Next Meeting: Monday June 25, 7:30PM, Kings Harbor MultiCare Center, E. Gun Hill Road at Stillwell Ave – Use Main Entrance.
Representatives from the 49th Pct; NYS Senator Klein; NYS Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez and NYC Councilman Mark Gjonaj will be present.
Pkwy North Project Gears Up
Courtesy of the NYC Department of Design & Construction
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) is managing Phase II of the Reconstruction of
Pelham Parkway's north Service Road and westbound Main Road. The project
includes replacement of the subsurface utilities, upgrading of drainage
structures, installation of new Sewer, Trunk and Distribution Water Mains, new
street lights and traffic signals, specialized pavement markings, a new dedicated
bus lane, planting of nearly 300 new trees and installation of new guard rails.
This project has an anticipated completion date of summer, 2021.
Work Completed: 1st
• Tree pruning and tree removals on westbound
Main Road and north Service Road.
• Test pit excavations to determine location of
utilities and Water Mains.
• Saw cutting on westbound Main Road for Water
• Installation of temporary street lighting.
Anticipated Work Schedule: 2nd Quarter, 2018
• Begin 20" Distribution Water Main installation
on the Main Road.
• Additional test pit excavations .
• Installation of highway drainage structures
along the Main Road.
• Catch Basin installation along the Main Road
Work Hours: Typical hours are Mon- Fri: 7:00 AM - 3:30
However, the allowable work
hours are Mon-Fri: 7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.,
Sat: 8:00 a.m. -4:00
p.m. (if needed)
-Special Needs -
Individuals with special needs who may be uniquely impacted by this project
should contact the project's Community Construction Liaison, as soon as
possible, to make them aware of your situation. DOC will work with you to
attempt to minimize the inconvenience as much as possible.
Water Service Interruptions - During the project there will be water
service interruptions to allow water main replacement and for construction to
Notice will be given
for all planned interruptions. Water service will be restored at the end of the
day. Emergency water shut offs may also occur; in these instances, advance
notification should not be expected. Door-to-door notification will be done as
quickly as · possible. Contractor will remain on site until water service is
restored. If water is not restored within 3 hours from shut off end time
indicated in notice, please call 311.
Meeting: Monday June 25, 7:30PM, Kings Harbor MultiCare Center, E. Gun Hill
Road at Stillwell Ave – Use Main Entrance.
NO MEETING OR NEWSLETTER JULY OR AUGUST
from the 49th Pct; NYS Senator Klein; NYS Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez; NYC Councilman Gjonaj will
Parking/Traffic Impacts: To perform certain work operations and allow
construction to continue, temporary traffic detours as well as parking
restrictions will be necessary. Advance notification will be given by the
contractor regarding restrictions/detours. "No Parking" signs will be
posted and distributed in the affected area. Please follow all parking
regulations to avoid towing of your vehicle. Make note of the signs posted by
the contractor during construction hours; otherwise please follow all NYCDOT
rules and regulations during non-construction hours.
Rodent Baiting: Is done by the contractor throughout the
project area on a regular basis to help control any rodent population.
Community Construction Liaison (CCL):
The DDC has assigned
Thomas Alexander of GAGO Engineering, as the project Community Construction
Liaison (CCL). Contact Thomas for any
project related inquiries/concerns you may have, or to be added to the
Neighborhood Notification Network (NNN) list to receive project updates: Phone:
347-810-1386; Fax: 347-810-1387;
By Vincent Prezioso
I am pleased and proud
to announce the appointment of the new Executive Board for the Northeast Bronx
President: Frano Zagreda
Vice President: Joseph
Secretary – Treasurer: Mark Saplicki
It is high time that
this organization is passed on to the next generation of leadership and I have
every confidence in the abilities of each and every one of these men. I will remain in the capacity of Executive
Director, to assist and advise the Executive Board during this period of
transition. I gave birth to this baby
and until the good Lord takes me, I will always be a part of it and of this
The NYPD officers
serving your community invite you to a discussion of the public safety problems
in our neighborhood.
policing, the NCOs, and the sector officer who work with them, have been given
more time and opportunity to collaborate with residents in identifying and
solving local problems and crime. The
same officers are assigned to our community each day, so these officers learn
the neighborhood, its challenges and potential, and the people who call it
home. · '
This is a new way of
doing business for the NYPD, and we need your help to make it work. We want to
hear from a broad range of voices about what it will take to make all the
residents of our neighborhood feel safe and secure. Please join us for what we
hope will be a lively and productive discussion.
The meeting will be
held at The Sanz Catering Hall 815 Allerton Ave. Doors open at 6pm and the meeting will start
at 6:30pm. The goal of the meeting will
be to identify policing and public safety needs in our community. This meeting is sponsored by your NCO
Officers: Gregory Hernandez and Jonya
How To Fail-A Lesson For All!
By James Jackowski Sr.
What strange tales I would tell if I were the guest
speaker at a graduation, especially a high-school graduation. To get at those minds still fresh from the
accomplishment of 12 years education – what an opportunity.
I would tell them something they never
thought they would hear: I would tell how to fail.
