Letters to the editor – Warren neighborhood sliding into decline


We’ve lived on Belmont Avenue NW, Warren, for 30 years and have seen a lot of people come and go. My wife and I have worked hard to raise two boys and to earn what we have today.

The problem is slum landlords and people that don’t have a clue. We keep our property up and with all the trash around, it’s really putting our value down. Cars go speeding up and down the road throwing trash out windows, drug deals are done on a daily basis, people are threatening to shoot others and there’s domestic violence.

When is enough enough? It’s almost as if we elderly folks have a voice that no one wants to hear. Our 4th Ward Councilman Al Novak can’t be reached. We invited Mayor Doug Franklin and Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa to tour the neighborhood, but evidently they don’t have time in their busy schedules.

Something must be done as soon as possible. Better yet, the city of Warren can buy our properties at their value so we can get out!