Middle Village

Aging vets selling Middle Village building after nearly 40 years
Aging vets selling Middle Village building after nearly 40 years
Southwest Liam La Guerre 12/03/2013 at 1:58PM

One local veterans’ organization is about to lose a big part of its history. The St. Margaret’s Post 1172 Catholic War Veterans (CWV) is selling its building on Metropolitan Avenue near 73rd Place, which has housed the organization for nearly 40 years The Courier has learned. The decision to sell the building came after an [...]

Middle Village man seeks home to donate his ducks
Middle Village man seeks home to donate his ducks
News Liam La Guerre 11/25/2013 at 4:25PM

One man wants to donate his birds, but won’t let them be sitting ducks for Thanksgiving. Middle Village native Frank Garet, who saved three ducks from possibly being the centerpiece of a dinner table last year, is now looking for a permanent home for the birds. He believes the ducks deserve to return to nature, [...]

Middle Village man has contentious plan to fix community parking issues
Middle Village man has contentious plan to fix community parking issues
Southwest Liam La Guerre 11/19/2013 at 1:35PM

One Middle Village resident is proposing a divisive plan to relieve parking problems in the community. Matthew Crafa will meet with Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee to present his idea, which involves changing the parking signs around the perimeter of Juniper Valley Park to open up new overnight spots. Parking is not allowed around most [...]

Queens couples tie the knot on 11/12/13
Queens couples tie the knot on 11/12/13
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/12/2013 at 3:05PM

Love was in the numbers for several Queens couples who chose the popular sequential wedding date of 11/12/13 to tie the knot. Jonathan Rosa, 24 and Dina Acevedo, 33, of Middle Village didn’t know Tuesday, November 12 was significant when they decided to get married on that day, but when they found out they were [...]

Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley comes out on top after tough challenge
Incumbent Elizabeth Crowley comes out on top after tough challenge
Politics Liam La Guerre 11/06/2013 at 2:15AM

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley will return to the City Council after overcoming a stiff challenge from candidate Craig Caruana. The councilmember celebrated the win with supporters and family members at her victory party at Woodhaven House in Middle Village, after the race initially seemed close. “This has been a long campaign, but the people of the [...]

Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Elizabeth Crowley, Craig Caruana face off in heated District 30 debate
Politics Liam La Guerre 10/29/2013 at 3:51PM

The first public debate between Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and Craig Caruana was contentious. The competitors faced off in a heated exchange on Monday. It was marked by frequent interruptions, yelling on both sides and cheers and jeers from attending residents of District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Glendale, parts of Woodhaven [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]

P.S./I.S. 87 in Middle Village unveils $20 million extension
P.S./I.S. 87 in Middle Village unveils $20 million extension
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 10/18/2013 at 3:58PM

A new $20 million extension to P.S./I.S. 87 in Middle Village was unveiled in a ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony on Tuesday, October 15. Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, officials from the Department of Education and parents were in attendance at the event to celebrate the new addition, which will add 120 seats in four classrooms, a [...]

Community leaders trash railroad garbage expansion plan
Community leaders trash railroad garbage expansion plan
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/08/2013 at 5:22PM

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 [...]

Groundbreaking held for Juniper Valley Park bocce courts
Groundbreaking held for Juniper Valley Park bocce courts
Southwest Liam La Guerre 10/04/2013 at 3:45PM

Soon Middle Village residents can say buon giorno to new bocce courts. Local elected officials and the Parks Department joined members of the community on October 3 for the groundbreaking of a nearly $1 million project to repair the deteriorating Juniper Valley Park bocce courts. The Parks Department will renovate the two existing courts and [...]