The Hands of Change Civic Association along with hundreds of others set up a protest today at Port Washington's Chase Bank on Main Street to demonstrate against JP Morgan Chase’s financial involvement in the 1.5 acres known as the Alvin Petrus Park.
This has been a park for 50 years, it was dedicated by ToNH Supervisor Barbara Johnson and Ben Zwirn only now to be fenced off by ToNH and the North Hempstead Housing Authority.
ToNH Supervisor Jon Kaiman, North Hempstead Housing Authority chair Matt Cuomo and JP Morgan Chase should be embarrassed that over 250 Port Washington children have to play in a roadway and a parking lot while their park remains closed.
Media coverage was excellent so watch for stories in the Patch, Port News, Newsday and News12.
Next stop the Town of North Hempstead Board meeting on July 31 at town hall come out and show your support.
Thank you to hundreds of people who came by, signed petitions and added their voices of support!
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Sign the online Petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/alvin-petrus-park