|Southbridge Town Councilor Monique Manna|
I would like to commend Town Councilor, Monique Manna, who has picked up the cause of working towards a policy regarding the graffiti that has marred some of the buildings in Southbridge. Good luck, and thank you!
Almost every day I walk downtown. Often my walks take me to other sections of town as well. In every section, whether it is Main Street (upper and lower), Marcy Street, Everett Street, Cross Street, Mechanic Street, Elm Street, Worcester Street, Charlton Street, Hamilton Street - in other words through many types of neighborhoods - I have met and spoken to some wonderful people. In some instances I got to practice my limited Spanish, a language I would like to master. As tempting as some may find it, you simply can't apply a label to all the people living in a particular neighborhood.
Back to the subject of graffiti and Southbridge stores. I hope that people notice that some building owners are benefiting their tenants, themselves, and the entire town by upgrading their properties. New coats of paint and other efforts at beautification are so important. I will not identify those places, but I would like to thank these responsible, civic-minded people. Be sure to stop in to the store keepers in these places, and let them know that they are appreciated.
One last thing: When I first wrote about the graffiti, I used this picture as an example of graffiti that was sprayed on a building downtown.
Don't look for it. It has been removed by the owner. Thank you!