Residents in Glendale now have more ammunition to strike against Samaritan Village’s, which proposed to establish a homeless shelter in the neighborhood despite resistance from the community.
Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi
Representatives for Glendale penned a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio to stop the proposed homeless shelter, which has received support from the Department of Homeless Services.
The proposed Glendale homeless shelter, which was just a rumor a year ago, is now heading to phase two of review. Elected officials are confident they can stop the fight with the environmental assessment.
Residents and community leaders are trashing a company’s plan to increase garbage export from Long Island through their neighborhoods. One World Recycling, which processes garbage in Lindenhurst, Long Island that is hauled by New York and Atlantic Railway through tracks in Middle Village, Ridgewood and Glendale, has applied to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation [...]
After years of drawing attention to the issue, Glendale and Middle Village residents say they are still waiting on promises from public officials to fix trains that disturb and pollute their neighborhoods. Residents say the trains loaded with garbage and construction debris wake people up on their way through Queens to a town upstate. They [...]
Antiquated, high emission train engines have been a great concern for residents in the industrial areas of southwest Queens. But now, an upgrade is on the way. Freight trains passing through areas of Community Board 5 and 9 have been running past residential homes for years, causing the track’s neighbors to question any potential health [...]
Community outcry at the possible closure of several Queens Community House Beacon Program centers is growing louder as more neighborhoods, faced with potentially losing their facilities, are speaking out. “The state of the community’s outrage is an understatement,” said Marva Dudley, president of the advisory board at Parsons Beacon, a center facing possible closure. “It [...]
In danger of shutting its doors, a Forest Hills Beacon Program’s last hope may be a plea from a local politician. Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg objecting to the possible closure of the Queens Community House Beacon Program, currently housed in J.H.S. 190. Queens Community House is a network of [...]
Local leaders and politicians have moved a noisy and odorous train hookup further from Middle Village houses, though community concerns remain. Senator Joe Addabbo, Assemblymembers Andrew Hevesi and Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley were able to successfully negotiate terms with CSX Freight and NY & Atlantic Railroad to move the trains further from residential [...]