Holden to speak at CEC 24 meeting tomorrow

Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 is hosting its monthly meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at PS 58 in Maspeth.

The guest speaker, and honoree, will be Councilman Bob Holden.

Here’s what the CEC has to say about honoring Holden:

Councilman Holden has done a great deal for our communities and schools in the short time that he has been Councilman.  Prior to that, Mr. Holden has decades of experience working with the community and city in other roles. We invite you to join us on Tuesday as we thank Council Member Robert Holden for his tireless efforts in District 24 and we have asked him to share his experience in working with our District.  

Originally, CEC 24 was supposed to host Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza for a town hall. But Carranza had to cancel the event due to the recent passing of a DOE official.

Activists who oppose the proposed Glendale homeless shelter had planned to protest the chancellor’s appearance, but that may be up in the air now that Carranza is not coming to the meeting.

It’ll be an interesting event, one that you don’t want to miss tomorrow!

Assemblyman Miller hosts resource fair in Ridgewood

Last week, Assemblyman Mike Miller teamed up with the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit for a resource fair at PS 239.

City agencies that sent representatives to the event included Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Sanitation (DSNY), Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Fire Department (FDNY).

Other groups that attended included the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, the Myrtle Avenue BID, Democracy NYC, Queens Public Library and the Friends of Ridgewood Library.

“I find it very important for my constituents to have access to agencies and I will always do my best to connect constituents to city and state agencies and ensure they are getting the assistance they need,” Miller says.

Community Board 5 meeting set for December 11

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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.