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September Juniper Berry Magazine

September 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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Letters to the Editor – September 2000

Yes, the proposal to build a 900 seat school on the site of the old Edward's Supermarket is indeed a bad idea for many reasons. The number one reason it is a poorly conceived concept is the fact that your elected officials failed to listen to opposing arguments from your local civic groups' regarding this project.

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Business Spotlight: Eliot Avenue Stationery

I had the opportunity recently to speak to Naresh Patel of Eliot Avenue Stationery (formerly Jo-Lee). Naresh also owns three other stationery/candy stores in the Middle Village area.

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Business Spotlight: Starship Auto Service

Teddy Matagrano owner of Starship Auto Service is back but, as you know, he never really left. However, you had to notice the total disruption of this area in recent months. The reconstruction is over and we now have, in conjunction with Starship Auto Service, the debut of a full service Sunoco gas station on Eliot Avenue, corner of 74th Street.

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Community Spotlight: Carl Berner

Carl Berner was born in Stuttgart, Germany on January 27, 1902. His parents died when he was a toddler, and shortly thereafter his French maternal Grandmother took him to live with her in France, where he remained until he was about ten years old. In 1912, he returned to Germany to live with his paternal Grandmother, Inger, whom he remembers with special fondness.

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Community Improvements in the Making

Preserving and enhancing our quality of life has been one of my top legislative priorities. During the past 8 years, our community has seen tremendous enhancement in our Parks; Roadways coupled with substantial reductions in crime. Our community remains one of the most beautified in the City of New York.

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Community Info

Did you know that Section 22-322 of the zoning resolution of the Department of Buildings, New York City, does not permit real estate companies to attach a "SOLD" rider on a for sale sign which is legal?

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Community News – September 2000

We've all seen them. They are in the streets, and alleys, on the sidewalks and definitely in the parks. When I see a kid on one of them, challenging the cars and trucks in the streets. I think, "What are their parents thinking?" Of course I realize, they're not thinking at all!

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Community Pays Price for Neglect of the 104th Pct.

For years we have been asking for our fair share of officers in the 104th Precinct. However historically, our precinct was relatively free of major crime. We were considered a bedroom community with essentially only quality-of-life problems...and very little serious crime.

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Diesel Pollution Threatens Neighborhoods

The Long Island Expressway entered our lives in the nineteen fifties and it changed forever how we lived and breathed. While the LIE certainly isn't the only culprit guilty of life altering implications it literally brings home the message of the total negative impact on our everyday lives caused by cars, trucks, buses, planes, etc.

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Neighborhood History: A Ride on the Southside Railroad

After finishing shopping you leave the Metro Mall walk along Metropolitan Avenue to Fresh Pond Road – descend the steps to the abandoned Fresh Pond railroad station and wait. An old fashioned 4-4-0 (American type) steam locomotive with three wooden coaches pulls in.

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Neighborhood History: A Local Man on the Battlelines

Charles E. Brehm was born on December 28, 1840. In 1861, he lived at 140 Orchard Street in Manhattan. He was a 20 year-old store clerk when he enlisted to fight in the Civil War as a private with the Union Army. By all accounts, he was a handsome young man.

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Noise: A Health Problem

Racket, din, clamor, noise, whatever you want to call it, unwanted sound is America's most widespread nuisance. But noise is more than just a nuisance. It constitutes a real and present danger to people's health.

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QUIET! MAN'S BEST FRIEND...GOOD DOG OR NUISANCE?

The following article is excerpted from Sound Advice (Appendix C), a public document created by the Special Events Section of the American Association of Retired Persons under a grant from the EPA. This material was originally reprinted with permission from the Humane Society of the United States.

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Too Much of a Bad Thing

If you live in the Juniper Valley Park area you know the amount of speeding cars and motorcycles that the community endures twenty-four hours a day. It is not unusual to see cars and motorcycles racing on the wrong side of the street. In the warmer weather the noise is unbearable.

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