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
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)!