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The Manhattan Beach Community Group met earlier this month for their 72nd annual general membership meeting, an end-of-year celebration where new officers are installed and the year’s accomplishments celebrated. This year’s event carried extra weight as the group’s president, Ira Zalcman, said goodbye after seven years of leadership, and the group passed an amendment to…

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrOAe3wnGYE&feature=youtu.be Community Board 15 decided on Monday night to table the a proposal to move the Manhattan Beach dog run, saying that the plan is still to vague for them to take a stance on. Councilman Nelson’s chief of operations, Chaim Deutsch, brought the issue before the Board after working with the Manhattan Beach Community…

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The New York City Parks Department revealed the results of a three-year feasibility study, determining new potential uses for the Manhattan Beach bathhouse, a dilapidated Parks building that has been closed to the public for half a century. The report, commissioned three years ago with a $125,000 budget allocation from Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, recommends reactivating the building…

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“Bullet Points” is our new format for Community Board 15 meeting coverage, providing takeaways we think are important. Information in Bullet Points is meant only to be a quick summary, and some issues may be more deeply explored in future articles. Boardmembers push to beautify Manhattan Beach, oppose aesthetic improvements at Knapp Street sewage plant: Parks Department’s Brooklyn…

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We weren’t able to make it to Manhattan Beach Community Group’s March meeting this week because of a scheduling conflict, but the group posted a roundup of the meeting on its website. The update notes that the group voted to oppose a proposal to reduce alternate side parking hours in the community that would have…

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A tipster in Manhattan Beach sent us the above letter, which we’re told is being distributed to homes throughout the community. The letter is an endorsement for Lew Fidler from Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo, 61st Precinct Community Council President Yves Etienne, MBNA President Alan Ditchek, MBNA spokesperson Edmond Dweck and… well,…

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When we hit Manhattan Beach last week to get some photos, we came across an unexpected sight: a go kart zooming up and down Exeter Street. Three people were playing around with the noisemaker, jotting around the dead end block. It was around 3:00 p.m., and no one else seemed to be around, so I…

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Community Board 15 voted overwhelmingly to approve a planned Manhattan Beach McMansion on the site of the rectory of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, despite objections from a local community group. The request for a special permit to enlarge the current building by more than three times its current size and nearly double the size…

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The audience at last night’s Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association received a surprise visit from Bob Turner, the GOP candidate for the 9th Congressional District, who stopped by just hours before polls were to open to deliver his “last political speech” before today’s special election. In an opening statement, Turner emphasized his endorsements from Democrats like…

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On Wednesday, we told you all about the barbecue-hatin’ Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association’s Monday meeting, in which they presented a petition from the barbecue-lovin’ Manhattan Beach Community Group. That petition, drawn up in 2007, before the two groups split and when current MBNA leaders actually ran the MBCG (confused yet?), has included on it the…

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