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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velazquez on Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue

Velázquez on Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue
May 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue:

            “This sacred place of worship was an important part of our community’s and neighborhood’s local history.  Its loss is a saddening turn of events for all New Yorkers and residents of the Lower East Side.  

            “I am grateful that no one was harmed in this fire and that, equally important, no one in nearby buildings, including the nearby senior center, suffered injuries.  I thank the first responders and members of the FDNY who reacted swiftly and professionally.  My office will remain in contact with the Mayor’s to ensure appropriate resources are being made available to the community.” 


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