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Cease and Desist Order Reinstated by Court Click Here for details!

In view of the current events regarding Identity Theft, please go to our Identity Theft link for valuable information!


Terrorism Hotline
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly annonced a new hotline for the public to report suspected terrorist activity. The hotline is: 888-NYC-SAFE or 888-692-7233 This will be available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the hotline if you suspect or have knowledge of any form of terrorist activity. Please use it wisely.

Beware Phone Scam
This one has been around for a while, but it's worth repeating, just so that you are aware of it. The Scam goes like this. Someone calls and identifies himself as an AT&T service technician who is conducting a test on the phone lines. He'll tell you that in order to complete the test you should touch "9" then "0" then the pound sig "#", and then hang up. Now here's what will happen if you follow the instructions. By pushing "90#", you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line, which enables him to place long distance calls that will be billed to your home phone number. This is a nationwide scam, and is not limited to AT&T. Just remember---do not press"90#" for anyone. (From the Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association Newsletter)

Doctor Information
The New York State Dept. of Health launched its long-delayed physician profile web site. The new site, will give health care consumers information about doctors ranging from qualifications to mal-practice payments. It also includes info on physicians that was previously kept hidden from the public, including hospital suspensions and criminal convictions. The web address is www.nydoctorprofile.com

Job Training Program
NewTel, Inc. is a job training program dedicated to helping disadvantaged individuals re-direct their lives through job training and placement assistance. NewTel, Inc. is currently accepting new students at this time and is making priority space available for those directly impacted by the World Trade Center tragedy. Please call Abbe Smith at 212 798-4000 to enroll or obtain info about admission into the next program cycle.

SANITATION FINES----Receptacles for garbage must be kept within the building or in the rear of the premises until time of collection. Receptacles must not be placed out for collection earlier than 8:00pm on the day prior to collection. Fines are $50-$100. Broken or uncovered receptacles can also result in $50-$100 fines!
18 INCHES CURB & SIDEWALK LAW----The Dept. of Sanitation is enforcing the 18 inches curb and sidewalk law. Home and property owners and merchants must keep clean at all times the sidewalk and gutter areas 18 inches from the curb into the street. The fines range from $50 to $250.
EARLY COLLECTIONS---- From now to the beginning of November, the primary hours of Sanitation collections will be from 6:00am to 2:00pm. this is done to allow Sanitation workers to work in cooler mourning hours.
According to Sanitation Supervisor Richard Stallone, some items that would be put out on the bulk pick up day are really recycle items. Therefore if you are putting out your old bicycle or stove or other metal item, put it out on your recycle day!

 This page last updated: April 25, 2015