Happy New Year! 2019 will bring even more promise to our Village of East Rockaway, a community that continues to flourish with an abundance of new businesses, outstanding programs for our children and seniors as well as some of the finest local government services in the region. Most exciting to report is the bond rating the village just received from Standard & Poor’s, one of Wall Street’s most respected firms. Our AA+ rating is testament to my administration’s respect of taxpayer dollars.
I'm proud that our community is partnering with the State of New York Mentoring Program. We are partnering professional adults and retirees with current East Rockaway High School students to help make a difference in their lives as a part of the state initiative. Visit www.ny.gov/mentoring, email NYSMentoringProgram@ng.gov or call for more information or to take part at 1-844-337-6304.
Our Recreation Department is working year round to put on engaging programs for children of all ages, parents and seniors. The Village Senior Center continues to grow and small businesses continue to thrive, the village works in inter-municipal cooperation with other governments and we are making the right choices for a better future.Try to join the us in March, the Village Board and I will be renaming John Street in Memory of Howard Schoenly, who grew up and resided in our village, but tragically perished at sea during Hurricane Joaquin two years ago in the course of his job as a merchant marine aboard the El Faro, a US-owned cargo ship. Be sure to check back for updates on date and time.
Please never hesitate to contact me at Village Hall if you ever need anything. Best wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year.