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April Juniper Berry Magazine

April 2000 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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BE ALERT FOR BRAZEN BURGLARS

Jim O'Neill, a JPCA member, had his house broken into on Valentine's Day. He advises that he left his house for a doctor's appointment at 8:00 A.M. and returned approximately 12 noon. He discovered that his front door had been smashed in apparently with a hammer which dislodged two deadbolt locks.

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State D.O.T. Addresses L.I.E. Noise Problems in Maspeth/Elmhurst

A community task force created at the request of Robert F. Holden, president of the Juniper Park Civic Association, has yielded results. The New York State Department of Transportation, in an attempt to reduce noise created by the expressway's concrete roadbed, hired subcontractors to work on the problem.

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Clinton Signs Law that will add 300 More Flights Daily at LaGuardia Airport

On April 5th, President Clinton signed a federal law that will allow airlines to add more flights this summer. Up to 300 flight a day will be added to LaGuardia.

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COMMUNITY EYESORES CLEANED-UP THANKS TO JUNIPER CIVIC & BERRY

We are happy to report that 4 out of the 5 eyesore locations featured in the December 1999 issue of the Juniper Berry have seen major improvements.

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NYPD BULL

The 104th Precinct has long been referred to as the "Forgotten Precinct in the Forgotten Borough." Last year it had the dubious distinction of being the only precinct in Queens County to experience a rise in crime.

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JUNIPER CIVIC LEADS PROTEST RALLY IN SUPPORT OF CAPTAIN JOE CULBERT

The Juniper Park Civic Association was the key player in the organization of a protest rally at the Patrol Borough Queens North headquarters located in the same building as the112th Pct. in Forest Hills on Sunday, April 16th.

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MIDDLE VILLAGE PIONEERS: THE WAY FAMILY

When James Way came to America, he decided to settle in Newtown. Along with 51 other families, he participated in the Newtown Indian Purchase of 1656 where, for two shillings, he purchased two acres of land. The land was at the western end of Maspeth and bordered on Newtown Creek.

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HIS FINEST HOUR

At 90, Frank, the man known as "Mr. Maspeth" and "Mr. Concrete" because of his devotion to his community and to the industry he spent 40 years in, shows no sign of slowing down and is having fun with his notoriety.

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THE EMPTY SHOEBOX

Oliver had been living with Mrs.Bowman for over a year now. Her husband, who passed away two months after Oliver arrived, had found him one morning sleeping in their yard. He was a large and well-proportioned dog, the size of a rottweiler, with a massive, square head.

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BOTTLE CAPS AND MY IMMORTAL SOUL

Forty years later, the century now extinguished, fondly I think back now on those simpler times of mostly forgotten Miss Reingolds, scooter races, skully games, and wax-filled bottle caps that reminded me of my immortal soul.

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KIDS CARE FOR EARTH SHARE!

It was Friday, January 21st, a freezing cold day with temperatures in the single digits. So why were the 5th graders at P.S. 128 in Middle Village sweating up a storm? Together, the 5th grade classes were working hard to raise money for an environmental charity called Earth Share.

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Community Spotlight: Cathy Kitterle

Cathy Kitterle was born on July 22, 1956 at Northshore University Hospital in Manhassett to Maurice Lewis and Lorraine Lewis (deceased). Her parents, residents of Great Neck, were proud to take a sister home to Polly, who now manages the box office for the Philadelphia Ballet.

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ELMHURST HOSPITAL CENTER: A HOSPITAL, A HISTORY, A HEART & A FUTURE

Anyone growing up or presently living in Queens has certainly heard of Elmhurst Hospital, but I'm sure very few are aware of its history. Elmhurst Hospital Center is the second oldest of New York City's Municipal Hospitals with Bellevue being the oldest.

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