Charlottesville Historian Urges Council to Block Land Deal - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,...

There are 18 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from May 7, 2012, titled Charlottesville Historian Urges Council to Block Land Deal - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A Charlottesville historian is urging Charlottesville City Council to block a deal to sell city-owned property bordering Oakwood Cemetery to a developer.

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Cemetery Walker

Howardsville, VA

#1 May 7, 2012
It is my understanding that Oakwood has no additional lots for sale. There does appear to be a need for additional land for a city cemetery.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#2 May 8, 2012
Solution: mandatory cremation
torture

Charlottesville, VA

#3 May 8, 2012
Affordable housing, aka= section 8, welfare, foodstamps, a cellphone, medicaid, some air jordans, and a crackpipe, will keep them in democratic vote majority for life
Again

Palmyra, VA

#4 May 8, 2012
Enlarge the cemetery
VotingLiberally

Charlottesville, VA

#5 May 8, 2012
torture wrote:
Affordable housing, aka= section 8, welfare, foodstamps, a cellphone, medicaid, some air jordans, and a crackpipe, will keep them in democratic vote majority for life
affordable housing= cops, nurses, restaurant workers, retail workers, LPNs, CNA's, food service workers.

cellphone, MDCD, air jordans, crackpipes are not endemic to affordable housing. You can find this in the "upscale" areas of the county and city.
BeenThere

Charlottesville, VA

#6 May 8, 2012
torture wrote:
Affordable housing, aka= section 8, welfare, foodstamps, a cellphone, medicaid, some air jordans, and a crackpipe, will keep them in democratic vote majority for life
My neighborhood has deteriorated to the point since some of the homes, previously owner owned, have become subsidized housing, that the streets are dangerous to drive. Not because of violence, but because these families seem to have no common sense. They let their young children, and I do mean young, no older than 3 or 4, run loose all over the neighborhood with no idea where these young kids are at any given time. I guess out of sight out of mind. The kids think that sitting in the middle of the street is a perfectly safe place to play, and their parents seem to have not a clue that a driver just might not see their 3 year old until it's too late. To me, these people are guilty of child neglect and endangerment, but nothing will or can be done until a child is hurt. Maybe next to a cemetery is the best place, the kids can run wild over the graves of other people's loved ones and neighbors aren't likely to accidentally run over a child who is unlucky enough to have a parent who doesn't seem to have the parenting skill of a mother dog with her pups.
torture

Charlottesville, VA

#7 May 8, 2012
BeenThere wrote:
<quoted text>My neighborhood has deteriorated to the point since some of the homes, previously owner owned, have become subsidized housing, that the streets are dangerous to drive. Not because of violence, but because these families seem to have no common sense. They let their young children, and I do mean young, no older than 3 or 4, run loose all over the neighborhood with no idea where these young kids are at any given time. I guess out of sight out of mind. The kids think that sitting in the middle of the street is a perfectly safe place to play, and their parents seem to have not a clue that a driver just might not see their 3 year old until it's too late. To me, these people are guilty of child neglect and endangerment, but nothing will or can be done until a child is hurt. Maybe next to a cemetery is the best place, the kids can run wild over the graves of other people's loved ones and neighbors aren't likely to accidentally run over a child who is unlucky enough to have a parent who doesn't seem to have the parenting skill of a mother dog with her pups.
hmmmm, true but they dont like cemeterys
William

Lynchburg, VA

#8 May 8, 2012
This "article" is the worst excuse for "journalism" that i've ever seen. It belongs in the op-ed section. The reporter interviewed one person and published that person's manifesto as though it is fact. Did the reporter talk to City officials? Did the reporter talk to any other historians? Did the reporter talk to anyone other than the one lady? I met Antoinette Roades through the Historical Society once. She seems very good at research, but when I met her, another lady she knows well told me that at the time she was distorting facts (maybe unintentionally) to fit her agenda. Not sure if that is true in this case, but the reporter probably could have found out a lot more if even a tiny amount of effort toward journalistic integrity had been put forth.
SanderMan

Lynchburg, VA

#9 May 8, 2012
William, you must have read yesterday's version of the story before they updated it. I thought the same thing at the time.
Sue

New York, NY

#10 May 8, 2012
torture wrote:
Affordable housing, aka= section 8, welfare, foodstamps, a cellphone, medicaid, some air jordans, and a crackpipe, will keep them in democratic vote majority for life
You sound like a typical rich snob dishonest Republican!
torture

Charlottesville, VA

#11 May 8, 2012
Sue wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like a typical rich snob dishonest Republican!
hmmmm, I bet you live and make more than me
GOP Rocks

Charlottesville, VA

#12 May 8, 2012
Sue wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like a typical rich snob dishonest Republican!
you forgot taxpaying!
torture

Charlottesville, VA

#13 May 8, 2012
GOP Rocks wrote:
<quoted text>
you forgot taxpaying!
I do pay taxes on every stinking thing out there. but its funny how scum expects everyone to pay for them. while im maybe a hair above poverty level
Abchijmop

New York, NY

#14 May 8, 2012
torture wrote:
Affordable housing, aka= section 8, welfare, foodstamps, a cellphone, medicaid, some air jordans, and a crackpipe, will keep them in democratic vote majority for life
A typical Republican not understanding the story. I'd say you have a crackpipe!
reality bites

Charlottesville, VA

#15 May 8, 2012
All cemeteries are historical, so what. But giving a prime piece of real estate to a developer, now thats a crime.
reality bites

Charlottesville, VA

#16 May 8, 2012
I wonder how much kickback city council gets for that.
Jane

Charlottesville, VA

#17 May 10, 2012
More kick backs and friendly deal between council members
Tim

Overland Park, KS

#18 Nov 27, 2012
Congrats to A. Roades for speaking up. People are now engaged albeit for periphery reasons...bad reporting, etc.
Someone needs to take a stand when a public body clandestinely tries to show things thru.(Sorry to end in a prepostion, but I only minored in English.)

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