Countdown To Community

by Molly Montgomery | Dec 10, 2018 7:32 am

MOLLY MONTGOMERY PHOTOPastor Donald Morris was grinning Sunday as he stood in front of a tree he planted 15 years ago that has become a symbol of community in Goffe Street Park. Beside him stood Lt. Manmeet Colon, the neighborhood’s top cop, and its alder, Jill Marks, who organized a lighting of that tree as part of a neighborhood holiday celebration. 

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Park Dedicated

by Allan Appel | Dec 6, 2018 9:09 pm | Comments (3)

Allan Appel PhotoEarly on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, 19-year-old Electrician’s Mate Floyd Welch was pulling together the microphone and other equipment for church services on his ship, the U.S.S. Maryland, anchored, with a sister ship, two by two, along one of the inlets at Pearl Harbor.

Within a half hour of noise, confusion, and alarms, he and his 1,000 shipmates were at battle stations. Where he stood through the smoke on the forecastle, he saw a battleship lying on her side.

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Humans Rescue Goats From Rain

by Allan Appel | Oct 5, 2018 1:17 pm | Comments (2)

Friends of Edgewood Park PhotoThe six friendly goats who have been eating away invasive species in Edgewood Park since May get lots of visitors and daily buckets of fresh drinking water provided by their sponsors, the Friends of Edgewood Park (FOEP), and other neighboring humans.

Apart from that, the animals are fairly self sufficient and probably find humans, as we find them, curious, yet hardly indispensable.

That changed last week when intense rains turned Edgewood Park into a true flood plain, rising so high as to cover most of the knotweed and poison ivy the goats require to live.

When the rains wouldn’t let up, the goats needed humans to rescue them.

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East Side Parks To Get Some Love

by Allan Appel | Oct 4, 2018 7:10 am | Comments (5)

Allan Appel PhotoArtie Natalino and his father before him have been active in sustaining the quality of life in Fair Haven Heights for more than half a century.

That includes helping to organize and sustain the little league headquartered at Fairmont Park, and even personally getting after the decades-long problem of illegal dumpers at Quarry Park Preserve on Russell Street at the top of Grand Avenue.

Natalie is about to get some help, as those two long neglected parks on the east side of the city are poised to get some municipal love.

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