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December Juniper Berry Magazine

December 2002 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 – December 2002

My family and I have been living in this neighborhood for 14 years. We moved here because it was clean, quiet, and safe. The community seemed concerned. Being near Juniper Park is an extra bonus.

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Cease & Desist

In the letter Mr. Friend states that "On June 29.2001 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a judgment declaring unconstitutional, under the First Amendment, the Department's regulation of in-home real estate solicitation.

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Juniper Civic & Middle Village Honor 9/11 Victims with Street Banners

Designed by Juniper Park Civic Association President, Bob Holden, the banners depict our great American flag and the two World Trade towers. The JPCA hired SignMaster, a Brooklyn based sign company, for the production and installation of the banners.

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The Shops at ATLAS Park

The Shops at ATLAS Park

In the last issue of the Juniper Berry, we described the history of Atlas Terminals; now we are pleased to describe the owners' plans for the future.

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Architots

Architots

Nestled among a cafe, a bakery and other "small-town" storefronts lays the new and exciting Architots. Owned by local businessman and JPCA member Michael Macaluso Sr., Architots is the only one of it's kind, in the dog-eat-dog world of kiddie classes.

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Business Spotlight: Grand Electrical Supply

Grand Electrical Supply, John Randazzo and his hard working, loyal workers will help you solve your electrical problems. They have earned your support in the local business community.

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Community Spotlight: Lawrence Camilleri

We sometimes wonder how our neighborhood stays so beautiful and the usual "aren't we lucky" speech could be heard. Well the likes of Larry Camilleri are the living legends who personify the hard work it takes to make us look "so lucky." Thanks Larry, you are another one of our neighborhood treasures.

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Juniper Halloween Festival

Juniper Halloween Festival

Our 2nd Annual Juniper Park Halloween Festival held on October 19th was a great success. Over 400 local children had a wonderful time competing in the dance and costume contests, trick-or-treating, riding the hayride, listening to spooky-storyteller Catfish Jim, and having their faces painted.

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As Autumn Leaves Fall, Sweep Them

Autumn is the wonderful season that blankets our City's lawns and streets with beautifully colored leaves of radiant reds, bronzy browns, and glorious golds. But those lovely leaves also amount to tons of troublesome trash.

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Bigger freight trains on track

New York state and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plan to spend $13.06 million to adapt Metro-North's Hudson Line so freight trains carrying high-riding truck trailers can pass through Westchester County en route to rail yards in the Bronx, Queens and Long Island.

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Memorial FLAGS

Isn't it great to see all the 9/11 memorial flags on the poles in Middle Village? So many people have told me that the flags are beautiful and evoke memories of small town America. More importantly they are a reminder of all the people who lost their lives by a senseless act committed in the name of God, or in this case, Allah.

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Handball Courts – Juniper Valley Park

There have been numerous complaints made to the JPCA about the shabby condition of the Juniper Valley Park handball courts. Handball/paddle ball is a very popular sport and it attracts people from surrounding areas because the overall condition of Juniper Valley Park is in such good shape.

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