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]
Dear Neighbor, I hope you and your families stayed safe and warm during the blizzard yesterday!
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. There are so many crucial things I've been fortunate to be a part of - important legislation at the state level, a major break in the Vetrano case, pushing for new forensic tools for police, fighting for beloved community landmarks, and making sure we have more transit options. I've attended our civic meetings and planning groups, and seen first-hand the great things our community is doing. My favorite part has been speaking with so many of you about issues large and small, from snow removal to your take on bills in Albany. We're all ready to buckle down and tackle the work ahead! You can stay up to date with community news and daily updates by following me on Facebook and Twitter! As always,
Keep Our Flag Pole
I called on the City’s Parks, Buildings and Environmental Conservation Departments this week to work together, along with residents of Belle Harbor, to preserve a threatened flagpole, which commemorates local Fire Lieutenant Joe Agnello. Lt. Agnello is one of the heroes who gave his life on 9/11.
NYS Commission on Forensic Science Meeting
The NYPD worked incredibly hard and should be commended for the caring, relentless and creative pursuit that led them to arrest a suspect in the Karina Vetrano murder case. Today I had the opportunity to join the Vetrano family in support of allowing Familial DNA Search as a forensic tool, at a special meeting of the NYS Commission on Forensic Science.
Interview with Scholars' Academy
Scholars' Academy middle and high school presidents Lauren M. and Ryan S. interviewed me last week about my role in the State Assembly and how civic engagement plays in local communities and the city as a whole. It was a great experience!