Jun 3, 2016
Fisherman Robbed By Fit Man At Jordan Park
While Mayor Pawlowski and his compliant park director brag about catalog equipment which won't last 3 years, a fisherman was thrown to the ground and robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning in Jordan Park. While the Allentown Police are too short manned to properly patrol our existing parks, Mayor Pawlowski and his compliant park director are seeking a grant to develop another park, at the former incinerator plant near Basin Street. Who is going to maintain an additional park after the grant runs out in year one? Who is going to provide safety at such an out of the way place? It's time for our park director, Linday Taylor, to seek the counsel of people familiar with Allentown and the parks. For her information, that would not include Ed Pawlowski.
I'm sure that Ms. Taylor saw a recent letter to the paper criticizing the grow zones along our park creeks. She should realize that the next mayor will most likely have more familiarity with the traditional park system, which does not include weed zones, that block both access and view of the streams. Allentown parks were created along the streams to add to the park experience, not to be a science experiment for the Wildlands Conservancy. Although the mayor may praise the new park signs, even they are symbolic of the new superficiality, which is not appreciated by most Allentonians. Ms. Taylor would do well to realize that soon there will be a new mayor, with an appreciation of Allentown's iconic park system. By that criterion, there will be a lot to mow and repair.