Pol calls for enhanced safety on school buses


Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is pushing for legislation to require all city school buses to have seatbelt signage.

According to the Glendale pol, buckling up is now not enforced, and kids spend a significant amount of time on school buses.

The bill would require the Department of Education to provide not just seatbelt signage, but also information about proper usage of seatbelt and display language.

It would highlight the requirement that buses be equipped with a seat belt for each passenger.

“This is a simple, common sense measure that can go a long way in safeguarding our students as they get to and from school,” Crowley said. “So many of our children ride the bus each and every day, and it’s our responsibility to be proactive about their safety. We shouldn’t have to wait until an accident happens to ensure that students buckle up.”

“Serious injuries could occur if children fail to use seatbelt on school buses. This signage is a small step that would have a big impact.”

The legislation will be introduced at Tuesday’s City Council stated meeting.


The Inn on Skin is offering 15% OFF all services to DOE employees on Monday, October 9th

“Invest in your skin. It’s going to represent you for a long time,” says Jessica Carvetta, owner of The Inn on Skin. She is quoting Linden Tyler, a famous stylist and skincare professional.

carvettaThe Inn on Skin is a skin care salon in Glendale, Queens, where affordable luxury skin care and full-service esthetic treatments can be found.

On Monday, October 9th, The Inn on Skin will be open exclusively for DOE employees, and all services will be 15% OFF!

Call 718-514-5472 to make an appointment with Jessica. The Inn on Skin is located at 80-21 Myrtle Avenue in Glendale. (Entrance on 81st Street).

“We offer peaceful pampering and top-notch service in an environment that encourages relaxation and comfort,” said Jessica.

Jessica is the lead esthetician and owner who is dedicated to a highly personalized, integrative and comprehensive approach to skin care. As a New York State trained and licensed esthetician, she provides a thorough diagnosis of your skin and analysis of your lifestyle and its effects on your skin.

Jessica implements an arsenal of the latest technology, proprietary treatments protocols, and clinically active serums and elixirs to transform your skin.


Committed to beautiful skin, The Inn on Skin prevents, corrects, smoothes, tightens, lightens, erases, and banishes wrinkles, large pores, sun damage, age spots, skin laxity and unwanted hair.  Full-service waxing is also available.

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During the whole month of October, your inner pumpkin spice loving basic ***** can enjoy the new facial of the month – a 40 minute pumpkin spice enzyme facial.

Other elite skin services include: hydrofacials, microdermabrasion, vitamin c infusion mask, parrafin mask, chemical peels, micro-needling, fat freeze, photo light therapy, and more…

“I aspire to help my clients achieve luminous skin. My vision is for all my clients to feel warm and welcomed – like family – in The Inn on Skin full-service esthetics and skin care. Make your appointment today!” said Jessica, the Glendale native.


Glendale community raising money for late volunteer


Photo courtesy the GoFundMe page.

Tim Leach, a 21-year-old member of the Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps passed away suddenly this week and the community is raising money to help cover funeral costs.

A GoFundMe page, started by a man named Joshua Petree has so far raised $3,660 of its $10,000 goal.

The Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps shared information about Leach, who joined the corps after passing his certification in January 2016:


Crowley collecting donation for Puerto Rico

unnamedCouncilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s Glendale office is collecting donations for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Stop by the councilwoman’s office in the Shops at Atlas Park, 71-19 80th Street, suite 8-303 from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to drop off items.

They are collecting batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products.

The NYPD 104th Precinct is also partnering with other departments throughout the City. See the flier below for more details:



Pol hosts veterans appreciation breakfast

IMG_8842Assemblyman Mike Miller hosted his first annual Veterans Breakfast at Oak Ridge in Forest Park, yesterday. The event gathered veterans from throughout the borough and thanked them for their service.

Joining Miller at the event were: Commissioner for New York City’s Department of Veterans’ Services Loree Sutton, State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.

Miller also thanked Hess Miller Funeral Home and George Werst Funeral Home for all their services for Indigent Veterans.

Elected officials thank George Werst Funeral Home for all their services for Indigent Veterans.

Elected officials thank George Werst Funeral Home for all their services for Indigent Veterans.


Local dog groomer takes home third place prize at expo


Amanda Madtes, a Middle Village resident and owner of K9 Caterers Grooming in Glendale captured the third place trophy in the Rescue Round Up competition at Groom Expo 2017.

The native of Dublin Ireland opened the Glendale salon in 2014, which features an open-concept floor plan, express grooming services and the chance for owners to stay with their dogs during the grooming process.

Groom Expo is the largest grooming show, drawing thousands of pet professionals to the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania on September 17.


Addabbo, Sacred Heart, host food and school supply drive


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.


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.