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November 2001 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 – November 2001

Like everyone else in this great country, I am reeling from last week's attack on our sovereignty, but unlike some, I am not reeling from surprise.

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America's Heroes

America's Heroes

We felt your strength the moment you walked in, you became our shield, our guiding light. Your force was fierce, heroically spreading your wings. You covered our backs and courageously entered our hearts.

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FLAG FLOWN AT "GROUND ZERO"  SENT TO USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT

FLAG FLOWN AT "GROUND ZERO" SENT TO USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT

The Sailors and Marines aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt have received a very special symbol of America as the ship heads overseas following the September 11 terrorist attacks – the flag flown at "ground zero" in New York City.

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Our Heroes

Our Heroes

Middle Village suffered greatly from the attack on September 11th at the World Trade Center. Among the firefighters lost were Michael Weinberg Kenny Phelan, Kevin Pfeifer and Patrick Waters.

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The Juniper Valley Park Candlelight Vigil, September 16, 2001

The Juniper Valley Park Candlelight Vigil, September 16, 2001

As the sun set on Sunday, September 16th over 6,000 community members gathered in Juniper Valley Park to mourn the missing and those who perished during the September 11th tragedy. This candle Light Vigil was perhaps the largest in the City of New York and will be remembered forever by those who attended.

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Spotlight on the Candidates for Mayor – Mark Green

Spotlight on the Candidates for Mayor – Mark Green

On September 11, New York City suffered the most horrific attack in the history of our country. The victims were simply people from around the city and the world who went to work early, to support their families, to live the American dream that New York has always promised.

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Spotlight on the Candidates for Mayor – Mike Bloomberg

Spotlight on the Candidates for Mayor – Mike Bloomberg

The September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center has affected every community of our City in all five boroughs. We have suffered the loss of our loved ones, neighbors, and more than 400 heroes who gave their lives to save others. Even as we continue to mourn, we must move beyond the pain and deal realistically with the job that lies ahead.

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Civic Holds First Annual Halloween Festival at Juniper

Civic Holds First Annual Halloween Festival at Juniper

On Saturday, October 20th, The Juniper Park Civic Association, in conjunction with Queens Recreation, Department of Parks, was proud to present the first-ever Halloween festival for kids in Juniper Valley Park. With over 400 kids and 1,000 people in attendance, the day consisted of free hayrides, games, & costume and dance contest with prizes.

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A GREENSTREET BLOOMS IN MIDDLE VILLAGE

A GREENSTREET BLOOMS IN MIDDLE VILLAGE

In 1994, Parks pioneered a new way of looking at the streetscape. Concrete medians, once eyesores, took on new meaning. The way Michelangelo discerned form in a lump of a marble, Parks' foresters saw gardens hidden in traffic triangles. In every borough, they mapped and planted greenstreets.

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Interview with Dennis Gallagher

Interview with Dennis Gallagher

Tell me about yourself and your family. I am 37, and have been married for 14 years. I have two boys, aged 10 and 12. I have always lived in the 30th district and currently live in Middle Village.

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Car Lands on Railroad Tracks

Car Lands on Railroad Tracks

A combination of high speed and allegedly alcohol were a dangerous combination on Friday, October 12th. At about 11pm a late model Mustang with four male passenger crashed through the fence and guardrail on the corner of Lutheran Avenue and Juniper Boulevard North.

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Juniper Play Equipment Hazardous to Kids

Juniper Play Equipment Hazardous to Kids

Over the years literally hundreds of children have been hurt, some seriously, but the Department of Parks has turned a deaf ear to their cries. They have seen fit not to replace the dangerous play equipment in the upper playground of Juniper Valley Park.

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DOT Not Responsive on Juniper Boulevard Problems

DOT Not Responsive on Juniper Boulevard Problems

As everyone knows the roadways surrounding Juniper Valley Park are speedways. Over the years the JPCA has tried to get some kind of traffic calming mechanisms in place. It has been a frustrating endeavor.

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Community Spotlight: TIFFANY ELLIOTT

Community Spotlight: TIFFANY ELLIOTT

Tiffany Elliott was born on December 2, 1969 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She was the only child born to the marriage of Dana and David VanBlarcom, who were seventeen years old at the time of her birth. Her parents divorced when Tiffany was a child, and she was raised both by her mother and maternal aunt, Roberta.

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Yesterday and Today: Elmhurst Gas Tanks site

Comparison of the Elmhurst Gas Tanks site, 1955 and today.

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Juniper Berry salutes heroes of 9/11

Juniper Berry salutes heroes of 9/11 with a pictorial.

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Juniper Berry Interview with Elizabeth Crowley

Juniper Berry Interview with Elizabeth Crowley

With the advent of term limits, we will be losing one of our most effective legislators in City Councilman Tom Ognibene, who has served this community well for 10 years. Two candidates will be on the ballot in November, vying to replace the Councilman. They are Dennis Gallagher, 37 year old chief of staff to Councilman Ognibene and Elizabeth Crowley, 23 year old cousin to Congressman Joseph Crowley.

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