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“Bullet Points” is our 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.

Neighbors Demand Board Rescind Support For Drug Counseling Center: Residents of East 17th Street near Kings Highway rallied at last night’s Community Board 15 meeting, demanding the Board rescind a letter of support for a proposed drug treatment facility at 1670 East 17th Street.

Led by Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association President Ed Jaworski, a group of residents took to the podium, claiming that the Board failed to inform the community that the issue would be discussed and voted on in December.

“The City Charter and the Community Board bylaws say that the Community Board should serve the community, should communicate within the community, should act as a liaison agency, should review services, should develop plans for the community. None of this was done regarding the drug center being located on East 17th Street,” Jaworski said. “What took place at the November meeting was a shortcut. It was cutting the community’s input.”

The center, One World Counseling, received a letter of support from Community Board 15 in November with a 31-4 vote. Dmitri Oster, a rep for One World, told the Board then that they intended to target immigrants in the Sheepshead Bay area who have turned to drugs to cope with cultural integration. They would offer only counseling and would not distribute medication.

Keep reading about this story, and summaries of other actions from last night’s Community Board 15 meeting.

It’s been a while since we’ve caught an accident in accident-prone Manhattan Beach, but this one landed in our inbox shortly after midnight on Sunday.

Reader Sasha V. sent in this photo of an accident cleanup. She wrote:

Huge car accident on oriental blvd & girard on manhattan beach. 2 cars. Both totaled. I don’t know if anyone got hurt it didn’t seem that way.

And here’s another photo, from reader Henry, who added that this occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday:

We’ll let you know if we hear any more.

Haven’t yet seen this angle of the Oriental Hotel, which faced Sheepshead Bay between Ocean Avenue and Girard Street was somewhere else entirely [Read comments]. The photo comes from SepiaTown.com. Cool, eh?

A water pipe break on Hastings Street near Oriental Boulevard is spurring the NYC-DEP to turn off water to homes and buildings on several Manhattan Beach blocks this evening.

Girard Street, Hastings Street, and Irwin Street will not have water from approximately 4 p.m. to midnight. The DEP expects to finish repairs during the 8-hour shut off period.

P.S. 195, located on Irwin Street, will be closed after classes today. After-school activities are cancelled, as is the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association’s Town Hall meeting with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. The meeting is rescheduled for Monday, April 19.