The Juniper Park Civic Association - Serving Middle Village & Maspeth Since 1938
Serving Middle Village and Maspeth since 1938.
Next Meeting: Thursday, December 03, 2015 @ 7:45:00 PM   Location: Our Lady of Hope School

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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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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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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The Dept. of Transportation has recommended that speed bumps be placed on Juniper Blvd South from 80th Street to 69th Place. Are you in favor of the traffic calming speed bumps?
Yes, the are needed to slow speeding cars.
No, they could be a hazard to vehicles and slow emergency response.
I don't know