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MBCG and Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting

The Manhattan Beach Community Group will hold its September meeting on Wed., September 13th (P.S. 195, 7:30 P.M.) where, among other agenda items, we will refine and discuss our concerns and how to present them to the Mayor (the next evening, Sept. 14) given the limit of one question per person.
Information re: Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting:
P.S. 811 located at 2525 Haring Street, Brooklyn
Doors open at 6 PM, meeting begins at 7 PM.
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO ATTEND:  www.nyc.gov/townhall or email:  BrooklynTownHall@cityhall.nyc.gov

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORT INFORMATION

We must come together as a nation to help our fellow Americans in Texas. Hurricane Harvey has caused great devastation, damage and widespread human hardships. When faced with a catastrophe, Brooklynites have proven that they are always ready to lend a helping hand, open their wallets and provide assistance to those in need. Many have called my office to inquire about the best way to assist with the on-going relief effort. Currently, the relief organizations are asking for monetary contributions and blood donations. This is an ever-changing recovery effort and when the appeal for specific donations are made, my office will alert the community and be ready to accept the supplies.

I have provided a list of organizations that are directly involve with the relief operation:

American Red Cross is accepting donations online:

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey or text the word “Harvey” to 909999 to make a $10 donation

The Salvation Army

To make a financial donation to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts please go to www.helpsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800- SAL-ARMY.

The United Way of Greater Houston

www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood or text UWFLOOD to 41444 to make a donation.

Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens is committed to ensuring that donations for Hurricane Harvey are directed to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which is the primary Catholic Charities organization providing on-the-ground relief to those affected by the devastating storm.

Donations can be made online at www.catholiccharities.org

Checks made payable to “Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston” can be mailed to:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

2900 Louisiana Street

Houston, Texas 77006

New York Blood Center

http://nybloodcenter.org/

The Costal Bend Long Term Recovery Group provides long-term recovery by addressing unmet disaster related needs of individuals in the community in Federally declared disaster areas.  Donations can be made on line at www.costalbendcan.org.

Texas Diaper Bank is providing basic assistance to babies, children with disabilities, and vulnerable seniors.  Donations can be made on line at www.texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com.

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies is a disaster response organization specifically serving individuals with disabilities.  Donations can be made at www.portlight.org.

Accepting and caring for pets from shelters in the direct line of Hurricane Harvey is Austin Pets Alive.  Donations can be made by visiting their website at www.austinpetsalive.org.

Animal Rescue New Orleans is assisting both Texas and Louisiana in rescuing and sheltering displaced pets.  Donations can be made at www.animalrescueneworleans.org.

Monetary donations to food banks in Galveston, Corpus Christi and Houston can be made as follows:

www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org

www.foodbankcc.com

www.houstonfoodbank.org

My office will also be collecting checks made payable to a specific relief organization.  I want to thank my colleagues in government for joining together to ensure a coordinated and successful relief effort. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this dangerous storm.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE IN MANHATTAN BEACH

Multiple family on Oxford Street in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn (between Shore Blvd and Oriental Blvd) will be having a yard sale on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Rain date: Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Please stop by and take a look at some of the name brand items, sample our wares and compare our prices.

Looking forward to see you at the yard sale.

MBCG Meeting on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

NEXT MEETING:  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 7:30 P.M., P.S. 195

MEET AND GREET THE NEW COMMANDING OFFICER AT THE 61ST PRECINCT:

CAPTAIN JAMES WILL DISCUSS HIS THOUGHTS ON POLICING IN MANHATTAN BEACH AND GIVE A RUN-DOWN ON HOW TO KEEP THE PARK AND THE COMMUNITY SAFE THIS SUMMER

 A NEW YORK CITY FERRY STOP AT KINGSBOROUGH??? 

IS THIS FOR KCC STUDENTS ONLY?   WILL EVERYONE BE ABLE TO USE IT?  WHAT STOPS WILL THE FERRY MAKE?  WHAT IS THE DESTINATION?  WHAT WILL THE FARES BE?  WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?  IF NON-KCC PASSENGER, WHERE WOULD THAT PERSON PARK IN ORDER TO GET ON THE FERRY? WILL IT AFFECT MANHATTAN BEACH RESIDENTS?

GUEST SPEAKER:  DR. ANTHONY ANDREWS, KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY     COLLEGE, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS WILL DISCUSS THIS TOPIC….

WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO ATTEND THIS MEETING….LET YOUR VOICE AND YOUR THOUGHTS BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION…..

