VOLS REVITALIZE MARY MITCHELL CENTER
Local members of District Council 9 lent a hand to the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center by donating their
time and skills on Saturday, April 13 for the union’s fourth annual Community Day of Action.
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT
ROBERTO CLEMENTE PLAZA
Thanks to the support of Councilman Rafael Salamanca, Jr.; NYC Department
of Transportation and the Horticulture Society of New York, Roberto
Clemente Plaza is getting ready for spring and summer programs.
Powerwashing, new seasonal plantings, painting and mulching are part
of our plan to replace existing tables and chairs with new ones, installing
public art and deploying additional waste receptacles along the avenue.
A volunteer helped plant fresh fl owers at Roberto Clemente Plaza.
Photo courtesy of Third Avenue Business Improvement District
QSAC CELEBRATES AUTISM
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Councilman Mark Gjonaj thanked
QSAC for engaging young adults with autism and encouraging them to
make an impact to our society through making and selling handmade
soaps and candles.
Councilman Gjonaj with a gift basket fi lled with QSAC candles and soap.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Offi ce
Union apprentices and members helped remove graffi ti and prep the center’s playground walls to be repainted.
Photo courtesy of DC 9
On Tuesday, April 16, the SUNY College of Optometry and Community Healthcare Network unveiled Eye Mobile, a
mobile health unit, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at CHN’s Washington Heights health center. The partnership
will expand access to eye and vision care for more than 5,000 New Yorkers in low-income and underserved
communities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx each year.
(l-r) CHN acting chief medical offi cer Dr. Sachin Jain, CHN chief of staff Elana Berman, Assemblyman Victor
Pichardo, SUNY Optometry president Dr. David A. Heath, SUNY Optometry director of health care development
Dr. Richard Soden and CHN general counsel David Gross. Photo courtesy of Louie Bacosa
Immaculate Conception Church, under Fr. Francis
Skelly joined south Bronx families and community
residents in participating in the traditional
Stations of the Cross Procession through
the south Bronx culminating on Roberto Clemente
Plaza. Fr. Skelly spoke to the need for the
community to be leaders on addressing homelessness,
poverty, gang violence, and overdose
in our neighborhoods and the need for our
young people to lead by example.
The community re-enacted The Passion of Jesus Christ.
Photo courtesy of the Third Avenue Business Improvement District