You know, anyone can tell you how to
succeed. There are thousands of books on
the subject. The blueprints and formulas
are all there for anyone to follow. What
is not found very often are directions on how to fail. I would tell the graduates that success is
never guaranteed, no matter how closely you follow the diagrams. Failure, however, is pretty much a certainty,
and not just once, but probably several times in your life.
You will fail if you are inconsiderate of
others. So many people think the world
was created just for them, and they disregard the feelings of others. We must share the space on this planet with
You will fail if you think anybody owes
you anything because of your education.
The only ones who are owed anything are those whose victories and
defeats paved the way for all the opportunities available to you. Among those might be your great-grandparents
who now live in a nursing home.
You will fail if you start your business
life looking for a job that suits you.
You must suit the job. Applying
for any kind of work in a T-shirt and jeans will further enhance your chance
You will fail if you climb a corporate
ladder by stepping on people. As the
saying goes, “You will meet the same people on the way down”.
You will fail if you are intolerant of
individuals with strange-sounding names and different color skin. Remember, you are just as different to them.
You will fail if you do not try to right a
wrong whenever possible. You will fail
if you see abuse and do not speak out against it. You will fail if you see corruption and do
not fight it. You will fail if you
suffer bad politicians and do not bother to vote.
You will experience the biggest failure of
all if you believe the romantic notion that “Love means never having to say
you’re sorry”. For in truth, anyone who
has lived long enough to retire will tell you that love means just the
opposite. It means being able to say,
Congratulations to all graduates everywhere.
James Jackowski Sr. was a local columnist who passed away in 2002. We are thankful for the legacy of caring and
compassion that he left us.
The Death of Common Sense
Three yards of black fabric
enshroud my computer terminal. I am mourning the passing of an old friend by
the name of Common Sense. His obituary reads as follows: Common Sense, aka
C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the
millennium. No one really knows how old he was, his birth records were long ago
entangled in miles and miles of bureaucratic red tape. Known affectionately to
close friends as Horse Sense and Sound Thinking, he selflessly devoted himself
to a life of service in homes, schools, hospitals and offices, helping folks
get jobs done without a lot of fanfare, whooping and hollering.
Rules and regulations and petty,
frivolous lawsuits held no power over C.S. A most reliable sage, he was
credited with cultivating the ability to know when to come in out of the rain,
the discovery that the early bird gets the worm and how to take the bitter with
C.S. also developed sound
financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting
strategies (the adult is in charge, not the kid) and prudent dietary plans
(offset eggs and bacon with a little fiber and orange juice).
Are we still grateful for our Independence?
The founding fathers and framers of the
constitution who initiated the separation of church and state were humble and
grateful to God the great ruler of nations.
So what has happened since then?
In my humble opinion it is because we have steadily turned away from
that foundation, but more importantly we have lost a national respect for God
in our society and have become ungrateful for all the blessings He has bestowed
upon us. George Washington’s issued the
following proclamation in 1795. See if
you do not see the irony when comparing those times to ours.
When we review the calamities which afflict so
many other nations, the present condition of the United States affords much
matter of consolation and satisfaction.
Our exemption hitherto from foreign war – an increasing prospect of the
continuance of that exemption – the great degree of internal tranquility we
have enjoyed – the recent confirmation of that tranquility, by the suppression
of an insurrection which so wantonly threatened it – the happy course of our
public affairs in general – the unexampled prosperity of all classes of our
citizens, are circumstances which peculiarly mark our situation with
indications of the divine beneficence towards us. In such a state of things it is, in an
especial manner, our duty as a people, with devout reverence and affectionate
gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to ALMIGHTY GOD, and
to implore him to continue and confirm the blessings we experience.
Penetrated with this sentiment, I George Washington, President of the United
States, do recommend to all religious societies and denominations, and to all
persons whomsoever within the United States, to set apart and observe a day of
PUBLIC THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER;
and on that day to meet together and render their sincere and hearty thanks to
the Great Ruler of Nations for the manifold and signal mercies which distinguish
our lot as a nation; particularly for the possession of constitutions of
government, which unite, by their union establish liberty with order – for the
preservation of our peace foreign and domestic – for the seasonable control
which has been given to a spirit of disorder, in the suppression of the late
insurrection – and generally, for the prosperous course of our affairs, public
and private; and at the same time, humbly and fervently to beseech the kind
Author of these blessings graciously to prolong them to us – to imprint on our
hearts a deep and solemn sense of our obligations to Him for them – to teach us
rightly to estimate their immense value – to preserve us from the arrogance of
prosperity, and from hazarding the advantages we enjoy by delusive pursuits –
to dispose us to merit the continuance of His favors, by not abusing them, by
our gratitude for them, and by a corresponding conduct as citizens and as men –
to extend among us a true and useful knowledge – to diffuse and establish
habits of sobriety, order, morality, and piety; and finally, to impart all the
blessings we possess, or ask for ourselves, to the whole family of
This Independence Day, say
a prayer for all who sacrificed their lives for your freedom. Freedom is not free! God bless you and your families and God bless