Doo Wop Dance
The West Haven Italian-American Civic Association will hold a Summer Day Doo Wop Dance at 85 Chase Lane on Saturday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Music by Charles the DJ till 12. Free beer, wine or soda. Cash Bar for mixed drinks. BYO snacks, coffee at 11. Tickets: $20 per person. Call Lou at (203) 934-3339 or (203) 464-1976 or Ben at (203) 933-4423.
Used Book Sale
The First Congregational Church, 464 Campbell Ave., will host its monthly Used Book Sale and Clothes Closet on Saturday, July 13 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. As usual there will be a large selection of gently used books, included many children’s books, mysteries and romances for sale at low prices and clothing bargains by the bagful. Call (203) 933-6291 for more details.
WHHS Class of 1964 will be holding its 55th year class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5 at App’s Restaurant, Captain Thomas Boulveard. More info to follow.
The West Haven Italian-American Civic Association Senior Center is seeking new members to join its Tuesday senior gathering. Join a group of friendly seniors in an afternoon of good company, with Bingo, cards, trips to casinos and conversations with like-minded people and more. We meet at the club, 85 Chase Lane, each Tuesday from noon to 3. The cost is just $3 per week to cover expenses. We offer refreshments at no additional cost. Call Sherri Torre, (203) 932-2893 for further information.
1st Church VBS
Join the First Congregational Church of West Haven for a week of fun and learning with its annual Vacation Bible School (VBS).This year features a journey to Athens on Aug. 5-9. Kids will learn all about the Apostle Paul and God’s immeasurable love. Visit our website for more information and registration: http://fccwesthaven.org/vbs/.
West Haven High School Class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion on Friday, Sept. 27, at Seasons located at 990 Foxon Road, East Haven, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. There will be music provided by a DJ, a plentiful cocktail and hors d’oeuvre hour, buffet dinner along with open bar. The cost is $75 per person Checks should be made payable to Charlene Morgal and mailed to 18 Shumway St., West Haven, 06516, before Aug.ust 15 More information can be found on our Facebook page: WHHS Class of 1969- 50th reunion, or by emailing chazbo40@ aol. com /203 494 7379 or email@example.com /203 494 7730.
Senior Center trips
Join the West Haven Seniors on the following scheduled trip: All trips leave from Savin Rock Conference Center:
Monday, Aug. 19 “Holiday Hill” — statewide annual senior picnic 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $45 per person with unlimited buffet all day. This trip is in conjunction with The West Haven Housing Authority. Pick up times are: Morrissey Manor 8., Savin Rock Conference Center 8:15, Surfside 8:30, Union 8:45, and John Prete 9. If you are being picked up at Housing Authority sites please make reservation with Yolanda (203) 933-9449. If you are being picked up at Conference Center please register at the West Haven Senior Center or call (203) 937-3507. Payment is due no later than Aug. 1.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, Aqua Turf – Rob Zappulla Celebrates the Music of Frank Sinatra $67 per person Rob has performed to sold out audiences of all ages across the country and headlined performances at the Lincoln Center in NYC and Foxwoods Casino to name a few. Menu includes coffee and donuts upon arrival, door prizes, complimentary glass of wine or beer. Family style luncheon: salad, penne bolognese, chicken florentine, baked scrod, vegetable, potato and dessert. Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center 10 a.m. Payment is due by Friday, Aug. 30.
Wednesday, Sept. 25– The Big E “New England’s Great State Fair” in Springfield Trip cost is $45. Scooter rental available for $50 and must be paid in advance of the trip by check or credit card along with reservation form available in the office. This trip is in conjunction with Savin Rock Communities. Pick up times are: Morrissey Manor 8 a.m., Savin Rock Conference Center 8:15, Surfside 8:30, Union 8:45, and John Prete 9. If you are being picked up at Housing Authority sites please make reservation with Yolanda (203) 933-9449. If you are being picked up at Conference Center please register at the West Haven Senior Center or call (203) 937-3507. Payment is due no later than Sept. 1.
A flyer with further details is available at the office at the West Haven Senior Center 201 Noble St. or you can call the Senior Center (203) 937-3507.
An Al-Anon meeting group invites new members to attend its weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church, 52 George St. For information and details, call (203) 506-1464.
The Seth Haley Memorial Loan Fund of West Haven provides eligible college students with loans of up to $2500 to help students finish their post high school education.
