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MBCG 2019 PEENOT SIGN

Announcing the PEENOT Sign contest winners:

First place winner : Ford A. Vogel. 

Second place: Rena Samin – A doggie toilet this is NOT. If you pee here, this tree will ROT!

Third place winner: Ruth Rootenberg  – All trees help our environment To their roots no urine should be sent So curb your dog and do what’s right For our trees good health, we will fight!

The first place winning PEENOT Sign

MBCG Meeting, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP WILL BE HELD ON

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19TH AT 7:30 P.M., P.S.195

YOU ASKED… AND WE ARE RESPONDING….WHAT CAN BE  DONE????

DRUG SALES!!  SMOKING  POT!!   SPEEDING!!  DRAG RACING!!  WHEELIES!!  HOMELESS and SAFETY IN THE PARK!!

GUEST SPEAKERS: It is our pleasure to introduce and welcome our new 61st PRECINCT CAPTAIN: GABY CELIBA who will discuss not only his views on combating these issues, but what he has been doing since he arrived at our precinct two weeks ago.

LENNY MARKH, Chief of Staff for ASSEMBLYMAN STEVEN CYMBROWITZ will discuss the Assemblyman’s recent meeting with the NYC Police Commissioner regarding the lawlessness of speeding, drag racing etc. and what our Assemblyman can and will do to help stop these problems.

Rather than complain to one another on social media…THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS BEING DONE AND WHAT WILL BE DONE TO REMEDY THESE QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES. YOUR IN PERSON ATTENDANCE WILL GET MORE ACCOMPLISHED THAN MERELY WRITING TO AN AGENCY!

Everyone is welcome…light refreshments….bring a neighbor…bring a friend…

Reminder: May 30th is the Due Date for the 2019 “PEENOT” Sign Competition

Manhattan Beach Community Group

Introduces

2019 “PEENOT” Sign Competition

There are many reasons to have a healthy street trees in our neighborhood. Trees clean our air, reduce stress, provide us with oxygen, provide much-needed cooling, reduce the effects of climate change, save energy, benefit wildlife, increase property values and reduce storm water runoff. To educate our youngest to love a green environment. We set up a fun and challenge competition. Below is the detailed information. The sign should measure 7” (wide) X 5” (high). The ‘Peenot on trees’ signs will be judged on – 1 Originality 2 Communication 3 Simplicity 4 Humor.

 Entries should be sent to peenotontrees@gmail.com by May 30th. There will be three categories:

1) Open to All, 2) Junior High School, and 3) Elementary School.

A cash award and a certificate will be given to first place winners in each category. Certificates will be given to each category’s first three runners-up. The award ceremony will take place 7:30 PM June 19th at PS 195 (Irwin Street & Hampton Ave). Winning contestants will have their signs placed in the community to help keep our neighborhood green. All entries should include category (Open, JHS, or Elementary School), as well as contact information. The winners will be notified during the first week of June.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email at PEENOTONTREES@GMAIL.COM

61 Precinct NCO Sector D Meeting – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The NYPD officers (NCO for Sector D) serving our community invite you to the meeting on Tuesday, May 21. 2019 at The Waterford on the Bay, 2900 Bragg Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Doors open at 6:30PM for refreshments. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM. The meeting is the ONLY way for the NCO officers to know how residents feel. They cannot help us if we don’t let them know the problems!!!

NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYCEM) Meeting – Wednesday, May 22, 2019

IMPORTANT MEETING, MAY 22, 2019 PS 195, 131 IRWIN ST. 7:30 PM

The information you will receive at this meeting could save your life Since the devastation of Super Storm Sandy in 2012, our community, as well as other shorefront communities in the New York area, have been pressing the Federal Government–which is ultimately responsible for the security of our territorial waters and coastline–for answers and action on protecting us from any such terrible repeats. Answers have been painfully slow in coming, and action seems to be impeded by bureaucratic wrangling and responsibility-shifting.

Meanwhile, the NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYCEM) has been developing plans to help the residents of our communities avoid serious injury and loss of life. They have created easy-to-use guides that include fill-in areas for personal use to determine and list individual needs, as well as instructions on how–and who–to notify if they have special needs, such as for mobility assistance, the need for life-sustaining equipment, etc.

Our meeting on May 22nd will feature representatives from NYCEM, who will provide this literature and explain the resources it describes. There are both English and Russian versions of the same, reflecting the languages that prevail in our community. We have requested that they bring sufficient packets of these so that everyone will be able to take one home and be comfortable using them.

Bring a Neighbor…Bring a friend…Light refreshments.

We urge everyone to attend!

Manhattan Beach Community Group introduces 2019 “PEENOT” Sign Competition. One of the greatest challenges for street trees’ survival is dog waste. Many dog owners are unaware of the harm done when their dogs relieve themselves near a tree. In order to educate dog walkers a small sign placed in the tree pit should avoid much of the dog waste problem. The sign should measure 7”(wide) X 5”(high). The ‘Peenot on trees’ signs will be judged on: 1-Originality 2-Communication 3-Simplicity 4 Humor Entries should be sent to peenotontrees@gmail.com by May 30th. There will be three categories: 1) Open to All, 2) Junior High School, and 3) Elementary School. A cash award and a certificate will be given to first place winners in each category. Certificates will be given to each category’s first three runners-up. The award ceremony will take place 7:30 PM June 19th at PS 195 (Irwin Street & Hampton Ave). Winning contestants will have their signs placed in the community to help keep our neighborhood green. All entries should include category (Open, JHS, or Elementary School), as well as contact information. The winners will be notified during the first week of June.

MBCG Meeting – Wednesday, April 10, 2019

MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 7:30 PM, PS 195

YOU ASKED: WE HAVE ANSWERS!

**What is being planned for Manhattan Beach to keep FLOOD WATERS OUT if/when there is another storm? (Hurricane season begins June 1.)

**What happened to Flood Help NY promise to install backwater flow valves in our homes to keep sewage out when there is another storm?

**SPEED CAMERAS in Manhattan Beach: When? Where? What else is needed to stop the speeding?

**What/When/How is National Grid going to dig up our properties to install new gas connections? Who pays?

**Learn about the new (Con Edison) electric meter currently being installed on your home. Will it affect your bill?

SPEAKERS: Newly elected STATE SENATOR ANDREW GOUNARDES

Con Edison: Govt., Regional, Community Affairs Manager: JUSTIN HOHN

Our meetings are open…we encourage your participation and questions. Bring a Neighbor…Bring a friend…Light refreshments.

MBCG Meeting – Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP: NEXT MEETING:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH, PS 195, 7:30 P.M.

GUEST SPEAKER: OUR CONGRESSMAN: HAKEEM JEFFRIES

Questions and Answers

***Stop Another “SANDY” From Ruining our Community.

***Money for Hurricane/Storm Prevention Going to Other Communities BUT NOT OURS—WHY?

***A Promise by New York State/City to Keep Raw Sewage Out of Our Homes during a storm…NOT KEPT!

IN ADDITION:

Representatives from Gas and Electric companies: Q and A

***Ripping Up Your Property to Install Gas Hook-up and Installation of new Smart Electric Meters….How Done? Who Pays?

More Pictures from the Annual Meeting