The Lindenwood Alliance met on Monday evening and presented their very first Community Action Award to Captain Thomas Pascale of the 106th Precinct. Alliance co-founder Joann Ariola said that the award was especially significant where the captain was concerned. “From the minute the Alliance began over a year ago, Capt. Pascale has been a proactive part of solving the crime issues indigenous to our area. He is responsible for the decrease in crime our community has seen recently.”
And Ariola went on to say with the Captain being the first recipient of the award the bar was now set at a very high level for future recipients.
Co-founder Christina Gold concurred by saying, “Captain Pascale has never let us down. He has been to many of our meetings and has paid careful attention to what we have asked him for. Our community is better off with him in it.”
Among the other issues brought up at the meeting was the proposed discontinuance of Special Ed at PS 232, which raised the concerns of several parents present at the meeting. Other residents in attendance questioned the board as to the status of the search for a private security company to replace Phoenix Security, the operator currently holding the contract for Lindenwood’s area patrol. Ariola informed the residents that another member of the Alliance was out of town and would be submitting the list of proposals received by the committee upon her return.
The board also announced their co-sponsorship of their upcoming health fair to be held in May. Bart Haggerty, Chief of Staff for Councilman Eric Ulrich, encouraged the residents to have their sidewalks rated to see if they are unsafe and possibly determine eligibility for programs that allow funding to remedy certain hazardous conditions.
The next meeting will be held on April 9. All residents of Lindenwood are asked to please attend and bring their concerns. A guest speaker for the meeting will be announced at a later time.