West Dominick St problems
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Saranac Lake, NY

#63 Jun 11, 2013
You folks posting need to research a little bit. As far as we know in the neighbor she is no longer lives or has a business on Dominick St. Thank God for that, she was always bitching about everything. Of course she had a nerve to bitch about people when she is just as bad about doing what she wants and getting away with it. Look at the front of the house and her former business. She paved over the grass rightaway and made her own personal parking lot and got away with it. So she is just as bad about creating problems as anyone else.
i agree

Utica, NY

#64 Jun 12, 2013
i agree
Just my opinion

Dover, DE

#65 Jun 12, 2013
Just my opinion wrote:
I've been away from Rome for over a decade now, but one thing that hasn't changed is the negativity. I don't know if it's a New York thing or just a Central NY thing, but everyone is so extremely negative. There is a drug proplem there, yes, but there is a drug problem everywhere! I've lived all over the counrty and no wher else seems to point the finger and scream about "scumbags" as much as ya'll. Patrick Moynahan's essay "Defining Deviancy Down" references the perception of standards of behaviors based on what the "norm" is around you. When it is percieved as "normal" to allow your toddler to trollup around James St. unattended, you'll let yourself succumb to that standard of living and of life. There's no sence of community in Rome, there is no loyalty amongst neighbors, friends, or families for that matter! When attitudes change perhaps people will see a light in the area. What draws me to the area though, as I still visit from time to time, is the history, and the beauty of the natural resources in the area. I look on this forum in addition to the Sentinel's page from time to time, and it is the saddest thing to see the nasty, negative discussions. Perhaps if you put more value on community service and participation, and less on who's a badd ass and Jersey Shore, things would change. Always rooting for Rome to turn around though, just pretty certain it won't be happening in my lifetime.
do all Romans a favor...stay the hell out of Rome if you don't like it! we have a looser as a mayor..he has done nothing in a year & 1/2! he is a prt time mayor making 85000 a year! the city has had 4 murders in 2 months! crime is out oif hand!
i agree

Utica, NY

#66 Jun 12, 2013
CRIME IS OUT OF HAND and into the poor people
D-rod

South Paris, ME

#67 Jun 12, 2013
Time will Tell wrote:
Who thinks what Ms. Giannico is doing, calling a public meeting with the mayor and others to address her 'neighbor' problem is going to get anything done? Isn't this something that her local ward rep ought to be dealing with? What the heck can people do anyway to 'take back their neighborhood' from the likes of folks who live different lifestyles than they do? If there is actual crime, then the city needs to respond, but if it's only a disagreement, how should she respond? How should any of us respond in our own neighborhoods?
Is this the same miss Ida Giannico who snorts more coke than the town of sylvan beach put together. The same Ida that has run businesses in to the ground then attaches herself to another rich man to bleed him dry. I am just wondering.
positive

Brooklyn, NY

#68 Jun 12, 2013
Rome can be a good place!!!
Mr Obvious

Durhamville, NY

#69 Jun 12, 2013
positive wrote:
Rome can be a good place!!!
when we get rid of Mayor Fusco, Rome will be a GREAT PLACE!
JustSue

