As we enter this weekend of remembrance, marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11 we remember and honor all those whose lives were lost, the lives that were forever changed and the dedication, commitment and strength of those who responded on the frontlines. These tragic events were intended to break our spirit, instead we have emerged stronger and more unified.
Residents in our District are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Our office has put together a Resource Information Guide for all the affected with the following links for help: The NYC Page, the FEMA page and the Comptroller Page.
With NYC schools starting this Monday and catholic schools already in session, we are proud that we have wrapped up our School Bookbag and Supply Giveaway Operation as we gave away over 1900 bags in every corner of our district.
I am glad that as every year I am co-sponsoring the City Island Clam Chowder Festival, a staple in the community, this Sunday, September 12th, stop by and taste some as we continue supporting restaurants and small businesses during these difficult times.
Please remember we are here for you, contact my office with issues or concerns at 718-931-1721 or email at MGjonaj@council.nyc.gov.
NYC Councilman Mark Gjonaj
District 13, Bronx