/Facebook

Are you in the mood for some live music?

Come kick off the weekend with Rewind-Live!

The classic rock band returns to Glendale this Friday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Yerman’s Irish Pub. Rewind specializes in bringing a modern sound to the songs of the past while maintaining the original song’s integrity.

Yerman’s Irish Pub is located at 7026 88th St. in Glendale.


There’s free yoga weekly in Glendale


Looking to get fit this summer? On Saturday mornings from now until August 31, you can participate in free yoga at The Shops at Atlas Park.

Attend Yoga on the Green with New York Sports Club at 9:30 a.m.

The event is open to everyone and you don’t need to be a member of NY Sports Club. Grab your pals or family members and have some fun while exercising!


Only In Queens Summer Festival on June 23

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Sheila E. will headline the free “Only In Queens” summer festival on Sunday, June 23 at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

The festival will be from 3 to 8 p.m. The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Concert will begin at 5 p.m.

The concert will also feature performances by soul artist Musiq Soulchild and reggae singer Kranium.

Other activities at the festival include a scavenger hunt, opportunities to meet NY1 anchors and reporters, exhibitions from the World’s Fair, international food vendors, and more.


Glendale student places second in Catholic school contest

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A Glendale student finished in second place in the Diocese of Brooklyn’s public speaking contest.

Olivia Gorski, a seventh grader from Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, delivered actor Steve Carrell’s “Princeton University Class Day Remarks” at the 2019 Sister Peggie Merritt Memorial Oratorical Contest.

She was second among 18 students from Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens who participated in the annual public speaking contest.

Students delivered speeches by famous people, including Winston Churchill, Shirley Chisholm, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Princess Diana and Steve Jobs.

Speech topics included eating disorders, teen suicide, gun control, civil and equal rights, and March for Life.


Stringer meets with stakeholders at Atlas Park mall

Photo by the Office of the Comptroller

Photo by the Office of the Comptroller

Comptroller Scott Stringer stopped by Glendale last week for a roundtable discussion with local stakeholders.

They discussed topics including homelessness and affordable housing, late payments to nonprofit organizations and the school safety situation at Sacred Heart school.

Stringer spent the day in Queens, later visiting the Peter Cardella Senior Center, Ridgewood Older Adult Center and Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood.

The man in charge of the city’s finances said he will take the issues he’s learned from the discussion back to his office to better inform his actions.

Look for the full story in this week’s Glendale Register newspaper.