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]
This Memorial Day, we come together as friends and family to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country and its freedoms. May we never forget these brave service members and their courageous actions.
This weekend also marks the start of another beach season. While there is still so much work left to do in our recovery from Sandy, we can take pride in knowing that everything we've accomplished is because of our ability to stick together.
Whether you're at the beach or a BBQ, let's all take this weekend to look out for one another, help those in need, and ensure a safe and healthy holiday for all.
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
VIDEO: Keeping Party Boats at Bay
In response to concerns about party boats blasting loud music at all hours of the night and preventing families from enjoying a quiet night at home, I've called on the city to take steps to fight this nuisance and do a better job regulating boat operators. You won't find a community more in tune with life on the water than right here in southern Queens and Rockaway, but that doesn't mean our families should have to feel like they're in the club every time one of these boats passes by.
Ensuring Independence for Seniors
Southern Queens and Rockaway has one of the largest senior populations in the entire city and many depend on services like Access-A-Ride to get around. Sadly, this program is plagued by delays, cancelled trips and, in some cases, fraud. That's why I support recommendations by city Comptroller Scott Stringer to root out bad operators and install GPS tracking to increase driver accountability. Our seniors deserve the services that will help them lead healthy, independent lives.
Safe Crossing at Beach Channel
Proud to announce that in response to my letter, the NYPD has agreed to post a crossing guard in front of the Beach Channel Educational Campus to better protect students. The new guard will be placed at the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Beach 101st Street to ensure students remain safe on their way to and from school. Huge credit to Captain Holmes of the 100th Precinct for approving this request and continuing to keep our families safe!
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, 95-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693