Walking down “Jack Zwerenz Way”

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When you walk by the corner of 82nd Avenue and Myrtle Avenue, be sure to look up at the street sign.

You’ll notice that you’re walking on Jack Zwerenz Way.

Zwerenz was a longtime civic volunteer in Glendale. He was a prominent member of the Glendale Property Owners Association, where he fought against electrifying the Montauk branch of the LIRR that runs through Glendale.

He was also a co-founder GCOP, which today is one of the largest civilian patrols in the city.

Over the weekend, both groups joined Councilman Bob Holden to unveil the street sign in Zwerenz’s honor.

The next time you walk by, be sure to remember all the good Zwerenz contributed to the community.

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Community Board Meets Wednesday

The proposed Cooper Avenue Homeless Shelter will be one of the hot topics at the Community Board #5 meeting this Wednesday. Citing the need for fewer turns, fewer bus miles and better, more direct connections to subways, the MTA and DOT have unveiled a plan with longer distances between stops and what they claim to be ‘straighter paths’ along what appears to be busier streets. The plan is currently

The proposed homeless shelter in Glendae on Cooper Avenue

The proposed homeless shelter in Glendae on Cooper Avenue

being scoured by Community Boards. Community Board #5 meets on Wednesday evening at 7:30 @ Christ The King HS.

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Holden to speak at CEC 24 meeting tomorrow

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Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 is hosting its monthly meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at PS 58 in Maspeth.

The guest speaker, and honoree, will be Councilman Bob Holden.

Here’s what the CEC has to say about honoring Holden:

Councilman Holden has done a great deal for our communities and schools in the short time that he has been Councilman.  Prior to that, Mr. Holden has decades of experience working with the community and city in other roles. We invite you to join us on Tuesday as we thank Council Member Robert Holden for his tireless efforts in District 24 and we have asked him to share his experience in working with our District.

Originally, CEC 24 was supposed to host Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza for a town hall. But Carranza had to cancel the event due to the recent passing of a DOE official.

Activists who oppose the proposed Glendale homeless shelter had planned to protest the chancellor’s appearance, but that may be up in the air now that Carranza is not coming to the meeting.

It’ll be an interesting event, one that you don’t want to miss tomorrow!

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Final stewardship event this weekend at Ridgewood Reservoir

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NYC H2O and the Parks Department are hosting their final stewardship event of the year at the Ridgewood Reservoir.

Volunteers will help remove invasive plants from the path around the reservoir, which is home to 175 species of plants, but many of which are invasive.

For this project, volunteers will remove bittersweet and mugwort from the paths.

The event takes place on Sunday, December 15 at 10 a.m.

Meet at 58-02 Vermont Place in Glendale. The parking lot is across the street from the reservoir.

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Spectrum opens new store at Atlas Mall

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Spectrum has opened its latest store in The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale.

The site will allow customers to learn more about and try the company’s video, internet and voice services, such as Spectrum Mobile, Spectrum Internet and the Spectrum TV app.

The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Customers can also complete transactions at the store, including account payments, upgrades or exchanging equipment.

Spectrum, which also opened a new store in Forest Hills, also has store locations in Astoria, Elmhurst, Bayside, Flushing and Jamaica.

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Community Board 5 meeting set for December 11

 

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Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet for the final time this year on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.

The board hear updates from the chairperson, district manager, local elected officials and various CB5 committees.

There will be a holiday get together (with food!) after the meeting.

As a reminder, CB5 is collecting wrapped toys or gifts for young children (newborn to 5 years old) in low-income families who are enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children’s Food Assistance Program (WIC), located at 55-05 Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood.

The board asks donations to indicate boy or girl and the age range on the gift wrap.

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Atlas Park hosts annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Join The Shops at Atlas Park for their annual Tree Lighting Celebration on November 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The fun and free event will feature holiday music, face painters, strolling entertainment, fun giveaways for kids and much more.

The sponsors for the event include NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, Broadway Stages, Laser Bounce and Main Street Radiology.

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Photos with Santa at Atlas Park

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From November 22 to December 24, Santa will be available for photos and visits at The Shops at Atlas Park.

He will be stationed next to the Queens Public Library site at the mall.

Here are Santa’s hours for the coming month:

November

  • 11/22 to 11/23: Noon to 9 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 11/24: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 11/24 to 11/28: Closed
  • 11/29 to 11/30: Noon to 9 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)

December

  • 12/1: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 12/2 to 12/5: Closed
  • 12/6 to 12/7: Noon to 9 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 12/8: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 12/9 to 12/19: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 12/20 to 12/21: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 12/22: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 12/23: 10 a.m. to 9 pm. (break from 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • 12.24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (break from 1 to 1:45 p.m.)

You can also take pet photos with Santa on 12/9 and 12/16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Cats and dogs only.

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Win a free iPad, compliments of EMU Health

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EMU Health, a multi-specialty health facility in Glendale, is giving away a brand new iPad to one lucky winner.

Only current or former patients of an EMU Health doctor are eligible to enter the contest.

Here are the contest rules:

  1. Visit the EMU Health Google page
  2. Leave a Google review about your experience at EMU Health
  3. Keep your fingers crossed

One winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, December 13th.

 

Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 1.46.17 PM“We want the community to share their experience at our health center,” said an EMU representative. “We work with the best doctors from around NYC; and we’d love for our patients to tell us what they enjoyed about our state-of-the-art facility, or what they did not enjoy. We are always striving to improve our facility and our services, so any and all communication from our patients is important to us,” they added.

EMU Health is located at 83-40 Woodhaven Blvd. in Glendale, Queens. Their phone number is 718-849-8700 and their website is www.emuhealth.com. You can follow them on Instagram and on Facebook.

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Special contracting hearing on Glendale shelter set for November 7

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The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services is hosting a public hearing on contract awards on Thursday, November 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the mezzanine of One Centre Street.

The last item on the agenda is the Department of Homeless Services contract to develop and operate a “stand-alone transitional residence for homeless single adults” at 78-16 Cooper Avenue.

The term of the contract is from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025, with an option to renew from July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2028.

The vendor, of course, is the Westchester-based Westhab. According to the agenda, the contract is worth $61,808,956 – nearly $62 million.

The public hearing presents a chance for the public to provide testimony. We expect several people to speak about the project at the hearing, including members of the community board and the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition.

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