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September Juniper Berry Magazine

September 1999 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 1999

Just received my Juniper Berry – Absolutely Beautiful. Your dedication to the young fireman whom we lost as well as our beloved Dick Schick who was loved by all, the article on the trees, the whole book!! Keep it up! Enclosing my dues for 1999-2000. Sorry I'm late, nursing a nasty cold.

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"Maspeth: Long May She Wave"

"Maspeth: Long May She Wave"

On a sun drenched Labor Day afternoon the citizens of Maspeth roared their approval as the service flag was stretched across 72nd Street off Grand Avenue. Patriotism was at an all-time high on September 7th, 1942 as members of the community serving in the armed forces had their names displayed on the flag.

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"The Boys"

Yes, we're the boys- always playing with tongue or with pen, And sometimes have asked- shall we ever be men?

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DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR MVVAC'S NEW AMBULANCE

Members of the Middle Village Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Inc., will show off their now ambulance acquired through a New York State Grant through the efforts of Sen. Serf Maltese.

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Mr. Maspeth: The Life and Times of Frank Principe, part 1

Mr. Maspeth: The Life and Times of Frank Principe, part 1

Measuring success in someone's life is not always in easy task. But in the case of Frank Principe, who will be 90 years old on December 5, success can be measured in any number of ways. To Frank himself, success in life can be measured by- the devotion one has to one's community.

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Noise Abatement Amendment Passes

Noise Abatement Amendment Passes

Today U.S. Citizens Aviation Watch Association (US.CAWA), an international coalition of municipalities and community groups formed to oppose aviation noise and pollution, announced that the amendment to House Resolution 1654,The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act of 1999, passed 223-203, in the United States Congress.

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Berry Book Review

Anne Broussard is a deputy with the Partout Parish Sheriff's office and the only woman on the force. Nick Fourcade is a detective with a shady past. They are thrown together, at first unwillingly, to solve the brutal murder of a local woman. The main suspect is free after his case is dismissed, but everyone thinks he's guilty and should pay the ultimate price for murdering Pam Bichon.

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Queens Public Library: A wealth of information available to all.

The Queens Public Library is the largest public library system in the entire nation. It serves a population of just under 2 million people, and there are over 800,000 library card holders.

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Parks Commissioner Henry Stern Says: Unleash the Hounds!

Parks Commissioner Henry Stern Says: Unleash the Hounds!

We have all at one time or other been terrorized by a loose, possibly stray, large dog. This is happening every day in our city parks.

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Business Spotlight: Oscar Garcia & La Fres Ford

Business Spotlight: Oscar Garcia & La Fres Ford

I had the opportunity to talk to Oscar Garcia, who is the Manager of La Fres Ford Rent-A-Car located on Fresh Pond Road in Middle Village, Queens.

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The History of the Morrell House

The History of the Morrell House

As early as 1663 Thomas Morrell, an Englishman whose family held an honorable position among England's landed gentry, came to the New World. He married Hannah Glen and settled in parts of Newtown now called Middle Village. At that time all of Newtown was a dense wilderness where, besides Indians, only wolves and other wild animals lived.

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Community News

Community News

A rally of concerned parents and local residents was held on Monday, August 16th at 69th Place and 60th Avenue. Over 100 residents expressed their outrage over the dangerous speeding conditions and lack of adequate traffic controls along this very treacherous road.

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