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Monday, September 23, 2013

We made the New York Times . . .

And not in a good way.

New York Times writer Nick Madigan had been around Coconut Grove all last week, up and down Virginia Street and at Armbrister Park, getting info on Old Smokey's and Blanche Park's toxic ground. Here's his story in today's New York Times.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is no one addressing the Coconut Grove Cancer Cluster?

September 23, 2013 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole problem stems from division and classicism an racism and the idea the what affects one side of the grove somehow does not affect the other. Big business always dumps in the the black neighborhoods "First" .But some how in the surrounding neighborhoods it's "oops" an accident . HERE are The Facts if you divide the people of the grove west vs east about the petty things they won't discover the big things that affect them all .We All breath the same air drink the same water. WE all walk and play in the same toxic dirt no matter where you live in the grove or how much money you have or do not have .This is not a black thing or white thing This is a People THING. All of our kids deserve a clean park to play in.Everyone wants to complain about someones bike or plant being stolen or some other frivolous issue about be robbed, "So lets put police and cameras under every bed answer". The Fact IS We Are All being Robbed !Robbed Of our health and sense and community's future! IT'S One Grove! lets get to work on what the Real problems are.

September 23, 2013 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because fuck the poor.

The situation was known for years but apparantly it took the involvement of a UM student and contamination results in an affluent section of the Grove for any action or publicity on the issue. The residents of the area and comparatively wealthy users of the park were given a personal warning from Sarnoff almost if not immediately after the results were known. The residents on the wrong side of Douglas, who have been aware of issue for years were given excuses, delays and cancer.
BTW .... Here ya go guys. Enjoy the new bus repair and storage depot next to your house and fuck you very much.

Sorry about the cursing in the comments but I feel it gets across the City's attitude towards the residents.

September 23, 2013 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Truthteller said...

The Coconut Grove Cancer Cluster has a name...Marc Sarnoff

September 25, 2013 2:18 PM  

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