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March Juniper Berry Magazine

March 2004 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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Over Development in Middle Village & Maspeth

Over Development in Middle Village & Maspeth

Walking through our community, we reminisce of the old Victorian homes and large farmhouses of yesteryear that have now been ripped down and replaced by large, multi-family attached homes.

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Police Beat 104

This column will be a regular feature in the Juniper Berry.We plan for the column to be an opportunity for all of us to stay informed on events in the 104th Precinct. Many Berry readers already attend the regular monthly COP104 Meetings held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

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Sanitation Concerns of Middle Village & Maspeth

Sanitation Concerns of Middle Village & Maspeth

Since I last highlighted several of the known sanitation eyesore in our community not much has changed despite letters to the Community Board, e-mails to the Board and Councilman Gallagher's Office. The old adage is that one picture is worth a thousand words and that certainly holds true today.

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General Slocum Disaster Remembered 1904-2004

General Slocum Disaster Remembered 1904-2004

Ask any New Yorker to name the city's greatest disaster before September 11, 2001 and invariably they offer the same answer: the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Zimmer

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Zimmer

Linda Mungay was born on March 3, 1958 in Ridgewood, at a medical facility now called Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Her parents, Dolores and Carl(deceased), were delighted to welcome Linda and her twin sister, Lois, into their cozy Ridgewood home.

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Business Spotlight: Foxy Florals & Foxy Lady Salon

Business Spotlight: Foxy Florals & Foxy Lady Salon

Our business spotlight this issue shines on a new Juniper Berry advertiser, Foxy Florals. Foxy Florals and her "sister" business, Foxy Lady, a unisex beauty salon, is owned and operated by Maspeth resident, Adria.

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We'd Rather Switch Than Fight

We'd Rather Switch Than Fight

After many frustrating months of dealing with Time Warner's Roadrunner Cable Modem Service, Juniper Park Civic Association President, Bob Holden, turned to RCN. Tired of service outages and long waits for service, he discovered that RCN would provide him with more than just a better customer experience.

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Juniper Juniors DON'T HIBERNATE IN THE WINTER!

Juniper Juniors DON'T HIBERNATE IN THE WINTER!

In our December, 2003 Berry, we told you about the Juniper Juniors who planted daffodils at Juniper Park, and who helped Councilman Dennis Gallagher perform a community-wide graffiti cleanup. And, we reported the youngsters' most memorable accomplishment: participating in obtaining the old Elmhurst Gas Tank for conversion into a tree filled park.

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What's So Great About Middle Village?

What's So Great About Middle Village?

I got to thinking of all the reasons why I still live in Middle Village. Well, for starters, I've been here since 1939 when I like to say I was a "fetus." I can remember the farmer in our backyard waking us up early in the morning with his tractor working his crop.

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NEW SUPPORT GROUP STARTS FOR AT-HOME MOMS

NEW SUPPORT GROUP STARTS FOR AT-HOME MOMS

The MOMS Club, an international support group for at-home mothers, is starting a new chapter in Middle Village."With so many mothers working outside the home today, it can be extremely hard for stay-at-home mothers to meet each other," said Lucia Accardo, founder and President of the new local group.

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Dewey Athletic Club of Middle Village

Dewey Athletic Club of Middle Village

In 1899 the Dewey Athletic Club was located on the north side of Metropolitan Avenue between Pleasantview Street on the east and 71st Street on the west. It was located immediately to the west of the Fearless Hook & Ladder Company #7's fire house.

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