Pol says she’s working to get mail service back

Congresswoman Grace Meng

Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on Tuesday that she is working with the U.S. Postal Service to get mail delivery service restarted in central Queens, including Ridgwood.

For nearly a week, residents have not received their mail because an employee at the Ridgewood Post Office tested positive for novel coronavirus.

“Officials are working on a solution,” Meng says. “As mail service resumes, they will prioritize the delivery of important pieces of mail that constituents need, and for which they have been patiently waiting.

‘Women of Distinction’ honored by Miller

On Monday, Assemblyman Michael Miller honored six notable women leaders in honor of Women’s History Month.

“There are women who make an impact every day through volunteerism, engage with our youth, crating foundations and serving our community,” he said.

The following people were recipients of the New York State Assembly Women of Distinction Awards:

  • Arvelyn Batista, co-founder of AAMUS
  • Deokie Jagdeo, vice president of Beacon of Peace
  • Amelia Joseph, parent coordinator for PS 97 The Forest Park School
  • Natilia Sasha Khan, director of public relations for Beacon of Peace
  • Janine Mahon, chief operating officer of education for Greater Ridgewood Youth Council and president-elect of Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood
  • Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan

Stewardship event for Ridgewood Reservoir on March 8

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NYC H2O and the Parks Department are hosting yet another stewardship event for the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The event will take place on Sunday, March 8 at 10 a.m. They will meet at 58-2 Vermont Place in Glendale, which is the parking lot across the street from the reservoir.

Volunteers will remove invasive plants from the path around the reservoir. The invasive plants include bittersweet and mugwort.

This action will open up the sitelines and make them more inviting and safer, NYC H2O says.

To RSVP for the volunteer event, click here.