City recognizes diversity with Pride Week declaration

Mayor Walter Streelasky watches as Cleo Phaneuf (not pictured), Jade Pawelko and Zoey Phillips raise the Pride flag at Melville City Hall.

Last week, a small gesture went a long way to show that Melville takes pride in its diversity. The City of Melville signed a proclamation designating Pride Week in the city and a flag raising ceremony with members of Melville Comprehensive School’s Gay Straight Alliance on May 22. Mayor Walter…