The Juniper Park Civic Association - Serving Middle Village & Maspeth Since 1938
Serving Middle Village and Maspeth since 1938.
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:45:00 PM   Location: Our Lady of Hope School

The need for a single-family rowhouse zoning designation

In the wake of a seeming population boom, Council Member Holden has requested the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) consider creating a single-family rowhouse zoning designation in the neighborhoods of Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Woodside and Woodhaven.

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Holden raises a red flag over Midville sewer project

"The DDC sent four representatives to my office...and they told me the project stopped because of contaminants in the soil," Holden said. "I asked one gentleman what were the contaminants in the soil. He said high levels of lead."

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As the spring and summer approach, the warm weather is likely to encourage an uptick in roofing scams that have plagued the District 30 in years past. While serving as the president of Juniper Park Civic Association, Councilman Robert Holden saw firsthand the vicious targeting of residents, particularly senior citizens, in a roof maintenance scam that cheats homeowners out of thousands of dollars.

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De Blasio visits Middle Village, reads Juniper Berry

De Blasio also got a chance to look at the latest copy of the Juniper Berry, which Robert Holden found inside of Carlo's; the magazine is the official publication of the Juniper Park Civic Association. Holden formerly served as the association's president.

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New contractor to take over Metro-Fresh Pond Bridge project

DOT announced that Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America will assume construction on the Metropolitan Ave/Fresh Pond Rd Bridge over the LIRR. Beaver Concrete Construction Company Inc. will serve as its contractor.

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ADA James Quinn was JPCA guest speaker at March meeting

Special guest speaker at our March meeting was ADA James Quinn, talking about the closing of Rikers Island.

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NYPD Mobile Command Center stationed on 69th Street

As per the Commanding Officer of the 104th Precinct, the mobile command on Maurice Ave at 69th Street is there for added protection. There's been a string of daytime burglaries from Nassau County to Middle Village.

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Meng and Velázquez Demand Inspection of Highway-Rail Crossings in Maspeth After Signals Failed to Activate

U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Nydia M. Velazquez (D-Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan) yesterday sent a letter to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) urging an inspection of the highway-rail crossings in Maspeth after crossing signals failed to activate at the intersection of 56th Street and Flushing Avenue.

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Collection Service Alert for Presidents' Day, Monday, February 19

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of Presidents' Day, there will be no garbage, recycling, or organics collection, nor street cleaning, on Monday, February 19, 2018.

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