Make sure your vote is counted
by Maria Thomson
Sep 03, 2014 | 1658 views | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This past Saturday, the WBID sponsored its “Back to School” promotion; it is amazing that we are now in September already. Did this summer fly by for you, too? The hot weather was so great, but now again before you know it, winter will be here.

This month always brings important dates when the election countdown begins. Tuesday, September 9, will be the Democratic and Republican primaries. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 4. We do not care who you vote for, just please vote because voting makes Woodhaven strong.

If you can not get to the polls to vote due to a handicap or the possibility of bad or snowy weather, then plan on securing an absentee ballot now just in case. Call (866) 868-3692 to have an absentee ballot application mailed to you, then fill it out and return it. You will then receive your absentee ballot, which will have to be mailed back to the Board of Elections.

Please do not lose your opportunity to vote; remember every vote counts. The GWDC is assisting the Campaign Finance Board with disseminating information on the upcoming elections. If you need any additional information, please call our office at (718) 805-0202.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 4, for our WBID free trolley from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then for our GWDC-sponsored “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2014” on Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6 p.m. Make sure to have good thoughts for good weather. Call our GWDC Office for more information. Vendors are welcome.

Photos from previous festivals can be viewed at, and on YouTube at “Mr. Woodhaven 11421.”

I hope that you had a very safe enjoyable Labor Day weekend during which we remember and honor our hard-working men and women. These are our neighbors, friends, leaders and the backbone of our country. There is nothing like the satisfaction of being a proud working man or woman.

Workers have been dumping debris from the inside of the collapsed building at 78-19 Jamaica Avenue into a dumpster. I will keep you posted on their progress. I had hoped that this building would be demolished and housing for senior citizens be built in its place, but we will see.

May God bless our leaders, armed forces, disabled veterans, and most of all may God bless our America.

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