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED…BRING A NEIGHBOR, BRING A FRIEND…

New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas

If you missed the last meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group where a Department of Sanitation Speaker outlined the City’s Composting initiative, you probably still have questions about “why”- “when”–“how to”–“do I have to participate” and the reasons for the plan.
 
The web page, “How New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas” we are forwarding to you is from the New York Times.  You will find a complete explanation of the Composting initiative begun by NY City.   It informs you about “why”, “when”, “how to” and the City’s reasons for asking people to compost their garbage. 
Locally:  Composting for Manhattan Beach (Community Board 15) begins Monday, June 5th.  For those who have asked us if it is mandatory, the answer is not yet!  You will find everything you need to know in the article, your children might find the science discussion interesting, we encourage you to read it and make your own decision.

A Special Award To Our President – Judy Baron

MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP

“The Civic Association Advancing Community Interests” – Founded 1941

A Special Award To Our President

The Community District Education Council of District 22 held its Legislative Dinner Awards Night on May 25th.   Among those people honored, Manhattan Beach Community Group President Judy Baron was recognized by the Principal, Bernadette Toomey and the Parents Association of P.S. 195 as a Community Leader who significantly contributed to the Manhattan Beach school.

When questioned about the award, Judy said she never works alone. The award should be shared by all members of our civic association past and present who participate and give of their time in making not only P.S. 195 a better school for our children, but in making our community a better place in which to live.

Congrats, Judy

MBCG Meeting – Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The next meeting of the MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP  will be held on

Wednesday,  May 24th:  P.S. 195…7:30 P.M.

LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP MAKE MANHATTAN BEACH BETTER!!!

SPEAKERS FOR THE 24TH:


Police Report from the 61st Precinct.  

Professor Anthony Andrews, Director of Governmental Affairs and Community Relations, Kingsborough Community College will discuss how we can improve relations between the college and the Manhattan Beach Community.  Are you concerned about speeding cars and motorcycles, parking problems?  This is the time to discuss your concerns, suggest solutions and ask questions.
Andrew Hoyles, Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation will describe the new Composting initiative coming to Manhattan Beach in June.  Why is the City implementing this?  Will everyone have to participate?  How does this work?  When is the compost pail picked up?  What happens if a resident doesn’t participate?  Will it bring more raccoons to the neighborhood—how will they be kept away from the pails?
Your participation is encouraged…meetings are open to everyone…bring a neighbor, bring a friend…light refreshments

MEETING NOTICE FOR MBCG – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

OUR MISSION CONTINUES;
KEEPING  MANHATTAN BEACH SAFE FROM FUTURE STORMS

Last month we featured speakers from the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and  the Department of City Planning.

This month our focus will be on how government plans to keep water/sewage out of our homes and our community.
Speakers from the New York State Project:  NY Rising and the NYC Department of Parks will present plans for our community.

PUT THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR: 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017, 7:30 P.M., P.S. 195
EVERYONE IS INVITED…BRING A NEIGHBOR…BRING A FRIEND
Light refreshments

List of Speakers for Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Meeting

Tomorrow, March 22, our meeting (7:30 PS 195) is as important as it can get regarding how you can protect your home from possible flood damage–if and when—there is  next time.  You might also have questions regarding FLOOD INSURANCE…. Your questions will be answered and we are looking forward to some very important  responses. Just so you know, we are expecting the following speakers….(never mind the cold or the wind…we will warm it all up with a great meeting)….bring a friend, a neighbor…anyone who might be affected by another storm..(and that is everyone!!!! Even if it is not as devastating as “Sandy” you should come to the meeting.)
Speakers:

Catherine Ferrara, Resiliency Planner, Department of City Planning Nilus Klingel, Urban Designer, Department of City Planning Daphne Lundi, Resiliency Planner, Department of City Planning Dana Kochnower, Senior Policy Advisory, Mayor’s Office of Recover and ResiliencyBoth Nilus and Daphne will be giving the presentation, and Dana will be on hand to answer any flood insurance related questions.

MBCG First Meeting of the Year – Wednesday, March 22, 2017

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND  OUR FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR

AS HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES (JUNE THRU NOVEMBER) 

ARE YOU READY?

 HAVE YOU MADE YOUR HOME AS “WATER –TIGHT” AS IT CAN BE?

SPEAKERS FROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

WILL PRESENT INFORMATION AND DISCUSS HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR

HOME MORE RESILIENT IN CASE OF ANOTHER WEATHER EVENT.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd, 7:30 P.M., P.S. 195

Also on the agenda:  an update of community concerns sent to us by residents since our last meeting.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME….BRING A NEIGHBOR…BRING A FRIEND…

Light refreshments