CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced the opening of 12 specialized “CVS Pharmacy y mas” stores in New York and New Jersey.
The stores are designed to provide enhanced and convenient shopping specific to local Hispanic communities.
Shoppers will find deals from products and brands they already know and love. The stores will have bilingual staff and signage.
Brands and products at the stores will include Iberia Foods, Yaucono, Fabuloso, Tio Nacho, Pilon and Café La Llave.
In Queens, the two CVS Pharmacy y mas stores will be at 89-11 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights and 329 Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood.
“We understand our Hispanic customers are looking for more personalized shopping experiences,” said Mayra Boitel, vice president, Chief Merchant of Alternative Formats at CVS Health, “and we’re eager to deliver in these markets and make them feel at home while they pick up their essentials.”
After Tuesday’s Democratic primary, most incumbent legislators representing Ridgewood emerged in the lead.
With tens of thousands of absentee ballots to count, it’s hard to say who will win these primary contests. But after in-person votes were tallied, it appears most incumbents are on the verge of victory––with one exception.
Assemblyman Mike Miller, who has represented District 38, which includes portions of Glendale, Ridgewood, Ozone Park and Woodhaven, since 2009, is current losing to challenger Jenifer Rajkumar.
Rajkumar, an attorney, adjunct professor and former Cuomo administration official, received 2,624 votes, or 52 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
Miller only has 1,300 votes, roughly 28 percent of the vote. A third candidate, queer poet and educator Joey De Jesus, won 1,108 votes, good for 22 percent.
Though absentee ballots still have to be counted, Miller is 1,300 votes behind Rajkumar, which will be tough to overcome on absentees alone.
Ridgewood’s two congressional representatives, Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez, emerged victorious from their primary battles.
Meng defeated two challengers with 15,181 votes, nearly 61 percent of the vote in her Queens district. Velazquez, whose district includes parts of Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, won 32,965 votes, a whopping 80 percent of her district.
State Senator Michael Gianaris, who also reps parts of Ridgewood, easily dispatched challenger Iggy Terranova with 14,114 votes, making up about 74 percent of the vote.
Ridgewood’s other Assembly representative, Cathy Nolan, is out in front of two challengers, Mary Jobaida and Danielle Brecker, with 4,314 votes, or 52 percent.
In the race for Queens borough president, former Ridgewood Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is currently in second place with 31,781 votes, or 28 percent.
She’s trailing Councilman Donovan Richards, who has 41,915 votes, good for 37 percent.
A new report from Localize.city, a website that provides data on New York City intersections and addresses, claims that crashes in Ridgewood are on the rise, especially after recent safety upgrades.
The site says since the Department of Transportation installed a new pedestrian plaza at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff in December 2016, crashes injuring pedestrians and cyclists have actually gone up 35 percent in 2017.
In the three years before the plaza, the report says, the intersection averaged 64 crashes. That number spiked to 87 last year, the report says.
From January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2018, 98 cyclists and 237 pedestrians have been injured in Ridgewood. Three people died during that time span.
What do you make of this traffic injury data? Have you felt more or less safe at Myrtle-Wyckoff since the plaza was installed?
Ridgewood Social turned five last month and the popular neighborhood blog is hosting a big party to celebrate.
The event, which is being held at the Footlight, 465 Seneca Ave., will feature cake and drinks. It will take place from 7-11 p.m. on Thursday, July 2o.
The blog was started by Sarah Feldman, who says she created it as away for people to explore the neighborhood and support local businesses. Now, the blog has thousands of followers and also focuses on inclusivity, fighting against gentrification, things to do, and supporting small businesses.
A female chihuahua puppy was stolen from Bob’s Tropical Pet Center on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood last week and the owners are still looking for the perpetrators.
The owners of the store are looking for any information as to the whereabouts of the puppy picture above or the suspects captured by the surveillance video below. If you have any information, call (718) 821-2872.
President John Adams (as portrayed by George Baker) will be at the historic Vander-Ende Onderdonk House this weekend. The second president will present his views of the nation, history and family life in a humorous and inspiring speech.
The event will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. at Vander-Ende Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.