City Fathers Decimate South End Neighborhoods
Posted in the Grand Rapids Forum
#1 Nov 26, 2013
Yesterday our daughter took a tour of the Northwest area above John Ball Park; she remarked our beautiful those neighborhoods have remained, and how decimated the South End neighborhoods of Cass, Lafayette, Prospect, Jefferson, Brown, Griggs, and others leading up to Garfield Park seemed to be; I commented that the closing of South High School--the "Pillar of the South End Community"--in essence destroyed the initiative for creativity and advancement in the South End of Grand Rapids; when the "City Fathers" sent students from the South End of Grand Rapids to the Northwest section of Grand Rapids--Union High School--they were telling the South End of Grand Rapids--"We do not care about you at all;if we can destroy the roots of the South End Community--so much the better"; the South End of Grand Rapids had every ethnic group imaginable--Jews, Italians, Syrians, Polish, Slovaks, and every other nationality that you could think of; that is what made South High School so important to the welfare of Grand Rapids.
#2 Nov 27, 2013
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Rog. Always a joy to read your posts and positive attitude.
Like you - the Indians got screwed!
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