Woodhaven is ready for the holidays

Get ready for some holiday cheer in Woodhaven this weekend.
The Christmas tree and Menorah lighting will take place this Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the “Welcome Santa to Woodhaven” Parade will be held on Saturday, December 2 at noon.
Next week, Santa Claus will return to Woodhaven for a photo opportunity so bring the whole family down!

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102nd Precinct officers don body cameras

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The 102nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Deodat Urprasad announced Tuesday that members of the precinct’s police force will wear body cameras during their shifts. As part of a pilot program with the 105th Precinct, officers on the 4 p.m. to midnight shift wear the body cameras throughout their entire tour. Officers will start recording at the start of their shift and the cameras will continuously document everything. At the end of their shift, the officer docks the footage on a server.
“It all helps with the prosecution of crime,” Urprasad said.
Eventually, every precinct in the city will have body cameras.
He further stated that the area covered by the 102nd Precinct had 230 less victims than last year, a 21% percent decrease in crime rate for the year thus far.

Leaf Removal Party at All Saints Church

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The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society is having a Leaf Collecting Party at 96th Street and 86th Avenue behind All Saints Church. The November Cleanup will take place on Friday, November 17th,  from 5:30 to 8 PM. The event coincides with the DSNY’s Lawn & Leaf Collection Program, which turns fallen leaves into mulch. Attendees are encouraged to lend trash cans that will be later returned to them at the end of the evening. There will be music, hot chocolate, and a door prize.

Voter Guide for NYC Local Elections on November 7th

The NYC local city office elections on November 7th are rapidly approaching and New Yorkers need to get informed!
In order to ensure this education, Vote NYC announced the broadcast schedule for the city’s official nonpartisan Video Voter Guide ! The guide contains statements from each candidate about their stances and plans for the city. The video version of the guide began airing Sunday, October 29th and will be on every night at 7pm (4pm on election night) from now until the election on the NYC Gov station (see channel depending on carrier below).

NYC Gov Channels and Carriers
Spectrum (TWC)….74
Verizon FiOS……….1960 HD | 24 SD
Cablevision…………74
RCN…………………..81
Over the Air (Broadcast)……….25.2

The video guide will also air on borough-based public access stations; check local listings for time and dates on BRIC, QPTV, MNN, and BronxNet.

The Voter Guide information can also be found online at voting.nyc as well as in print when it is delivered to every household with registered voters in the five boroughs.

Aspects of daily life such as affordable living and public schools will be affected by these local elections so make sure to learn about the candidates and get out there and vote!

Free Health Event

On October 26, 2017 from 11a.m.- 2p.m. free health services will be available at 83-40 Woodhaven Boulevard, Glendale, NY. Services such as Flu shots *limited to the first 50 people*, blood pressure screenings, and blood oxygen screening will be available.

For further information and appointments please contact Assemblyman and Sponsor of the event, Mike Miller at 718.805.0950.

Assemblyman Mike Miller, with the help of the American Italian Cancer Foundation, will also be organizing a care clinic on Sunday October 29th that will provide free mammograms and exams. No insurance is required, but recipients must be New York City residents that have not received a mammogram in 12 months or more. Those without health insurance must be females 50 years and older and those with health insurance are required to be 40 years or older.

To make an appointment or obtain more information please call: 718-805-0950. imgresimgres

Town Hall meeting tomorrow

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The Woodhaven Residents Block Association will be holding their monthly Town Hall meeting tomorrow, Thursday October 19th at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 118. The address is 89-02 91st Street. Stop by if there’s a community topic you’d like to speak about and get a chance to listen to questions and concerns regarding the neighborhood.

You can also see where and when upcoming town halls will be taking place.

E-Waste Recycling Event to Take Place This Saturday

On Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1pm-4pm, the Lower East Side Ecology Center is hosting an electronic waste collection. The drop off site is Maspeth Federal Savings Bank 56-18 69th Street. They accept working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, & PDA’s.

For more information contact: Lower East Side Ecology Center by email: lesecologycenter.org or by phone: 212.477.4022.Image.1475499862732

 

Councilman Ulrich to Host Fall Festival this Saturday

CMUlrichCelebrate the change of the season at Councilman Ulrich’s Fall Festival.

Enjoy Autumn activities like face painting, fall crafts, a bounce house, and pumpkin patch!

The festivities will take place at Victory Field in Forest Park on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 as well as at Addabbo Park in Tudor Park on Saturday, October, 21st, 2017.

For more information, Please Call NYC Parks and Recreation at 718-318-4000

Crowley endorses Scala in district 32 council race

scala3Mike Scala is getting the backing of a big name Democrat in his quest to knock-off incumbent Councilman Eric Ulrich. Scala announced yesterday that he was endorsed by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, who represents the adjacent district.

“Our supporters, including Councilmember Crowley, stand united with us to ensure our public schools are strengthened and the constitutional convention, which threatens to undo our protections, is defeated,” said Scala in a statement.

Last week, Ulrich, a Republican, received the backing of Assemblyman Mike Miller, showing that support isn’t falling along partisan lines.

W.O.R.K.S. Little League Early Registrations Now Open

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W.O.R.K.S. Little League has opened early registration for its upcoming season.
The league, formerly known as Rich-Haven Little League, has been serving Woodhaven and Richmond Hill since 1958. In 2002, after merging with Ozone Wakefield Little League, the W.O.R.K.S. Little League came to serve areas such as Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens and South Ozone Park.
According to the organization, “the philosophy and goal of Little League Baseball is to teach good citizenship, build character, and team work through the game of baseball. These are all tools required to be successful in life.”