Proposal would co-name street to honor teen who died trying to save girl
Lucas Silverio, a teen who lost his life trying to save a 3-year-old girl, may soon receive recognition for his heroic act.
At just 19 years old, Silverio tried to save Yasleen McDonald from a burning Garden Street apartment building in June. Both the teen and the girl perished.
Silverio's family wants to make sure his name will be known in Belmont.
Councilman Ritchie Torres announced that he is introducing legislation to co-name the intersection of Crotona Avenue and Grote Street after Silverio.
In addition to the co-naming, the family would like a mural of Lucas painted on the side of the building so that he will be even more embedded into the community.
The street co-naming will be voted on in December, and if passed the ceremony will take place next year at the family's convenience.