Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet for the final time this year on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.
The board hear updates from the chairperson, district manager, local elected officials and various CB5 committees.
There will be a holiday get together (with food!) after the meeting.
As a reminder, CB5 is collecting wrapped toys or gifts for young children (newborn to 5 years old) in low-income families who are enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children’s Food Assistance Program (WIC), located at 55-05 Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood.
The board asks donations to indicate boy or girl and the age range on the gift wrap.
Starting on Monday, October 7, the Department of Transportation will begin issuing bus lane camera warnings along the Q58 bus route on Fresh Pond Road.
After 60 days of warning, DOT will then start issuing violations to motorists who block the bus lane.
The bus lane on Fresh Pond Road, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays in the southbound direction, was completed on August 27 as part of the mayor’s Better Buses Action Plan. The lane runs from Bleecker Street to Putnam Avenue.
In addition to the Q58, the QM 24/25/34 express bus routes also use the corridor.
Five food pantries at Ridgewood churches received funding this past budget cycle.
Councilman Bob Holden’s office announced that 10 sites throughout his district will get a slice of the $95,595 allocation for food pantries.
Among those are The Legacy Center Community Development Corp., St. Matthias Church Food Pantry, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, St. Mary & St. Antonios Coptic Orthodox Church, and the Hungry Monk Rescue Truck.
John Sendlein, treasurer for Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, said their pantry provides food to people in need regardless of religion.
“Our only source of food is the food left at church, so this grant would allow us to provide more than just one or two bags of food per month to our clients,” he said.