Earlier this month, State Senator Joseph Addabbo presented Jamie Longo, a teen from Ridgewood, with a Senate Citation for her work in packing and distributing feminine hygiene products to residents in Far Rockaway.
“I was honored to present Jamie with a Senate Citation because she deserves to be recognized for her dedication to making the world a better place,” Addabbo said.
“She has shown her selflessness and consideration for others over and over again, and this distribution was no different.”
Addabbo added that if the world had more people like Jamie, and her brother Jacob, pictured below, “we would be a lot better off as a society.”
The next installment of the virtual Queens jobs recruitment fair will take place on Wednesday, October 7, the Queens borough president’s office announced.
More than a dozen employers and recruiters will participate, including The Child Center of New York, the Council of Airport Opportunity, MetroPlus Health Plan, the New York City Children’s Center, New York Life, Services for the Autism Community, Queens Centers for Progress, the U.S. Census Bureau, Workforce1 and the Young Adult Institute.
This month, the FDNY will be the newest organization joining the fair.
The online event will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, October 6 to be on the Zoom call.
The jobs recruitment fair will also be livestreamed on this link.
When you see ACE workers wearing their trademark red shirts, be sure to say hello!
Last week, Councilman Bob Holden announced that he allocated $57,000 to ACE for additional sanitation services along major commercial corridors in his district, including Fresh Pond Road, Myrtle Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue and Flushing Avenue.
They made the announcement at the intersection of Myrtle and Fresh Pond last Wednesday.
Along with Wildcat Service Corp., ACE will be providing supplemental cleaning services seven days a week to the district, which includes Ridgewood.
Thanks to a generous $500,000 donation from AT&T and WarnerMedia, the YMCA of Greater New York is creating an in-person childcare program for families in the highest need.
In Queens, the program will be offered at the Ridgewood YMCA.
With public schools set to reopen on September 21, many parents who can’t work from home will have to find childcare options, many of which are not affordable.
This new program will allow the YMCA to supervise students during the day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as provide in-person, project-based learning, physical games and activities.
“The YMCA empowers tens of thousands of kids and families every year through childcare, afterschool, summer camp programs and more,” said Sharon Greenberger, president and CEO of YMCA of Greater New York.
“We have continued these services during the pandemic and are proud to help our city recover by serving families in need.”