Disability commissioner, school board pres. remembered 

The 1300 block of Park Street features a new public bench styled to make rising from it easier for seniors and people with disabilities. The bench was dedicated with a plaque honoring longtime community member Nielsen Tam. 

Tam served on the Alameda Unified School District board from 2008 until his death and as its president from 2013. He also sat on the city’s Commission for Disability Issues. He passed in May 2015.