NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS


City Closures for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 21, some City offices will be closed, but many services will still be available. There will be a Saturday schedule for City bus service; City swimming pools, golf courses, and the BioPark will all be open; there will be regular trash and recycling pickup that day;  and the 311 Citizen Contact Center will have regular hours. For a complete listing of what services will be available that day, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/holiday/news/martin-luther-king-jr-day-information

 

Free Admission to City Cultural Service Facilities to All Furloughed Federal Employees During Government Shutdown

The City of Albuquerque will offer free admission to all city Cultural Services, including the ABQ BioPark, the Albuquerque Museum, and the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, to all furloughed federal employees for the duration of the federal government shutdown. These federal employees, and one guest, will be allowed one visit to these facilities. A current and valid federal government ID card must be presented at each venue. To learn more, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/mayor-tim-keller-offers-free-admission-to-cultural-services-facilities-for-furloughed-federal-employees

 

Half-Price Weekend at the ABQ BioPark Open to Public

Did you know that this weekend is Half-Price Weekend at the BioPark? From Saturday, Jan. 19 – Sunday, Jan. 20, New Mexico residents can visit the Zoo, Aquarium, and Botanic Garden for only $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for kids ages 3-12, and $2.75 for seniors ages 65 and older. To learn more, visit:https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/events/january-half-price-weekend

 

Neighborhood Association Meetings Across Town

·       Alamosa NA, Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:00 p.m., no location listed. E-mail:jetbac@aol.com for more information.

·       Nob Hill NA, Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m., Monte Vista Christian Church. E-mail: theboard@nobhill-nm.com for more information.

·       Silver Hill NA, Monday, Jan. 14 at 7:00 p.m., Heights Community Center. E-mail: ja.montalbano@comcast.net for more information.

·       Semillas y Raices, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:00 p.m., Art Center Square (AC2). E-mail: s33dsnroots@gmail.com for more information.

·       Glenwood Hills NA, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Dwyer Substation. E-mail: treasurer@glenwoodhills.net for more information.

·       Four Hills Village NA, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Canyon Club. E-mail:aman328@aol.com for more information.

·       District 4 Coalition, Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. E-mail: michael@drpridham.com for more information.

·       Sawmill Area NA, Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Sawmill Lofts. E-mail:sanaboard@sawmillna.org for more information.

·       Los Duranes NA, Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: billherring@comcast.net for more information.

·       Arroyo del Oso NA, Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m., Baptist Convention Center. E-mail: adonneighborhood@gmail.com for more information.

·       Santa Barbara Martineztown NA, Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: sbmartineztown@gmail.com for more information.

·       South Broadway NA, Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center. E-mail: sbnaabq@gmail.com for more information.

·       Westgate Heights, Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m., 9901 Benavides Rd. SW. E-mail: westgate9901@gmail.com for more information.

 

Rail Yards Market Accepting Vendor Applications through February 1

Interested in becoming a vendor at the Rail Yards Market this spring? You can still get your application in! Visit: http://railyardsmarket.org/ to apply online and to learn much more about the Market.

 

Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings This Week

·       Foothills Area Command, Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center.

·       Northwest Area Command, Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center.

·       Southeast Area Command, Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center.

The CPCs highly encourage citizen attendance and participation, and all CPCs are accepting new members. For information on how to apply, visit:https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-policing-council

 

West Central Rt. 66 Street Banner Project Hosting Information Session

Are you an artist? Want to have your artwork be part of historic West Central Route 66? Attend an information session about the West Central Rt. 66 Street Banner Project on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m., at the Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW, and learn about how to submit your artwork. The deadline for final submissions is Monday, Jan. 28 at 5:00 p.m.. To learn more, e-mail:arteescondidowestcentral@gmail.com or call (505) 400-3635.

 

RBdigital Magazine Offers Online Magazines and Much More!

Have you heard of RBDigital Magazine service yet? It’s a really awesome, free service that offers the latest digital editions of magazines and other publications from a wide array of resources. These digital publications can be checked out using your ABQ Library card! Visit:  https://albuquerquenm.rbdigital.com and get caught up on the latest magazines from around the world today!

 

Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is a concern everyone shares. Here are a few tips from the Albuquerque Police Department on how to help protect yourself and your loved ones from this ongoing problem:

·       Never give out your Social Security number, particularly if someone calls or e-mails you and asks for it. Try not to carry your SSN card in your wallet.

·       Don’t respond to any unsolicited requests for personal information.

·       Consider getting a P.O. box at your closest post office. Thieves often break into mailboxes and steal credit cards, checks, or outgoing payments. If you can’t get a P.O. box, ensure that you check your mail every single day.

·       If you have a community mailbox in your neighborhood, check your mail every day and encourage your neighbors to do the same. If possible, ask a neighbor living close to the community mailbox to keep a regular eye on it.

·       If you are traveling for longer than a week, have a trusted neighbor pick up your mail, or have at temporary hold put on your mail at your post office.

·       When buying gas, try to go inside and have the store clerk run your credit/debit card, rather than using the outside card reader. Identity thieves are very good at installing skimmers that can read your card information and be used to create duplicate cards.

·       Check your banking accounts and credit card accounts frequently, and watch for unauthorized transactions, even small ones.

·       Shred receipts, credit offers, account statements, and expired cards, to prevent “dumpster divers” from getting your information.

·       Install firewalls and anti-virus software on your home computer and personal smart phone and tablet devices.

·       Create complex and different passwords for each of your online accounts. Change your password immediately if any of your credit card or banking companies has a data breach.

For more crime-prevention information, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/crime-prevention-safety

 

Lobo Little League Online Spring Registration is Open

Got a kid who wants to play in Little League this spring? Lobo Little League is now accepting spring registrations online for the 2019 season. To register online, visit:www.lobolittleleague.org

 

UNM School of Law Invites the Public to Distinguished Lecture by Kenneth Starr

You are cordially invited to attend a public Distinguished Lecture on “Investigating the President, Now and Then: Living in a Constitutional Quagmire,” at the UNM School of Law on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required, so visit: http://lawschool.unm.edu/index.html