After megabucks spent on study after study, the project to do something about Notre-Dame East has ground to a halt and there’s currently no more money to pour into further studies.
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NDG-CDN borough mayor Michael Applebaum says the SQ’s Marteau squad won’t find any corruption in snow clearance in his borough, and that the noise that came out earlier this week was simply the result of a clash between managers.
A call to police about a suspicious package near the CIBC tower downtown briefly delayed the start of the massive Common Front march planned in Place du Canada nearby, but did not stop it, as thousands of people eventually marched along René-Lévesque towards Jean Charest’s office at McGill and Sherbrooke. The package turned out to be a hoax.
Spacing has a nice photo of row houses in Shaughnessy Village today – I’ve always found these remind me of the row on Drolet south of Duluth, shown above in a crop from Google Streetview.
The Gazette has the second of two parts on Shaughnessy Village (which, interestingly, namechecks the man who took the photo in Spacing). It’s a litany of decades of mismanagement and failure by the city. I’m particularly struck by this:
[A chain resto owner] got a $3,000 ticket from the borough after a new employee accidentally put garbage out the night before pick-up and put out two more bags than the six-bag limit.
Yet there’s no penalty for owning empty buildings that attract crack addicts, dealers and drunks. There’s no bylaw against keeping a building vacant. The city doesn’t even charge a surtax on vacant buildings to incite owners to develop them or sell.
There’s a profound lack of balance in the city’s priorities there, and good on Linda Gyulai for pointing it out.
I wonder about the headline on this CBC item on Ducarme Joseph. “Held in deadly shooting” implies (to me anyway) that he’s being held on suspicion of the crime. But if you read the article, he was picked up for breaking bail conditions (at least technically – I’m sure the police had other questions to ask him) and not for the shooting which, after all, happened in his own store.
I totally love the CTV’s artist’s rendering of Joseph’s appearance in court yesterday.