Letter to the Editor: Discussing the Marion Street safety concerns


To the Editor:

While I appreciate the Herald’s interest in village traffic and safety matters, I wanted to set the record straight concerning Marion Street between Irving Place and Waverly Avenue.

Traffic restriction discussions are not “being put on hold,” as the article “E.R. officials: Marion Street will remain a two-way road” (June 28 — July 4) states. Discussion about this potential one-way designation is on the agenda for the Village of East Rockaway’s July 12 meeting at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to take part in the discussion. My village board colleagues and I seek people’s opinions and thoughts. We will consider every viewpoint. Under state law, a traffic study must be conducted before any changes are made.

The Herald contacted me about a petition circulating to change the street’s direction. At the time, my office and I had not received the request. While it appears as if the paper knew of this petition before the article was written, no such information was shared by the Herald with the village. 

 Along with a cover letter from Lynbrook schools dated June 25, a petition signed by community stakeholders was received at Village Hall on June 26.

 While I appreciate the online edition of the paper being updated to reflect this, at the time of printing, the village had not received the petition. Nevertheless, the board and I look forward to hearing from neighbors before and at the July 12 meeting. 

Bruno F. Romano

East Rockaway mayor