New Officers Introduced At 69th Precinct Community Council Meeting
By D. Rybstein
Crime Prevention Officer Daniel MacBride introduced the new officers of Canarsie’s 69th Precinct Community Council’s civilian watchdog group to those at the group’s recent meeting. Citing the abrupt midterm resignation of former president Frank Romolo, and invoking Article G of the Council’s by-laws, MacBride stated that all executive board members were to move up a position in the organization’s hierarchy according to the organization’s by-laws.
Declining to move up a slot, Mary Salogub asked to continue in her role as the civic’s treasurer and her son John Salogub stepped in as president. Georgia Hamilton, the assistant director of the local Beacon Program, took the reigns as the new vice-president of the organization. Rounding out the other positions of the council were Lewis Krieger, Gardy Brazela, Sonia Salogub, and Roxanne Persaud.
Attendees at the meeting, held in the social room of Young Israel of Canarsie Synagogue, were briefed on a number of items, including an upcoming event to honor their local precinct police at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club on November 15, an N.Y.U. Dental School van scheduled to make three neighborhood appearances to help treat area children at the Beacon Program on East 82 Street, and Canarsie Alive’s new theater group setting up instruction programs for kids ages 3 and up.
Calls for Big Brother/Big Sister volunteers went out to attendees as well as a standing invitation to the public to sit in on the 69th Pct. switchboard or ride in a patrol car while on duty. The impetus for both precinct initiatives is to reach out to the community in an attempt to take some of the mystery out of police work.
Long-time Canarsie resident and nurse, Josephine Bolus, was recommended by the Brooklyn delegation named to present candidates for some of the open slots on the twelve member board of directors of NYC’s Health & Hospitals Corporation. Bolus, currently retired, started her nursing career in 1971.