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:

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Crowley, 104th Precinct Community Council to welcome commissioner

NYPD Police Chief James O'Neill.

NYPD Police Chief James O’Neill.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill will be stopping by next month’s 104th Precinct Community Council meeting in Glendale.

The invitation to the City’s top cop was extended by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.

“Keeping our communities safe and maintaining a strong partnership with our local police is always one of the highest priorities,” Crowley said. “Commissioner O’Neill is a dedicated and outstanding law enforcement leader, who has focused heavily on police-community relations, and I welcome him to meet with our local residents. I’m very grateful of the work we have done, hiring more police and improving the quality of our neighborhoods, and look forward to his visit.”

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart School, 84-05 78th Ave.

“The 104th Precinct Community Council is pleased to have this opportunity to have Police Commissioner O’Neill at our monthly meeting,” added Len Santoro, 104th Precinct Community Council President.  “Our volunteer Board and Community Affairs officers work extremely hard to assist in providing opportunities to the community to connect with our precinct in a positive way.”

 

 

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Addabbo, Sacred Heart partner for Mother’s Day food drive

State Senator Joe Addabbo dropping off food from the holiday drive at Sacred Heart Church.

State Senator Joe Addabbo dropping off food from the holiday drive at Sacred Heart Church.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., is partnering with Sacred Heart Church in Glendale to host a Mother’s Day Food Drive.

From now through May 12, residents can drop off canned good, rice and toiletries at Addabbo’s Middle Village Office, 66-85 73rd Place; open every Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Once a year, we celebrate the women who helped shape us into the people we are today,” Addabbo said. “That is why, this Mother’s Day, we ask you to help make it a special holiday for those less fortunate. While usually after major holidays, our food pantries lack available food, anytime is the right time of year to help out a fellow New Yorker, but it is our hope that this simple act of kindness might just make this Mother’s Day even more special. As always, I am proud to once again partner with Sacred Heart for this wonderful cause and look forward to continuing our efforts in the future.

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Glendale business owners meet to discuss BID

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(Photo of Myrtle Avenue in Glendale courtesy DoomDan515, Wikimedia Commons)

Business owners on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale are meeting tomorrow to discuss the creation of a business improvement district (BID).

BID’s are partnerships between local businesses, where funds are collected to improve things like trash pickup, street cleaning and marketing.

To get more information about the possible creation of a BID on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, contact Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s office at: (718) 366-3900.

Business owners on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood already belong to a BID. 

 

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PS 88 students make valentines for veterans

Students from PS 88 show off the valentines they created for veterans.

Students from PS 88 show off the valentines they created for veterans.

Students at Glendale’s PS 88 participated in State Senator Joseph Addabbo’s annual Valentine’s Day cards for veterans drive. The cards will be delivered to veterans at the St. Albans VA hospital.

“Thank you to the students, faculty and staff of P.S. 88, for inviting me to participate in this Valentine’s Day project,” Addabbo said. “All of the students worked really hard to make these cards, in the hopes that they will brighten up the holiday for our veterans.”

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Sacred Heart, Senator Addabbo partner for Valentine’s Day food drive

State Senator Joe Addabbo dropping off food from the holiday drive at Sacred Heart Church.

State Senator Joe Addabbo dropping off food from the holiday drive at Sacred Heart Church.

State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Sacred Heart Church in Glendale are once again partnering on a Valentine’s Day food drive.

Donations will be accepted from January 25 to February 12 at Sacred Heart Church, 83-17 78th Ave. and Addabbo’s Middle Village office, 66-85 73rd Place.

The food pantry is seeking non-perishable items and includes any of the following: rice, cereal, soup (canned or dried), peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, oatmeal, canned tuna fish, beans (canned or dried), deodorant, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby powder, toilet paper and paper towels.

“I’m grateful that the recent holiday food drive was a huge success, but it’s important to remember that the need for food does not disappear after the holiday season,” said Addabbo. “There is always someone who can benefit from a simple act of kindness, such as donating an can of food. The items collected in this food drive will go a long way toward helping families and children who might not otherwise have dinner on the table. I urge all of us to pay it forward and help out whenever possible, and thank those who continue to support this food drive and others.”

For more information, contact Addabbo’s Middle Village office at 718-497-1630.

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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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