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December Juniper Berry Magazine

December 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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Man of the Year: Alan G. Hevesi

Man of the Year: Alan G. Hevesi

The Juniper Park Civic Association is proud to announce that New York City Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi has been selected as "Man of the Year" for 2000. After serving as our Assemblyman for 22 years, where he wrote 108 laws, Mr. Hevesi began serving as New York City's forty-first Comptroller in January 1994.

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Shoddy Con Ed Work Exposed by Juniper Civic

Shoddy Con Ed Work Exposed by Juniper Civic

Thanks to the efforts of the Juniper Park Civic Association, Consolidated Edison's work on hundreds of utility light poles was under question by the City of New York particularly by the Department of Transportation. The story broke on a complaint from the JPCA to Channel 9's (UPN) "I" Team.

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Kenneth T. Rudzewick

Kenneth T. Rudzewick

Kenneth Thomas Rudzewick was born on December 5, 1937 in Physician's Hospital in Queens. His parents, Henry and Elsie(deceased) Rudzewick, were delighted to take their newborn baby boy home to Maspeth to meet his sister Nancy, who is now a Registered Nurse and lives in Commack, Long Island.

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WWII Stories: The Greatest Generation: The War Hits Home

WWII Stories: The Greatest Generation: The War Hits Home

In the 1930's and 40's, Edward Hoyt lived on the 2nd floor of a two family house on the corner of 74th Street and 58th Road in Maspeth. An only child, his father was a train engineer whose daily runs would regularly take him within blocks of their five-room apartment.

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Community Issues – December 2000

In a long anticipated move, the Juniper Park Civic Association has formally requested a name and zip code change for the area just south of the Long Island Expressway and north of Eliot Avenue from 74th Street to 86th Street. The area, currently known as (south) Elmhurst, has long been referred unofficially as "Middle Village," by most residents and city officials.

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Community News – December 2000

Community News – December 2000

It seems that many parts of Middle Village are under siege from rats that have gotten more aggressive and now are invading homes. "Rats are really bad in the alley between 77th place and 78th Street (near Juniper Valley Road)," said Jane Dagostino.

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Dept. of Motor Vehicle Testing is a Hazard to Our Health

Dept. of Motor Vehicle Testing is a Hazard to Our Health

We continue to have problems with the DMV testing on Juniper Boulevard North in Middle Village. The site is adjacent to Juniper Valley Park and has been the test area for well over thirty years.

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Elmhurst Hospital Center Today: A True Community Hospital

Elmhurst Hospital Center Today: A True Community Hospital

Today Elmhurst Hospital Center is a modern 513 bed facility serving a population of approximately one million people throughout the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods of northwestern Queens. Elmhurst Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center with staff specially trained to respond to any type of an emergency.

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Neighborhood History: Herman Ringe Heads Eliot Ave. Ceremony

WITH a crowd of about 500 men and women on hand notwithstanding the cold, Eliot Avenue, recently widened and paved from Metropolitan Avenue to Queens Boulevard, was officially opened to traffic on Saturday afternoon, February 11, with appropriate ceremonies at Eliot and Metropolitan Avenues.

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It Seems Like Yesterday

It Seems Like Yesterday

Attending P.S.87 in Middle Village certainly is one of my more vivid recollections, starting in kindergarten. I could not accept the fact that I would be separated from my mother. After all, we were inseparable for the first five years of my life and now this unexpected, inhumane event was going to change all of that.

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Maspeth's Man of the Century Part IV

Maspeth's Man of the Century Part IV

This is the fourth and final installment in this yearlong spotlight on Frank Principe, the man known as "Mr. Maspeth" and the Juniper Park Civic Association's "Man of the Century." This package of stories was "commissioned" in time for Frank's 90th birthday, which he celebrated last December 5.

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Letters to the Editor – December 2000

Regarding the proposed Mannino law, I think the proposed legislation is a disservice to all members of our community as well as a potential infringement on our right to choose what type of vehicle we own.

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