Who: Council Members Andrew Cohen and Andy King, Congressman Eliot Engel, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, the Wakefield Taxpayers and members of the public.
What: A ceremony to rename Matilda Avenue in honor of Mary V. Lauro, a dedicated community activist.
When: Saturday, April 26th at 11:00am
Where: Matilda Avenue between East 236th Street and East 237th Street
Mary V. Lauro was a longtime, dedicated community activist in the Wakefield area. She served as President of the Wakefield Taxpayers for 25 years where she worked with local law enforcement to increase public safety in the community. Mary was known as a uniting force that brought people together to preserve the integrity of her community. She also was a former member of Bronx Community Board 12, a leader within the 47th Precinct Community Council and an active parishioner at Saint Frances of Rome Church.