1999-07-29 / Letters

Give Credit Where Due

Dear Editor;

Your July 17 edition of The Wave indicated in Simon Says…That Mr. Ed Williams, representative of Congressman Gregory Meeks (sixth congressional district officer), stated in a meeting with Ocean Park tenants "Why he and Lew Simon were the only elected officials present?"

This is outright untrue. Mr. Williams said nothing of the sort. I know because I was there. What Mr. Williams did say at the largely attended meeting was "You must work with your elected officials."

Mr. Williams is an exceptional representative of Gregory Meeks staff. He is known to those on the peninsula as someone who assists and follows up. All to often I’ve seen, when a given area becomes productive in addressing any given issue, individuals outside the loop become jealous and vindictive. This is clearly masked as misquotes or misprints. There are enough issues at hand in Far Rockaway for everyone to participate and make a difference. Let us unite on that fact and not bring about each other’s demise, be it political or common life.

FRANCES JOHNSON

 

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