The Juniper Park Civic Association - Serving Middle Village & Maspeth Since 1938
Serving Middle Village and Maspeth since 1938.
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 05, 2015 @ 7:45:00 PM   Location: Our Lady of Hope School

Central Park: Second Off-Leash Dog Run Over and Killed In Week

An unleashed dog was struck and killed by a Parks Department truck in Central Park NYC Park Advocates has leaned. The canine was struck by a vehicle driven by Parks Department supervisor traveling southbound near 100th st. & west drive last Wednesday morning before 8:00am. according to several city sources. The dog died as a result of the injuries.

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Commissioner Taylor to Homeless Families: DROP DEAD!

Last month, Gary Giordano, District Manager of Community Board 5Q, wrote a letter to Gilbert Taylor, Commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), which included questions and concerns of proposing a homeless shelter next to a large chemical storage facility.

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A Blue Christmas

The shock of the December 20th assassination of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu continues to hang over New York City during this Christmas Season. The Juniper Park Civic Association is calling on residents of Middle Village and Maspeth to show their support of the NYPD and pay tribute to the two slain officers. The JPCA is urging residents to display blue ribbons in front of their homes.

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Our 75th Anniversary Bash!

On December 17th the Juniper Park Civic Association held its 75th Anniversary/Christmas Party at Villa Erazmo Restaurant in Middle Village. The night featured dancing, music, great food, a slide presentation, and an honor to longtime JPCA President Robert Holden. The JPCA Board surprised Holden with the award towards the end of the evening.

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The Spooky Record of Marge Markey

Marge Markey is running for re-election for the eighth time on a platform that she has been "looking out for the best interest of the 30th Assembly District." Unfortunately for the constituents of the 30th AD, the only interest she has been looking out for is her own.

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No Place for a Home

The proposal for a homeless shelter (at 78-16 Cooper Avenue, Glendale) in the middle of a hazardous industrial complex is alarming on several levels. The site is located in a manufacturing zone that includes the Independent Chemical Corporation on 79th Place.

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The plans call for up to 5,000 people to be at the site at one time. Having this many people gather at one location to drink alcohol will put a strain on police services. There have already been documented incidents of bad behavior involving drugs and alcohol at dance parties at this location. Click Here to Sign Petition

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Knockdown Center applies for liquor license

The Knockdown Center advertises itself as an "arts center" but has applied for a liquor license to serve hard liquor, beer and wine to up to 5,000 patrons at dance parties. To make matters worse a Rap group is scheduled to play there May 8 and 9th.

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The Invasion of the Bottle Snatchers

Residents have been complaining for years about bottle & can scavengers that regularly trespass onto private property. It's not a harmless act.

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Would you object to a potential reroute of the Q38 bus? The reroute would take it along Juniper Blvd South between 80th & 69th Streets. Once it hits 69th it will resume regular route.
Yes, it's worth exploring.
No, it's fine where it is.
I don't know