Glendale organizations host dinner & dance fundraiser

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If you’d like to help out two Glendale families with their medical financial burdens, there will be a fundraiser on January 28 that you can attend.

Held at the St. Pancras Gym, the “There’s No Place Like Home” fundraiser will feature dinner and dancing. There will also be raffles and a live DJ.

The event costs $50 and is a tax deductible donation.

For more information, you can contact:
Bill Rennison at 718-497-3128 or Al Bellington at 718-417-9857.

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“Generations” Classic Rock & Roll Tonight @ Yerman’s Irish Pub

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Classic Rock is alive and well and performing tonight at Yerman’s Irish Pub!

Come to Yerman’s Irish Pub tonight to see a GREAT Classic Rock & Roll Band!  Yerman’s is located at 70-26 88th Street in Glendale. The band starts around 9:30 pm and there is NO COVER CHARGE!!!

 This talented and energetic group of musicians and singers really know how to show an audience a great time – and that’s because they have a wonderful time each and every time they play their eclectic playlist of familiar songs from the 60’s, 70’s and newer! You’ll recognize and love every song! For a great musical experience and a fun time with engaging entertainers who really love to please, you can’t do better than Generations!

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Bank robber strikes at Ridgewood Savings Bank

(Photo courtesy Google Maps)

(Photo courtesy Google Maps)

 

The Ridgewood Savings Bank at 65-01 Myrtle Avenue was robbed yesterday afternoon, Det. Thomas Bell from the NYPD 104th Precinct confirmed.

According to Bell this incident occurred around 3:21 p.m. The suspect entered the bank and passed the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over approximately $6,200 and the suspect fled the scene. No weapon was displayed at any point.

The suspect was described as possibly a Hispanic female, 5’7, 140 pounds, 18-20 years old wearing a black knit hat, black jacket and red flannel pants.

In an unrelated incident, two individuals were arrested for shoplifting at the nearby CVS pharmacy, located at 68-02 Myrtle Avenue.

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Surveillance footage of the suspect.

(Edited to include new details released by DCPI)

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Det. Bell to be honored as Cop of the Year

The NYPD 104th Precinct Community Council is hosting the second annual Cop of the Year Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 26. This year’s award recipient is Det. Thomas Bell, of the 104th Precinct’s Community Affairs Division, a 16-year veteran.

The Glendale Kiwanis Club will also be honored as the Community Partner of the Year.

The dinner is from 7-11 p.m. at Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Boulevard South in Middle Village. For details on ticket information, see the flier below:

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Suspected bank robber strikes again

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A photo of the suspect wanted for questioning in connection with the robberies.

An individual wanted in connection with a handful of Queens bank robberies may have struck again. According to police, a December 19 robbery fits a similar pattern of four earlier incidents.

On December 19, an unidentified individual entered that Chase Bank at 71-04 Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale and approached the bank teller. The individual then passed a note and demanded money. The teller turned over an undetermined amount of cash before the individual fled the bank.

The four previous incidents are:

• On Friday, September 30, 2016 at approximately 1600 hours the individual entered Chase Bank, located at 144-17 Union Turnpike and removed $2,100 in cash.

• On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at approximately 1355 hours the individual entered Chase Bank, located at 196-03 Northern Boulevard, and removed $5000 on cash.

• On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at approximately 1458 hours the individual entered Chase Bank, located at 184-01 Hillside Avenue and removed $4,620 in cash.

• On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at approximately 1515 hours the individual entered Chase Bank, located at 111-18 Liberty Avenue, and removed $1,000 in cash.

The suspect wanted for questioning in connection with the robberies is described by police as a black male, approximately 35 years-old, 6’5″ to 6’7″, approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black waist length jacket, blue jeans, and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to these 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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Finback hosts holiday market this weekend

15380370_1311365868934500_1232218786010259661_nGlendale-based Finback Brewery is hosting a holiday market in their taproom on Sunday, from 1-6 p.m. The event will feature local artisans, crafts, snacks and of course beer.

The party will see the launch of two cans of beer: Parallelogram and Red Shift Cranberry Yuzu Sour Ale.

Finback Brewary is located at 7801 77th Ave., in Glendale. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.

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House votes to give Glendale it’s own zip code

Congresswoman Grace Meng’s effort to give Glendale its own zip code passed through the House of Representatives by a voice vote last week. The bill now needs to pass through the Senate and be signed into law by the president.

“For almost thirty years, the residents of Glendale have sought to obtain a ZIP code for their community and the passage of this legislation is a giant step in finally making that happen,” said Meng.

“Residents of Glendale have experienced mail and service related problems due to sharing the 11385 ZIP code with the neighboring community of Ridgewood,” she added. “These problems include medications that were spoiled or not received due to mail processing errors, delays in first responder services to residents in need of care, and inaccuracies with GPS devices. Glendale also deserves to be recognized as its own community. I applaud this vote and I thank my colleagues for supporting it.”

Under the bill, Glendale would have its own zip code by September 30, 2017.

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