Courtesy of NYPD Community Affairs Bureau
BEFORE your Smartphone is
lost or stolen:
1. Be Aware. Know your surroundings and be cognizant of your
Smartphone use behavior.
Similar to your purse or wallet, it's best to not call
attention to your Smartphone and create an opportunity for a thief to steal it (e.g., leave it on a restaurant table, use
it while walking or taking public transportation, allowing strangers to "borrow" it to get directions, etc.). By
knowing your surroundings, you may protect your Smartphone from being lost or stolen.
2. Lock It. As soon as you get a new Smartphone, set a hard to guess password to protect your device and change it
on a regular basis. If you don't know how to set a password for your Android, BlackBerry, iOS (Apple) or Windows Smartphone’s.
3. Add Apps. There are a number of apps available that will remotely track, lock and/or erase
your Smartphone. In addition, some apps will remote trigger an alarm so people know that Smartphone is stolen or take a photo
of the thief so you can send it to police. By adding these apps now, in the event your Smartphone is stolen or lost, your
personal information will be protected.
4. Save It (Again). If you have photos,
emails, contacts, videos or anything else that you want to make sure is available if your Smartphone is ever lost or stolen,
save it somewhere else such as a computer, USB drive or cloud service. It's always a good idea to have a backup copy.
5. Insure It. If you are prone to losing things, you may want to consider insuring your device
through your wireless provider or a third party entity so that if it is lost or stolen, your replacement device is covered.
Next Meeting: Monday March 31, 7:30PM, Kings Harbor MultiCare Center, E. Gun Hill Road at
Stillwell Ave – Use Main Entrance.
PATRTOL MEMBERS MUST ARRIVE AT 7PM.
Agenda: Update on community concerns. Representatives
from the 49th Pct; NYS Senator Klein; NYS Assemblyman Gjonaj; and NYC Councilman Vacca will be present.
Vincent T. Prezioso
Calling all Patrol Members!
All Patrol members are required to come to Kings Harbor at 7pm
(prior to the start of the general meeting) to be fingerprinted by the NYPD.
It Pays to Attend NEBA meetings!
At our last meeting we were informed
of the Green Dot Money Card Scam by the Crime Prevention Officer of the 49th Precinct Tyrone Mederos. Lo
and behold one of our members received a call from a scammer and knew exactly what to do. He managed to get contact
information from the scammer and provided it to the 49th Precinct; and an investigation is in progress. Good
thinking Frano Zagreda and thanks to Tyrone Mederos!
Carlos Falcon sends his best regards and asks for your prayers as a cancer survivor.
Mary Ferrara has been transferred
from the hospital to Providence Rest for rehabilitation. Please pray that God gives her healing and strength.
Janice Shapiro suffered a broken
collar bone and is recuperating. Please pray God brings her back to full health.
Laura Thurston has been battle cancer for a long time and is
currently in a relapse. Please ask God to grant her mercy and healing.
Louise Restagno has been fighting off many health issues for
several years. Please pray that God will heal her and give her the strength to deal with these issues.
Thank you again Members!
The USPS has a motto that neither
wind nor rain nor sleet nor snow will keep us from our appointed rounds. Well in spite of this brutal winter of snow,
ice, sleet, sleet and rain, many of you have attended our meetings and for this we are thankful! And many of our regular
meeting attendees are seniors (hint: so what is the excuse of you younger ones?) I just want to say how touched and
thankful I am for those who truly care about their community and what happens within it. It is those same seniors who
put a cheerful spin on life and avoid the winter blues. It is those same seniors who continue to service our seniors
program come what may. Thank you for being you and thank you for making this neighborhood a better place to live!
Da Prez’s Quote of the
Live simply, Love Generously,
Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, and leave the rest to God!
