To the Editor:

Thank you for spotlighting PS/IS 217 in the September 27 and October 11 issues. We’re very proud of our students and the work being done at the school each day. Our school community is coming together to continue to build a stronger school for our Island, and we appreciate the recognition and support from the larger community.

Some Roosevelt Island residents made donations to the PTA general fund as a direct result of the WIRE articles. That support directly benefits our children and our community. The students and families look forward to sharing more of the exciting things happening at the school.

Erin Olavesen


To Organizations, Merchants, Professionals, Housing Companies, and Residents:

It is time again to light up Main Street for the season’s expressions of happiness and joy. It is also time to collect for Holiday Lights. We need your contribution as soon as possible.

We would like to have our lighting ceremony at the beginning of December. The cost of each pole is $275. We accept and appreciate all contributions. We thank you in advance for your continuing support to the community.

Make checks payable to Roosevelt Island Chamber of Commerce. Mail to Julia Palermo at 595 Main Street #1202, NYC10044.

Julia Palermo

Executive Director

Candidates for RIRA

Jeffrey Escobar

Vice President
Helen Chirivas
Sherie Helstien
Mridul Pathak
Sharon Pope

Common Council (42 seats)

Island House (3)
Rossana Ceruzzi
Helen Chirivas
John Dougherty
Frank Farance
Russell Fields
Andrew Giacalone
Adib Mansour
Mihaela Preradovic

Manhattan Park (8)
Ilonka Salisbury
Lynne Shinozaki
Steven White

2 River Road (1)
no candidates registered

4 River Road (1)
Jim Bates

The Octagon (5)
Jeffrey Escobar
Andrea Jones
Anthony Longo

Rivercross (3)
Ashton Barfield
Anne Kanninen
Sharon Pope
Ethel Romm

Riverwalk (Southtown) (9)
Janet Falk
Aaron Hamburger
Mickey Rindler
Melissa Wade

546 Main Street (2)
Susana del Campo Perea

Roosevelt Landings (7)
Cynthia Ahn
Shirley Coley
Linda Maynard-Hall
Maria Newkirk
Joyce Short

Westview (3)
Erin Feely-Nahem
Sherie Helstien
David Lawson
Susan Marcus
Julia Palermo
Mridul Pathak
Lynne Shinozaki
Steven White

Anna Maria Mostrom

Islander Anna Maria Mostrom, 29, died October 14 after a collision between the bicycle she was riding and a Red Bus. Her family decided to turn off her respirator after a firm determination that she was brain-dead. She passed away moments later, surrounded by family and friends. She leaves behind her parents, sister, boyfriend, and countless friends.

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