GWDC meeting to be held next week
by Maria Thomson
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The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation will hold its September meeting next week on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle School Cafe, 87-40 88th Street with the Annual Special September 11, 2001 Remembrance. Also, Candidates Night will be part of the program. All candidates have been invited.

It should be, as always, a moving and poignant evening of memories of that sad day. Also a good opportunity to hear from our candidates for the City Council. They are (in alphabetical order) Lew Simon, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Craig Caruana, and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley. Invited are the candidates for other elected offices in Queens and citywide.

So show up and meet the candidates that you will be voting for on Tuesday November 5. Please note there will be a run-off election on Tuesday, October 1.

Our N.Y.P.D. Police Officers from the 102nd Precinct will be in attendance. The 102nd Precinct, which covers Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens, can be reached at (718) 805-3200, Community Affairs at (718) 805-3215. The Commanding Officer is Deputy Inspector Henry Sauter.

If you want to be a 911 Operator, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services offer testing on a “walk-in” basis six days a week, including Saturdays. For more information call 311 or 212-RECRUIT.

Any injured or abused animals, call the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department at (212) 876-7700 X 4452.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority has advised that they are working on the J train subway stations on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. This is in conjunction with the painting and the reconstruction of the elevated structure. Please call our office at (718) 805-0202 if you have any complaints, or comments on this ongoing MTA Project. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo is assisting our office in this regard.

Again this year, Councilman Eric Ulrich has funded the successful Graffiti Vandalism Removal Program being administered through the GWDC Office. This program will try to accommodate off-Jamaica Avenue locations and commercial strips throughout his district. This program has really made a difference removing the blight on these properties. Please call (718) 738-1429 now for information.

Great news! Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley has advised that the Forest Park Carousel, the “Jewel of Forest Park,” landmarking legislation will be signed soon. This quest for landmarking has been championed by the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation for over 25 years. A big thank you to Councilwoman Crowley, it’s been a long time coming.

Congratulations to Queens District Attorney Richard A. 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. Also that 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, a belated Rosh Hashanah Happy New Year 5574 and a blessed High Holy Days.

All the hard work of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation staff and board of directors is really gaining speed, for we are again for the 33rd year sponsoring and producing the “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2013” with great entertainment. So mark your calendar for Sunday October 20, 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.

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