Electeds Host Parkchester Single Mens Shelter Town Hall

Dr. Charlene Reid (l), Excellence Community CEO and founder, shared her disapproval of the proposed shelter.
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Senator Luis Sepulveda and Assemblywoman Karines Reyes co-host Informational Town Hall on proposed single mens Parkchester shelter on Friday, May 3 at St. Helena’s Church. The proposed 165-men looking for work shelter would be located at 2008 Westchester Avenue, near two schools and a library. The operator of the proposed shelter would be Samaritan Village.

Parkchester resident Zenola Norwood (r) let her feelings be known about the proposed shelter.
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Bronx Charter School for Excellence, which neighbors the proposed shelter, student Stanley showed his opposition to the proposed shelter.
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Tensions began to run high early in the discussion.
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(front, l-r) Parkchester NAACP Branch members Anthony Ellis, first vice president; Jessica Harrison, president; Christopher Oyathelemi, treasurer and Gordon Edwards, (back, c), health chairman.
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Senator Sepulveda (l) addressed the crowd, with (l-r) Assemblywoman Reyes, and Community Advisory Board members former Parkchester NAACP Branch president Beverly Roberts and Annabel Palma, commissioner.
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