Bx River Houses Legionnaires Community Meeting

Tenant Beatrice Maldonado (c) addressed (l-r) Ricky Wong, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Lilliana Billini, NYCHA; Assemblyman Marcos Crespo; Jimmy Santana, NYCHA, Sunny Vellavallil, NYCHA and Norma Saunders Tenant Association president.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

During a community meeting on Thursday, February 21, Bronx River Houses tenants discussed the two cases of Legionnaires’ disease that were discovered at their residence. The facility’s water tested postive for Legionnella bacteria and the NYC Health Department noted that two tenants became sick during the past 12 months.

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