Following a report of another assault at the Cooper Rapid Rehousing Center in Glendale, Councilman Bob Holden is calling for the homeless shelter to be shuttered for good.
Holden issued a statement last week that his office was informed of an another assault at the site.
DHS has informed the Glendale pol that they plan to remove all 120 men from the shelter and relocate them to hotel rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While he called the temporary move “welcome news” for the men who live at the shelter, Holden wants the location closed permanently.
The Glendale representative also asked Comptroller Scott Stringer to not approve the contract and “put an end to the fraud, waste and abuse” of the homeless shelter system.
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After a concerning incident involving a stranger trying to enter Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, a local politician is calling for an investigation into the NYPD’s poor response.
Councilman Bob Holden wants the 104th Precinct to be probed for its four-hour response time after staff members at the Glendale school called 911 to report a suspicious man lurking around the facility.
Holden says that a man knocked on the door of the school at about 12:30 p.m. on February 25 “while holding a stick-like object” in his hand and wearing a bag over his shoulder.
A faculty member answered the door, followed by the man asking for directions. The faculty member, who felt uncomfortable, closed the door. The man lingered for a few minutes.
Sacred Heart faculty then called 911 twice to report the incident, but no officers arrived until after 4 p.m., according to Holden.
The 104th Precinct’s response was that a car accident with injuries took priority over the situation at the school.
“I am extremely frustrated with the lack of response and urgency from the 104th Precinct,” Holden said.
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike miller joined the Glendale/104th Precinct’s Civilian Observation Patrol (GCOP) for the swearing-in of their new board of directors last week.
“It is an honor to administer the oath to the 104COP’s new Jeux Gonflables Board of Directors,” Crowley said. “We are proud to have the strongest and longest serving community patrol in the City, and I am very grateful for their work and partnership. Thank you to President Mark Pearson and every member of 104COP for their dedication to the public safety of our neighbors.”