Thursday, May 31, 2012
Rally to save Engine 294 in Richmond Hill
From Forest Hills Patch:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council are playing a familiar game of political hot-foot with the city's firehouses.
Twenty firehouses are on the chopping block in New York City in the mayor's current budget, the same number that have ended up there in previous years, only to be saved by eleventh-hour wrangling.
In the past, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner and City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz have fought to save Engine 294 on Jamaica Avenue, which serves parts of Forest Hills. It was closed once already in the city's history, from 1975 to 1991.
On Tuesday, the engine company was the site of a rally with City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Assembly members Mike Miller and Rory Lancman, and state Sen Joe Addabbo.