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More Pictures from the Annual Meeting

Picture from the Annual Meeting/Party

If you were unable to join the festivities on December 5, 2018, we are forwarding some photographs that will show you what you missed. There were over 100 people in attendance on a cold evening and for those who did attend, we hope you enjoyed our 77th along with the promise that we will continue to work with everyone to make our 78th year a successful one for our community. This year, we presented Community Service Awards to Ruth Rootenberg and posthumously to Ron Danner for never saying “no” when asked to do something for our community. We were honored to have Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz install our Officers and Board members for the coming year and to join with us in some special presentations. The MBCG has had a long standing grant from Assemblyman Cymbrowitz that was recently re-purposed by the Assemblyman into a beautification/planting project for the MBCG. That said, you will see a photograph of the Assemblyman along with MBCG Treasurer, Boris Mantell and other members of the MBCG Green Committee presenting a $2,000 check to PS 195 Principal Bernadette Toomey for the school’s “Green Initiative”….a project that we are involved with along with the students. Another photograph shows Michael Biondolillo, Vice President of the PS 195 student body, speaking to our members about his “dream” of obtaining much needed physical education equipment. We knew of his wish and so in another photo you will also see MBCG Treasurer, Boris Mantell presenting Michael with a check in order to supply some of that equipment. What you don’t know, if you were not at the meeting, is that Assemblyman Cymbrowitz “matched” our gift and a member of the audience handed Michael some cash for his “dream”! Needless to say, Michael was surprised and overjoyed! (If you would like to contribute to either the PS 195 “Green Initiative” or to Michael’s “Dream”, feel free to let us know and we will make sure the school gets your donation.) You will also see a photo of the food and dessert tables set up in the cafeteria…with special thanks to event Chair Marilyn Chernin and her staff of volunteers: Nina Chin, Rima DuBowski, Eileen Eisenberg, Michael Fallo, Flori Kostoff, Boris Mantell, Ruth Rootenberg, Gerry Sachs, Rena Samin, Newt Tanner who, once again, made our 77th a grand event. Last but by no means least, you may see, in one photo, former Councilman Michael Nelson who was in attendance along with Councilman Chaim Deutsch, visiting with all of those attending the meeting and State Senator-elect Andrew Gounardes who also spoke with those assembled. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 13th…PS 195…7:30 PM…If you have concerns or problems that we can address…we encourage you to bring them up at our meetings or to write/call (718-200-1845) us directly.

Celebration of the 77th Anniversary of MBCG

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO CELEBRATE

THE 77th ANNIVERSARY OF

THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP

 Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7:30 P.M. at P.S. 195
Irwin Street and Hampton Avenue
Held in conjunction with the election and  installation of the 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

 
🎉🎊🎈🎶🍸🍴������🍰 
Party to follow — Fun, Food, Friends!!!

Annual Coat Drive

This winter, New York Cares and the NYPD will be teaming up again for the Annual Coat Drive which runs through December 31, 2018. On their 30th Anniversary, alongside with the NYPD, New York Cares will proudly deliver its 2 millionth coat to those in need. No New Yorker should have to endure the winter cold because they cannot afford a coat. This city-wide effort aims to collect over 100,000 coats this year, so we need your help! Be proactive, dive into your closets, and donate at your nearest precinct (61 precinct)!

https://www.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive/map.

MBCG Meeting, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

MEETING:  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

       P.S. 195, 7:30 P.M.
        Included on the Agenda: 
                                  Were all of your questions answered at Councilman Deutsch’s Meeting last week? 
 
                                  Are there other community concerns you feel should addressed?
                                   Updates:  Dangerous Solar panels… vote on allocation of grant money for beautification of our community…Manhattan Beach budget requests from the City…and more….      
              
                                    As a Homeowner You Have a Stake in Our Community.  Together, Our Voices Will be Heard…Numbers Do Matter! 
            
                         Light Refreshments…Bring a Neighbor…Bring a Friend…

MBCG Meeting, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Considering the fact that the “squeaky wheel” gets results… if we can be that “squeaky wheel” by showing our elected reps that we care about our community and the problems we all know about…every member’s attendance is noted in our Minutes…the elected person or his/her rep sees you at the meeting…it MATTERS!  We URGE you to attend our first meeting of the Fall Season…the police, elected officials and/or reps, the press…everyone knows who comes to our meetings!
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 7:30 PM AT PS 195

BE PREPARED FOR AN ENLIGHTENING MEETING.

