GREENBURGH HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE WOULD MAKE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR PROUD
SPONSORING A KNOW YOUR RIGHTS FORUM FOR IMMIGRANTS
PUSHING FOR A BUS STOP AT RIVERTOWNS SQUARE
AND FIGHTING TO HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE AMONG US...
Today, as our nation remembers and honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the world's greatest agents for social change, it's appropriate to also express our appreciation to those who are working to fight to implement the dreams that Dr. King had.
The Greenburgh Human Rights Advisory Committee was formed a few years ago by the Greenburgh Town Board and has been very active. They pushed for the successful adoption of a resolution relating to immigration last year and are working with the Greenburgh Police department -providing immigrants with information about their rights. A forum is being held on February 5th in English and Spanish.
The Committee is doing much more! They initiated the effort to encourage Westchester County to place a bus stop at Rivertowns Square --a major new shopping center in Dobbs Ferry -across from the Saw Mill River Parkway that will include movie theaters, a hotel, apartments, restaurants, shopping and a supermarket. It's outrageous that a major shopping center has no bus stop located at the center. A few years ago a pedestrian crossing the Saw Mill River Parkway was hit by a car and lost his life. Without a bus stop a tragedy is a probability waiting to happen. County Executive George Latimer's new administration is reaching out to transportation officials following up on the suggestion. If a bus stop and bus routes are placed at Rivertowns Square lives will be saved. The current closest NON SHELTERED bus stop is located on Saw Mill RIver Road - and requires pedestrians to walk on streets without a sidewalk, inadequate lighting at night. And one must cross the dangerous Saw Mill River Parkway to get to the shopping plaza.
The committee has also sponsored movies at the Greenburgh Library with a human rights theme. Members of the committee are appointed by the Town Board. But, because there is so much interest, citizens who want to get involved with the committee are invited to attend and participate as non voting members.
We are very lucky to have such a dedicated group of citizens working to help the less fortunate live a better life.
Dr. Martin Luther King would be proud...
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS:
Learn about your rights when encountering Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at home, employer, or public space. Also, learn about a recent resolution, related to immigration, passed by Greenburgh’s Town Board. Please note that the presentation will be in English AND Spanish.
Where: Theodore D Young Community Center, 32 Manhattan
Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607
When: 6:00 PM, Monday, February 5, 2018
PROGRESS BEING MADE --EFFORT TO GET A BUS STOP AT RIVERTOWNS SQUARE
From Kenneth Jenkins, Deputy Westchester County Executive
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:04 PM
To: Paul Feiner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Shimsky, Mary Jane <email@example.com>; McDonald, Joan <JMcDonald@westchestergov.com>
Subject: Rivertowns square bus stop
Received your letter regarding a bus stop at Rivertowns Square. I am asking the Department of Public Works and Transportation to follow up with Liberty Lines regarding this request.
I am also copying Legislator Shimsky as I recall she requested this during the last Legislative session.