SHELTER WATCH: Platta loses No Homeless Shelters Party line
Sep 13, 2018 | 3116 views | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the primary election this week, State Senate candidate Slawek Platta will have to win on the Republican line if he wants a chance to take on incumbent Joe Addabbo in the general.

Despite collecting 4,000 signatures, Platta’s “No Homeless Shelter” party has been kicked off the ballot by a judge, the Glendale Register has learned.

Platta, who has made fighting homeless shelters in Glendale and Ozone Park a priority in his campaign, faces off against Tom Sullivan in the primary on September 13.

On a separate note, Glendale civic leaders are still fighting back against the mayor’s proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue.

Kathy Masi, president of the civic, is planning a rally set for September 23, though details are still being finalized. Check Shelter Watch for more updates about the rally.

Finally, the temporary stop work order that was removed last week remains off. That must mean the asbestos found in the first floor and roof has been removed.

Though city officials have not confirmed if this site will be turned into a shelter, the city’s swift action on the issue seems to imply a rush on the administration’s part at the very least to get the work completed.
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