Applicants must be West Haven residents who have completed two or more years of college or post-secondary work or be in their final two years of advanced work. Any West Haven resident attending college or a post high school professional, technical or trade school can be eligible for a loan. Repayments do not begin, and no interest will be charged until one year after graduation. If you are interested in making an application for a loan, please Gert Beckwith at (203) 934-6921, or Ralph Lawson, (203) 934-6442
By Josh LaBella
Mayor Nancy Rossi recently announced the city was going to host the Savin Rock Festival after canceling it in 2018.
Rossi said her decision to bring back the festival was motivated by the fact that the city is “in the black” for the first time since 2006 when the audit was restated. She said she is going to request the Municipal Accountability Review Board allow the city to use its surplus to pay off some of the over $51,000 deficit the Savin Rock Festival amassed since 2014.
“I evaluated all programs and events to see if there was a deficit and the Savin Rock Festival had a deficit that grew larger over the last 4 years,” said Rossi. “So the City had to make the difficult decision to suspend the festival until West Haven was in a better financial position.”
A 10-year account detail report given to the Voice by the Finance Department shows the Savin Rock Festival, which is usually held in July, had a consistent deficit starting in 2014 – when its account balance was negative $804. The trend continued and, in 2018, it was canceled after losses of more than $32,000.
“This was a financial decision and it was a difficult decision to suspend the festival,” said Rossi, “but the city can no longer spend money that we don’t have.”
Rossi said, in order to avoid losing more money by hosting the festival, the city will appoint a committee to fundraise, plan ahead, and stick to its assigned budget.
Edward O’Brien, who was mayor during the time of the losses, said he does not trust that all revenues the finance department provided are included in the report.
“I also do not think she [Rossi] understands the value festivals bring to a community,” said O’Brien. “In the spreadsheet… there were a lot of expenses that I didn’t see included in years prior to me being mayor – and I know there were revenues that were not included in the years I was mayor.”
The former mayor went on to say Rossi’s decision to cancel and bring back the festival was politically driven.
“Her goal was to blame me with her creative finances,” said O’Brien. “It is also obvious that it has backfired on her and she is now trying to justify her bad decision because it’s an election year.”
O’Brien went on to say that Rossi has ruined the fabric of the community by cancelling its festivals, concerts and cultural events.
“This summer, as in last, our residents will be visiting surrounding towns for entertainment and thousands of people from around the state will be passing by West Haven to visit and spend their money in surrounding towns,” said O’Brien. “Where is that loss of revenue accounted for?”
O’Brien said he was confident Rossi’s decision would not fool the citizens of West Haven.
“The people are smarter and on to her this time around,” said O’Brien.
The Savin Rock Festival originated in the Chamber of Commerce office when it was at 666 Savin Ave. in 1981. It was billed as a celebration of life in a shore community. The first year saw more than 50,000 attend a one-day event.
The first several years of the festival were housed at Ken Strong Stadium and the surrounding fields. The reconstruction and rehab of the fields into the Frank Fitzgerald Athletic Complex in 1989 forced organizers to find a new venue.
Despite opposition, the festival was moved to the Old Grove Park at Savin Rock, where it continued until its suspension last year.
By Rich Lowry
We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and inhuman, and of public art installations that are invariably ridiculous.The most obvious exception is the ballpark, which has gotten more beautiful rather than less in a great example of renewal through a return to tradition.
Paul Goldberger, a former architecture writer for The New York Times, traces this journey in his wonderful new book “Ballpark.”
He rightly calls the ballpark “one of the greatest of all American building types” and argues that “as much as the town square, the street, the park, and the plaza, the baseball park is a key part of American public space.”
Ballparks went from delightfully peculiar structures shoehorned into city streets, to monochromatic multiuse facilities with all the charm of public-works projects, before rediscovering the old forms.
The first ballpark was built in Brooklyn in 1862 and called “Union Grounds.” Amazingly enough, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” not yet the national anthem, was played before the first game. The wooden parks of the 19th century tended to burn down, sometimes spectacularly (a fire at the South End Grounds in Boston took out 200 buildings in Roxbury).
The 20th century brought the age of steel, brick and concrete, and “the Golden Age” of 1912-14. It gave us Crosley Field, where the Reds played until 1970, with an upward slope known as the “terrace” in left field; Tiger Stadium, quirky and cozy (a flagpole stood in the field of play in deep center); and especially the “jewel boxes” of Fenway, Wrigley and Ebbets.
