Last week one of our Comet members told me about a burglary on Ankener Avenue near Calamus Avenue which is a block or two out of Maspeth/Woodside. Today the same member came across two officers from the NYPD passing out fliers in the vicinity of Ankener Avenue. I reached out to the 110th Precinct and here's DI Napolitano's response below. Please pass this on to your friends and family in the area!!
"I actually asked Sgt Morales to target that area with crime prevention material due to the recent increase in burgs in that area. In fact, I was in that area yesterday with Russell. If u could spread the word that anyone seeing anything suspicious to please call 911. At the scene of one of the burglaries a male Hispanic around 6' was seen leaving a house that was just burglarized. He was neatly dressed with blue jeans, black jacket and a baseball cap.
There could be several burglars in the neighborhood so if they see ANYONE suspicious to call 911."
Please pass this info along and get the word out. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity. At 5:15 pm today, one of our members called to say he saw the 110th Precinct on Calamus Avenue/Ankener Avenue. He was told a home was burglarized. This location is right on the Maspeth/Woodside/Elmhurst border so we all need to be alert. Please don't leave your windows open when you go out and since most burglaries occur at the rear or side of a residence, make sure the windows and doors have good locks. If you would like a free home security survey, call the Crime Prevention Officer at your precinct. They will make an appointment to meet with you at your convenience and you will be given inexpensive ways to safeguard your home. Crime Prevention Officers: 104th Precinct - PO Tom Barbario - 718-386-6223 108th Precinct - PO Eli Gani - 718-784-5427 110th Precinct - PO Elvis Santana - 718-476-9326 An update from the COP104 meeting last night:
COMET will be joining Newtown Historical Society at a support rally on Saturday, 5-21-11 at 1pm for a park at the former St. Saviour's site. Elected officials have been invited and are expected to attend. Please join us to show the world how much we want this to happen.
Attached is what NYC DOT is proposing for the Maspeth Bypass and asking Community Board 5 to vote on at their meeting on the 11th. Thanks to those of you who attended our follow-up meeting, DOT did listen. Some of you are getting what you want - others will need to continue to fight and COMET will help if you let us know what needs to be changed. Please make an effort to attend. You will be given 3 minutes to comment.
COMET wanted the meeting held in Maspeth but I suppose the board didn't think it was necessary. In case you forgot what transpired at our follow-up meeting, I'm attaching the concerns that you raised and you can compare them to what is being proposed.
CB5Q BOARD MEETING Wednesday, MAY 11TH, 2011 at 7:30pm in the Cafeteria of CHRIST the KING HIGH SCHOOL, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village
Maspeth residents and firefighters react to the news of Osama Bin Laden's demise.
In April, WPIX reporter Greg Mocker visited the St. Saviour's site and wondered why the Bloomberg administration was dragging its feet on acquiring the site as a public park for Maspeth residents while bending over backward to accommodate out-of-town tourists in Times Square.
A deep fryer in the basement of O'Neill's restaurant caused a fire just after midnight on 5/2/11 that destroyed the building and adjacent stores. No one was hurt. Several firefighters were treated at Elmhurst Hospital for smoke inhalation and released.
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