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Animal Care Centers of NYC to bring unique full-service animal shelter to Ridgewood this spring

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Mar. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina The Animal Care Centers (ACC) of New York City is expected to open a first-of-its-kind, full-service animal shelter in Ridgewood, according to an announcement made by ACC President and Chief Executive Officer Risa Weinstock on Wednesday, Mar. 13. At a recent Community Board 5 general meeting, an informative presentation unveiled key details of the forthcoming 50,000-square-foot facility. Highlights included innovative building infrastructure designed to enhance pet care and the promise of new job opportunities. The new full-service shelter facility, located at 19-06 Flushing Avenue, at the intersection of Flushing and Woodward Avenues, is expected…
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Senator Addabbo to host virtual discussion on tackling problem gambling for National Problem Gambling Awareness Month


Mar. 7, 2024 By Anthony Medina The month of March is recognized as National Problem Gambling Awareness Month a nationwide campaign that seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling and promote prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The National Council on Problem Gambling estimates over 600,000 adults experience gambling-related issues in New York State. Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr, who is the Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Racing, Gaming, and Wagering, is making sure people are getting the help they need for gambling addiction through a zoom discussion scheduled for Tuesday, March 12. “For some, gaming is a casual…
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Residents of Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth seek transparency amid crime increase in the 104th Precinct


Feb. 26, 2024 By Anthony Medina According to the latest report from the NYPD 104th Precinct Commanding Officer, crime is up by 6% in the neighborhoods of Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth year to date, with over 60% of all crime in the area coming from car break-ins and grand larceny cases. “Car break-ins are…
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Fresh Pond Road Street Festival reignites debates at Community Board 5 Meeting


Feb. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina A decades-old street festival held on Fresh Pond Road, in Ridgewood, is the topic of controversy once again as neighborhood natives voice their concerns about the 4-day event.  The Fresh Pond Road Street Festival, organized by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens, comes to Fresh Pond Road every…
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Renowned German eatery in Glendale, Zum Stammtisch, joins New York State’s Historical Business Registry

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Feb. 5, 2024 By Anthony Medina The iconic Zum Stammtisch, an authentic German restaurant and pub, located at 69-46 Myrtle Ave, in Glendale, has been officially recognized as part of the New York State Historical Business Registry.  The New York State HB registry, a program run by the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, highlights businesses that have been in operation for at least 50 years and have contributed to their community’s history. The origins of Zum Stammtisch began with John Lehner, the father of current operators Hans and Werner, when he established the restaurant in November 1972….
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Iconic E&J Cards and Gifts in Ridgewood bids farewell after 51 years


Feb. 2, 2024 By Anthony Medina For over half a century, E&J Cards and Gifts has stood as a cornerstone of Ridgewood, located on Myrtle Ave, offering residents a diverse selection of gifts and novelty items, becoming a beloved staple in the community. Now, as February draws to a close, so does an era, with…
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Queens council member speaks out against repeated power outages in Middle Village, calls on Con Edison for solutions


Jan. 26, 2024 By Rachel Butler A local Queens Council member is seeking answers from Con Edison in the wake of repeated power outages in Middle Village. Council member Robert F. Holden, representing District 30, said the utility company needs to improve its service, noting how approximately 2,318 customers in Middle Village were without power…
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Queens Borough President’s office announces $30 million investment in borough schools


Jan. 23, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Queens Borough President Donovan Richards was at August Martin High School (AMHS) in South Jamaica Monday to announce that his office has allocated close to $30.5 million in capital funding for borough schools in fiscal year 2024. Surrounded by AMHS leadership, students, representatives from the New York City School…
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