Subsequent decades brought a flight from cities, and from idiosyncrasy. Cleveland previewed what was to come in the 1930s with its publicly funded, gargantuan, usually half-empty, symmetrical, multisport Municipal Stadium, or the “Mistake by the Lake.”
The truly dreadful, indistinguishable concrete doughnuts, made for football and baseball but manifestly unsuited for the latter, arrived beginning in the 1960s.
The turning point was Camden Yards in Baltimore, opened in 1992. Originally conceived as another multisport suburban facility, it instead decisively moved baseball beyond such hybrids. Camden Yards has a red-brick exterior and exposed steel supports inside, eschewing the concrete of the doughnuts. It limits foul territory to bring ground-level seats closer. The stands are arranged asymmetrically to avoid a deadening sameness, and frame a view of the Baltimore skyline, anchoring the park in the city.
It was such a triumph that its retro style has become a design cliche. Its influence stamped the best of the new parks: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, which, outside of Fenway and Wrigley, might be the most charming place to watch a game in the country; Oracle Park in San Francisco, which is everything its execrable forebear, Candlestick, wasn’t; T-Mobile Park in Seattle, which is enchanting despite a retractable roof.
Goldberger writes of how the ballpark, with its lush field at the center of an enclosure of concrete and steel, is the garden in the city, a sports combination of the Jeffersonian agrarian tradition and the Hamiltonian emphasis on cities and industry.
It’s a wonder we managed to mess it up, but we did, before the current revival that shows there’s always a way back.
Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
(c) 2019 by King Features Synd., Inc.
It seems nothing, not anything, can happen today without it being politicized, exploited, and, frankly, tainted, by a cause. Invariably, there is victimization involved, and sports, like life, becomes one continuous political editorial espousing the ills of modern existence, the unfairness of life, and/or how blatantly unredeemable America is.
Where once we went to places like Yankee Stadium, Polo Grounds, or Ebbett’s Field (in this area of the country) to be entertained, and to have a respite from the cares of everyday life, now it comes to invade our entertainment. Television shows have become vehicles for this or that social experiment, and late-night talk is nothing more than left-wing bully pulpits.
Take Yankee Stadium for example, in the last few weeks, the venerable recording of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” was deep-sixed. In her career, Smith sang some lyrics that today might be considered out of bounds. But the Yankees are trying to be “woke.”
So, they determined that in Monument Park – that sacrosanct baseball memory lane – a plaque went up memorializing the “Stonewall Riots,” that watershed event that began the gay rights movement. Whatever you think of that movement, gays, or riots, what does it have to do with baseball? It’s just pandering.
Then we have the most recent “victims” of oppression, the United States women’s soccer team. Evidently, they have a suit against their oppressors, the United States Soccer Federation, to get the same money as their male counterparts. “Equal Pay!” was the chant of the crowd after their win last week.
As with most things, bumper sticker chants usually only tell part of the story. Columnist Rich Lowery this week put it into perspective. It’s not as cut-and-dried as it seems:
“It is true that the American women, who sweat and practice as much as their male compatriots — perhaps more, given their superior results — don’t make as much. But the women’s game isn’t as popular or profitable, which fundamentally drives pay.
“The total prize money for the women’s 2019 World Cup was $30 million, with the champion taking away about $4 million. The total for the men’s 2018 World Cup was $400 million, with the champions winning $38 million.
“This seems blatantly unfair, until you take into account the vastly different viewership and revenue from the two events. FIFA raked in more than $6 billion from the 2018 men’s World Cup. The women’s 2019 World Cup has been projected, when all is said and done, to make about $130 million.”
So, in proportion to the amount of money taken in with television rights, ticket sales and other revenue streams, the amount seems commensurate.
Megan Rapinoe, the lesbian captain of the team, of course, knelt during the National Anthem to protest President Trump’s stance against gays. When she was asked what policies exactly he supported that were anti-gay, she was less than forthcoming. She hates Trump, and that’s all that really matters. She is a heroe to the left more for that than her sexual proclivities.
They won, that’s unfortunate in my eyes. I was hoping a good loss would teach her and her teammates some humility. No, I am not celebrating the World Cup win.
