Woodhaven will have a Christmas tree
by Maria Thomson
Nov 12, 2014 | 2277 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This year, although there was a good turnout of voters, our polling location ran smoothly as always because of our professional poll workers and translators.

As last year, I just couldn’t help but think about how easy the “shower curtain” voting booth was. With no small print and the searching for the right offices and the right names. But we were all there voting the new way making sure that we voted for our candidates.

Our candidates that were re-elected to their positions were Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, and Assemblyman Michael Miller. The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District congratulate all of our elected officials and look forward to working with them to keep our beloved Woodhaven community strong, prosperous and safe.

That includes projects such as the Rockaway Beach Branch Line/Queensway Proposal, (as I mentioned in my last column), which we do not want to affect the Woodhaven homeowners on 98th Street and their quality of life. There are alternatives here to make the entire area parkland, go underground at Atlantic Avenue entrance or leave it as is.

The GWDC and the WBID's request for LED street lights for our Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue was fulfilled by Borough President Melinda Katz. The GWDC and the WBID thank our borough president for this lighting. There is also a new enclosure for our landmarked Forest Park Carousel for all year use.

This Tuesday was Veteran's Day, which was observed throughout our city. We in Woodhaven revere and honor the veterans of our Armed Forces, for without their sacrifices there would be no “we.”

Now to our WBID Christmas tree saga. As you probably have noticed, we still have the replanted Christmas tree that sadly died in the Forest Park Plaza area. This tree will be removed and a new tree planted. This will not be completed before the holidays, so we will have another artificial tree this year.

So mark your calendar for the WBID-sponsored holiday weekend on Friday, December 5, with our Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony and Saturday, December 6, for our Holiday Parade kicking off our holiday events.

Fly our American flag proudly above all others. May God bless our armed forces, may God bless our leaders, may God bless our disabled veterans, and may God bless America.

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