2017 Membership Dues

posted Mar 2, 2017, 11:54 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

We need your support to continue to host meetings pertaining to the important development, environmental and revitalization projects on the horizon for the Moriches Bay area.

The MBCA needs volunteers and support to achieve this mission. 

New members always welcome and needed!

Your involvement is essential to the Moriches Bay area; the place we all call home.

In 2016, the MBCA continued to bring important information to the Moriches Bay communities on development projects, community issues and events.  

The MBCA continued its support of the Moriches Community Center’s efforts to improve the quality of life for all residents by adopting, shopping and wrapping presents for our neighbors most in need during the holidays.

Your $20 membership dues would help support our efforts.  

Please send you check to PO Box 46, Center Moriches NY 11934

The MBCA’s mission is to encourage civic awareness for the betterment of our quality of life within the Moriches Bay area, 

and to promote community service and education. 

Spring 2017 Meeting Schedule

posted Mar 2, 2017, 11:46 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

Mark your calendars for the upcoming meetings scheduled for The Moriches Bay Civic Association (MBCA) to be held in the Community room of the Center Moriches Public Library.

  • Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m. - Kevin McAllister, Defend H20 ~ Presentation on defending the right to clean water & a sustainable coastline through science, education and law.
  • Wednesday, April 26th, 7:00 p.m. - Councilman Dan Panico will be attending to provide updates and answer any questions you may have about development and community activities.
  • Thursday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m. -Tim Green, Brookhaven Lab’s Cultural Resource Manager ~ History in our Backyard: Presentation on the history of Camp Upton and Brookhaven National Laboratory and Their Service to Our Nation. 

Founded in 1917, Camp Upton (now the site of Brookhaven Lab) is commemorating its 100th anniversary.  Come hear how the Camp served our nation, first in WWI and then in WWII. Hear about one of its most famous recruits, Irving Berlin, who wrote the play,“Yip, Yip, Yaphank” and composed “God Bless America.”

In this talk, Green will also show historical photos and give an overview of the history of science at the Lab, which celebrates 70 years of discovery in 2017.

Please join us for these important meeting. Come listen, ask questions and become informed.

2016 Summer Calendar

posted Jul 21, 2016, 2:15 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

The Moriches Bay Civic Association wishes you an enjoyable and safe July & August.  

Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 22, 2016.

Emails will be sent out should an earlier meeting be warranted.

Please feel free to send us an email: if you have any questions.

Meet the Candidates Night, Weds. Oct. 21, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.

posted Oct 8, 2015, 3:44 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

* Special Location - Special Time *
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
East Moriches Fire Department, 6:30 p.m. 
Pine Street, East Moriches

Join the MBCA and the EMPOA for an opportunity to meet the candidates who will make the decisions for our community and quality of life.
All questions will be written on index cards and will be asked by the moderators of the meeting.

The list of invited and confirmed candidates are:

County Legislator, 1st Legislative District:
Al Krupski
JR Remy Bell (unconfirmed as of 10/8/15)

County Legislator, 2nd Legislative District:
Bridget M Fleming
Amos Goodman

County Legislator, 3rd Legislative District:
Kate Browning
William Toranzo

Brookhaven Town Supervisor:
Edward Romaine
Doug Dittko ( unconfirmed as of 10/8/15 )

Brookhaven Town Council District 6:
Daniel Panico
Tricia Chiaramonte (unconfirmed as of 10/8/15)

Please email if you need further information.

Meeting: Monday, June 8, 2015 7p.m.

posted Jun 9, 2015, 12:46 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

Mark your calendars!
That's right, the Moriches Bay Civic Association is having another important meeting.

When: MONDAY, JUNE 8th  7 pm. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Center Moriches Public Library
Community Room

Application of: United American Muslim Association of N.Y. Inc.
Location:  63 Montauk Hwy  (across from Moriches Bay Diner- north side of road)
To construct a new 3,495 sq.ft. building

The UAMA came before the MBCA and the community back in 2009 to make their presentation for their new mosque. The applicant now has a revised plan and the MBCA has requested that they return to present their new plan to the community.

Next MBCA meeting: Thursday, May 28, 7pm

posted May 26, 2015, 12:53 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

Mark Your Calendars!
Don't miss this important meeting

The Moriches Bay Civic Association in partnership 
with East Moriches Property Owner's Association 

When: Thursday, May 28, 7 pm. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Center Moriches Library
Community Room


 Officers from the 7th Precinct Suffolk County P.D. COPE Unit (Community-oriented Police Enforcement Unit) will address local issues and answer questions (about 30 minutes).

