The Veterans Memorial at John Vincent Daniels Park in Woodside was cleaned up earlier this week, thanks to the effort of Fedcap and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
The monument is dedicated to a Woodside native who lost his life in the final days of World War I in 1918. The memorial had been defaced over the weekend.
“The defamation of a monument to those who have served our country is a disgrace that I will not accept,” Van Bramer said. “The minute a constituent reached out to my office and alerted me to the situation, I made sure this monument was cleaned and restored as quickly as possible.”
A Sunnyside resident was among the Fulbright Award winners who have completed their year-long program abroad.
Sunnysider Chelsea Raymond met with Congressman Joseph Crowley last week, who congratulated her and other Fulbright winners for completing their prestigious program. They were given certificates of Congressional recognition.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright program sponsors Americans complete teaching or research in other countries. Its purpose is to increase mutual understanding between countries.
Raymond studied sport psychology in Scotland with a focus in self-efficacy among underserved youth.
UPDATE ON OPENINGS: Our staff is hard at work, but some of our libraries will open with delays due to snow & ice conditions. Please call your library before visiting: https://t.co/Mk68GdpfoH. #Woodside Library will be closed on Fri Jan 5 & Sat Jan 6 for emergency maintenance. pic.twitter.com/rVWA4kjTec
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s bill, passed by the City Council, will require Parks to clean playground equipment in city parks within 24 hours after any city agency sprays pesticides.
Van Bramer says he came up with the idea after several constituents complained about sludge left over after pesticide spraying at many playgrounds in his district.
“Cleaning our city’s playgrounds after the application of pesticides is a common-sense policy that will protect public health and quality of life for children and families throughout New York City,” he says.
This Saturday, December 23, from 11 am to 3 pm, join the Ecuadorian American Ayazamana Cultural Center and enjoy a free lunch. The best part? You and your family will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with Santa Claus. Kids will also receive goodie bags and there will be able arts & crafts available for them as well. The event is completely free.
The Ecuadorian American Ayazamana Cultural Center is located at 45-23 47 Street.