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December Juniper Berry Magazine

December 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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Remembering Daniela

Remembering Daniela

December 6th marks the 10th anniversary of the day Maspeth lost one of its brightest lights. On December 6, 2002, Daniela D'Angelo was returning home from Christ the King H.S. when tragically she was struck and killed by a car driven by a career criminal.

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Juniper Blvd North  to get speed bumps

Juniper Blvd North to get speed bumps

Responding to concerns about speeding, the NYC Department of Transportation has announced that three speed bumps will be installed on Juniper Boulevard North between 75th & 80th Streets.

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Traffic Signal coming to Eliot & 72 St.

Traffic Signal coming to Eliot & 72 St.

The Department of Transportation has completed a study and has determined that a traffic signal is warranted on the corner of Eliot Avenue at 72nd Street.

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Juniper Civic joins with  Maspeth High School to Fight Graffiti

Juniper Civic joins with Maspeth High School to Fight Graffiti

In a brand new partnership between the Juniper Park Civic Association and Maspeth High School, the Grand Avenue bridge on 79th Street near Elmhurst Park was rejuvenated.

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Thank You!

Thank You!

Maspeth, Middle Village & Glendale residents donated tons of supplies, cash and time to the relief effort after Hurricane Sandy. Almost every school and organization in the area participated. Many were turned into drop-off points for donations. The heartwarming effort once again proves how we respond to fellow Americans and New Yorkers in need.

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Post  Tropical Cyclone Sandy & Ancient Overhead Wires. 19th Century Technology can't keep up with 21st Century power needs.

Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy & Ancient Overhead Wires. 19th Century Technology can't keep up with 21st Century power needs.

As we struggle through the ravages of Killer Hurricane Sandy with downed power lines and still many without power the one message that keeps emerging is how inadequate and downright awful our government agencies perform.

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Letters December 2012

Letters December 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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"They came because they always do."  Maspeth Remembers and Dedicates  Site of Tragic Fire 50 Years ago.

"They came because they always do." Maspeth Remembers and Dedicates Site of Tragic Fire 50 Years ago.

The date was October 26, 1962. The country and the world were concerned about the very real possibility of a nuclear war that could break out at any moment. As president John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev maneuvered warships and missiles, a local fire would have a huge impact on a half a dozen families.

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Growing Up in Maspeth

Growing Up in Maspeth

I have wanted to send my memories of growing up in Maspeth for several years and have finally had a chance to get them all together.My recollections are a bit lengthy, however I hope you will allow me to share them with your readers – many of whom might also identify with my "treasure chest of Maspeth memories"

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How Obama Won and What's Next

How Obama Won and What's Next

I saw a video of a black woman in Cleveland shouting at people to vote for Obama because he gave all minorities in the city a phone. That didn't seem right to me for some reason but its prophecy wouldn't become clear until later.

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Commander's Report 104th Precinct

Commander's Report 104th Precinct

I hope that all in the Juniper Park community have been enjoying a safe autumn season. The men and women of the 104 Precinct have been quite active in the past few weeks and I would like to share with you some of the work we have been doing. The recent storm known as "SuperStorm Sandy" created a few challenges for the community. I will outline the Precinct response to this event as well as the recent crime statistics for the Juniper Park area. Also as we rapidly move into the Holiday Season I would like to discuss some crime prevention tips to make this Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year's Day festive and safe.

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On the Ground in Rockaway

On the Ground in Rockaway

Hurricane Sandy hit the New York area on Sunday, October 28, 2012. The devastation to New York and New Jersey was reminiscent to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina when it flooded New Orleans in 2005. Weeks later many are still amazed at the sheer level of damage to the Metropolitan area. If you're from Queens, the destruction to the Rockaways will have a profound impact. A generation from now, people will tell their kids what it was like to live through the storm and its aftermath.

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AMAZING STORIES: ELMHURST CIVIL WAR VETERAN, 81, DIES AT MEMORIAL SERVICE

Had Horse Ready to Ride in Queens Parade Next Saturday

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AMAZING STORIES: Railroad Must Pay for Woman's Death

Verdict of $2,500 for Estate of One of Six Persons Killed at Glendale No Safety Gates There Though the Public Service Commission Had Ordered Them ‒ Court Blames the Company

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Amazing Stories: LASS WITH 35 DRESSES PROVIDED BY DAD, TOLD SHE MUST RETURN HOME.

Possession of thirty-five dresses, four hats and many pairs of silk stockings is sufficient reason for a 14-year old girl to remain home with her father, Supreme Court Justice DUNNE has ruled in Special Term,Jamaica.

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Amazin Stories: Seeks Life Term as Fourth Offender

Man Found guilty of Maspeth Hold-Up Wants to Share His Brother's Imprisonment

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AMAZING STORIES: Child's Anti-Smoking Poster  Won't Be Riding the Subway

AMAZING STORIES: Child's Anti-Smoking Poster Won't Be Riding the Subway

With a 12-year-old artist at his side, the city's Consumer Affairs Commissioner yesterday asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to overrule a decision not to show the young artist's contest-winning anti-smoking poster in the subways.

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Is It Too Much to Spend $5,000 on NYC Youth?

Is It Too Much to Spend $5,000 on NYC Youth?

As the Holiday season and New Year approaches, the time comes to reflect on how the Parks Department has served New York City youth and low-income residents since this past summer, in particular, Lost Battalion Hall in Queens.

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Kampermann's Korner: Hurricane Sandy/Tsunami Sandy Slams Queens Coastline

Kampermann's Korner: Hurricane Sandy/Tsunami Sandy Slams Queens Coastline

Hurricane Sandy was quite deceptive to those of us who casually watched the evening news broadcast, with a several minute clip of the weather briefly noting that a tropical storm was developing in the Atlantic Basin.

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BERRY HEALTH: Food Allergy

BERRY HEALTH: Food Allergy

The topic of food allergy has gained much interest and popularity recently. Considerable new information as well as misinformation has been provided in magazines, television as well as on the internet. Many medical conditions have been attributed to food without the proper rigorous scientific study. This can lead to much confusion and money wasted on unproven treatments.

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BERRY HEALTH: Snoring is more serious than you think!

BERRY HEALTH: Snoring is more serious than you think!

Do you snore? If you do, it's not just getting elbowed at night by your bed partner that you should be worried about. Your health may also be at risk!

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This is a story that will tug at your heart. Did you know that there were two friends, born five months apart, who were in the same kindergarten class at Public School 76 in Woodside who were Vietnam War heroes, Marines who both were awarded the Medal of Honor?

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A DAY LIKE NO OTHER

A DAY LIKE NO OTHER

We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin from ABC Radio. Here is a special bulletin from Dallas, Texas.'THREE SHOTS WERE FIRED AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MOTORCADE TODAY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS, TEXAS.'This is ABC Radio. To repeat: In Dallas Texas, three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today, the president now making a two-day speaking tour of Texas. We're going to stand by for more details on the incident in Dallas, stay tuned to your ABC station for further details. Now we return you to your regular program.

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Killy's Korner

Killy's Korner

Send info and photos to: KillysKorner@aol.com or write: Juniper Berry PO Box 790275 Middle Village, NY 11379 deadline for next issue: Feb.10, 2013

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Child Care Everywhere

Child Care Everywhere

You may have noticed the alarming presence of "DayCare Centers" opening in residential homes and, based on the inquiries that I have received I did some investigating.

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