Addabbo, Sacred Heart, host food and school supply drive

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State Senator Joseph Addabbo is partnering with Glendale’ Sacred Heart Church to host a school supply and food drive.

“No student should have to go without adequate school supplies,” Addabbo said. “That is why we are asking you to help make ‘Back to School’ season better for those less fortunate. Anytime is the right time of year to help a fellow New Yorker, but we hope this food and school supply drive will make the start of the new school year special. As always, I am proud to once again collaborate with Sacred Heart for this wonderful cause and look forward to continuing our efforts in the future.”

The request donations are: school supplies such as spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, loose-leaf paper, construction paper; and all sizes of plastic sandwich and snack-size storage bags. Other items requested include canned goods and dry foods, such as soup, pasta, beef stew, cereal, oatmeal, tea, coffee, powdered creamer, sugar, condiments, juice, and ice tea mix. In addition, donations of toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, feminine products, toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, disposable diapers, tissues, and shampoo will be welcomed.

Those who wish to make donations may drop items off at the Sacred Heart Food Pantry, located at 77-05 84th St., in Glendale, or at Senator Addabbo’s Middle Village Office, located at 66-85 73rd Place, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Check out the final map of the Glendale neighborhood block sale

The Glendale, neighborhood block sale is just over a week away. Check out the final map below and stop by the homes on September 16th and 17th to see what sort of treasures your neighbors have to offer.

On the day of the sale there will be at basket at 71-28 71st Street for the collection of food for the Sacred Heart Pantry by the Girl Scouts, so bring a can or two of food to drop on your walk around the neighborhood.

The homes marked with a black star are participating both days or are undecided; the homes marked with a blue check are just participating on September 16 and the homes marked with a green “x” are just participating on September 17.

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Crowley helps connect youth to employment and education services

Crowley joins attendees and volunteers at the event.

Crowley joins attendees and volunteers at the event.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley joined together with local organizations to host a youth access event at the Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale over the weekend.

More than two dozen organizations were on hand to help provide dozens of kids with with information on alternative paths to graduation, internship programs, job training, social services, immigration services and more.

“Through this event, we aimed to extend opportunities to not only the disconnected youth, but all youth throughout the community. Every organization that participated knows the importance of providing youth with a solid foundation to help them grow,” Crowley said. “My thanks to Legal Hand and to every group that participated in this important event.”

 

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Map of Glendale neighborhood-wide block sale released

A full map of the participating homes in Glendale’s neighborhood-wide block is officially live. Check it out below and stop by the homes on September 16th and 17th to see what sort of treasures your neighbors have to offer.

On the day of the sale there will be at basket at 71-28 71st Street for the collection of food for the Sacred Heart Pantry by the Girl Scouts, so bring a can or two of food to drop on your walk around the neighborhood.

The homes marked with a black star are participating both days or are undecided; the homes marked with a blue check are just participating on September 16 and the homes marked with a green “x” are just participating on September 17.

 

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Police release flier of suspects in Cypress Hills cemetery vandalism

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The NYPD 104th Precinct released a new flier with images of the persons of interest in connection with the vandalism that took place in Cypress Hills Cemetery last week.

According to police, a trio of vandals that broke into Cypress Hill Cemetery in Glendale on August 15 and damaged more than 40 headstones by knocking them down or spray painting slurs on them.

Many of the headstones belonged to Asian-American individuals and some of the graffiti contained anti Asian-American slurs.

The individuals also entered the memorial Abbey mausoleum and caused damage by breaking marble stones on the front of about 15 vaults.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website atWWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Crowley to host youth access event

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Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley Legal Hand are hosting an event to connect local youth to employment and education opportunities.

More than two-dozen organizations will be on hand at the Shops at Atlas Park, storefront 6-112, 8000 Cooper Ave., on Monday August 28 from noon to 4 p.m. to provide information on alternate paths to graduation, internship programs, job training, social services, immigration services and more.

 

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Queens Library hosting solar eclipse viewing parties

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Miss out on your chance to grab solar eclipse glasses? Well check out one of the free viewing parties at Queens Library’s across the borough.

At the Queens Library Glendale branch, 78-60 73rd Place, stop by between 2 and 3 (the eclipse will be at its peak at 2:44 p.m.) to learn about why eclipses occur. There is a limited supply of glasses and crafts for the kids in attendance.

To see if your library is hosting a special event, check out the library’s event listings. 

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Vandals desecrate graves in Cypress Hills cemetery

Police are looking for a trio of vandals that broke into Cypress Hill Cemetery in Glendale yesterday and damaged more than 40 headstones by knocking them down or spray painting slurs on them.

Many of the headstones belonged to Asian-American individuals and some of the graffiti contained anti Asian-American slurs.

The individuals also entered the memorial Abbey mausoleum and caused damage by breaking marble stones on the front of about 15 vaults.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

A number of elected officials spoke out against the incident today.

“Queens is strengthened every day by its diversity,” Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley said. “There is absolutely zero tolerance for acts of hate and the vandalism that occurred in our historic Cypress Hills cemetery. As a community, we are proud of our values and must stand together against this horrendous act and work with law enforcement to hold those responsible accountable.”

“Targeting tombstones with hate speech is truly a despicable act of desecration,” Councilman Peter Koo added. “This has no place in our community.”

The individuals are described as three males, approximately 16-19-years-old, possible white or Hispanic with light complexions

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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