CB5 Transportation/Public Transit committees to talk bus redesign

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The Transportation Services and Public Transit Service committees of Community Board 5 are hosting a joint meeting on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue.

The main item on the agenda will be a presentation from MTA New York City Transit representatives about the Queens bus network redesign plan.

The presentation will be followed by questions from committee members and community residents.

A review of traffic safety requests will follow, if time permits.

The MTA previously hosted a workshop on the bus network design in Ridgewood, where residents voiced their concerns about what they deemed radical changed to their bus service.

Read more about that meeting, which is what you can expect at this committee meeting, in the Queens Ledger here.

CB5 meeting set for Wednesday, February 12

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Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School’s cafeteria.

The meeting will begin with a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 preliminary budget for the city.

That will be followed by a presentation from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center’s pediatrics and adolescent health department.

As usual, there will be a public forum, where anyone who signs up can speak before the board. Public forum speakers must pre-register by calling the office at 718-366-1834 or email qn05@cb.nyc.gov.

You’ll also hear from the chairperson, Vincent Arcuri Jr., as well as the district manager, Gary Giordano, when they present their monthly reports.

To conclude, the following CB5 committees will also report back: Parks Services, Public Safety Services, Transportation and Public Transit Services, and the Executive Committee on street festivals.

Rep. Grace Meng hosts supply drive for Puerto Rico

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From January 15 until February 5, Congresswoman Grace Meng is hosting an emergency supply drive to help the people of Puerto Rico following the devastating earthquake that recently struck the island.

Meng is collecting basic necessities such as water, first aid kits, flashlights, non-perishable foods, batteries, baby formula, diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Supplies can be dropped off at her Flushing district office at 40-13 159th Street, Suite C. Drop-off hours at Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico have been devastated by the earthquakes that have hit the island, and my heart aches for all who have been impacted,” Meng said. “Even more heartbreaking is that these earthquakes have struck as many residents continue to recover from Hurricane Maria.”

“We must not sit by and allow our fellow Americans to suffer,” she added. “We must assist them in their time of need.”

Mammogram bus coming to Middle Village

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A mammogram bus offering no-cost mammograms and clinical breast exams is coming to Middle Village in January.

Hosted by Councilman Bob Holden, the van will be parked by 64-69 Dry Harbor Road on Wednesday, January 22 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

No co-pays are required, and deductibles are waived. Uninsured patients are also welcomed.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Women aged 40 – 79 with health insurance
  • Women aged 50 – 79 without health insurance
  • Currently living in New York City
  • No mammogram in the past 12 months

To make an appointment, call 718-366-3900 or 1-877-628-9090.

Civic leader Lorraine Sciulli to be honored with street renaming

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Longtime Middle Village civic leader Lorraine Sciulli will be honored this week with a street renaming ceremony.

On Thursday, December 19, at 10 a.m., 77th Street and 62nd Avenue will be renamed in her memory.

Sciulli was largely involved with the Juniper Park Civic Association and Community Board 5 for many years.

She passed away in December 2017.

Community Board 5 meeting set for December 11

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Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet for the final time this year on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.

The board hear updates from the chairperson, district manager, local elected officials and various CB5 committees.

There will be a holiday get together (with food!) after the meeting.

As a reminder, CB5 is collecting wrapped toys or gifts for young children (newborn to 5 years old) in low-income families who are enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children’s Food Assistance Program (WIC), located at 55-05 Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood.

The board asks donations to indicate boy or girl and the age range on the gift wrap.