Update Rally on 2500 Williamsbridge Road

Rally to Update the Community on Proposed Drug Clinic at 2500 Williamsbridge Road

By Robert Press

This flyer was distributed  in the community around 2500 Williamsbridge Road to update the community on the over year long empty building owned by Carnegie Hill Institute that had been the proposed site of a drug abuse treatment center. The building is diagonally  across the street from PS 89, and its school playground. A church is across the street on Williamsbridge Road also. 

This rally drew much less people than in past rallies here, and there were two candidates for the soon to be vacant 13th City Council seat. Local Female District Leader of the area and original member of the group Irene Estrada and Throggs Neck resident at the site for the first time Marjorie Velazquez. It appears there was a difference of opinion when candidate Estrada showed up. Sources on the scene said Ms. Estrada and Roxanne Delgado a co-founder of the anti Drug Clinic group had an argument, and Ms. Estrada wanted to know why her opponent in the city council race Ms. Velazquez was there, when Ms. Velazquez was making her first appearance at the site. 

The important thing was that a bill by Assemblyman Michael Benedetto restricting drug clinics such as the one proposed has gone nowhere in the State Assembly or State Senate which is about to break for summer vacation without any response from local Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez or State Senator Alessandria Biaggi. 

Only a few people showed up for this rally at 2500 Williamsbridge Road for an update on the proposed drug clinic.
City Council candidate Marjorie Velazquez was making her first appearance at the site.

Co-founder of the anti drug clinic group Roxanne Delgado talking to some community residents about the proposed drug clinic as District Leader and city council candidate Irene Estrada stands by.

Irene Estrada talks to community residents at the anti drug clinic rally.
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