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 am proud to announce my office is sponsoring a Mobile MetroCard Van for eligible seniors and residents with disabilities at convenient and accessible locations in Howard Beach and Rockaway this Monday.
The MetroCard Van will be stationed at the below locations on Monday, June 30th:
Howard Beach Senior Center located at 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd from 10:00AM - 12:00 PM
JASA Rockaway Park Senior Center located at 106-20 Shore Front Pkwy from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The MetroCard Van will have helpful staff available to sell Unlimited and Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards, add money to regular and Reduced-Fare MetroCards and answer any questions or concerns. I encourage everyone to take advantage of these services!
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