Tonawanda News

January 9, 2013

Sound Off published Jan. 9

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Is the Tonawanda News going to post all the teachers that did not pass the evaluation? You know that all the teachers are not going to pass, because there are some lousy teachers in these schools. 

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Bon Ton coupons are a scam. They lure you to the store only to find out a vast majority of the items are excluded in fine print or it is a value item and you cannot use the coupon.

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King Pilozzi doesn’t want to put people who are down and out into a housing project on Hinds Street. Just because they’re down and out it doesn’t mean they’re bad people. A lot of people have lost their jobs. I think what he has said is terrible. Also, the garbagemen in the City of Tonawanda do a great job. I don’t know why he wants to privatize it. Do something for the people in the City of Tonawanda instead of raising taxes every time you turn around. Not just a building by the river nobody wants or needs.

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This is in response to the recent snowfall we had. People, shovel your sidewalks. If you live on the corner lot, shovel to the street so people can cross the street. Also, it’s illegal to park over the sidewalks. This is especially for the people on Eighth Avenue. If I see it again I’m calling the police. I’m sick of having to walk out and around into the street.

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We got some snow. People aren’t plowing their sidewalks. People have to walk in the street, especially around Mid City Plaza. Are we waiting for someone to get killed? Especially the kids when they go back to school. 

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You must have misunderstood me. All I said was every time I read in the paper whenever there’s a bomb threat in the school or drugs, a gun at a school, it never, ever is mentioned in a newspaper it’s at a parochial school. It’s always at a public school. I don’t know the reason. But that’s just how it always is.

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I’m calling about Mayor Pilozzi wanting to privatize the garbage. I don’t think it would be a good idea. I think he must have friends at the other place and wants to give them a lucrative contract. The only way you save money is to lay off people. He’s going to be paying the city workers who picked up the garbage and the outside company. That’s double the cost of what we’re paying right now. I don’t understand the mayor’s reasoning for this.

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First homicide in 10 years. That’s amazing. I’ve seen in the paper several times people say we don’t need two police forces on either side of the canal and we should merge. Apparently the only reason we’ve got all these cops is giving tickets out and harassing kids. I still do not think we need two police forces in the Twin Cities and it would be nice if the politicians made life a little bit better for people who live here rather than raise taxes to pay all these people we don’t need.

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Everyone should pay taxes, but why should the rich people pay less than the poor people?