Brooklyn, NY

#70 Jun 13, 2013
Well Said!!!
rome native FED UP wrote:
I am a TRUE Roman and have lived here my whole life. Unfortanatly I have to agree with Mr. Opinion on some aspects. You all too often see while driving YOURSELF to work, unemployed/welfare people sitting on their couches, with the beer in their hand and then there is their children running down the street with no shoes and diapers on. This is so true. I guess one of my main concerns is Mayor Brown has put all the focus on North James Street area (how ironic it is near City Hall/Police Department) and bring strip walls in that cannot compete and end up leaving the area within 3 years most of the time. So what do we do? What do we need? I can tellyou for sure what we do NOT need... We DO NOT need anymore drugstores, we do NOT need anymore fast food restaurants as we are trying to beat obesity, not help it, we do NOT need any more bars, we do NOT need anymore car dealerships because the ones we already have are having tough times selling cars and I hate to say this but we do NOT need anymore churches as it seems the church congregations are also having a tough time maintainiing their own numbers and eventually consolidate. So... what does that leave us with? How about a few places that would bring in jobs, that would keep the kids out of trouble. We don't need the YMCA or Weed in Seed for this. Something like or similar to Chuck E Cheese. This is an excellent opportunity for children to socialize, have fun and get a good meal (they also have a salad bar). If the city were to have something similar to this this would bring in the younger children that always seem to be the ones that are left behind. So.. we are finally getting our "state of the art" Ice Rink. While this is good, why not open t up to the public for a cheaper price, as most of the families that would like to send their children or bring their children there cannot aford to bring all of them at the same time. What about in inside miniature golf course? You could have the baseball hitting practice still. What about things like this. These would create some jobs, while allowing the families to do something as well. We all love our parade during the summer and we love the fireworks. So get the community more involved rather than bringing places in that will not be usefull!!
Wanda

Saranac Lake, NY

#71 Jun 13, 2013
rome native FED UP wrote:
I am a TRUE Roman and have lived here my whole life. Unfortanatly I have to agree with Mr. Opinion on some aspects. You all too often see while driving YOURSELF to work, unemployed/welfare people sitting on their couches, with the beer in their hand and then there is their children running down the street with no shoes and diapers on. This is so true. I guess one of my main concerns is Mayor Brown has put all the focus on North James Street area (how ironic it is near City Hall/Police Department) and bring strip walls in that cannot compete and end up leaving the area within 3 years most of the time. So what do we do? What do we need? I can tellyou for sure what we do NOT need... We DO NOT need anymore drugstores, we do NOT need anymore fast food restaurants as we are trying to beat obesity, not help it, we do NOT need any more bars, we do NOT need anymore car dealerships because the ones we already have are having tough times selling cars and I hate to say this but we do NOT need anymore churches as it seems the church congregations are also having a tough time maintainiing their own numbers and eventually consolidate. So... what does that leave us with? How about a few places that would bring in jobs, that would keep the kids out of trouble. We don't need the YMCA or Weed in Seed for this. Something like or similar to Chuck E Cheese. This is an excellent opportunity for children to socialize, have fun and get a good meal (they also have a salad bar). If the city were to have something similar to this this would bring in the younger children that always seem to be the ones that are left behind. So.. we are finally getting our "state of the art" Ice Rink. While this is good, why not open t up to the public for a cheaper price, as most of the families that would like to send their children or bring their children there cannot aford to bring all of them at the same time. What about in inside miniature golf course? You could have the baseball hitting practice still. What about things like this. These would create some jobs, while allowing the families to do something as well. We all love our parade during the summer and we love the fireworks. So get the community more involved rather than bringing places in that will not be usefull!!
Cracks me up that a thread from 5 years ago suddenly reappears. I am rolling on the floor after reading your post. Your solution to Rome's problems can be solved by getting rid of the YMCA, Weed and Seed and bring in a Chucky Cheese. Its no wonder Rome is in such a state with this type of thinking. Its no wonder Fuckonut is mayor.
Real Roman

Dover, DE

#72 Jun 13, 2013
Wanda wrote:
<quoted text>
Cracks me up that a thread from 5 years ago suddenly reappears. I am rolling on the floor after reading your post. Your solution to Rome's problems can be solved by getting rid of the YMCA, Weed and Seed and bring in a Chucky Cheese. Its no wonder Rome is in such a state with this type of thinking. Its no wonder Fuckonut is mayor.
i would have said it was Fusco that wrote it, but there were way too many big words for him!
Just my opinion

