The proposed 165-men looking for work shelter would be located at 2008 Westchester Avenue, near two schools and a library
Electeds Host Parkchester Single Mens Shelter Town Hall
Tensions began to run high early in the discussion.
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.
Dr. Charlene Reid (l), Excellence Community CEO and founder, shared her disapproval of the proposed shelter.
Parkchester resident Zenola Norwood (r) let her feelings be known about the proposed shelter.
Bronx Charter School for Excellence, which neighbors the proposed shelter, student Stanley showed his opposition to the proposed shelter.
(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.
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.
Posted 12:00 am, May 11, 2019