Friday, September 10, 2010

Right here, Right now...and...

This came in, and of course, I have a reply!

Join Us as We Beautify Clark and Howard

Dear Neighbor,

Join the 49th Ward Green Corps, Chicago Gateway Green and Bank of America for a tree and perennial planting event to beautify the little pocket park on the southwest corner of Clark and Howard.

The event takes place TOMORROW, Saturday, September 11th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We need volunteers to assist with construction and planting. We especially need a few people with strong backs or tree planting experience.

Also, if you have them, bring work gloves, shovels and trowels, and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get muddy, as it may rain tomorrow.

The park is controlled by Bank of America and was created ten years ago as part of the redevelopment agreement between the developers of Gateway Center and the City of Chicago.

Two volunteers from my 49th Ward Green Corps--Jane Alexander and Sue Lannin--approached Bank of America recently about upgrading the park with new trees and plants, and the bank readily agreed.

Bank of America is supplying the trees and plants and many of its employees have volunteered to help with the planting, but we need volunteers from the neighborhood, too!

Please lend us a hand even if you can spare only an hour or two. The result will be another beautiful corner in Rogers Park!

See you Saturday!


Joe Moore


My Reply:

What you should be doing is to hold a Memorial for all those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. As usual, having no cares outside of your 2.25 square miles of the City of Chicago, you seem to deny this day as a memorial to the end of the lives of 2,996 human beings.

They were from everywhere, Joe, even here in Chicago, and you would do yourself a great favor to consider those who died for freedom in the US.

When will you understand? It's not all about money?. It's about life, and living in this awful 49th Ward.

Beautifying Clark and Howard?

Why not beautify Howard and Greenview?

Or Jonquil Terrace and Ashland? These are within your Ward...why not start there, and get rid of the gangs?

After all, it is YOUR turf, isn't it?

When, and if, you, after 19 years, take hold of the 49th Ward, it could really be amazing.

Drop the "Progressive" stance, and simply consider your constituents, and who they are, and what they do to make their living.