Of course, this all started with Colin Kaepernick, the second-tier quarterback, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers. It was he who began the kneeling during the National Anthem to focus on what he sees as police brutality against people of color. The NFL, made up of mostly Ivy League or Wall Street types, who are overwhelmingly liberal, and overwhelmingly chicken, refused to do something about it, and politics came into the sports arena.
The NFL is still smarting from the drop in ratings and attendance because normal people don’t see the country as the gulag that left-wing loons, like Kaepernick, do.
And his recent escapade, having Nike drop the Betsy Ross flag on a sneaker was proof positive that he’s not for equality or civil liberties, he hates the country.
Sports, watching, playing, enjoying is a break from the day-to-day struggles life brings. It is supposed to be a break, not another foray into political positions.
When we watch professionals we want to be entertained by the people who are the best in their given endeavor. We don’t want to be held hostage to their rants. They can have political positions, but paying customers shouldn’t be captive to them. And, their celebrity doesn’t give them license to hold us captive.
To paraphrase a book title by Laura Ingraham, we just want them to “Shut Up and Play.”
By Josh LaBella
Sports have always played an integral part of Mike Madera’s life. From running the Westie Blue website to being the former president of the Walter Camp Football foundation, Madera said sports play an active role in building a strong community.
Madera, who works at Yale, said he has lived in West Haven for 43 years. He said he “ate and drank sports” when he was younger and still talks to the friends he made back then. According to Madera, with all the options the youth of the United States have when deciding how to spend their time, it’s important they understand the difference sports can make in their lives.
“I just think that, today, with all the video games and their phones and all the options that these kids have,” said Madera, “they don’t play the sports like I did 30 or 40 years ago. Unfortunately, you don’t see kids playing baseball, or hockey or football in their backyard – you just don’t see a lot of it.”
Madera said he started the Westie Blue website eight years ago. He writes, edits, and posts the stories himself and said the sole purpose he had in creating it was to shine a spotlight on the young athletes of West Haven.
“The reason I did that was because I was getting the feeling that these kids who play high school sports weren’t getting enough recognition,” said Madera. “This website is to gives those kids positive recognition so when they look back 20 years from now they can read about all the great things they did in high school.”
Whether a reserve player or a star player, Madera said they can find stories on the positive things they have done on the website.
A few weeks ago, Madera finished his term as president of the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The national organization oversees selection by the Football Bowl Subdivision coaches of the oldest All-American football team.
They also give out awards to college players who they feel have distinguished themselves and make donations to charities and youth-oriented organizations. Madera said the group is about much more than just football.
“The Walter Camp Football Foundation is more than about just college football. It is an all-volunteer organization which contributes to other organizations near and far,” said Madera. “We are very involved nationally and locally, supporting Special Olympics and various charities, as well as working within the community at various events.”
Madera said he is proud to say he has been a contributing member for close to 25 years and when he looks back, being President and leading such a prestigious Foundation will go down as one of the proudest things he has done.
Madera said the WCFF hosts fundraisers in order to donate to charities and youth groups as well as make visits to youth hospitals with players, mascots and cheerleaders. He said activities such as that are just some of the important work they do.
“When you can put a smile on someone’s face who may be going through the fight of their life,” said Madera, “it just verifies what you are doing is right.”
Madera said he feels giving back is both important and the right thing to do.
“I feel it is important for my kids to see,” said Madera. “There is nothing wrong with seeing hard work and the rewards which come with it.”
The Allingtown/West Haven Senior Center is holding its annual picnic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 at Cielo’s, 85 Chase Lane, with music by Vinnie Carr.
Catered by Cusano By Maria Catering, the breakfast and lunch menu includes scrambled eggs, Danish pastry, fruit cocktail, roasted chicken, burgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and watermelon, as well as coffee and tea.
The cost is $24 for members and $26 for nonmembers.
To register, call the senior center at (203) 937-3507.
Ed. Note: This is the first in a series of explanations of recommendations made by the city’s Charter Revision Commission. The City Council is reviewing the recommendations, and they will go to the voters in November.
By Edward Granfield
Twenty-something years ago, give or take, Mayor H. Richard Borer, Jr. offered an opinion on West Haven and other cities of similar size, demographics, geographics, etc. He described them as “The Lost Cities”!
His explanation was simple and accurate: “Cities like ours are too big to act small yet too small to be big”, meaning we have big city problems with small city resources, and the margin for error is very thin! Mayor Borer’s analysis was correct back then and holds true today.
