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June Juniper Berry Magazine

June 2007 Juniper Berry

The Juniper Berry magazine has a rich tradition in the communities of Middle Village, Maspeth and Elmhurst. It was first published in 1938. The quarterly magazine is an all-volunteer effort and contains articles on crime prevention, neighborhood issues, meeting reports and notices, neighborhood history and photographs, guest articles, editorials and more.

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Councilman Tony Avella: Our Man of the Year and Queens' Best Hope

Councilman Tony Avella: Our Man of the Year and Queens' Best Hope

You maybe asking yourself why the Juniper Park Civic Association is giving our Man of the Year Award to a councilman who represents a district on the other side of Queens. The answer is that no elected official has done more for Maspeth and Middle Village over the past year than Councilman Tony Avella.

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Margaret Magnus: Portrait of a great woman

Margaret Magnus: Portrait of a great woman

The purpose of this article is to pay tribute to the very productive life of Margaret Magnus, her struggles and accomplishments, but most of all to celebrate her love for her family and her community.

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The Middleweight of Middle Village

The Middleweight of Middle Village

If you haven't already heard the name "John Duddy" around the neighborhood, you're sure to be hearing it a lot in the near future. Duddy, a two time middleweight boxing champion, makes his home right here in Middle Village.

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WARNING: Artificial surfaces could be hazardous to your health

WARNING: Artificial surfaces could be hazardous to your health

Do you like the idea of Mayor Bloomberg using members of your family to test the safety of the artificial turf installed in New York City parks? The trouble is, the results may not be available for years, and, by then it may be too late.

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Eminent Domain – Theft vs. Just Compensation

Eminent Domain – Theft vs. Just Compensation

"To give a man his life but deny him his liberty is to take from him all that his life is worth living. To give him his liberty but take from him his property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty is to still leave him a slave."

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NY & Atlantic Railway: An Important Neighbor

NY & Atlantic Railway: An Important Neighbor

As we learn more about the value of moving freight by rail, NY&A is indeed an important neighbor in addressing the problems of air quality, unwanted truck traffic and road congestion and is lucky to have someone as knowledgeable as Mark Westerfield as its acting President.

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Letters to the Juniper Berry, June-July 2007

I am writing in the hope that my concerns will be heard on the ongoing problem of speeding motorcycles and cars on Juniper Boulevard North between 80th Street and Lutheran Avenue in Middle Village.

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Farewell Inspector Shanley; Welcome Captain Green

Farewell Inspector Shanley; Welcome Captain Green

With fond regards, residents of Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, and Maspeth bid farewell to Deputy Inspector Scott Shanley, who is transferring to a new command at the 30th Precinct in Harlem.

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Business Spotlight: Community Beverage

Business Spotlight: Community Beverage

For this issue of the Juniper Berry our spotlight shines on a neighborhood business, Community Beverage on Grand Avenue and 80th Street in Elmhurst. Owner Matthew Crescio shares the business with his Dad, John, a retired NYC firefighter.

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A tax on congestion, a tax on Queens?

A tax on congestion, a tax on Queens?

City Hall, specifically Mayor Michael Bloomberg, wants to impose a "congestion fee" – really a "congestion tax" (and perhaps best called a driving tax) – on those who drive into Manhattan below 86th Street.

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Parks Dept Sends Kids to Picnic in Dog Area

Parks Dept Sends Kids to Picnic in Dog Area

PS89 students directed to eat and play in area where dogs regularly relieve themselves. Teachers express concern.

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JPCA proposes land swap to save St. Saviour's

JPCA proposes land swap to save St. Saviour's

The JPCA has unveiled an architectural rendering of what the St. Saviour's Church and Parsonage will look like after both they and the historic grounds upon which they sit are saved and fully restored.

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Councilman Dennis Gallagher: The Great Pretender

Councilman Dennis Gallagher: The Great Pretender

According to the legislative details listed on the New York City Council's website, as of May 29th, 2007, of the eleven local laws listed on Councilman Gallagher's performance sheet, he was not listed as the author of any of the bills.

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