By Rosalie Tirella
Lost and losing circumstances????
Meeting at City Hall, Main Street – 7 p.m. If you would like to talk to the circus/exotic animal issue or the foreclosure mediation program issue (City Mananger Mike O’Brien is against it, even though Woo and the City Council is for it) show up a bit earlier than 7 p.m. The City Council hears folks on issues the council is studying/voting on BEFORE THEIR MEETING BEGINS. You have about 3 minutes to get your points, hopes and dreams across … .
For Worcester City Council agenda, click here!
LAFAYETTE STREET TREE UPDATE
Peggy Middaugh of the Worcester Tree Initiative has identified this Lafayette Street spot as TREE READY! 3-tree ready! Hooray! The property is owned by CDC Worcester Community Housing Resources, headed by our ol’ pal Dominic M.
Here’s hoping they jump on this opportunity PRONTO!
A DUMP LIKE NO OTHER IN THE CANAL DISTRICT!
Then, we travel from Lafayette Street to nearby Millbury Street to take a gander at Millbury Street, now part of the chi chi Canal District … and we see the neighborhood”s BIGGEST EYE SORE … THIS BOARDED UP BUILDING (for years!) that runs the length of two or three stores (to the right – we missed a good chunk of it when we took our pic – it used to be a hardware store – Sadek’s – in the 1950s and 1960s). The dump is shamelessly put out there for all to despise by its owner Bobby Largesse – a Canal District Task Force and Alliance member (for 10 years!). Bob’s building has looked like this for YEARS!!! He used to own the package store to the left – the old McGoverns – and that place was also a filthy eye sore – ruining the street he is trying to lift up. It was very recently repainted/improved by its new owner. But for years, folks in the hood lived with the ugle McGoverns – and the ugly store front. Bobby couldn’t even get a neighborhood guy to paint the front of the building. Cheap Cosmetics …
How insane! Largesse sits on the Canal District Task Force and is one of the area’s biggest cheerleaders!
The notoriously famous cheap skate would have had to spend a little money to make his property presentable. He didn’t want to. SO FOR YEARS PEOPLE HAVE TO LOOK AT URBAN GARBAGE.
The Canal District – Millbury Street – looks pretty nice these days, except for the property owned by Canal District member Bobby Largesse. Can’t the city condemn the building and raze it???