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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Rain in Glendale Continues to Flood Cooper Underpass

Ok, so there was a considerable amount of rain in Glendale Friday night into Saturday. But an inch should not flood the Cooper Avenue Underpass like this. Here is a picture sent to us after the rains early this weekend. We thought this wouldn’t happen after the 4-year sewer project between Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth.

We only got an inch of rain...... What's up?

We only got an inch of rain…… What’s up?

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Glendale councilwoman celebrates National Night Out

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From Left to right, Officer Charles Sadler, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Captain John A. Mastronardi and Det. Thomas Bell.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley joined the NYPD 104th Precinct to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime in Juniper Valley Park yesterday.

“Each year, National Night Out Against Crime celebrates the important partnership between our neighborhoods and the police department,” Crowley said. “It shows we recognize the best way to keep our communities safe is by working together, block by block. As Council Member, public safety is one of my highest priorities, and I thank the local precincts for their continued partnership and dedication to our local residents.”

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Glendale pol hosts CPR event

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Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley partnered with the FDNY to host a free CPR event for the community.

“Knowing how to administer CPR can make the biggest difference in an emergency situation,” Crowley said. “Every second counts. I’m pleased to provide the opportunity for residents to learn this lifesaving measure and thank the FDNY and EMS for their partnership.”

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Lions club visits Hellen Keller National Center

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From left to right, Tom Nadrowski, Jullian Embrack, Judy Cueva, Pat Conety and Dr. Marvin Gross, who organized the trip on behalf of the Glendale Middle Village Lions Club.

Members of the Glendale and Middle Village Lions Club visited the Hellen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults in Sands Point, New York last month.

Dr. Marvin Grossman said the group observed the magnificent treatment that the center renders to the deaf-blind population.

“We were overwhelmed by the superb work that the Helen Keller National Center does,” Grossman said. “It was truly an amazing experience.”

The group was led around by Allison Burrows, of IRPD the center’s IRPD center, who took them into classrooms to observe the students firsthand.

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