Chekpeds board is pleased to welcome Allen Oster, of Chelsea on the board. Alan is President of the W400 Block Association ( 20/21st Streets) and the co chair of the Quality of Life committee of Manhattan Community Board 4 . He is also active on the Midtown South Quality of Life  committee. He is a terrific addition to the board.

We are also delighted to welcome back Ernest Modarelli, who had left for a stint at the Governor’s office. Ernest moved back to 45th Street in Hell’s Kitchen.

This year saw the passing of Alison Tupper, one of the original members of CHEKPEDS. Alison was an example of advocacy done right, with a passion for protecting the Hudson river. She extended her energetic efforts into fighting the stadium, saving the 45th Street playground’s mural as well as keeping the 46th block association alive and well. She was an inspiration to all of us. R.I.P. Alison.

04032009 192Long term member Eric Muise, is moving to Boston. He leaves behind  powerful memories and accomplishments. We  wish him the best of luck. Kathleen Treat has graciously taken over the functions of Secretary.

Howard Carlin, of Chelsea ( 23rd street) stepped down from the board to pursue other interests including moving to Florida for part of the year. Warm wishes to Howard.

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