OCTOBER 13 – 19, 2016 WWW.QNS.COM 2 RIDGEWOOD TIMES Bishop Blesses Sacred Heart Catholic Academy On Oct. 7, Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Glendale had a special guest on hand to celebrate this month’s First Friday Mass; Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann, who concelebrated Mass with Father Marcin Chilczuk, parish administrator, and Father John Fullum, pastor emeritus. The Mass was hosted by the Academy’s fi ft h-grade students under the guidance of their teacher, Ellen Lawler. The children’s choir added their voices to this special celebration as well. At the conclusion of Mass, Bishop Tiedemann participated in the presentation of Student of the Month awards and blessed the Academy building and its sign. In his blessing, the Bishop off ered a prayer for the Academy’s continued success, as well as for its students, faculty, administrators and for Catholic education. Aft erward, Bishop Tiedemann spoke with students and posed for pictures with them in front of the Academy building. Land matters in Glendale & Maspeth top CB 5 meeting agenda on Oct. 19 BY ROBERT POZARYCKI RPOZARYCKI@QNS.COM @ROBBPOZ Two public hearings regarding land use matters in Glendale and Maspeth top the agenda at the next Community Board 5 (CB 5) meeting scheduled to take place in Middle Village on Wednesday night, Oct. 19. As announced by District Manager Gary Giordano, the session will get underway at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King Regional High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave. The agenda includes a public hearing regarding an application that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene submitted to the City Planning Commission regarding the proposed acquisition of a warehouse located at 72-42 60th Lane (Block 3590, Lot 42) in Glendale. If approved, the Health Department would use this warehouse for storage and related program uses. A second public hearing on Wednesday night will focus on a zoning variance application before the Board of Standards and Appeals to permit the construction of a two-family home at 57-40 Mazeau St. (Block 2798, Lot 138) in Maspeth. The variance is sought to allow for construction of this building in an R4-1 zoning district contrary to side yard requirements. Following the hearings, the board will proceed with its normal agenda, which includes the public forum; a review of liquor license applications and demolition notices; reports by Giordano and CB 5 Chairperson Vincent Arcuri; and committee reports. The board will also adopt its lists of capital and expense budget priorities in the city’s 2018 fi scal year budget; there will additionally be a presentation on the city’s confl icts of interest law. For more information or to register to speak in advance, call CB 5 at 718-366-1834. Queensboro UNICO celebrated their Annual Cigar Night fundraiser Pictured from left to right (Photo 2): John Mistretta, Gaspare Mistretta, Anthony Cipriano, Sal, John, Anthony and Joey Porretto, all members and guest of the Annual Cigar Night. Queensboro Unico held their Annual Cigar Night fundraising event on Sept. 21, at Giando’s on the Water in Brooklyn. The event was attended by approximately 190 guest and raised over $15,000. Ciro Randazzo was the winner of the evening’s 50/50 raffl e and donated half of the winnings back to the Chapter. Pictured from left to right (Photo 1): Gaspare Mistretta, event co-chair and Chapter First Vice President; Samantha Batista; Laura Tremulis; Milena Stancati; Ciro Randazzo, Garfield Chapter member; and Mike Mucaria, Chapter president.
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