 County Executive Steve Bellone will speak and then take questions on topics of county-wide interest.

All are welcome!  Bring your neighbors!
Get invoiced in the place you call "home."


posted May 26, 2015, 12:52 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

The Lindenmere Estate on the bay in Center Moriches was designated a Town Historic Landmark with the owner's consent at the May 21 Town Board meeting. As a result, it must be maintained and is to be preserved consistent with its history. 

Dunkin' Donuts' proposal to replace the old Dairy Barn at Lake Avenue in Center Moriches with a new building and drive-through was presented at the May 21st  Moriches Bay Civic meeting, and met highly negative comments from those present. 
The company's representatives promised to return to the civic with responses to the issues raised.  
Voice your comments and concerns now by emailing your town officials: 
Supervisor Ed Romaine: 
Councilman Dan Panico:

IMPORTANT: MBCA Upcoming May meetings

posted May 5, 2015, 11:13 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

The MBCA has two important meetings planned for May.  Mark your calendars!
General Membership meetings are scheduled for
 Thursday, May 21st and Thursday May 28th.
Where: Center Moriches Public Library
Community Room
Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

May 21st General Membership meeting agenda:
An application has been filed with the Town of Brookhaven for a Change of Zone from J-2 business to J-6 business for a proposed Dunkin Donuts 
located on the current Dairy Barn site at the corner of Montauk Hwy and Lake Ave. in Center Moriches.  
The representatives of the applicant have been invited and are confirmed to attend to present the proposed project to the community.  

May 28th General Membership meeting agenda:
MBCA & EMPOA (East Moriches Property Owner's Association,Inc.) 
invite you to join us in welcoming County Executive Steve Bellone as our co-sponsored community meetings guest speaker.  
7th Precinct Suffolk County PD COPE unit will be opening the meeting with community quality of life updates.

All are welcome!  Bring your neighbors!
Get Involved in the place you call "home".

MBCA Membership Dues are now due for 2015.
$20.00 per year/ per family
Mail to: MBCA, P.O. Box 46, Center Moriches, NY 11934
email us:

MBCA Next Meeting: Thursday, April 23, 2015 7P.M.

posted Apr 11, 2015, 10:22 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association   [ updated Apr 11, 2015, 10:44 AM ]

General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Community Room, Center Moriches Public Library
7 p.m. sharp!


Proposed Public Utility Wireless Telecommunications Facility
Old Neck Rd. Center Moriches

Proposed Sanctuary for Ebenezer Ministries

Important Information on Breslin Development Proposals

posted Feb 3, 2014, 5:18 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association   [ updated Apr 11, 2015, 10:34 AM ]


IMPORTANT discussion/information session on development proposals in Moriches Bay Area

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Center Moriches Public Library



Uh-Oh! Mega-Big Development Coming to the Moriches Bay Area -- Again?

Mega-developer Wilbur Breslin is once again proposing a very large project at the western gateway to Center Moriches. Breslin wants to develop 36 acres of wooded property located on the north and south sides of Montauk Highway between James Hawkins Rd. and Waldbaums (at the western end of Frowein Rd. Residents neighboring the properties recently received letters from Breslins companies, Moriches Development, LLC and South Moriches, LLC that detailed proposed zoning changes from A-1 residential to J-2 business on the north side of Montauk Highway.  Such a zoning change would allow businesses including laundromats, pharmacies, take-out restaurants, and big-boxretail. There is also a proposed change of zone on the south side of the highway from A-1 to planned retirement community along with additional retail space. This sort of massive development is clearly not in character with small town nature of the Moriches Bay area. The downtown areas of Moriches, Center Moriches, East Moriches, and Eastport have small businesses that contribute to a positive quality of life.

Make no mistake! the proposed development poses serious threats to the economic viability of these business districts.  And, the proposed development sits at the headwaters of Orchard Neck Creek and would have serious negative consequences on this waterway and the Bay. Do we really need such development to further degrade the quality of our local waters?

Community organizations, residents, and elected officials came together and defeated past proposals in 2003 and 2011.  But local residents need to be proactive to protect their quality of life, and so everyone who cares about the future of the Moriches area is encouraged to attend this important meeting to discuss their concerns.

Other development projects for discussion:

Echo Pond - Condo/apartments, Wading River Road/Sunrise Hwy. South service road

12 acres / 9 buildings containing 50 condo units

No traffic study conducted / School impact? / Emergency services impact?

Planned Retirement Community (PRC)- next to Spadaro airport in East Moriches

Damianos  - proposed medical professional offices on Montauk Hwy. Center Moriches

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