Historic black-owned homes get grant

There are 20 comments on the Jan 16, 2014, Connecticut Post story titled Historic black-owned homes get grant. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Maisa Tisdale, president/CEO of The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community, holds a 20 thousand dollar check from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation during a ceremony outside the Mary and Eliza Freeman houses, the oldest dwellings in Connecticut constructed by African Americans, on Main Street in BRidgeport's South End ... (more)

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BPT

Bristol, CT

#1 Jan 16, 2014
ayala was smiling because she was trying to figure out how to get that big check.

and with all the nonsense she as pulled, how she in still in office is beyond me..........all jobs have accountability, unless your a politician.
Nulli Secundus

Monroe, CT

#4 Jan 20, 2014
'little liberia' links from a search of this forum:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/bridgeport-ct...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/bridgeport-ct...

ComPost article from three years ago - with pics of that dump:
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Officials-...

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Jan 20, 2014
Much more needs to be done to preserve the nation's historical heritage. Every day an old house is demolished taking away a piece of history that can never be replaced. Blacks do this sort of non-sense more than anybody. Fortunately, I live in a mixed area where the whites have insisted that the old buildings remain. That has added a lot of value to our house. I thank the white neighbor for this. And my white neighbors are nothing like this scum we see in Topix
Nulli Secundus

Monroe, CT

#7 Jan 20, 2014
take a look at the pics in the article - eother place is hardly a BUILDING anymore. And THOSE pics were taken almost FOUR years ago.

it's really according to 'local legend' that the houses are/were the oldest in CT built by A-A's - property records show OWNERS, not CONSTRUCTORS - and anyways, labor back then was BOUND to have blacks as well as whites doing construction.

this bunch is hanging onto a legend, and they'll be damed if they'll let it go (and, therefore, NOT getting grant $$$ and tax abatements anymore).
BPT

Bristol, CT

#9 Jan 22, 2014
Citizen44 wrote:
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I could level a lot of criticism on blacks, as you do,(and you have a valid point) but what if a people want some kind of history, some kind of roots, something to point to as heritage. There were probably a lot of black dockworkers and stevedores back in the day. OK, these houses are near that. But if they fix up the houses, what practical use will they be put to? That neighborhood is in the middle of nowhere, given that they are cut off by the stadium and the arena.
Maybe they could become the headquarters for the angry black progressive lesbian coalition, or something like that.
maybe the new black panthers headquarters.

angela davis could come in and do an autograph signing..........

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#10 Jan 22, 2014
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>maybe the new black panthers headquarters.
angela davis could come in and do an autograph signing..........
Did you like my suggestion?
lifeisshort

Seymour, CT

#11 Jan 22, 2014
Historic??!! The Pleasure Beach bridge and it's beach are historic and nobody wanted to rebuild it and this woman gets a 20,000 dollar check to rebuild a useless fire trap of a building because she believes that some ol' slave drove some nails in it? Ridiculous. I'm sure there were plenty of white folk who put their sweat and nails into it also.
Nice scam, Maisa, but it's time to take down that useless rat-trap you call a house and put the money (not yours remember) into building some useful housing for the needy. Our Country has too many homeless people and needy veterans who would like a place to lay their head. They wouldn't care WHO drove the nails into it, black, white, yellow or purple.
You are some selfish piece of work, Maisa. Shame on you and your 'cause'.
ralph

Shelton, CT

#12 Jan 22, 2014
I had a new roof put on my house. One of the roofers was black. Can I get a grant too!. My house will be history some day.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#13 Jan 22, 2014
lifeisshort wrote:
Historic??!! The Pleasure Beach bridge and it's beach are historic and nobody wanted to rebuild it and this woman gets a 20,000 dollar check to rebuild a useless fire trap of a building because she believes that some ol' slave drove some nails in it? Ridiculous. I'm sure there were plenty of white folk who put their sweat and nails into it also.
Nice scam, Maisa, but it's time to take down that useless rat-trap you call a house and put the money (not yours remember) into building some useful housing for the needy. Our Country has too many homeless people and needy veterans who would like a place to lay their head. They wouldn't care WHO drove the nails into it, black, white, yellow or purple.
You are some selfish piece of work, Maisa. Shame on you and your 'cause'.
Dude people restore old homes of one kind or another all the time, all the while other people are homeless. Nothing new here, and people are out dancing and celebrating while other people are homeless. We don't stop every activity because of it.

Since: Aug 10

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#14 Jan 22, 2014
My family agrees with #11. Keep up your interesting comments.
BPT

Bridgeport, CT

#15 Jan 22, 2014
Citizen44 wrote:
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Did you like my suggestion?
it made me smile..........had to add on a little bit.
life is too serious and too short not to laugh at everything in one way or another.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#16 Jan 23, 2014
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>it made me smile..........had to add on a little bit.
life is too serious and too short not to laugh at everything in one way or another.
I completely agree with that. I have to go thru life laughing or its not worth it.
I want a significant other who will laugh with me, instead of bitching at me.

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#21 Jan 24, 2014
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>good luck with that..........
Ha! I'm optimistic.... I hold out for women who like to laugh along with me. I trust you are as lucky. And.... thank god it's Friday! I'm good and ready for lots of laughter!

Since: Aug 10

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#22 Jan 24, 2014
I am holding out for a great looking woman who is great with sex.
America Gentleman Samuel

Shelton, CT

#23 Jan 25, 2014
I am holding out for a great looking woman who is great with sex. I am still waiting. I can dream can't I. I think there was a movie about me, the 40 year old virgin.
lifeisshort

Seymour, CT

#26 Feb 3, 2014
My neighbor bought his house from a Polish guy who's parents originally owned it. They were immigrants from Poland back in 1903. Do you think he could get a check and claim that the house is an original historic Polish dwelling? Probably not. Wrong color.
Saved By Zero

Bastrop, TX

#28 Apr 3, 2014
ralph wrote:
I had a new roof put on my house. One of the roofers was black. Can I get a grant too!. My house will be history some day.
It's way better for him to have been on the roof instead of inside the house. That way, he couldn't steal much except for some tar paper and maybe a few nails.
Mud Hut Builders

Oakville, CT

#29 May 1, 2014
Shiiiit-man.....we builders can fix dat place up. Couple bukets of KFC and cans of 40s with a hit off the glass tube, be betta in no time!

Sol

Since: Jan 08

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#32 May 3, 2014
ouch. THAT was a little too much.

BUT, if they play their cards right, they could throw in a slide and a couple of swings, maybe spread some (more) sand on the first floor, and qualify as an 'angel playground'(or whatever they're calling the newtown kid memorials).

“'never'”

Since: Mar 11

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#33 May 3, 2014
CTM wrote:
Wonder if they will shoot a bunch of schoolkids in it to get 50 million $$ like newtown did.
Oh lord CTM, you've done it again. So it was 'Newtown' that shot a bunch of school kids to get
$ 50 million? You should give up thinking. It's just not your thing.

Sol:'A bit much'? Why try to soft peddle on such a comment?

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