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Carmine Carro Community Center

The next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association will be this Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway.

The meeting will feature a presentation by Lt. Anthony Mancuso, director of Fire Safety Education for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). He will also introduce a special program for seniors.

Local elected officials and representatives from the 61st Precinct will be on hand to give updates on what is happening in the community.

To learn more, call (718) 375-9158 or email coachedj@aol.com.

In celebration of the fourth anniversary of “Mary Powell Memorial Day in Brooklyn, USA,” folksinger Danny Quinn will perform traditional Irish and contemporary music Wednesday, March 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Avenue in Marine Park.

Powell, the long-time president of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association, passed away on February 12, 2010. The Brooklyn native set an example of dignity and dogged determination that was inspirational to all who knew her throughout her 91 years.

The public is invited to celebrate the legacy of this civic leader, whose lifetime of dedicating herself to her community inspired the creation of the Mary Powell Foundation, which encourages and promotes community service.

The Mary Powell Foundation will also be celebrating the roots of their organization and showing appreciation to donors and supporters, many from Brooklyn and Marine Park, whose generosity helped to fund four scholarships and awards in 2013 to deserving students at Columbia University, a Brooklyn high school and two Marine Park junior high schools.

Please RSVP by calling Richard at (856) 630-9089 or emailing rssle@yahoo.com. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to learn more about and help the Mary Powell Foundation, visit www.marypowellfoundation.org. You can also “like” them on Facebook.

Carmine Carro Community Center

The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association’s Holiday Meeting-Party will be held this Thursday, December 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Carmine Carro Community Center, Fillmore Avenue between Madison Place and Marine Parkway.

Enjoy a variety of refreshments while mingling with elected officials, officers from the 61st Precinct, and your neighbors during the meeting, the theme of which will be “Favorite Foods and Restaurants.”

The meeting is free to attend.

There will be no meetings in January and February. The next civic meeting will be March 2014.

For more information, call (718) 375-9158.

Some of the many donations to the civic’s 2010 food drive.

The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association brought home another successful food drive on Thursday, collecting approximately 20 turkeys, several food gift cards, and more than 1,000 cans and packages for distribution to needy families in the community.

The group brought the food to the Our Lady of Refuge Church food pantry at Ocean Avenue and Foster Avenue on Saturday to keep them stocked through the holiday. Dozens of families will have a full stomach thanks to their hard work and generosity.

Much of the food was collected at boxes placed in local businesses, including Michael’s Bakery, JoMart Chocolates, Mini-Mart, Pronto Pizza, Tom’s Cleaners, Henry’s Deli, T&D Bakery, G&S Pork Store, Avenue U Fish Market and Roosevelt Savings Bank. Many of these businesses also made a donation to the effort.

Councilman Lew Fidler and State Senator Marty Golden also made donations during the group’s Thursday meeting, the final collection night.

Some of the many donations to the civic’s 2010 food drive.

The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association has kicked off its annual Thanksgiving food drive to assist the needy. The group is collecting non-perishable food items, both kosher and non-josher, along with monetary donations to put towards turkeys.

The food drive has been underway for a few weeks now, with collection boxes at area businesses including Michael’s Bakery, JoMart Chocolates, Pronto Pizza (all three of which are on Avenue R at Nostrand Avenue); Tom’s Cleaners and Henry’s Deli (on Avenue S at Nostrand Avenue); G & S Pork Store, Avenue U Fish Market, and T & D Bakery (all on Avenue U ); and, Roosevelt Savings Bank (Avenue U and Nostrand Avenue).

Goods will be used to support the needy served by the large food pantry book at Our Lady of Refuge Church, in Flatbush.

The drive concludes with a meeting and party on Thursday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the King’s Chapel (Quentin Road and East 27th Street).

Expected guests at the meeting are Public Advocate-elect Letitia James, Comptroller John Liu, 61st Precinct commanding officer Captain John Chell, and Fr. Michael Perry, pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Church.

Checks to purchase turkeys, payable to “Madison-Marine Civic Association,” also may be brought to the November 21 meeting or sent to:  M.M.H.C.A., PO Box 432, Homecrest Station, Brooklyn, NY 11229. For further information, call(718) 375-9158.

The Carmine Carro Community Center

The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association will hold its “Annual Meeting” — the final meeting of the season — this Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, along Fillmore Avenue from Madison Place to Marine Parkway.

The meeting will present an opportunity to meet and greet with candidates running for various local and citywide positions prior to the September 10 primary.

There will be an election of directors, as well as awarding two civic-minded, local junior high school students the Mary Powell Awards, named for the civic organization’s late, long-time president.

Desserts and refreshments will be served. The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic will not meet again until October 17.

For further info, contact  Ed Jaworski via email at coachedj@aol.com or call (718) 375-9158 or (347) 661-6960 (cell).

On the turf of former State Senator Carl Kruger and embattled State Senator John Sampson, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch came before a group of concerned citizens with a message: don’t despair, not everyone is corrupt, be you must be active and involved to ensure the best from your elected leaders.

