Flushing Meadows-Corona, which has been the setting for two World’s Fairs, is considerably larger than Central Park, at 1,225 acres, compared with 843. Last year, its conservancy attracted $5,000 in donations.
The park’s bicycle and walking paths are cracked and pitted, Mr. Kress said, and its natural areas are overgrown with invasive species. “Central Park is doing pretty well,” said Mr. Kress, who is also president of the Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces, noting that though Mr. Paulson’s home on Fifth Avenue overlooks Central Park, he grew up in Queens. “I’m not saying he owes anyone anything, but how about you give Central Park $98 million and Flushing Meadows-Corona $2 million? That two million would have gone so much further in an underappreciated park.”
Only in Pottstown! Our illustrious Missy Mayor, Bonnie Heath is upset with Pottstown’s new $38.9 million budget. In an effort to cut frivolous expenditures and luxuries we cannot afford, her $300.00 Mayor’s budget was reduced to $50.00. Well cry me a big fat river! I find this absolutely amazing for several reasons:
a. Bonnie was whining about eating “fuel costs” for attending events. Excuse me, but the last time I checked, driving around a 5 square-mile borough does not exactly use much gas. You might consider buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle if gas to drive around Pottstown is such a strain on your budget. You already require a free ticket to attend an event! Or better yet, don’t make unauthorized and secret trips to Norristown to undermine binding votes of Council you disagree with. That would save a couple bucks!
b. Does the totally ceremonial position of mayor even need a “budget” to be a ribbon-cutter and baby-kisser? I think not!
c. Considering the state of the economy and the state of Pottstown; does this petty whining about $250.00 seem out of touch with reality to anyone else? People are starving, a large percentage of PSD students are on reduced or free lunch, homes are being foreclosed, jobs are hard to come by and our mayor has the chutzpah to carp about her “budget” being cut when we are trying to avoid raising taxes!
Two Roy’s Rants thumbs down for this selfish behavior from a public servant. Why don’t you try being part of the solution instead of being part of the problem, Bonnie!
The United States Postal Service has released its “closure list” but it’s copyrighted and I am not allowed to post it However, I can report that no post offices in the Greater Pottstown area are on the list.
Fourteen post offices in Philadelphia are on the list and a Wayne location. Those were the only 19xxx zip codes.
Most of the locations are small offices in Central, Northern or Western Pennsylvania. There are a few exceptions but mostly more rural areas.
Here is a link to the list but it appears to be in no particular order. I copy pasted into Excel and sorted by zip code or alphabetically to make it easier!