Saying goodbye to a lovely lady
by Maria Thomson
Mar 08, 2017 | 1352 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, and in spite of the chill in the air spring arrives on March 20. We are nearly there.

I hope for the St. Patrick's Day Parade it is warm and sunny, but it is always great in spite of the weather. When I worked in a Manhattan office, we changed every name plate with an “O” in front of our names so we were all Irish for a day.

I hope that you go to one of our restaurants, where they prepare great corned beef and cabbage. St. Patrick’s Day is always a great day for all to enjoy.

The WBID still has free benches for any Jamaica Avenue store or business. Give us a call if you want one. When you are shopping, encourage storeowners to call us regarding one of these durable and attractive benches.

They have separators, so no one can lie on them. For an example, see the one in front of DII.

Many elected officials have argued that when alternate-side parking is suspended, the parking meter should be suspended as well. This is a very good suggestion.

And since muni-meters require walking from your car to a meter in all sorts of bad weather, if you have any locations where meters are too far apart, please call our office and advise where you would want other muni-meters placed.

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation still has 2.5 and 5 percent home improvement loans available.

The ambulance corps at 78-15 Jamaica Avenue has been sold and is being renovated, but the building remains barricaded, dark and foreboding. It’s a shame they did not

tear it down!

Mark your calendars for Saturday April 8, for the WBID's Spring Promotion with music and clowns from 1 to 4 p.m. along Jamaica Avenue, as well as free pictures with the Easter Bunny in Forest Parkway Plaza.

Look for WBID staff distributing free quarters on Jamaica Avenue to parking motorists, thanking them for shopping by paying for their first 15 minutes on the meter.

This past weekend we received the sad news that our great former Queens borough president Helen Marshall passed away. I was very saddened by this news because I had a special admiration for her.

We were raised in the South Bronx community just blocks away from each other, and both attended Morris High School, where Colonel Colin Powell was also was a student. This lovely lady and committed leader will be sorely missed.

May God bless our armed forces, may God bless our disabled veterans, may God bless our NYPD and police officers everywhere, and may God bless our America.
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