GOVERNOR'S REP TO SPEAK AT MAY MEETING
The governor knows that the Creedmoor land proposals have been a hot button issue for the residents of Queens Village and Bellerose and is interested in hearing from our members.
This is your golden opportunity. If you have any feelings at all
for what happens to this land, some of which is a stone's throw from our
own civic association territory, be sure to clear your calendar and come
out to our May 11 meeting.
Some people have become to believe that the plan is a fait accompli.
This is not at all true. The Jewish proposal was devoid of details
and Borough President Claire Shulman told the representatives to come when
there were more details. The Creedmoor Task Force made no comment
and took no position with regard to the Jewish proposal because of the
incompleteness of the plan.
Assisted Living Plan
However, the plan by J.D. Thakral was even sketchier. There was no live representative at the meeting, just a drop-off of a thick sheaf of papers that was mostly a recitation of statistics about how the American population is aging. This plan was also received by the Task Force without comment and without a position being taken.
Let's get a good turnout at this meeting. We will not convince
the Governor we care what happens to our neighborhood, if only a handful
of people shows up.
June 8 Petition Gathering begins
If you are a registered voter, you may sign only the petitions of the party in which you are registered with the Board of Elections in the City of New York. The party in which you registered, which might be something you did many years ago, is not necessarily the party which you commonly find yourself voting for now. Do not sign petitions for which you are not eligible. Non-citizens (aliens) may not sign petitions or vote.
June 8 is the date at which petitions can begin circulating. We find that many people do not want to be bothered by this process. Candidates cannot get on the ballot without this process, so if someone knocks on your door, please cooperate. Some are trying to get the law changed to eliminate this loathsome process which is particularly hard work for the volunteers who must go around door-to-door. But until the law is changed, we need everyone who is eligible to participate in this important part of the election process.
Furthermore, it is also part of the democratic process to vote in Primary elections, as well as the General Election in November. This year the primaries will be in September. Primaries occur whenever more than one candidate seeks the same office for the same political party.
MAY 11 AT 8 PM AT THE BELLEROSE BAPTIST CHURCH
BRADDOCK AVE. AT 240TH ST.
Padavan Gets Farm $
Around the Town
Get Well wishes to Mrs. Duffy.
Congratulations to Sheila K. Rowan
of 240th Street on being selected as the winner of the Queens County Farm
Museum's Name the Café Contest. Out of approximately 150 entries,
Sheila's choice of "The Barnyard Café" was selected by the Board
of Directors as the most popular selection submitted. The members
of the Museum voted among the 11 that the Board considered the best selections.
|May 8||St. Gregory's will be the site of VIN etching for automobiles in their parking lot. The hours are from 10 to 2|
|May 10||Please fly your flag on Mother's Day.|
|May 18||Community Board 13 at 7:30 PM at the Queens Reformed Church, Springfield Blvd. and Jamaica Avenue.|
|May 18||Executive Committee of the Queens Civic Congress. 8 PM at the home of Sean Walsh, 242-10 Alameda Avenue, Douglaston. These executive meetings are open to the public.|
|May 25||Memorial Day Parades. Queens Village-Bellerose at 9:45 at Cross Island
Parkway and 90th Avenue, thence to Braddock, Winchester and Jamaica Avenue.
Little Neck-Douglaston (the City's largest and reputed to be the second
largest in the nation after Chicago) Northern Boulevard at 2 PM.
Creedmoor Civic will march in the Queens Village-Bellerose parade. Please join with us. Be at the starting point no later than 9:30.
|May 27||105 Precinct Community Council. 8 PM at the precinct stationhouse at 222nd Street and 92nd Road.|
|June 3||Joint Bellerose Business District Development Corporation, 6:30 PM at Bellerose Village Hall.|
|June 13 & 14||Civil War Encampment at the Queens County Farm Museum. 10 AM 4 PM. $2 per person.|
CONGRESS LUNCH SUCCESSFUL
There are now 85 civic associations as paid-up members.
Some 216 people were present at the Reception House's "Fantasy Room" to hear City Council Vice Chairman Archie Spigner discuss illegal conversion issues, and among other speakers and other issues. The main event was the passage of the Congress' platform which details many topics and the umbrella group's positions on those topics.
Many politicians were in attendance (including our own State Sen. Padavan
and Councilman Leffler), and others had bought tickets and sent representatives.
Creedmoor Civic Association was well represented with a table of 10 people.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES
Nominations will be closed at the May meeting, and the slate will be published in the June issue of the Creedmoor Civic News. The election will be held at the June 8th meeting.
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Creedmoor Civic Association, Inc.
88-09 240th Street
BelleroseManor NY 11426
Tel. (718) 347-1181
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