Category Archives: Glendale

West Nile spotted in boro

Mosquitoes around parts of northeast Queens were found to be carrying West Nile Virus, the city Health Department reported, but posed no threat to the residents living in the southern part of the borough. It was the first West Nile detection of the season, the city said, mostly emanating from Douglaston and College Point as well as part of Staten Island. No human cases of the virus were reported, the DOH said, and there was no cause for alarm just … Continue reading

Ridgewood rallies to save reservoir

A discussion over the Ridgewood Reservoir’s future drew close to 50 people from central Queens this week looking to check in with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Plans to decommission the site and breach its inner basins left most residents at the meeting with a bad taste in their mouths, arguing against any negative environmental impacts on the natural habitat. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and city Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) fielded questions about the … Continue reading

Phony Grenade Scare in Glendale

A novelty grenade sent a Glendale school into panic last Thursday after officials found the suspicious item inside a lunchbox, the Police Department said. PS 91 in Glendale evacuated the building last week after a school administrator spotted what resembled a grenade inside a lunchbox near a school safety agent’s desk tucked underneath some candy wrappers around 11:30 a.m., authorities said. The lunchbox belonged to another administrator at the school, who was not named, police said. Police had all students … Continue reading

Updated: Cops nab man who hit officer in escape attempt: 104th Pct.

The hunt for the man who allegedly escaped police custody in Glendale Monday night, hitting an officer with his own vehicle in the process, ended with his arrest Tuesday afternoon, the 104th Precinct said. Bryan McMenamin, 38, was arrested in Manhattan the day after police said he took control of the Jeep Grand Cherokee he was being held in and struck an officer in the process. He fled northbound around 6:55 p.m. down Decatur Street towards Myrtle Avenue and ditched … Continue reading

As 125-Family Homeless Shelter Looms, Glendale Recalls Smaller Venues

  As residents debate the city’s proposal to operate a 125-family homeless shelter in Glendale, individuals are recalling what they said were successful – though much smaller – shelters that once operated in religious institutions throughout the area before budget cuts shut them down. The Department of Homeless Services has been plugging along for over a year now on a potential $27 million plan that would put families in a shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave., a former airplane warehouse. But … Continue reading

Former State Sen. Serphin Maltese Named to Veterans Hall of Fame

Serphin “Serf” Maltese has been many things in his lifetime – including a 10-term state senator and a Queens assistant district attorney, to name just a couple. But before his career as a politician and an attorney, Maltese served in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army, and this service inspired state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) to select Maltese to be inducted into the state Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. “It’s an honor to recognize … Continue reading

At Homeless Shelter Hearing, Community Sounds Resounding ‘No’

The message was loud and clear: Glendale does not want a homeless shelter in its backyard. Civic leaders, elected officials and residents packed the auditorium at Christ the King in Middle Village last Thursday night for a face-to-face chat with the Department of Homeless Services and Samaritan Village – the two groups primarily behind the $27 million plan to build a 125-family shelter in a former airplane warehouse at 78-16 Cooper Ave. Representatives from both parties said their pieces before … Continue reading

CB 5 Urges Strength in Numbers at Homeless Shelter Meeting

Glendale residents hope to demolish plans to put a homeless shelter in their backyard at a town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday night. The homeless shelter has become a staple subject at monthly Community Board 5 meetings with residents constantly calling for a unified front against the proposal. They will have the chance to speak face-to-face with all those involved at a public hearing on May 22 at 7:30 p.m. inside Christ the King High School. CB 5 District Manager … Continue reading

Crowley on the Move to Atlas Park

Despite its turbulent past, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) announced she was moving her district office to the Atlas Park Mall to make herself more accessible to constituents. Crowley said she would be leaving her 64-77 Dry Harbor Rd. district office Friday and relocating down the road inside Glendale’s 71-19 80th St. Atlas Park Mall at Suite 8-303. The new space will be much larger at 1,267 square feet that will produce what she called “cost-savings” in her budget. … Continue reading

Queens Prepares for Memorial Day Parades

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Queens’ Memorial Day events this month to honor the heroic men and women who gave their all for their country. Major Memorial Day parades were set for Forest Hills and Maspeth on May 25 and another in Glendale-Ridgewood the following day. Each event garnered its own special theme and list of honorees this year to remember those who served this country. “We support all of the parades in this part of the … Continue reading

Meeting Set to Grapple with Glendale Homeless Shelter

After much anticipation, a community meeting was finally scheduled so residents can air concerns over a potential homeless shelter plan in Glendale. Mid-Queens residents and community leaders have been tapping their feet for months while waiting for a sit-down with the city Department of Homeless Services and Samaritan Village, the nonprofit company behind the 125-family shelter proposal. The groups agreed to meet May 22 at 7:30 p.m. inside Christ the King High School to discuss the $27 million proposal, but … Continue reading

Fedkowskyj Launches Assembly Bid for Markey’s Seat

Five years on the city Panel for Educational Policy may have been only the beginning of Middle Village’s Dmytro Fedkowskyj’s political career, as the civic activist kicked off his campaign for Assemblywoman Marge Markey’s (D-Maspeth) seat last weekend. After months of mulling over the move, Fedkowskyj etched his name into the mix to challenge Markey in a Democratic primary run for the 30th Assembly District. He picked Maspeth High School as his backdrop for the announcement Saturday morning. “I’ve lived in … Continue reading

District 24 Seeks Answers to Corona’s Long Overcrowded Classrooms

Concerned parents in Queens will hear a potential fix to overcrowding in Corona schools at this month’s Community Education Council 24 meeting. It is an old issue for the volunteer members of the parent organization, which advises on schools in Corona, Glendale, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Middle  Village and Ridgewood. But the April 28 meeting at PS 19 on Roosevelt Avenue will be the first in which Education Department officials will pitch this particular fix, which will create a new zone for … Continue reading

104th Pct. Pens 23 Summonses in One Saturday

It took just one day for the Ridgewood-based 104th Precinct to issue more than 20 summonses, thanks to help from various city agencies. The MARCH – multi-agency response to community hotspots – went down Saturday, April 5 at various nightlife locations at the root of residents’ complaints, a spokesman for the 104th said. Officers marched through the precinct alongside the state liquor authority, Buildings Department, Mental Health and Hygiene Department, Fire Department, Environmental Protection Department, Police Department and legal bureau. … Continue reading

Queens Supermarket Donates 1,000 Pounds of Kosher Food

A supermarket on the border of Glendale and Forest Hills packaged more than 1,000 pounds of kosher food to make this year’s Passover a proud one. The Stop and Shop at 89-89 Union Tpke. collected the donations and redirected them to the most needy just in time for Passover, which started at sundown Monday. The Queens Jewish Community Council, a nonprofit based in Forest Hills, took on the task of distributing the 4,000 packages throughout the city, including some of … Continue reading