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News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Another One Bites the Dust At CB9

Don't ever let them tell you that one person can't make a difference!

Alicia Boyd scored yet another knockout. CB9's third duly elected Chair in three years has resigned effective IMMEDIATELY. Admittedly he has a monster job in "real life" and this Chair stuff was taking too much of his mental and emotional energy. But I know Demetrius. He's a good guy, and he didn't deserve the dusting up by MTOPP. One frivolous lawsuit after another. Constant screaming and disruption. Lies, innuendo, name-calling. In the end, there's only so much a humble, generous and decent volunteer can take.

I learned a lot from this guy, about grace under pressure. He gave it his all. I honestly believe the neighborhood owes him a huge thanks for trying to move us forward. To the next chapter! See you round the 'hood bro.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed! A thankless job made even more difficult has resulted in our community losing out in the end.