NYC Honorary Street Names


The Honorable Jerome X. “Jay” O’Donovan Way (Staten Island)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Rochelle Street and Dalemere Road
Honoree: Jerome X. O’Donovan (1944-2014) was a war hero and a former City Councilman. As a member of the United States Marine Corps, he earned two Bronze Stars and a field promotion to the rank of Captain during the Vietnam War. As a City Councilman, he was chairman of the Economic Development Committee and was behind legislation to provide free fare on the Staten Island Ferry. He also worked to cut express bus fares, close the Fresh Kills landfill, and bring millions in funding for arts, reading projects, new classrooms and school computers. In the 1980’s, he traveled to Vietnam on the POW/MIA issue and to the Soviet Union to help free Refuseniks. (Matteo)

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