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Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease

John Loftus at the Northeast Times this week reports that the cleanup on the 1900 block of Ruan Street from the fire back in January has finally been done by the city.  You may wonder why the owner of the building didn’t do this job.  See the full story for a fascinating glimpse into the problems of absentee property owners and why the city has to do more to bring them into line.  You will find that story here.

In the same issue of the Times, Bill Kenny updates us on the improvement on the 4800 block of Griscom Street and the intersection of Foulkrod Street and Frankford Avenue.  You can read that on at this link.

Complacency is quiet.  Activism is like a squeaky wheel.  It is so annoying that you have to throw some grease on it to quiet it down.  Don’t accept things as they are.  Makes some noise and make things better.