Tag: city-council-member-robert-holden

Ridgewood receives new Met Fresh Supermarket on Fresh Pond Road with open arms


May. 29, 2024 By Anthony Medina Met Fresh Supermarket, a network of independently owned and operated supermarkets, has officially opened its doors at 67-09 Fresh Pond Rd. in Ridgewood. The supermarket celebrated its grand opening on Friday, May 24, drawing a crowd that included local nearby residents, friends, Met Fresh officials, and City Council Member…
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Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series kicks-off next week

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May. 29, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Robert Holden is bringing a Summer Concert Series to Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village for a jam-packed month of music.  The lineup of performances features a wide array of new and familiar faces to the Middle Village Park, playing music from some of the most notorious…
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Council Members slam ‘City of Yes’ as ‘City of B.S.’ at Community Board 5 meeting

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May. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Joann Ariola spoke about the City of Yes at a Community Board 5 meeting earlier this month, calling the Mayor’s plan the “City of B.S.” Ariola, who represents Glendale, Ozone Park, Woodhaven and other surrounding neighborhoods, was not alone in publicly expressing disapproval during the board meeting…
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Holden introduces series of bills to bolster law enforcement and public safety


Apr. 26, 2024 By Anthony Medina Queens Council Member Robert Holden has introduced a series of bills that aim to impose tougher penalties on lawbreakers and provide law enforcement with additional tools to make arrests.  Holden, who serves as chair of the Veterans Committee in the city council and co-chair of the Common Sense Caucus,…
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St. Matthias Catholic Academy launches GoFundMe to save historic Ridgewood institution

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Apr. 24, 2024 By Anthony Medina The St. Matthias Catholic Academy has launched a GoFundMe campaign seeking $1 million in donations in order to eliminate its debt and prevent it from closing this June. Since learning last week of the school’s impending closure due to financial challenges, parents and faculty at St. Matthias have banded…
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Queens Council Member Holden proposes comprehensive support for veteran-owned businesses

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Mar. 21, 2024 By Anthony Medina Council Member Robert Holden has re-introduced legislation in a package that would provide military veterans support for their businesses and connect them to community boards if it passes in City Council.  The slew of veteran-focused bills were introduced last year, but a lack of progression shifted Holden’s efforts to requesting swift collective approval of his legislation.  The legislative package aims at assisting the operators of veteran-owned businesses by providing them with more time to address city agency-issued violations; requires community boards to establish a veterans committee; provides resources and protections to veterans who are…
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Ridgewood civic leaders release survey identifying 2,400 locations where trees should be planted


Mar. 15, 2024 By Anthony Medina A group of Ridgewood civic leaders have conducted a tree-planting survey and have identified nearly 2,400 locations in the neighborhood where additional trees should be planted. The results of the tree-planning survey—put together by Paul Kerzner, Luis Rodriguez, and Ted Renz—were delivered to Council Member Robert Holden earlier this week, with a tree-planting project expected to take place over the next two years. The survey results come at a time when Holden has been pushing for tree-planting initiatives. “Trees are incredibly important for our communities, offering numerous environmental and health benefits, and beautifying our neighborhoods,”…
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