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September Juniper Berry Magazine

September 2012 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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JPCA Street Sign Plan Enacted by DOT Around New Maspeth High School

JPCA Street Sign Plan Enacted by DOT Around New Maspeth High School

In June, JPCA President Robert Holden made a series of suggestions to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to help keep traffic moving around the new Maspeth High School.

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Arborcide on 69th Street

Arborcide on 69th Street

On Tuesday, September 4th a Juniper Park Civic Association member called in a report to 311 and the JPCA hotline that a man was in the process of cutting down a NYC Street Tree on 69th Street

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Homeless Shelter Threat?

Homeless Shelter Threat?

There is a neighborhood threat on the horizon and it involves the possibility of a homeless shelter at the Cooper Avenue Underpass in Glendale.

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airplane noise and pollution: FAQ

airplane noise and pollution: FAQ

Note to Juniper Berry Readers: This is a helpful Q and A from a licensed pilot, Jeffery Starin, who lives on our same dirty, noisy, and dreaded "Visual Approach" to LaGuardia Airport... a couple of miles up the flight path. He is an expert on airplane noise and pollution—and how a community can stop it—and will speak at our next JPCA meeting (Sept. 20th). Please come. Also, thanks to your interest we've newly formed the Clean and Quiet Skies subcomittee of the Juniper Park Civic Association! If you'd like to get on our list for more information, please contact your Middle Village/Maspeth neighbors Len Santoro (lenbarbsan@gmail.com, 347-866-2329) or Bill Powers (bill@williampowersbooks.com; 347-738-0591). Thank you! Len, Angelina, Elena, Bill, Melissa and the JPCA Clean and Quiet Skies Subcomittee

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Letters September 2012

Letters September 2012

Comments or Opinions? Send to: Letters/Juniper Berry PO Box 790275, Middle Village, NY 11379 or e-mail: letters@junipercivic.com

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Editorial: What Train Problem?

Editorial: What Train Problem?

Election time is rapidly approaching and the usual "junk" mail is being foisted upon us with words of glowing accomplishments detailing how hard our local politicians have been fighting for us.

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A Peek into the Past (Without a Computer)

A Peek into the Past (Without a Computer)

To anyone interested in looking through a window at New York's past they should go to the main branch of the Queens Library in Jamaica where they can read all the local papers of Queens on microfilm.

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OP-ED: Who is President Obama?

OP-ED: Who is President Obama?

This November's Presidential election has been labeled as the most important decision to be made in many generations. What is at stake transcends what we normally have come to understand over the past few decades as usual American politics with the results either signifying a confirmation for or a break from our current way of life.

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Civics, City Council and the Big Picture

Civics, City Council and the Big Picture

There is a disconnection between the governing political class and average citizens.In our own neighborhood, the divergent priorities of organizations such the Juniper Park Civic Association and politicians such as Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley are indicative of this unfortunate development in American society.

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Get ready for the  Fall Allergy Season

Get ready for the Fall Allergy Season

Fall brings many changes and among those is the return of hay fever and asthma. The summer is relatively a quiet allergy time, however by the end of August, ragweed season is in full bloom.

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Commander's Report

Commander's Report

I hope that all in the Juniper Park community are enjoying the summer season and as we rapidly move into autumn it is my pleasure to report on some of the work the members of the 104th Precinct have been doing recently. Also as always I would like to share some crime prevention tips, which may prove to be helpful.

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Michael Cody Promoted to Deputy Inspector

Michael Cody Promoted to Deputy Inspector

104th Precinct Commanding Officer Michael Cody was promoted to Deputy Inspector in a ceremony on Thursday, August 30th at One Police Plaza

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Elmhurst Park: One Year Later

Elmhurst Park: One Year Later

It has been one year since the Mayor and elected officials cut the ribbon and officially opened Elmhurst Park to the delight of local park users. There is much to look back on and much in the future.

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Amazing Stories of Middle Village & Maspeth

Amazing Stories of Middle Village & Maspeth

Historical Note-worthy stories from our neighborhood.

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A Bad Dream (Act)

A Bad Dream (Act)

Since the Obama Administration has gotten nowhere with its attempt to get the Dream Act through both houses of Congress, the following is Barack Obama's latest attempt, by executive order, to assure more votes in Election 2012.

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interview: Joseph Addabbo & Eric Ulrich

interview: Joseph Addabbo & Eric Ulrich

One of these candidates will be your next State Senator when the smoke clears in November and the election is over. Will it be the incumbent Senator Joseph Addabbo, or his challenger Councilman Eric Ulrich? That depends on you, the voter. To aid you in your decision making I decided to ask the same six questions to both candidates to find out where they stood on some extremely critical issues. The following are their answers...

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President Michael Michel talks about the historic expansion of a Middle Village Institution

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Musician's Ear (MusiB#ian's F♭ar)

Musician's Ear (MusiB#ian's F♭ar)

Hello again, readers. As the summer winds down, I'd like to talk about my favorite topic, music. In case you were confused about the typing anomalies in the heading, it translates to, "Musician's Ear."

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The Frog and the Scorpion

The Frog and the Scorpion

On November 6, 2012 the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, will face off against President Barack Obama in the United States presidential election. Political strategists will tell you there are only two ways to run a presidential campaign. The first is the cry of 'We Need Change.' The second is the plea to 'Stay the Course.'

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tapping into history

tapping into history

When one hears the words "Tap Dance" the first image that may come to mind is the ballet-like elegance and ballroom style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, or the effortless grace and charisma of Gene Kelly. Others may identify this American dance style with a specific musical such as "Forty Second Street."

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TASCA: City Sails, Blue Skies and Orange  Sunsets

TASCA: City Sails, Blue Skies and Orange Sunsets

When crowds of picnickers cover every inch of park grass and bumper to bumper traffic engulfs New York City along with stifling, summer heat, a natural barrier as old as time, Flushing Meadows Lake separates two types of people: those that are on the water and those that are not.

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Berry Business Bits

Berry Business Bits

Interesting news from local businesses.

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Killy's Korner Sept/Oct 2012

Killy's Korner Sept/Oct 2012

Send info and photos to: KillysKorner@aol.com or write: Juniper Berry PO Box 790275 Middle Village, NY 11379 deadline for next issue: Nov. 18, 2012

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Robert Marcello Filippi ‒ Cameo Tile

Robert Marcello Filippi ‒ Cameo Tile

Cameo Tile 7905 Grand Avenue Elmhurst, NY 11373 (718) 898-7208 Our community spotlight this issue of the Juniper Berry shines on another one of our many neighborhood stars. His name is Robert Marcello Filippi and he owns the Cameo Tile business on Grand Avenue directly across the street from Elmhurst Park.

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Sclafmore Construction

Sclafmore Construction

For our business spotlight this issue we have chosen Sclafmore Construction Co., which has been in business since 1979 and is owned by Ralph Morea, Jr. and his partner, John Francisco.

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