Bethesda, MD

#73 Jun 13, 2013
Just my opinion wrote:
<quoted text>do all Romans a favor...stay the hell out of Rome if you don't like it! we have a looser as a mayor..he has done nothing in a year & 1/2! he is a prt time mayor making 85000 a year! the city has had 4 murders in 2 months! crime is out oif hand!
You don't have to ask me to stay out of Rome, no worries. But let me point out, you don't seem to like it either. I think the difference between us may be a little thing called "initiative". I took the initiative to move away from a place I didn't like, and to a place I could make a good living, that had a positive vibe and good weather. Although I do miss snow, I enjoy living above the poverty line and not having to lock my car at night. Although I don't have an educated say on your Mayor, I do know that $85,000 annually is not an absurd amount for a Mayor to make. In all actuallity the person that would have more of a say in bringing in businesses to lower the unemployment rate would be the Governor, not the Mayor of a very small city. If you are feeling passionate about your Roman pride perhaps you could redirect your energy to pep talk the youth, teach about the positive attribustes of your area, or volunteer in another civic minded way to add counteract the negativity in your city. Again, initiative to make changes. Changes for yourself, and changes towards the betterment of those around you.
ida

Utica, NY

#74 Jun 13, 2013
yes that is the same ida
Just my opinion

Bethesda, MD

#75 Jun 13, 2013
Wanda wrote:
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Cracks me up that a thread from 5 years ago suddenly reappears. I am rolling on the floor after reading your post. Your solution to Rome's problems can be solved by getting rid of the YMCA, Weed and Seed and bring in a Chucky Cheese. Its no wonder Rome is in such a state with this type of thinking. Its no wonder Fuckonut is mayor.
I'm pretty sure there was a small business on Black River Blvd. that was a play place for children. They had drop off daycare at reasonable rates with bouncy things and an array of animals to teach the kids about. The business fell through because no one supported it. Perhaps pizza was the missing ingredient.
Just my opinion

Bethesda, MD

#76 Jun 13, 2013
Mr Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>when we get rid of Mayor Fusco, Rome will be a GREAT PLACE!
What, specifically, do are you looking for your Mayor to do to change your city? I'm not being snarky, I'm genuinely curious as to what the people of the City of Rome percieve the abilities and powers of a Mayor to be.
ida

Utica, NY

#77 Jun 13, 2013
to do it all!
Just my opinion

Dover, DE

#78 Jun 13, 2013
Just my opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
What, specifically, do are you looking for your Mayor to do to change your city? I'm not being snarky, I'm genuinely curious as to what the people of the City of Rome percieve the abilities and powers of a Mayor to be.
we expect our mayor to be a full time mayor, NOT dig graves on city time! he has dome nothing for rome in his 18 months. maybe you should just mind your own bussiness & NOT worry about how Romans want the city run!as for $85000 for what our mayor does, if we gave him $10000 that would be way tooo much!!!!!!!
deep

Utica, NY

#79 Jun 13, 2013
too much for a ill educated grave digger
Otis

Saranac Lake, NY

#80 Jun 13, 2013
Just my opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
What, specifically, do are you looking for your Mayor to do to change your city? I'm not being snarky, I'm genuinely curious as to what the people of the City of Rome percieve the abilities and powers of a Mayor to be.
To try and answer some of your question I will say this about it. The people of this city were sold a bill of goods. Not to hard when economics time are bad, and you have snake oil salesman come along and promise you milk and honey. When people are desperate they will believe anyone you tells them he can make it all better. When time are hard somepeople will believe anything in hopes of a better life. Well times were hard and people wanted to blame someone for the problems, so they blamed Brown and Machoo. Well things are no better, now with him as mayor. The people are now seeing that they were sold a bill of goods. There was someone else who came to power playing on people's fears and desperation, and ended up sending the world to war. Rome may not be on the same scale as the other but the results will end up the same. Total destruction that we may never recover from.
salty nuts

Utica, NY

#81 Jun 15, 2013
tear it down and start over

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