CB5 set for Wednesday, December 12

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Community Board 5 is set to meet next Wednesday evening at Christ the King HS.

Please note that the meeting will begin at 7, not the usual 7:30 p.m.

The agenda includes the chairperson’s report, the district manager’s report, and committee reports.

A vote will be taken on the proposed supportive housing development in Glendale and a variance for a gas station.

After the meeting, there will be a holiday get-together.

The board will be collecting wrapped toys or gifts for young children (newborn to 5 years old) to be given to low-income families enrolled in the WIC Food Assistance Program at 55-05 Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood.

Please indicate boy or girl and age range on the gift wrap.

Middle Village House of the Week 12/1/18

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The Middle Village House of the Week is a one-family semi-detached corner home.

The house has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms with a generous living room, formal dining room, finished basement and walk-up attic storage.

Bonus features include an in-ground sprinkler system and Anderson windows.

It’s located close to shopping, transportation, top-rated schools and Juniper Park.

The property is listed by Eliot Hill Realty for $849,000.

Christ the King hosts Christmas tree lighting on November 30

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Screen shot via Google Maps

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christ the King this holiday season.

The campus community is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30.

Bring your children and your cameras, as Santa Claus will join for pictures. An indoor Winter Wonderland will also be set up with games and activities.

CK’s Musical Theater Group is set to perform as well. The event begins at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, December 8, the musical theater will begin their two-day run of Steve and Lenny: The Sondheim/Bernstein Revue. The Saturday performance is at 8 p.m., and the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.

Purchase tickets at www.showtix4u.com.

Finally, on Thursday, December 13, the New York Blood Center will be stationed at Christ the King to host its semi-annual blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Consider giving a pint of blood, which can save a life!

Metropolitan Avenue bridge project should be done soon

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Thankfully, the project to replace the Metropolitan Avenue bridge deck is almost done.

Last week, Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee announced that the long-delayed work is “rapidly approaching completion.”

The new contractor, Beaver Concrete Construction Company, had been working diligently through Saturdays in hopes of getting it done by Thanksgiving.

Beaver Construction replaced the incompetent Mugrose Construction, which defaulted on its contract with the city last year.

That led to a severe delay in the project, extending the congestion and traffic along Metropolitan Avenue.

Read more about the project here.

Sewer project contractors won’t be working on Thanksgiving

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Just a heads up that the contractor for the combined sewers and water main project on Penelope Avenue will NOT be working on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

As Middle Village residents know well, due to the project, there have been continued restrictions to parking and driveways as the work continues.

If you have any questions, call the community construction liaison, Torre Coley, at 862-240-4912 or 718-326-3840.