The Charter Revision Commission did not start out with the professional city management concept on our agenda; in fact, it wasn’t even on the radar! But as the process grew in scope, supported by the research of dozens of small cites like ours across the country, it became clear to us, given the history of our city, that a change of this magnitude was worthy of serious consideration. The success rates of similar communities such as ours was/is simply too strong to ignore.
Before I dive into the facts and figures I should remind everyone that West Haven already has a similar process in place in three vital areas of our city government: The Board of Education, The Police Commission, and The Independent Fire Districts.
In each case, an elected or appointed Board or Commission is responsible for the hiring, oversight, and removal if need be of a highly educated, trained experienced, and fully credentialed professional to run those departments. This is not a foreign concept. We do it all the time.
In a council/manager-style of governing, our elected City Council, led by an elected mayor would still be a key part of the process.
Let’s review some key statistics: First Connecticut, of the 59 Cities with populations more than 37,000 people, 30 are mayor/ city council and 29 are council/manager, hardly uncommon! Each of the top five council/manager-led cities in Connecticut have an A Moody’s bond rating or better.
By comparison West Haven has a BAA3 rating, the second-lowest ranking possible. Nationwide over 105,000,000 of your fellow American citizens reside in communities with a council/manager form of governing.
In fact, 63% of cities over 50,000 people govern in this manner. 67% of Moody’s AAA bond rated communities are run by professional city managers, and 75% of the cities recognized as “All American Cities” by the National Civil League are operating under council/manager style of government. One final note of interest, a recent IBM Global business service research report found that cities operating under the council/manager form of governing typically perform 10% more efficiently than mayor/council cities do.
As for our mayor, yes, the role would change, in fact some communities don’t even have one, while others reclassify the position as “Ceremonial.”
The West Haven Charter Revision Commission disagrees with both of those scenarios and endorses different format. In our proposal the mayor is still elected city wide and would become the leader of the City Council. The position itself would be reduced to part-time status, however under a council/manager system, our elected officials are still in control of local legislation, city policy, budget approval, adoption and oversight of local law, regulation, and ordinances, as well as appointments to volunteer to boards and commissions.
As for our citizens, your role would not change at all. You vote for and elect your local officials, speak out on issues and concerns, and hold them accountable for the decisions they make at the podium and on Election Day.
A city manager is a highly trained, educated professional administrator, who works for you the people. If the citizens of the community are not satisfied with the results, they can exercise their rights and lobby the city council for a change.
Legally you cannot fire or remove an elected mayor, But you do have the power to remove and replace a city manager at any time should the need arise. However nationwide research on this topic suggests the turnover rate in professional city management is very low, probably because given the proper circumstances, resources, and support, it works.
Read part two.
Do you remember your first pizza? The Boy does: It was on an evening in 1959 when the family had gone out to see a black-and-white “cops and robbers” movie in New Haven. On the way home, the family had stopped off at a place that father called “Zuppardi’s ah-beetz.” The restaurant was located behind and to the right of the current location, and it was just a small building with maybe eight tables in all. And, oh!—the air was thick with wonderful aromas. To the boy, this strange new food was both exotic and exciting. After what seemed like forever, his small hands finally gripped a hot, steaming slice. He couldn’t wait to try it, and in his haste he burned his mouth on the first bite. But nevertheless on that night, a lifelong love affair with pizza was born.
After that, he couldn’t wait to return; and when the family finally did get back there in 1963, Zuppardi’s had relocated next door, replacing a former laundromat on the ground floor of the family residence; and the new restaurant appeared pretty much the same as it does today…
Lori Zuppardi has her own Pizza Memories: she remembers growing up on the second floor, up above the restaurant. When she was five years old she went to work—as did all the Zuppardi children—helping out at the family business. There, small hands folded mountainous stacks of pizza boxes to satisfy “to go” orders. As the children grew older, they would be given larger tasks and more responsibility. “Working together with our family gave us kids an early feeling of worthiness and responsibility,” says Lori Zuppardi.
But how did the business begin, and why in such an improbable location? Well, it’s like this:
Domenico “Domenic” Zuppardi was born in 1897 in Salerno, Italy. Domenic and Angelina Zuppardi came to America in about 1920, and first settled in Fair Haven. From 1923-1934, young Domenic worked for a couple of New Haven’s Italian bakeries, baking bread.
