I have to say, I am so concerned about the state of Uptown today.
Walking from a friend's Edgewater apartment to my condo on Malden, WHY must I be confronted by a myriad of homeless, mentally ill, abusive, drunk, drug fueled, and generally wandering hordes of 'thugs'? ... The 'strip' between Montrose and Wilson, on Broadway, is such a disgrace.
All the news concerning the 'Wilson Yard' is grim. 'Uptown Slum' in the making. This development seems to be a make-or-break situation for our community, and it looks like the slippery slope just got worse. What about those re-election postcards sent out, with the stylized artist's conception of the finished Wilson Yard?
Does the Alderman realize most real estate brokers suggest selling in winter, thus avoiding potential buyers from seeing the vagrant messes on the street? Does the Alderman realize that most of this goes beyond extra police presence, in that the horrible stage has been firmly set?
Where is the common sense.....and where is the commitment to the future?
And the alderman's answer to her long-time constituent? Nothing. Nada. Silence. As usual, "Alderman Shiller was unavailable for comment."
Which makes Uptown Update wonder... who is representing the interests of the residents of the 46th Ward? Certainly not Helen Shiller. She won't even acknowledge them.