MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE CREEDMOOR CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
Next meeting: February 10 at 8 PM
The Bloomberg administration, which now runs the school system directly, has announced a reconfiguration of the school districts. In eastern Queens, a new superintendent will take charge of "merged" Districts 25, 26, 28, and 29. Michael Johnson, Superintendent of District 29, is out.
The word merged is in quotes because the City does not have the legal authority to change district boundaries. The four districts will share a single superintendent, and statistics, such as test scores, when published, will follow the old school district boundaries.
Given the stigma of District 29, we are not shedding any tears, although
the residents of District 26, the number one performing district in the
City, are purple with rage over being diluted with the other districts.
Based on the disrespectful response we got from School District 29 and
its superintendent when we requested a meeting to discuss making I.S. 109
and its feeder schools K-8's, we predict that things can only get better
under this new plan, but of course, time will tell.
ON BLOCKING SIDEWALKS
Last month's newsletter contained a short article about cars blocking sidewalks. This is a serious problem, and we intend to continue to fight this dangerous and unneighborly practice before it becomes too commonplace.
It might have been interpreted from the article that there were ten complaints made about the particular car that was pictured. That was not the case, we had received ten complaints about vehicles throughout the neighborhood.
It was suggested at last month's meeting that a letter be sent to anyone who parks a vehicle in this manner. This will be done for this month only. Starting in March, any vehicle blocking a sidewalk will have its plate number posted in the newsletter, along with the address. Pedestrians don't get a second chance, why should these drivers?
If you'd care to comment, come to this Monday's meeting.
Some didn't get the Bellerose Shopping Guides last month. We are endeavoring this month to get books to those of you who didn't get them. We are also beginning to circulate the 2003 dues envelopes this month, but may not finish until next month.
MERCHANTS TAKE NOTE: DUMPSTER STORAGE
Late last month, the Sanitation Dept. began enforcement of the Operation Dumpster Program that prohibits the storage of Dumpsters in front of stores. Trash must be stored in the cellar or behind the stores until the store closes. If trash is picked up during the day, then it may be placed outside 2 hours before the scheduled pickup time.
Around the Town
Congratulations to our 2nd Vice President, Rosemary Parker, on becoming a grandmother Jan 14th. His name is Ryan Christopher.
Congratulations to Marge Cashin of 88th Ave, who graduated from St. John's University magna cum laude on Jan 19. Marge was also profiled in Newsday.
Condolences to Maureen Morris of 242 St and her family, on the passing of her mother, Eleanor Lennon, in January.
Condolences to the family of Teri Heaney of 240 St. Ms. Heaney
passed away on December 23.
St. Gregory the Great School is currently making plans to celebrate
their 50th Anniversary. The school is seeking alumni who attended from
1953 to the present. Any graduate who would like to be contacted about
upcoming events to celebrate the anniversary may contact the parish office
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