I have been a resident of the Rockaway’s for over 35 years, and have seen a big improvement in the quality of life in our community. That is why I found your article regarding the use of St. John’s as a Non-Secure Detention Center so upsetting. It seems when Rockaway takes positive steps to improve our quality of life, the city’s programs takes back the quality of life achieved.
The Rockaways can no longer be viewed by the city as a dumping ground for programs which do not add to our quality of life, or to the quality of life of the current residents of St. John’s. Where are our elected politicians regarding this matter??