It will feature our Annual Special September 11, 2001 Remembrance, as well as a Candidates Night for local elections. All candidates have been invited. It should be, as always, a moving evening of memories of that sad day, and a good opportunity to hear from our candidates for the state offices who we have invited.
They are Governor Andrew Cuomo and GOP opponent Robert Astorino; State Senator Joseph Addabbo and challenger Michael Conigliardo; and Assemblyman Michael Miller, who is running unopposed.
Also invited but not running for re-election were council members Elizabeth Crowley and Eric Ulrich and newly elecgted district leaders Eleanor Errante and Angel Vazquez.
Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner, commanding officer of 102nd Precinct has been invited, but as always officers from the precinct will be in attendance. The precinct, which covers Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens, can be reached at (718) 805-3200 or (718) 805-3215.
If you are interested in working as a 911 operator, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services offer testing on a walk-in basis six days a week. For more information call 311 or 212-RECRUIT.
If you discover any injured or abused animals, call the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department at (212) 876-7700 X 4452.
Last year, we noted that Councilwoman Crowley advised that our Forest Park Carousel, the “Jewel of Forest Park,” landmarking legislation would be signed soon. This quest for landmarking has been championed by the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation for 30 years. This is now a reality. A big thank you to the councilwoman; it’s been a long time coming.
Congratulations to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown - the best D.A. in New York City - and his office for having the highest conviction rates for violent felony arrests in the city. Queens County is and continues to be a citywide leader in many criminal justice categories. Thank you D.A. Brown, you keep us safe.
To all of our Jewish friends and neighbors we wish you a Happy Rosh Hashanah and a Happy New Year 5574 and a blessed High Holy Days.
We have an update on 78-19 Jamaica Avenue, the collapsed building that has had such a negative affect on our lives. They have removed the dumpster, and all work has stopped for the last two weeks. What a disgrace.
The hard work of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation staff and board of directors is really gaining speed on the 34th year of sponsoring and producing the Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2014. So mark your calendar for Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6 p.m. on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue, from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard. For more information, call (718) 805-0202. Vendors are welcome.
May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces and our disabled veterans, may God bless us all and most of all may God bless our America.