MOUNT VERNON – A Mount Vernon community took a stand Saturday, after vandals trashed the newly renovated legendary 4th Street Playground (between South 7th & 8th Avenues).
Led by the Rev. Ronell Fuller, members of Mount Vernon’s Faith Christian Assembly Church located at 237 South 6th Avenue (Bishop Dr Jerry Fuller Avenue), Rev. Edward Mulraine, Pastor of Unity Baptist Tabernacle, Damon K. Jones and members of Blacks In Law Enforcement of America and Black Westchester Magazine rallied and to send a positive message in the wake of the vandalism. Last week, tiles on the Fourth Street playground’s basketball court were torn up just weeks after undergoing a $60,000 renovation by the city. Eyewitness News reported, a car was driven over the matting on the basketball courts.
Swiftly the city came out and fully repaired the court. However, Rev Fuller and the Faith Christian Assembly Church the church group wants to make sure that the damage doesn’t go unforgotten. Police are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the vandals.