NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS


ONC Seeks Applicants for Managerial Position

The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) is hiring for a Manager position! If you or someone you know is interested in working with neighborhoods across Albuquerque, this may be for you! The link to apply is here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cabq/jobs/2286502/office-of-neighborhood-coordination-manager-un?sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


APD Hosting Toy and Sock Drive For Those Less Fortunate

The Albuquerque Police Department needs your help in providing socks and toys for kids in our community this holiday season. APD has partnered with Victory Outreach this December to help youngsters in need, and are asking for donations of new toys and new, packaged socks. Donations can be dropped off at any APD substation or at APD Headquarters in Downtown. For more information, e-mail Deputy Chief Roger Bañez at: rbanez@cabq.gov

 

Community Policing Council Meetings This Week

  • Foothills CPC, Monday, Dec. 10 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center

  • Northeast CPC, Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center

  • Southwest CPC, Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 p.m., Ted Gallegos Alamosa Community Center

  • For a complete listing of all CPC meeting dates, times, and locations, visit:https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-policing-council

 

A to Z World Food Database Offers A Taste of the World

With the holiday season fast upon us what better time to pull out a giant cookbook? AtoZ World Food contains printable traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages. - If you think that spice is the variety of life and love international cuisine, A to Z World Food has you covered, and all you need is your library card! Visit: www.abqlibrary.org/AtoZWorldFoodand get cooking today.

 

West Central Street Banner Project Seeks Art Submissions

The West Central Community Development Group is calling for local artists, young and old, to submit artwork for banners to be displayed along West Central Ave. The "Celebrate West Central Route 66" Street Banner Project is to honor the cultural and historic traditions of the Atrisco Southwest area of Albuquerque. Art submissions are due Monday, January 28, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. To learn more about this exciting project, you can attend one of two information sessions listed below:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m., West Central Community Development Group Office, 5921 Central SW

  • Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m., Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW

  • For questions or more general information, e-mail:arteescondidowestcentral@gmail.com

 

No Parking in Bicycle Lanes Enforcement Starts Next Week

In the coming weeks, the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) will begin enforcing “No Parking in a Bicycle Lane”. Ordinance O-18-14 was passed in June 2018, and goes into effect December 19. However, APD will have a grace period through January 31, 2019, where citizens in violation of the ordinance will only receive a warning; but after that date, citations will be issued. To learn more about the ordinance, visit:http://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/residents/parking/no-parking-in-the-bicycle-lane/?1

 

Neighborhood Association Meetings Across Town

  • Nob Hill, Monday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m., Monte Vista Church. E-mail:theboard@nobhill-nm.com for more information.

  • Silver Hill, Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m., Heights Community Center. E-mail:ja.montalbano@comcast.net for more information.

  • Wells Park, Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:00 p.m., Johnny Tapia Wells Park Community Center. E-mail: wellsparkna@gmail.com for more information.

  • Huning Castle, Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 p.m., Albuquerque Country Club. E-mail: hcnaalert@gmail.com for more information.

  • Barelas, Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:00 p.m., Barelas Community Center. E-mail:info@barelas.org for more information.

  • South Valley Coalition, Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m., Bernalillo Sheriff’s South Area Command. E-mail: rmahoney01@comcast.net for more information.

 

Department of Senior Affairs Hosting Donation Drive for City’s Senior Citizens

Want to help the senior citizens in our community this holiday season? The Department of Senior Affairs is collecting donations that will be distributed to our senior citizens in need. You can drop off blankets, bath towels and wash cloths, laundry and dish soap, personal hygiene products and toiletries, and winter hats and gloves, at the Barelas, Bear Canyon, Highland, Los Volcanes, North Valley, and Palo Duro Senior Centers, at Manzano Mesa and Domingo Baca Multigenerational Centers, and at the National Senior Games Office at 1 Civic Plaza NW, 8th Floor. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 21 at 12:00 noon. For more information, e-mail: sborunda-armijo@cabq.gov

 

Green Waste Collection Ongoing Through Friday

Do you have leaves, brush, or other green waste that needs to be picked up? The Solid Waste Management Department’s Fall Green Waste Collection continues this week until Friday, Dec. 14. Solid Waste Customers should have their green waste at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on their regular trash and recycling collection day. Restrictions apply. http://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/green-waste

 

Tips to Avoid Holiday Package Theft

With the holiday gift-giving season upon us, the concern about package theft is something on everyone’s mind. Here are a few tips for holiday package safety and theft avoidance:

  • If possible, have packages delivered to your office or place of employment.

  • Request packages be held at a shipping facility, such as UPS, FedEx, or the U.S. Post Office so you can pick up in person.

  • If ordering from a large retailer, request that your package be delivered to a local branch store to be picked up in person.

  • Sign up for delivery alerts. The U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx all offer text and e-mail delivery alert services.

  • If you have a trusted neighbor who is home during the day, ask them to keep an eye out for deliveries and have them pick up packages and keep them until you get home.

  • If feasible, request that the shipper ask for a signature upon package delivery.

  • Consider utilizing services such as Amazon Key, Amazon Locker, or BoxLock, if financially feasible. Here is an article that talks about these services:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ways-to-keep-packages-from-getting-stolen-off-your-porch/