2011-11-11 / Community

Goldfeder Sworn In Before Packed School Auditorium



It was Sunday at noon and most of the politicians present professed that they would rather be home for the Jet football game, but were there to honor Phillip Goldfeder, who was recently elected to fill Audrey Pheffer’s Assembly seat. A packed house at JHS 210 in Ozone Park watched as Senator Charles Schumer and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver gave the oath of office. It was Sunday at noon and most of the politicians present professed that they would rather be home for the Jet football game, but were there to honor Phillip Goldfeder, who was recently elected to fill Audrey Pheffer’s Assembly seat. A packed house at JHS 210 in Ozone Park watched as Senator Charles Schumer and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver gave the oath of office.

Goldfeder with his wife and two children prior to the ceremony. Goldfeder with his wife and two children prior to the ceremony.

Rockaway resident Mike Benn interviews Senator Schumer. Rockaway resident Mike Benn interviews Senator Schumer.

State Senator Malcolm Smith is interviewed by NY1. State Senator Malcolm Smith is interviewed by NY1.

Goldfeder is sworn in by Schumer and Silver. Goldfeder is sworn in by Schumer and Silver.

Goldfeder’s family and his wife’s family enjoyed front row seats for the ceremony. Goldfeder’s family and his wife’s family enjoyed front row seats for the ceremony.

The Beach Channel High School Band played The Star Spangled Banner. The Beach Channel High School Band played The Star Spangled Banner.

Goldfeder’s speech promised doing away with the Cross Bay Bridge tolls, better commuter transportation, affordable health care, cleaning up Beach 116 Street and retaining Peninsula Hospital Center. Photos by Howard Schwach. Goldfeder’s speech promised doing away with the Cross Bay Bridge tolls, better commuter transportation, affordable health care, cleaning up Beach 116 Street and retaining Peninsula Hospital Center. Photos by Howard Schwach.

Congressman Bob Turner and City Councilman Eric Ulrich at the ceremony, with Joann Ariola behind them. Congressman Bob Turner and City Councilman Eric Ulrich at the ceremony, with Joann Ariola behind them.

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