Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
I urge you to participate and share your ideas at one of the public engagement meetings for the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Zone (CRZ). This community driven program was created to provide additional rebuilding and revitalization funding for our communities that were severely damaged by Sandy.
Please come to share your ideas and offer input on ways to help our communities recover and rebuild!!
Stop Neglecting Aqueduct
It's unacceptable that Aqueduct, a oncecommunity gem and national treasure, has become an eyesore and serious danger to our families and neighbors in southern Queens. On Monday, I joined with local unions and community members to announce the introduction of my new legislation that will require more than 30 million dollars a year in capital investment into Aqueduct Racetrack. We can utilize existing funds generated by Resorts World, that are currently diverted to Saratoga and Belmont, to create quality jobs in Queens and improve the facility.
It's time that NYRA stop neglecting our community and make the necessary investment to ensure that Aqueduct is safe and that we continue the economic growth that we need in Queens!
Petition to Quiet Airplane Noise
We have been plagued by airplane noise for too long! I recently launched an online petition for our families to sign in order to send a strong message to the FAA and Port Authority that they must listen to our community. We all understand that living next to the airport comes with certain challenges, but there are new techniques and updated technology that could mitigate noise and finally provide some relief.
To sign the petition click HERE or visit StopJFKNoise.com
Guardian Angel Award
Last night, I was humbled to receive the Guardian Angel Award from the New York Families For Autistic Children at their 16th Annual Awards Dinner. As the Chairman of the NYS Assembly Subcommittee on Autism, I want to thank the President of NYFAC, Andrew Baumann, and his wife Pamela for everything they do in our community and across the state!