As president of the Friends of the Lefrak City Library and a member of the community, I want to publicly thank State Senator Jose Peralta for resolving an important community concern by helping us secure a crossing guard for our school children at the very busy and dangerous intersection of the Horace Harding Expressway and Junction Boulevard.
At a monthly meeting at the library in fall of 2012, one of the major concerns voiced by community residents was the safety of the young students crossing this very busy and dangerous intersection to get to and from school.
Two fruitless years of petitions to many officials to acquire the crossing guards gave no results. In desperation, I reached out on behalf of the community to State Senator Peralta for help. After careful investigation, he pledged his support.
Thanks to the leadership of State Senator Peralta and the dedication of the 112th Precinct, our school children can now cross this perilous intersection under the guidance of a crossing guard.
Friends of LeFrak City Library