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 so proud of the amazing turnout and resiliency of our community! Yesterday's ferry rally at City Hall sent a strong message that we will not go quietly without a fight! The ferry has been a lifeline for our families and small businesses after Sandy and it must remain permanent!!
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Funding for the Boys and Girls Club
At the grand opening of the new addition for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens, I was proud to announce an award of$125k in State Capital Funding. This grant will help begin the construction of phase II, which will include the renovation of the old building to compliment their newly opened facility. I want to thank George Russo, Joseph Ferrara and the entire staff and board for all their hard work. Our children and families in Howard Beach, Ozone Park and all across Queens will finally have the quality community center they deserve!
Keep Toxic Dumping Out of Jamaica Bay
After years of hard-work, I am proud to announce that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to prevent the dumping of hazardous materials into the borrow pits of Jamaica Bay.This new law is a huge victory for our families in Broad Channel and every community surrounding the bay! A tremendous thank you to the Mundy Family and Don Riepe for their help in drafting this bill and for all their tireless efforts on behalf of Jamaica Bay.
In response to my request on behalf of concerned residents, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be installing a much needed traffic light at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 102nd Street in Rockaway Beach. I commend DOT for finally taking action and agreeing to install this traffic control device to keep our streets and families safe!