Seniors Center at Our Lady of Mount Carmel invites seniors to have a nutritious gourmet meal, prepared by a fine Italian chef
on any weekday. The menu may include: Lasagna, Chicken Francese, Chicken Marsala, Manicotti, Baked Ziti, pork chops,
Eggplant Parm, and many More of Your favorites. Lunch is served at noon and the suggested donation for seniors is two
The Seniors Center also has a full
calendar of events every month and you can receive a copy by calling 718-733-8852. Activities include Exercise, Dancing,
Yoga, Bingo, Pool Games and more! The Center is located at 187th Street and Southern Boulevard in the heart
of Little Italy in Da Bronx. The Seniors program is funding by the NYC Department for the Aging.
South Bronx for the Annual Spring Tree Giveaway! This year, we have 100 trees to distribute to Bronx residents for free.
Hunts Point Riverside Park. Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road, Saturday, March 29. 10am-12pm. Though
registration is not required to receive a tree, a limited quantity of trees will be available on a first-come, first-served
At the event we will have our trained Tree Care Captains demonstrating
how to care for your new tree!
To pick up a free tree, you must agree:
• To plant in one of the
• To keep trees properly watered and maintained.
• Not to plant along streets, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.
Kings Harbor receives award
NEBA is proud of its corporate neighbor and supporter as it is the only nursing home or assisted living facility
in NY to receive the 2013 AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Tier IV Achievement Award (American Health Care Association). This
is the highest Tier a facility can receive and very few nursing homes in the nation achieve it. Achieving the award
means Kings Harbor achieved all four goals in their program; which are: to increase customer satisfaction; increase staff
stability; safely reduce hospital readmissions; safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics. Congratulations to
Alexander Stern (Administrator) and everyone at Kings Harbor who contributed to this effort!
yet again received reports of MTA buses leaving their assigned routes and traveling through our residential streets.
In the past we have appealed directly to the MTA and for a while the practice stops, but then starts again. We have
contact Councilman Jimmy Vacca’s office for assistance. So if you see an MTA bus that is not on a bus route, but
rather on a residential street, please call Mr. Vacca’s office 718-931-1671, ask for Matthew. Thank you Jimmy
for the assist! And by the way where is the good conscientious bus driver Ralph Cramden when you need him?
The AARP Fraud Watch Network gives you access to information about how to protect
yourself and your family. Non-members and members alike can get our Watchdog Alerts, stay up on con artists’ latest tricks, and find out what to do if you’ve been victimized. It’s free for
everyone because AARP is committed to safeguarding Americans’ financial futures. Visit: http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/.
911 Call Center Update or not?
We all have seen this monster building arise from the dirt. In the beginning our concern was the City’s
intention to build it significantly higher than it now is – can you imagine? Of course now that it is progressing
toward completion, and considering all the other construction going on in that area, our concern is centered on traffic.
Where will the traffic enter and exit to access the 911 Center, the Hotel and the new shopping complex? As of right
now it may exit the Hutchinson River Parkway at Stillwell Ave and flow directly onto our nice quiet streets. Not to
mention the increased traffic on Pelham Parkway, which already has its own issues at various times of each working day, due
to the Hospitals etc. So NEBA has petitioned all our elected representatives to intercede. Councilman Vacca, State
Assemblyman Gjonaj, and State Senator Klein will meet with us to discuss problems and solutions. Please attend our next
meeting Monday March 31, 7:30pm at Kings Harbor to get all the details and further updates.
Don't fall victim to tax scams. Remember — if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you know of
a tax fraud, you can report it to the IRS by sending completed Form 3949-A, Information Referral, to Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888. You can download the form or call 1-800-829-3676 to
order by mail.
Some of the recent scams the IRS has seen include:
Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
IRS Urges Taxpayers to Avoid Becoming Victims of Tax Scams
Fall Prey to the 2013 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams
Education is the best way to avoid
the pitfalls of these “too good to be true” tax scams. For more information, go to www.irs.gov.
the IRS NEVER calls people on the phone to collect taxes.