Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Dear JPCA members,

As we enter one of the most unique holiday seasons in recent memory, I want to wish the readers of the Juniper Berry and their families a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.

Even though COVID has altered most of our lives this year, it is important to remain positive during this holiday season. It is a time to forget all of our frustrations and focus on the things that truly matter: family and friends. It is a time to look out for one another and understand the importance of a “community”.

I look forward to continuing our work together as we navigate through the challenges that face us, including combatting the COVID-19 virus, protecting our families’ interests, assisting our local businesses to get the relief they need, handling issues with the homeless shelter in Glendale, keeping our streets safe and clean, while ensuring a healthy and productive school year for all of our students.

From my family to yours, wishing you the best holiday season possible.


Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
New York State Senator
15th District

Let’s continue to work together

Dear Neighbors,

As we come to the end of a uniquely challenging year, I wish you and your families a safe, peaceful and enjoyable Holiday Season. This year in particular, the holidays are a time to be thankful for those we hold most dear.

I will never stop fighting for your right to the quiet enjoyment of your homes and against so-called “quality of life” issues, such as graffiti, litter, illegally parked buses and RV’s and unreasonable noise pollution. Not only do these issues immediately interfere with our lives, but they tend to lead to more serious crime if left unchecked.

I funded additional sanitation pickups and neighborhood clean-ups through my office budget. Together with the many dedicated volunteers in our district, we pull together to keep our neighborhoods clean despite budget cuts to Parks and Sanitation. I also fought for our small businesses, as they were unfairly hit with draconian fines just as they struggled to reopen.

I continue to support our police and work closely with them to keep our district safe. Our city has lost its way amid the unprecedented challenges of 2020, but I am more committed than ever to backing our men and women in blue and bringing common-sense legislation to the Council.

Together, we protect the quality of life in our neighborhoods and preserve it for our children and grandchildren. I appreciate your support and the opportunity to serve you. I wish you all very Happy Holidays.

Robert F. Holden
City Council Member
30th District

Always here to provide help

Dear Juniper Park Civic:

I hope this letter finds you all safe and healthy during this Holiday Season. It has been an extremely difficult time for all of us. During the pandemic, our office has been extremely busy helping constituents with food scarcity issues, healthcare issues, helping people with their unemployment claims, and helping people obtain the benefits they are entitled to. We are also still helping constituents on all local neighborhood concerns.

One of these concerns has been the extremely loud music and drag racing that has been transpiring over the weekend in the early morning hours. We have been engaged with the local police precincts and recently the cops have implemented barricades, among other measures, to stop this nonsense. These recent measures have resulted in numerous citations and confiscated speakers. We will continue to stay on top of this issue until it is fully resolved. If you hear this problem continue, please call our office or email me.

I hope you all have a Blessed Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever you are celebrating. Our office is always here if you need assistance. Please never hesitate to call us at 718-651-3185. You can also email me at barnwellb@nyassembly.gov.

Brian Barnwell
New York State Assembly
District 30

‘Tis the Season for Reflection

Dear Juniper Park Civic Association:

It is an honor to send my warmest wishes for a happy holiday season.
2020 has been a very difficult year. The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on New York and the nation, and our borough was the epicenter of the pandemic when the outbreak began nearly one year ago.

As we observe the holidays, let us not forget to keep in our thoughts all those who tragically passed away from the virus, and the many families that still grieve for their loved ones.

Let’s also be grateful to all the dedicated individuals who have worked on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis; the health care workers, first responders–law enforcement personnel, grocery clerks, delivery drivers, maintenance workers, transit and municipal employees, and so many others who have selflessly risked their own health and safety to help Queens and the nation get through this pandemic.

We keep our veterans and the members of our armed forces in our thoughts as well as they continue to serve our country.

It has been a privilege to represent this community in Congress and I thank you for continuing to have confidence in my ability to be your voice in Washington. I look forward to continuing to work with you as I prepare to begin my next term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Please continue to reach out to my office at 718-358-MENG or NY06casework@mail.house.gov if I can be helpful with any federal government matters.

Once again, happy holidays; Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year to the members of the Juniper Park Civic Association, and thank you for all the great work you do. Please stay healthy and safe!

Grace Meng
Member of Congress