Petition Closed

For 10 years a street sign read Mark E. Price Lane on the corner of our street that was in honor of my son who passed away on June 19th, 1999 at the age of 5 years old.The Great Kills Little League, where my son Mark played baseball and where my husband was a coach for his team, were kind enough to dedicate a street sign in the name of our son which was placed at the corner of our block. The President of the Great Kills Little League John Mula, as well as Joe LaRocca, and Stephen Fiala who were part of our community's little league also contributed to help put this street sign up on our block. This street sign represented our son as well as our family and the wonderful memories that we have of him who passed away in our backyard while playing on a hammock with his brother and sister. Anyone who has a heart, a family, and knows what it's like to lose a loved one, can relate to how upset our family is because this sign was suddenly taken down. According to the Councilmen's office our sign has been taken down because it did not follow the correct protocol for a street sign to be put up for an individual. The office of our local Councilman also stated that Mark, our son did not do anything for the community to be worthy for a sign in his name. Although my son Mark was only 5 years old, he did do a lot for the community. The abrupt removal of this sign has been heart breaking to our family and we want the Staten Island Councilmen and woman, Vincent Ignizio, James Oddo, Deborah Rose to know that this sign is a comfort and part of our healing process to our family as well as our community. We are not asking for much, we are asking for the sign in the honor of our son to be put back up in the rememberance of our son Mark E. Price. Please help myself and my family and more importanly my late son to have the rights of this street sign and to be placed back on our block. Councilman Vincent Ignizi, James Oddo, and Debrah Rose please understand from one family to another the ways in which this sign has helped our family with our healing process. Myself and my husband are city workers, I a teacher for the Department of Education and my husband a retired Firefighter who have never asked for much but to live our lives with our family and to cope each day with a terrible tragedy that fell upon our family. Sign this petition and help our Councilmen and woman see how much this street sign in the name of our son Mark E. Price, means to our family and our community.

Letter to
Staten Island Councilman Vincent Ignizio Staten Island Councilman Vincent Ignizio, James Oddo, and Deborah Rose
Staten Island Community Board No.3 Frank Morano
Staten Island Councilman Andrew J. Lanza
and 2 others
Staten Island Councilman James Oddo
Staten Island Councilwoman Deborah Rose
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Staten Island Councilman Vincent Ignizio.

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To put the sign for my son, Mark E. Price Lane back up on our street.

For 10 years a street sign read Mark E. Price Lane on the corner of our street that was in honor of my son who passed away on June 19th, 1999 at the age of 5 years old.The Great Kills Little League, where my son Mark played baseball and where my husband was a coach for his team, were kind enough to dedicate a street sign in the name of our son which was placed at the corner of our block. The President of the Great Kills Little League John Mula, as well as Joe LaRocca, and Stephen Fiala who were part of our community's little league also contributed to help put this street sign up on our block. This street sign represented our son as well as our family and the wonderful memories that we have of him who passed away in our backyard while playing on a hammock with his brother and sister. Anyone who has a heart, a family, and knows what it's like to lose a loved one, can relate to how upset our family is because this sign was suddenly taken down. According to the Councilmen's office our sign has been taken down because it did not follow the correct protocol for a street sign to be put up for an individual. The office of our local Councilman also stated that Mark, our son did not do anything for the community to be worthy for a sign in his name. Although my son Mark was only 5 years old, he did do a lot for the community. The abrupt removal of this sign has been heart breaking to our family and we want the Staten Island Councilmen and woman, Vincent Ignizio, James Oddo, Deborah Rose to know that this sign is a comfort and part of our healing process to our family as well as our community. We are not asking for much, we are asking for the sign in the honor of our son to be put back up in the remembrance of our son Mark E. Price. Please help myself and my family and more importantly my late son to have the rights of this street sign and to be placed back on our block. Councilman Vincent Ignizio, James Oddo, and Deborah Rose please understand from one family to another the ways in which this sign has helped our family with our healing process. Myself and my husband are city workers, I a teacher for the Department of Education and my husband a retired Firefighter who have never asked for much but to live our lives with our family and to cope each day with a terrible tragedy that fell upon our family. Sign this petition and help our Councilmen and woman see how much this street sign in the name of our son Mark E. Price, means to our family and our community.
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Sincerely,