President's Message 

      

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Welcome back from our summer break. I hope everyone had time to relax with family and friends and have a memorable vacation. Thank you to Senator Golden for his summer concerts which were another great success and enjoyed by many residents. School has started - please keep in mind the safety of our children.

Although we don’t hold general meetings during the summer our board members have been kept busy answering our hotline and addressing issues and concerns which arose during the summer. Sadly, there was a tragic accident on Ave. U and Flatbush in August. If in fact, a dollar van was responsible, this only highlights the recurring problem we have had with dollar vans. We were recently informed that the DOT is planning on making curb cuts on the corners on Ave. P – Hendrickson Street, Coleman Street and Kimball Street which would take away parking spaces. Another concern is the recent rise in drug use among our young people. If you have other concerns please contact our hotline so that we can contact the appropriate city agencies to update us as well as provide help and advice to families regarding drug use. We hope to schedule informative programs throughout the coming year – your input would be helpful.

Save the dates – MPCA 90th Anniversary dinner/dance at Buckley’s Restaurant on Tuesday, Sept. 27th . We hope you can join us for a fun evening. Tickets can be purchased at our community meeting and by called the hotline – 718-336-7343. Senator Marty Golden will be hosting our annual Fall Festival with the combined efforts of the NYC Parks Dept., Police and MPCA on Saturday, Oct. 22nd. Santa in the Park is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3rd.

We were happy to see that many streets in our community were re-paved, electric lines/poles replaced and trees trimmed.

Just a reminder - the New York Road Runners started a pro-gram last year called Open Run in which residents of any age and athletic ability are invited to local parks each week-end to run/walk in unofficially timed races. Marine Park was chosen in our borough. The weather is getting cooler – a great time to get outdoors and walk/exercise. Primary day is Tuesday, Sept.13th. Please remember to vote.

I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Please bring a family member or neighbor. It’s important that we work together to ensure our Marine Park community continues to thrive and be a safe, fun place to live for both our young and older residents.

 

Bob Tracey

President, MPCA

“Brooklyn Proud “®

 

 

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