Madison Marine Homecrest Civic Association hosted the event on Thursday, May 16, inviting Lynch to the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park to talk about the recent cases. Lynch’s appearance came amid scandalous headlines involving Sampson who’s at the center of a handful of federal probes, and less than two years after the arrest and resignation of Kruger. Both represented portions of Marine Park.

The entire 40-minute talk by Lynch, which included questions from the audience, is posted above. But, aside from Sheepshead Bites, a slew of other reporters were at the event. Here’s what some of them wrote:

From Newsday:

Don’t “succumb to cynicism and apathy. Don’t give up — stay committed,” said Lynch, who is the chief federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, which also includes, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

“Stay involved . . . Don’t give up.”

… When the audience was asked how many of them believed all politicians are corrupt, nearly everyone in attendance raised a hand.

Lynch told the audience, “We have to take back the system from the people who trampled on it. I don’t own it, you own it.”

From the Brooklyn Eagle:

Lynch took that message a step further when she said that not only should people not give up on the political process, but also that their participation is necessary.

… U.S. Attorney Lynch stated that apathy hurts the democratic process and that – along with wiretaps, undercover officers, and witnesses using recording devices – ordinary citizens who notice inconsistencies often play a big role in bringing corrupt politicians down.

“We are all enforcers,” Lynch said. “We all play a role. People need to get involved. ‘See something, say something’ is not just a slogan for the subway.”

Lynch also cautioned people to be patient in corruption cases and warned that just because somebody’s name is brought into the mix doesn’t necessarily mean they are corrupt.

“There can often be names that come out that should not have come out because, especially early on in an investigation, it’s impossible to determine their involvement and often it just tars their names,” she said.

Political reporters converged on Lynch after the event, asking her about recent allegations from minority lawmakers that the feds, including Lynch, were unfairly targeting elected officials of color. Lynch, herself an African-American who began her career working in civil rights, denied the charges.

From the Eagle:

When Lynch was questioned about whether black politicians are unfairly targeted, she replied, “Not stealing money is not a high standard. We look at the behavior of everyone. Our goal is to protect communities. You deserve integrity regardless of what your background is.”

And from Politicker:

When Lynch was questioned about whether black politicians are unfairly targeted, she replied, “Not stealing money is not a high standard. We look at the behavior of everyone. Our goal is to protect communities. You deserve integrity regardless of what your background is.”

… “No matter what type of case we prosecute, people who may feel targeted are concerned and make all kinds of statements about it,” Ms. Lynch said. “It’s part of the problem of public corruption that it really almost makes everyone look as if they’re involved, even if they’re not. And so you have people get very paranoid and very nervous and feel as if they’re under a microscope … We don’t go around targeting people other than those that we strongly have evidence [against], but I think what happens is, the atmosphere is very toxic, for lack of a better word, and it does affect people and that’s a byproduct of these cases,” she said.

A slew of local elected officials, including Councilman Lew Fidler and Assemblymembers Helene Weinstein and Alan Maisel, spoke before Lynch, and used it as an opportunity to remind attendees that the recent headlines reflect a few “bad apples.” They also touted anti-corruption legislation they’re working on, including disallowing lawmakers from using campaign funds on legal fees, and the ability to strip convicted legislators of their pension.

You can see their remarks here:

The Carmine Carro Community Center

The next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association will be this Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. inside the new Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue between Madison Place and Marine Parkway (front entrance by flagpole).

Guest speaker Loretta E. Lynch, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of NY (Brooklyn), will be discussing “Confronting Public / Political Corruption.” She will likely have a  lot to discuss.

Representatives from the 61st Precinct will be on hand, and elected officials and candidates in the next election have also been invited.

Light refreshments will be served.

For further info, contact Ed Jaworski at (718) 375-9158 or (347) 661-6960 (cell).

The King’s Chapel. Source: Google Maps

The next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association, April 18 at 7:30 p.m., will feature a special “Ask the Doctor” segment with Dr. Ian Wall, a gastroenterologist with Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Associates and Beth Israel Hospital’s Kings Highway Division.

The meeting will be held at the King’s Chapel on the corner of Quentin Road and East 27th Street (enter on East 27th).

There will also be elected officials as well as a police representative from the 61st Precinct. Light refreshments (coffee and cookies) — but no medicine — will be served.

For more, contact Ed Jaworski, president, Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic, at (718) 375-9158 or coachedj@aol.com.

The King’s Chapel. Source: Google Maps

The next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association (MMHCA) will be Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. inside the King’s Chapel, corner of Quentin Road and East 27th Street.

Representatives from the 61st Precinct, as well as local elected officials and candidates for various public offices have been invited. The meeting’s agenda includes discussions about the redistricting of the community.

Irish soda bread and coffee will be served. While free and open to the public, attendees are encouraged to join the MMHCA. Annual dues are $10 per family or business.

For more information, call (718) 375-9158.

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