Diane CarusoMay 24, 2018, 9:59 pmMay 25, 2018, 3:01 pm

Yonkers renames street to honor slain Oakland A’s prospect

The corner of Stockbridge Road, Middleboro Drive named Michael Nolan Way


YONKERS — Oakland A's baseball prospect, Michael Nolan, was honored by the City of Yonkers Thursday with a street dedication ceremony in his neighborhood. The corner of Stockbridge Road and Middleboro Drive in Yonkers received a new honorary name to remember the young man who once lived on that street.

Nolan was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Burger King on Central Park across from the Cross County Shopping Center in September of 2015 over a dispute involving a drag race.

Michaels mother, Donna, couldn't help but get emotional thinking about her son. He grew up on the street and spent his time outside making memories. His family is happy he will now forever be a part of his neighborhood in Yonkers.

"Growing up on this block and just riding our bikes and helping people. He loved this neighborhood. So, getting his name dedicated on this street, it means everything," said Michael’s brother, James Nolan.

Michael is remembered as an athlete who was a part of the Oakland A's Association, a guy who got along with everyone, and someone who always tried to help. When he passed away, he helped save the lives of six people as an organ donor.

The Nolan family has turned their loss into legislative change for Michael. Speaking on issues like gun violence, organ donation, and illegal drag racing which was believed to have been a precursor to the fatal shooting back in 2015.

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