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September Juniper Berry Magazine

September 2003 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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Letters to the Editor – September 2003

I represent a group of outraged citizens in Astoria Queens. We recently formed a non-profit organization The Astoria Neighborhood Coalition.We were alerted to the fact that forming a Civic Association may help us in our fight against a problem that is facing our community and probably facing yours as well.

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A JUNIPER JEWEL

A JUNIPER JEWEL

Juniper Valley Park continues to be upgraded and important capital projects were completed this summer. The soccer/football field was completed in August with a synthetic turf and rubberized track.

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Home Depot Coming Soon?

Home Depot Coming Soon?

By secretly continuing negotiations with the developer even though the sale was on hold, Keyspan was not acting in good faith. Also by not cleaning toxins from the property to residential standards, Keyspan was not truthful when they told the community they were considering all options and proposals for the site, including residential.

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Hero Honors Hero

Hero Honors Hero

Lt. Colonel William DeMaso the proud sponsor of the 9/11/01 Memorial Banner in memory of Fire Fighter Michael Weinberg said that upon his return to the United States he would like to present the Weinberg family with the American Flag he displayed in the cockpit of his plane on his combat missions over Iraq.

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Sanitation Rules Explained

Sanitation Rules Explained

Recyclables will be picked up every other week. If your regular recycling day is a holiday, put the garbage and recyclables out that holiday night for next day pick-up.

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Midville's Motorcycle Melee

Midville's Motorcycle Melee

All of us have experienced the rude roar of loud motorcycles in and around our neighborhood. They set off car alarms, inconsiderately wake people up, stop us mid-sentence during conversation and thrust their noise, unwelcome, into our lives.

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Ideas to Reduce Roadway Noise, Improve Safety and Increase Livability

Ideas to Reduce Roadway Noise, Improve Safety and Increase Livability

Working with Transportation Alternatives, the Juniper Park Civic Association requested a traffic study in an attempt to address pedestrian and traffic problems in our community.

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JUNIPER JUNIORS

JUNIPER JUNIORS

Juniper Junior families have removed graffiti from the eyesores in their own neighborhood ‒ painting mailboxes, light posts, and other graffiti on their block. No fanfare; no fuss. They have just adopted their block and take care of it. And the kids always want to know when the next cleanup is scheduled!

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants

In the first of a continuing series of reports on dental and oral health this article will discuss the very dynamic topic of dental implants. Although the concept is quite simple its effect on modern day dentistry is quite astounding.

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Stop Red Light Running

Stop Red Light Running

The statistic is staggering: motorists run 1.23 million red lights in New York City every workday. According to a 2000 report by then NYC (and now NY State) Comptroller Alan Hevesi, the worst intersection for red light running in Manhattan is 79th Street and Madison Avenue, and the five worst intersections in Brooklyn are close to schools.

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Gotham pulverized by over-reliance on trucks

Gotham pulverized by over-reliance on trucks

(The following article is reprinted from Transportation Alternatives. It tells a comprehensive story about the negative impact of trucks on our NYC life and offers possible ways to combat the problem. Residential areas of Maspeth and Middle Village are being overrun by huge tractor trailers that are ruining our roadways and contributing to a deteriorating quality of life.)

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Business Spotlight: Danny Boy's

Business Spotlight: Danny Boy's

The folks at Danny Boy's are committed to Middle Village and the surrounding area. They are generous supporters of the Middle Village Seniors, St. Margaret's, Our Lady of Hope, St. Adalbert's, Resurrection Ascension, P.S. 49, and Sacred Heart Church, just to name a few.

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MALTESE BILL REQUIRING DOG OWNERS TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SHELTER PASSED BY LEGISLATURE

MALTESE BILL REQUIRING DOG OWNERS TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SHELTER PASSED BY LEGISLATURE

Dog owners are now required to provide adequate shelter for their animals under legislation sponsored by Senator Serphin R. Maltese (Middle Village – Maspeth) that has been passed by both houses of the Legislature.

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Niederstein's History

Niederstein's History

Niederstein's Restaurant is located at what is now 69-16 Metropolitan Avenue near 69th Street in Middle Village. Years ago 69th Street was called Juniper Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue was the Williamsburgh & Jamaica Turnpike.

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Community Spotlight: Serda Cakmak & Zeynep Mellman

Community Spotlight: Serda Cakmak & Zeynep Mellman

Serda Cakmak was born on December 15, 1965 in Istanbul, Turkey. Her parents, Anahit and Hamparsum Cakmak and her brother Hagop, were happy to welcome a beautiful baby girl into the family. Serda's cousin, Zeynep, was also born in Istanbul a few months later on February 4, 1966, to Gulseren and Kemal Semerciler.

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JUNIPER VALLEY PARK SUNSET WINTER 2001

JUNIPER VALLEY PARK SUNSET WINTER 2001

Photo captures sunset looking west from upper playground in February 2001 with flag waving proudly in the winter wind. In the background the twin towers were a familiar view.

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Yesterday and Today: 69th Street at 60th Avenue

In Circa 1927 photo, 69th Street is a dirt road with water settling in between and around trolley tracks. Trolley route was popular with Manhattanites visiting cemeteries.

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Neighborhood Hall of Shame, September 2003

Thankfully, the vast majority of property owners in Middle Village and Maspeth take pride in the appearance and well-being of our neighborhood. But a few property owners have a total disregard for the condition of their property. So we induct these properties into this monthʼs Hall of Shame.

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