If there is anything that will make me leave the city, it's this same old "urban renewal" attitude; that to stabilize neighborhoods, you must tear them down. If you're going to invest in stable neighborhoods, then INVEST in them by improving them.
Urban renewal didn't work in the 60s and 70s, and I don't believe it will work now.
November 25, 2013 at 7:47 a.m.
"Other than the 'resurgent' downtown, what neighborhood is actually thriving, or improving?The most important thing about the mayor's office at the moment seems to be to manage the funds necessary to tear down blighted buildings"
The Idora Neighborhood has seen significant improvement over the last few years. The Wick Park Neighborhood is also seeing improvement. There are probably others, but I'm unaware of them.
IMHO, some of these improvements are happening despite the city's focus on blight removal. If the city actually invested in some of its neighborhoods, instead of just tearing them down, we would see even more improvement.
November 11, 2013 at 10:27 a.m.
Good luck finding that greener grass, PlainAndSimple.
November 6, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.
"I found it a little bit odd that the champion of the Green Party and leader of the anti-fracking crusade Susie Beiersdorfer is going around to the various voting locations (with only two people on board) in a twenty foot long truck painted green that can't possible get more then 8 miles to a gallon. So much for environmental concerns , this is making Susie Beiersdorfer look like a fool and a total hypocrite."
Besides the color and size, what else do you know about this truck? Can you say with certainty that it wasn't running on used cooking oil?
November 6, 2013 at 9:42 a.m.
Oh, and for what it's worth, steelman, I'm not happy to see the Wean demolition, either.
October 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
This is a landmark structure in a historic neighborhood, and deserves better treatment than it's been receiving. Hopefully, this pressure from the city and community is enough to convince the owners to invest in the building, or sell it to someone who will.
October 27, 2013 at 9:28 a.m.
Most of the homes in Youngstown's stable neighborhoods are worth more than $10 k, so this legislation will help to keep them stable.
October 19, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.
I don't live on the north side, yet. But I've heard--through friends--that the city and YSU did, in fact, ramp up police presence in the area after the first set of robberies. But, they went back to normal after they caught the first 2 suspects. I guess they assumed they solved the problem after the first arrests. Maybe they'll keep the heightened level of police presence longer, after they arrest this new batch?
September 30, 2013 at 11:27 a.m.
Youngstown's presence on this list means I can't take it seriously, regardless of the writer's grammatical errors.
September 20, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
Students per classroom, and students per teacher ratios have changed dramatically since 1969. So, even if UHS could accommodate 400 students then, it can't today, and still provide a learning environment that is competitive with other schools.
September 19, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.