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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. 

Incident at the MB Park Playground

There has been an incident at the Manhattan Beach Park Playground at Falmouth Street.  Swastikas were drawn on the ground.  These horrid actions should never happen and those responsible should be apprehended.   IF YOU SAW SOMETHING OR KNOW SOMETHING PLEASE CALL THE 61 PRECINCT…see below.

 

PRESS ADVISORY: Tuesday, September 4th at 12pm

Councilman Chaim Deutsch,  Councilman Rafael Espinal, Councilman Justin Brannan, Assemblyman David Weprin, and advocates will be holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall to announce a $1 million pilot program to launch kosher and halal lunches in New York City public and nonpublic schools.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 4th at 12pm

WHERE: New York City Hall steps