Shelter Site Environmentally Safe

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The City will move forward with a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale. Many residents and local officials opposed to the shelter have said in the past that the building is not the right location for the shelter because of possible chemical remnants left at the site. The building was a […]

Protesters Clash Outside Pan Am Hearing

Protesters Clash Outside Pan Am Hearing

A crowd protesting Elmhurst’s Pan Am homeless shelter gathered Monday outside a public hearing on the shelter. BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Cries of “get a job,” “pay your rent” and “get out” rang across Goldsmith Street in Elmhurst Monday night, as protesters of the Pan American homeless shelter met counter-protesters from the shelter. Thirty-six […]

Residents Protest Pan Am Hotel Shelter

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer They took over a portion of Queens Boulevard to say “No!” to a homeless shelter. Around 1,000 residents gathered outside the Pan American Hotel Tuesday evening to protest the shelter the City created last week, much to the surprise of many residents and elected officials. Droves of residents came out […]

City To Move Homeless To Pan Am Hotel

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A homeless shelter is apparently coming to Elmhurst’s Pan American Hotel, despite an initial claim that such a plan would not be feasible at the site. According to a newsletter posted on the website of the civic group Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together, or COMET, Samaritan Village is planning […]

Opposition Against Glendale Shelter Continues

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Glendale residents continue to voice their disapproval for the proposed homeless shelter on Cooper Avenue. Community members had another chance to showcase their displeasure last week, at a special public meeting on the proposal at Christ The King High School in Middle Village. For the past year, residents and local […]

DHS Pushes For Glendale Shelter

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The controversial homeless shelter proposed for Glendale is closer to becoming a reality. In a letter sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg dated Dec. 6, the Dept. of Homeless Services recommended that the City award a contract worth $27 million to Samaritan Village, the Briarwood-based homeless services company that submitted a […]

Residents Rally Against Proposed Shelter

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer More than 200 Glendale and Middle Village residents came out on Saturday to say “no” to the proposed homeless shelter on 78-16 Cooper Ave., walking distance of Atlas Park Mall and several public schools in the area. Earlier this year, Samaritan Village, a homeless services company, announced their interest to […]