Manhattan Beach Community Group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!!!
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 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.
The Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting called for Wednesday, March 20, will not be held due to scheduling issues. However, the subjects raised in the notice of the meeting will be addressed at a future date.
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!
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?
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.
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!!!