Addabbo, Miller visit Middle Village Adult Center

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State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller visited the Middle Village Adult Center this week.

They thanked the center’s administrator, Rabbi Richard Levy, for his efforts maintaining the center.

The adult center provides seniors with social services, activities and other educational and health-related programs. They provide daily hot lunches and classes in aerobics, fall prevention, line dancing, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba and more.

The Rabbinical Seminary of America sponsored the adult center, which first opened in September 1975.

New York Junior Tennis League to stay at Juniper

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Thanks to funding from the City Council, the New York Junior Tennis League will continue to serve hundreds of youth across the city, including 5-to-18-year-olds at Juniper Valley Park.

The Council allocated $800,000 to allow the tennis program to continue for another season.

“The New York Junior Tennis League has made such an impression on kids from all over the district, ranging from young elementary schools to high school seniors. It’s important these and all kids have a chance to be active, learn new skills and be social in a productive setting,” Crowley said. “Not only do I want to ensure they are supported financially, but that they have people in the community who will always advocate on their behalf.”

The six-week session entails three practices a week, according to NYJTL Juniper Park Site Director Thomas O’Kelly. The sessions were often disrupted by other players on the reserved courts.

Crowley has requested NYC Parks to place a patrol officer at the court to ensure youth get their full practice.

“We have a strong program, and provide a ladder to success for youth to learn and grow as players and as people,” O’Kelly said. “It’s important they get the most out of this league.”

CB5 set to meet July 12th

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Community Board 5 is meeting on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School.

The meeting will be in the CNL Room.

On the agenda is a Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) application to extend the term of a special permit for the New York Sports Club at Atlas Park.

The board will also consider a BSA application to develop a medical diagnostic and treatment facility, including a second story and indoor parking on the first floor, in Glendale.

That will be followed by the public forum, the chairperson’s report, the district manager’s report and committee updates.

CB5 re-elects executive board

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At its June meeting, Community Board 5 re-elected its executive committee.

Here are the results:

  • Chair: Vincent Arcuri, Jr.
  • 1st Vice Chair: Walter Sanchez
  • 2nd Vice Chair: Dmytro Fedkowskyj
  • Treasurer: Kathy Masi
  • Secretary: Margaret (Peggy) O’Kane
  • At-Large Members: Patricia Grayson, Fred Haller, John Maier and Theodore (Ted) Renz

For more information about the community board, click here.

Middle Village student to join Naval Academy

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Middle Village’s Ted Colter, third from the left in the photo above, has been nominated to attend the Naval Academy.

A student a Xavier High School, Colter was one of six local students nominated by Congresswoman Grace Meng to attend one of five service academies.

All students will begin attending the academies later this month when they graduate from their high schools. After four years of study, graduates become commissioned as officers in active or reserve components of the U.S. military for a minimum of five years.

Students who want to attend the service academies are typically nominated by their representative in Congress. They’re evaluated based on highly competitive educational, physical and extracurricular standards.

“It is an honor to have nominated these exceptional young men and women to attend our nation’s elite service academies,” Meng said. “These outstanding students are among the best and brightest in our community ad I’m confident the’ll make us proud.”

Middle Village business robbed at gunpoint

1577-17 GP Robbery 104 pct 06-17-17 Pic of PerpA commercial business on the corner of 85th Street and Eliot Avenue was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday.

According to police, the suspect in the photo entered the establishment at around 5:17 p.m. holding a fire arm. He subsequently ordered the 45-year old employee to remove the contents of the register.

The employee turned over approximately $1,600 and the suspect fled on foot southbound on 85th Street.

The individual is described as a male White, slim build with a mustache, who was last seen wearing a dark hat, dark hooded jacket and dark jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Police did not immediately identify which business was robbed.