The Juniper Park Civic Association - Serving Middle Village & Maspeth Since 1938
Serving Middle Village and Maspeth since 1938.
Next Meeting: Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 7:45:00 PM   Location: Our Lady of Hope School

2016 marks the 200th Anniversary of Middle Village, JPCA plans year-long events.

The neighborhood we know today as Middle Village would likely not exist had it not been for the towns of Williamsburgh in Kings County and Jamaica in Queens County in the early 19th century.

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The Wizard of Odd

Have you felt lately like you were conked on the head and awakened inside a nightmare? Or maybe that your house had been picked up by a cyclone and touched down in the Land of Odd?

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Memories of Christmas Past

Christmas was a joyfully religious experience for the many old German families who lived in Maspeth Village at the turn of the 20th century. In the front parlor of the tidy houses where fires were lighted only on Sunday to conserve fuel, the fragrant evergreens stood. Lovingly decorated with pastel colored paper trims and sugar candies bought from the butcher or the candy shop and lighted by tiny candles set in scalloped tin rosettes and clipped to each branch, the Christmas tree was beautiful. When the candles were lighted, the tree was carefully tended and no one ever heard of a fire in Maspeth caused by Christmas tree candles.

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Rest in Peace Tom Ognibene

It is with great sadness that we report that our former Councilman, Tom Ognibene passed away on October 12th 2015 at 2pm at Calvary Hospital. He lost a long hard well-fought battle with a rare lymphoma.Tom Ognibene served as Councilman for District 30 (Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood & Woodhaven) from 1992 to 2002. He is widely considered the most successful elected official to serve in the district.

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Towing Blitz in Maspeth nets 16 Vehicles.

On Friday, June 5th the 104th Precinct conducted an all-night towing operation in Maspeth. The operation was in reply to numerous complaints about wrecked cars, many without license plates, parked throughout the area of Flushing Avenue, Grand Avenue and 59th Avenue

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Middle Village Coyote Caught

Ceil Carrano lives across the street from Juniper Valley Park and a member of the Juniper Park Civic Association. On the morning of Monday, April 27th she looked out her bedroom window and spotted a coyote sleeping under her window. Ceil called 911 and police responded to her apartment on 71st Street and Lutheran Avenue in Middle Village. On Tuesday at approximately the coyote was corned in the yard of a house on 77th Place and Caldwell Avenue.

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Snowstorm Forces Cancellation of Town Meeting

A March 5th Snowstorm has forced the cancellation of the JPCA Town Meeting scheduled for Our Lady of Hope School. This is only the second town meeting in 10 years to be cancelled by snow.

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Sheldon Silver to Be Replaced as Speaker of New York State Assembly

ALBANY — Facing federal corruption charges, Sheldon Silver is being replaced as speaker of the New York State Assembly next week, Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday, paving the way for them to choose a new leader in an election to be held Feb. 10.

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Blizzard Hits Our Area

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for New York City for Monday, January 26, at 1 p.m., until Wednesday, January 28, at 12 a.m. The current forecast calls for 20 to 30 inches of snow, with higher amounts possible locally, and snowfall rates of up to 2 to 4 inches per hour late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Northern winds of 30 to 40 MPH are forecast, with gusts of up to 65 MPH possible. Temperatures in the lower 20s are expected, with visibilities of one quarter mile or less at times.

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JPCA Poll

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is co-sponsoring a bill in the City Council that will place a 10 surcharge (tax) on all plastic and paper bags. Are you in favor of this surcharge?
Yes, it will get more people to bring their own bag.
No, it's just another tax to further burden the residents of NYC.
I don't know