In 1934 the Zuppardis moved to Union Avenue, just down the street from the brand new St. Lawrence Church. Domenic opened a Salerno’s Bakery in a building on the back lot, and he and his wife eventually began dividing their time between baking bread and producing pizza. Their son Anthony “Tony” Zuppardi, born in 1925 worked in the restaurant from the time he was very small, and remained there until his Country called him to serve as a ship’s baker in World War II.
When the war was over, Tony came home and enrolled in college to learn accounting; but in 1947, his father had a stroke, and Tony had to leave school to take over the running of the business. At about the same time, he met and married Frances Fernino. And also at about that time, Salerno’s Bakery became Zuppardi’s Apizza, for Tony Zuppardi had chosen to concentrate on making great pizza, and leaving the baking to others.
Tony and Frances Zuppardi were the ultimate loving couple—their daughters call them Love Birds–together, they had four children and they worked side-by-side in the restaurant for many years. They were inseparable–together day and night making pizza—and every night when the restaurant closed, they would sit and have coffee “and” before ending their day. They never fought over anything, except for cards: “Mom cheated at cards,” says daughter Cheryl with a smile.
Their togetherness included the good as well as the bad: when both were diagnosed with cancer, they would alternate their chemotherapy treatments into a staggered schedule, so that each could care for the other during their worst and the weakest of days.
Dear Gripe Vine Readers:
Last week’s Gripe Vine published a letter from a reader, Carl K, Canton Street, concerning heavy, bus, truck and noisy traffic on Canton Street. Here’s an update from Councilwoman Robin Watt Hamilton following a request to look into your complaint.
Councilwoman Robin Watt Hamilton’s first response:
“I have a call into both West Haven Police Department Traffic Division and Connecticut Transit. I am hoping to hear from them today (June 25). Thank you for asking for my input for it is a concerning matter that I hope to be a part of helping to solve.”
Now, here’s a follow up from Councilwoman Hamilton dated June 26:“I appreciate you contacting me regarding this issue. There is a history to this issue in my district. I am not the first Councilwoman to address it. I have spoken to an administrator at Connecticut Transit. Unfortunately, at this time, there are no plans to change the bus route, however, I will engage further conversation with both Connecticut Transit and the community. I’ve also reached out to the West Haven Police Department Traffic Division and will continue to work with them to address the heavy truck issue. I sympathize with this issue because I live in the same neighborhood. I will work toward a resolution with the hopes of improving the situation.”
Dear Carl K, Canton Street:
Please keep me updated on this traffic concern.
Dear Eleanore Turkington:
I have submitted a picture of a sinking hole in front of 7 Ricardo Street at the corner of Rudin Street. There was a main break in November which was fixed, and the hole was patched. Over The spring months, the patch began to sink. Thank you for bringing this to the attention of the city.
GCS, Ricardo Street
Dear GCS, Ricardo Street:
I have forwarded your complaint to Councilwoman Robin Watt Hamilton. Watch Gripe Vine for her solution to this problem.
Dear Eleanore Turkington:
I am writing in regard to my sidewalk. I have been trying to get sidewalks for at least eleven years. The closest I’ve come was the city taking down the tree that’s lifting the sidewalk and the street. The stump is still here and the sidewalk as well. I feel bad for the high school kids; they all have to walk in the street. There is a kid down the street who is in a wheelchair. His dad also has to walk him in the street. Please can YOU help me; no one else has.
MG, Linden Street
Dear MG Linden Street:
I spoke to Councilwoman Tracy Morrissey who represents your district, concerning your sidewalk complaint. I have also forwarded the photo you submitted to her.
Good news! Councilwoman Morrissey responded, “I have spoken with the sidewalk inspector who has checked the sidewalk and spoke with the homeowner. He explained to her the new procedures he put in place and how to report damaged sidewalks. The sidewalk is slated for repair over the next few weeks.”
Dear MG, Linden Street:
Has work begun here yet? Please let me know.
Coming up…pot hole on Burwell Place..trash on Morse Avenue and high grass…pot holes on Pine Street…Sorenson Road pot hole…speeding and wrong way traffic on 3rd Avenue by Wood Street…malfunctioning traffic light Campbell and Lamson..Meloy Road trucking violations…Aimes Drive patch work…potholes on Ardale, Tetlow, Dix and Eaton…pot hole Peck and Leete…Woody area at Platt Street poaching? And much more.
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