Wonderful! Coming up, our grandparents and parents all sang in choral groups (ours did anyway). Good to know that the love of blending voices in song is still threading it's way through our culturally rich communities.
November 14, 2013 at 10:07 a.m.
Wow. It is so obvious that you have not been to town for decades! If I'm wrong, how could you miss all those 20-30-40-50-60 somethings coming out of the tech incubator, banks, shops, taverns and restaurants? Me thinks you see only what you want to see.
November 8, 2013 at 3 p.m.
In order for my dad to be eligible for Medicaid -- now that the faith-based retirement community where he lives has siphoned off all but $.77 (cents!) of his life savings -- we HAD TO assign dad's insurance policy to the funeral home of his choosing. With the exception of his house purchase, dad has "invested" more into this one "fund" with one fell swoop, than any other in his lifetime. Shouldn't it be standard practice that families who have made this kind of "futures" investment be issued an annual report?
November 4, 2013 at 8:13 a.m.
Thank the god of dogs for these changes.
September 26, 2013 at 8:29 a.m.
I'm concerned about Volney's closing. Will it become an abondoned - new - building in what once was one of the city's prime neighborhoods? What a shame and a waste. The original building, which is still fondly remembered by residents in the area, was far mre appealing to the eye than the chain-linked cold sterile abomination that replaced it. All it needed was razor wire to complete the look. Now will Schenley with be graced with an abondoned hulk? Goood job and a great demonstration of planning foresight and vision. What ever happened to doing one's homework and fiscal responsibility? How much again is the superintendent paid annually?
March 13, 2013 at 8:04 a.m.
September 20, 2012 at 10:09 a.m.
For God's sake let's not get greedy! Storms brew ahead. I think Mayor Sammarone, and finance director Bozanich are spot-on wanting to to increase demolitions of vacant houses,and remain focused on the capital-improvements. Including paving. Calm down.
December 31, 2011 at 9:57 a.m.
The site on Rt 422 is offensive in many ways. It now dominates the stretch of highway smack next to a gorgeous piece of property in Coitsville that is home to Purple Cat. For those who have delighted at the development and use of this beautiful piece of land, it is disappoining to heartbreaking to see this drill site.
It is "way out" in Coitsville, but for those who live there, the drill activity breaks the peace and silence in the night and reminds worry about a potential "BP" unplanned mistake that can happen. It is simply not fair that property owners and townships have no say in these matters.
The one question that is being drowned with testimonial statements of "there has never been" and "safety precautions of" is "If and when something does happen that destoys the quality of life and property value of land owners, what provisions will be made in reparation?"
By now, if we had a smart and responsible body of elected and appointed legislators/administrators, you would think accountability would be built into any action of an industry that creates a potential environmental threat. Why is it that we still don't know the wisdom of considering "the 10th generation" in everything we do?
November 26, 2011 at 9:46 a.m.
I wish you well.
August 18, 2011 at 12:54 p.m.
Alright. Would someone please explain to me why we have to solicit volunteers to come into a neighborhood other than our own to show (some of) the residents of this blighted neighborhood how other neighborhoods do it? Keep our neighborhoods from falling into this mess that is. It has to do with taking responsibility for where we live -- whether it is a place we own OR rent. My landlords never raised our rent because we improved their property as we maintained it -- because while there, it was our home. It also has to do with stewardship and civility and respect for our neighbors and ourselves. We cut the grass in the empty lot next door. We sweep our side walks. We do not empty our car of trash until we get home. AND if someone dumps in our yard, we pick it up. We are not able to afford to paint our house -- but we still wash our windows and trim the walk up to the front door. We don't HAVE a weed whacker. We do this by hand. We plant a garden because it is cheaper during the growing season than buying all of our produce at a store. It is called self-sufficiency. When did all of this become the city's responsibility? These residents are not indentured to the city. This is THEIR neighborhood. Yes, I remember when it was truly a beautiful section of this town. I imagine that as new people moved into the neighborhood they got that. Why did the majority not keep it that way? Did they think the people who moved away would come back and do it for them? Opps! That is exactly what this "plea" is asking for isn't it? I'm sorry. I simply feel that people of adult age should wake up to the fact that it is not the responsibility of someone else to clean THEIR space. If they want it to be a pretty place for their children then ...
August 18, 2011 at 10:50 a.m.