MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE CREEDMOOR CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
Is it just me, or does it seem like most political candidates ignore the laws about slapping their campaign posters on utility poles and other public property? By the time you get this newsletter, we'll know who our next mayor is. Let's hope this isn't a sign of what's to come.
"Quality of life." What does that mean? I've heard several complaints over the last few months about lack of consideration by neighbors. Failure to sweep. Parking on lawns. Blocking the sidewalk with a car. Honking the horn instead of ringing the doorbell. Car repairs in the driveway every day. An argument could be made that this is all minor stuff, especially considering the events of two months ago. But this is what makes or breaks a community.
Long-time residents have seen how our neighborhood has changed. Lack of consideration by one or two residents can ruin it for the rest of us.
Once again, I need to remind everyone to be careful of the intersection of 242 St and Braddock Ave. Any llegally parked cars along those curbs can contribute to an accident. Some braniac thought it was a good idea to steal one of the "No Standing" signs from the south side of Braddock. Little did he realize that he now created a "No Standing" area one whole block long.
So, watch where you park over there, too.
From the Creedmoor Civic News:
The law provides that uninsured motor vehicle owners...must show financial responsibility for meeting the claims for damages."
"Due to a recent ruling by our mayor, the civic association has been forced to discontinue our Bingo games. If at any time Bingo will again be declared legal, we will switch back to Bingo from card and Bunco games."
"The agitation that has been going on for some time to raise the speed limit on the parkways in New York City, has borne fruit. On May 24 the legal limit was raised from 35 to 40 miles per hour."
Local News Roundup
GREENSTREETS PLANTS BRADDOCK AVENUE
Tree pits on Braddock Avenue's mall were opened
for the planting of flowering trees. The work is being done by
Greenstreets, a division of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
Over 1,000 such plantings have been done City-wide in areas that had previously
been paved over.
Once again, the CCA was fortunate enough to have a corporate sponsor for our Halloween parade. For the third year in a row, Mr. Joseph LoCurto of Gottlieb Skanska, Inc. donated $150.00. This money covers the cost of renting the hall, the refreshments and the raffles. We are grateful for the generosity of Mr. LoCurto.
Our heartfelt thanks to the following individuals who made this parade
a success: Mr. & Mrs. Schwizer,
Rosemarie Russo, Jim Trent, Teresa McCreary, Mr. & Mrs. Duskiewicz, Jackie Fiorello, Jean Corbett, Linda Dixon, and Mr. & Mrs. Shillinger (for baking and donating two dozen cookies.)
Also, a "thank you" to Reinwald's Bakery for the wonderful discount
on those delicious custom-made Halloween cookies. And, thanks to Officers
Collado and Wiesneski of the 105 Precinct, the Auxiliary Officers of the
105, and the QVHB Volunteer Ambulance Corp for their accompaniment through
our streets. Thanks as well to our entertaining gorilla mystery guest
who we believe was State Senator Frank Padavan but who
won't admit it.
Around the Town
Congratulations to: Helene Schwizer
of 242nd Street on being elected to the Board of Governors to fill the
vacancy created by the resignation of Eloise Gerhardt. Many thanks
to Eloise for all the years she has served on the board.
Creedmoor Civic News
Published since 1931
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Creedmoor Civic Association, Inc.
88-01 Lyman Street
Bellerose NY 11427
Tel. (718) 464-3369
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