Queens CB 5 upcoming general meeting on June 12: Planned cleanup of Newtown Creek Superfund site on agenda pushed to June 10 for

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Queens Community Board 5 — which represents RidgewoodMaspethMiddle Village and Glendale — will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, June 12. A presentation on a planned cleanup of the Newtown Creek Superfund site was scheduled for June 12, but will take place instead on June 10.

Newtown Creek is a tidal arm of the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary and shares a border with Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods, according to information by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The Newtown Creek Superfund site spans 3.8 miles, which includes Newtown Creek, and its tributaries, according to information from the Newtown Creek Superfund Site Community Advisory Group. Newtown Creek was placed on the EPA Superfund National Priorities list, harboring hazardous and toxic materials, in 2010 — known as one the most polluted waterways in the nation.

The board meeting is scheduled to take place at Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., and begins at approximately 7:30 p.m.

CB 5 Chair Vincent Arcuri, Jr. is scheduled to give his monthly report, in addition to a report from District Manager Gary Giordano.

Other public forums and committee reports are regularly scheduled for this month’s board meeting. Old and new business will be discussed toward the end of the meeting.

Nominations and elections for the executive committee positions will also be held and discussed towards the end of the night.

Anyone wishing to speak to the board during the public forum portion of the night is asked to pre-register. Those who wish to participate are advised to call CB 5 at 718-366-1834 or email at qn05@cb.nyc.gov.

The board will conclude the meeting with a discussion on old and new business. The CB 5 meeting will be live-streamed on YouTube and posted on the CB 5 homepage.