2007-06-01 / Community

Pinter Elected Civic Association President

New West Lawrence Civic Association President Mark 'Boomie' Pinter (right) meets with 101 Precinct Commander Captain Brian McMahon.New West Lawrence Civic Association President Mark 'Boomie' Pinter (right) meets with 101 Precinct Commander Captain Brian McMahon. The West Lawrence Civic Association has elected a new president, Mark "Boomie" Pinter, Vice Chair of Community Board 14. The WLCA was founded by Irving Baron who will remain a member of the Board of Directors.

"I look forward to working with our Board, community leaders, the police, and residents to help make the east end of the Rockaways an even better place to live," said Pinter.

Pinter has an extensive background in community activism. He was the founder of the West Lawrence Civilian Patrol and is one of the Vice-Chairs of Community Board 14. He is a member of Borough President Helen Marshall's Queens General Assembly and Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board. He is an emergency medical technician-critical care, and has been a volunteer with Hatzolah VAC for 20 years.

"Our first course of action is to assist the police in stopping the rash of burglaries we are experiencing in the West Lawrence area," said Pinter. "Security is always number one. Next is to spread the word about the neighborhood that they actually have a civic association, and what the civic can accomplish!

"One project I am looking at is a footbridge over Seagirt Boulevard. There have been a lot of people moving in to the Mott Creek area who have been crossing Seagirt at dangerous locations. Even crossing at Beach 9 Street can be dangerous. A footbridge somewhere between Beach 9 and the Atlantic Beach Bridge would be very convenient for pedestrians, and might just be a lifesaver," said Pinter. For more information about the West Lawrence Civic Association, contact Pinter at tootallny@aol.com or by phone at 917-626-1710.

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