We will fill you in on concerns/events/happenings

good and not so good that happened during the summer months.  Also:
 
***HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED?
     *** DID YOU SEND A LETTER WITH A CHECK IN IT TO SOMEONE WHO NEVER RECEIVED THAT CHECK?
          ***CAN SOMEONE STEAL YOUR MAILED CHECK AND CASH IT?
             ***DO YOU USE A LOCAL CORNER LETTER BOX FOR ALL YOUR MAIL?  IS IT REALLY SAFE?
               ***WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU RECEIVED A PHONE CALL OR A TEXT MESSAGE STATING THAT A RELATIVE OR YOUR CHILD NEEDED BAIL BECAUSE HE/SHE WAS ARRESTED?
                      ***ARE ALL ATM MACHINES SAFE FOR YOU TO USE?

FIND OUT HOW TO BE SAFE…HOW TO PREVENT THESE SCAMS!!!!  WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED?  HOW YOU CAN PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO YOU? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?  WHAT DO FAKE ATM’S LOOK LIKE AND HOW TO RECOGNIZE THEM!  HOW ARE PEOPLE STEALING YOUR MAIL?

 
JOIN US ON OCTOBER 17TH…LEARN HOW TO RECOGNIZE A SCAM…WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE VICTIMIZED…SEE AND TOUCH THE DEVICES THAT STEAL YOUR INFORMATION…AND MUCH MORE….

OFFICER GIOVANNI CUCCOZO AND INSPECTOR MOERLER  FROM THE NYC POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE PRESENT TO DISCUSS THESE ISSUES AT OUR MEETING.


EVERYONE IS WELCOME…LIGHT REFRESHMENTS….OLD AND NEW BUSINESS…YOUR CONCERNS ARE ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO US!

MBCG Meeting – Wednesday, September 26, 2018

SUMMER’S OFFICIALLY OVER!!! 

AND THAT MEANS CATCHING UP ON EVENTS FROM LAST JUNE

                            THE NEXT MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING WILL BE ON

                                                WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 7:30 PM AT  P.S. 195

You may have been on vacation, but we have been working and we will tell you about the good and the perhaps, not so good.In addition to catching up on our summer’s events, our Guest Speaker:  Officer Giovanni Cucuzza, Crime Prevention Officer from the 61st Precinct, will give us a run-down on Property Theft and How Scammers Can Easily “get you!”  You may think you can skip this presentation…that you will never be “scammed”….but you may want to consider that thought again….

We will also brief you on the Wednesday evening Army Corps of Engineers meeting as it relates to protection from future hurricanes … our impressions of the meeting and what we should consider for the future of our community.

As always, we welcome your comments…old and new business.  Everyone is welcome…Light refreshments.

IMPORTANT EVENT FOR ALL WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES

The Manhattan Beach Community Group has asked our elected representatives why community representatives were not invited to previous meetings regarding saving all of us from another weather event.  The message below from Councilman Deutsch is more than welcome and we understand that other elected representatives are also sponsoring the event noted below..

THIS MIGHT BE YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT IS BEING PLANNED FOR ALL WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES—-YOU SHOULD NOT MISS IT!!! 

On behalf of Council Member Chaim Deutsch, you are cordially invited to join a scoping meeting for the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries (NYNJHAT) Study, hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and City of New York, scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:00PM at the New York Aquarium, Surf Avenue and West 8th Street, Brooklyn, New York. 

This study is examining coastal storm risk management alternatives to address flood risk in the New York-New Jersey Harbor and the Hudson River to Troy, New York. The goal of this study is to make a specific recommendation for the management of coastal storm risk. A project website with the information presented at scoping meetings earlier this summer can be found at http://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Projects-in-New-York/New-York-New-Jersey-Harbor-Tributaries-Focus-Area-Feasibility-Study/.  

You may submit comments and questions via email to 
NYNJHarbor.TribStudy@usace.army.mil or mail to Nancy J. Brighton, Chief, Watershed Section, Environmental Analysis Branch, Planning Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278.

The public comment period is being extended to November 5, 2018. An additional meeting is being considered for early October in Westchester County, New York.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to other interested parties or share to your website.