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.”
Camber Property Group and Valyrian Capital have begun leasing for The Strand, a new mixed-use development near the Ridgewood/East Williamsburg border with 132 units.
Leasing for the rental property, located at 178 Woodward Avenue, is being handled by Corcoran New Development.
The Strand features a variety of residences, including 33 studios, 71 one-bedrooms, 25 two-bedrooms/ two-baths, and three three-bedroom/two-bath apartments.
The pricing starts at $2,050 a month for a studio and up to $3,985 for a three-bedroom.
The amenities are plentiful at The Strand, including two landscaped rooftop decks, a co-working lounge, fitness center, a media and gaming lounge, an inner courtyard, on-site parking for cars and bikes, and Stainless Steel appliances.
In terms of location, The Strand is located three blocks from the Jefferson Avenue L train stop, as well as the B38, B57 and Q53 buses.
Citi Bikes are also available throughout the neighborhood.
Corcoran is providing perspective residents with face masks, hand sanitizing stations and an in-person or virtual experience from first viewing through lease signing.
Longtime Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan has secured the Democratic nomination for re-election in the 37th Assembly District.
In a district overwhelmingly dominated by Democrats, her victory all but ensures she will go back to Albany for two more years.
In a statement following the absentee ballot count, Nolan said she won by a margin of over 1,500 votes.
She was challenged by two first-time candidates, Mary Jobaida and Danielle Brecker. After primary night, Nolan got 52 percent of the vote, while Jobaida got 33 percent and Brecker received 14.5 percent.
“Voters know that I have been successful in passing significant legislation for the families of our district,” she said. “There is a need in Albany for the voices of older women and mothers, and our district recognized my experience in serving our communities.
The 37th Assembly District includes parts of Ridgewood, where Nolan has lived for many years.
Vincent Charles Maltese, a neighborhood activist who was a prominent member of the Conservative Party and the brother of former Republican State Senate Serf Maltese, died on Sunday. He was 86 years old.
Born on the Lower East Side in June 1934, Maltese was accepted to Stuyvesant High School, and later completed his high school education at Seward Park High School.
Maltese worked as a self-taught car mechanic, a salesman and a truck driver before working as a sales agent for Prudential Insurance for 14 years.
He then entered a career in law enforcement. At the age of 38, Maltese took the test to become a court officer, and passed with a 99. He was quickly promoted from captain to lieutenant, and eventually to sergeant.
While working, Maltese continued his college education at Adelphi, Hofstra and St. John’s University.
Maltese ran for president of the Queens chapter of Parents & Taxpayers and won. He was elected district leader of the Conservative Party, which he helped co-found in 1962.
The LES native served on the Ridgewood Community Board of Directors, which operated the Peter Cardella Senior Center. He was a member of the Italian Charities of America, serving as vice president for 30 years.
He was also on the board of the Italo-American Federal Credit Union, and a member of First Avenue Boys, the Scafidi Belmonte Mezzagno Benevolent Society, and the Bella Italia Mia.
Maltese was notably a founding member of the Triangle Fire Memorial Association and served as chairman of the board. He lost a grandmother and two aunts to the 1911 fire.
Mass cards and notes of condolences may be sent to his family address at 199-05 33rd Avenue Bayside, NY 11358.