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]
Let's leave this cold winter behind and get ready to lace up our sneakers. Join me at the 36th Annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run in honor of Barbara Eisenstadt onSunday, May 4th. T-shirts will be given to registered participants and dozens of trophies and prizes will be awarded. Please join me in supporting this great cause and sign up online today at www.rockawayrotary.com
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U.S. Senate Passes Flood Insurance Relief Bill!
Earlier this week, I joined with Senator Chuck Schumer and local community leaders from Hamilton Beach, Broad Channel and Rockaway to call on the U.S Senate to pass the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. I am proud to announce the U.S. Senate has passed the bill! The new law will put an end to skyrocketing flood insurance rates that we faced due to the Biggert-Waters flood insurance legislation. I commend Senator Schumer for taking the necessary steps to ensure stability and affordability of our community and making this important legislation law.
Eliminate Neighborhood Eyesore
The level of deterioration and unsightly conditions at the foot of the Addabbo Bridge in Howard Beach is unacceptable. I sent a letter to National Parks Commissioner, Josh Laird requesting him to take immediate action and repair the damaged and collapsed fence along the northeast side of the bridge. A small effort on behalf of NPS will go a very long way in making Howard Beach an even more attractive and safer place for our children and families to live.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
In preparation for this year's St. Patrick's Day, I celebrated the Irish tradition at the Annual St.Camillus-St.Virgilius Parish St.Patrick's Dance filled with corned beef and musical performances from local bagpipers!