Sound Off: Monday, October 21, 2013
They closed the playground; that is a good thing. Now they can put some cages up and make it a zoo. God knows we have enough "animals" around here to fill those cages, don't we? Give them a black marker and let them go to it.
This goes to show you the kind of material we are getting into this area with what has happened at the playgrounds. It is terrible. We had some riff-raff back in the '60s and '70s, but we didn't destroy stuff like that. We had fun playing in the streets and had a good time playing basketball. These kids don't know what it is to go out and have fun. All they do is destroy stuff, tear stuff apart and do drugs.
You try it
Seems like each month there is one person at the Mount Carmel Township meetings asking questions about everything. If that person believes he can do a better job, he should run and be on the board.
It is a shame they shut the playground down on Shamokin Street. What about all the nice people? You are going to shut that down for a couple bad kids? Leave John Gembic take care of them.
In response to "Halloween 365," good one. It is the truth.
It was said in Sound Off that if you want better test scores in Mount Carmel Area you need to raise the starting salary. Really? Basically what you are saying is that the more money a teacher is paid, the smarter he is? Or are you saying these teachers did a poor job up to date, but if you throw more money at them they are going to start doing a good job? I have a better idea. If they don't accept their salary, boot their backsides out and let somebody else come in.
When the kids bust a window or do some damage to a store, they don't close the store. They try and arrest the kids and make them pay a fine. Why should it be any different for a playground?
Noise at 2 a.m.
Thank you, Mr. Fantini. Someone needs to put Mr. Moser and his brother in their place when it comes to them collecting garbage and compacting trash at 2 a.m. If I sat in front of someone's house blasting music at 2 a.m., I would get a ticket, yet they act like it's no big deal to compact and collect trash at that time, making noise and causing dogs to bark.