Jan 30, 2017
Another Park Mistake In Allentown
Mayor Pawlowski is patting himself for having the 100 year old fountain refurbished in West Park. Actually, the fountain is less than 30 years old, and is a reproduction of the original fountain, which was scrapped in the 1950's, for a modern brick monstrosity.
This is what happens when you have a mayor from out of town, and a park director from out of town; There is no institutional memory, whatsoever, of the park system. We are paying to refurbish a fountain which is probably still in excellent shape. Meanwhile, the WPA structures, which really do need attention, are allowed to crumble away. We have a mayor who is more political than ever, wasting our resources on photo opportunities. His highness deleted my corrected history off his facebook page in about 30 seconds.
At noon today, this blog will be reprinting a short history of the Syrian community in Allentown. Your return visit is welcome.