THE CONCORDIAN, 1954
In the news pages of this issue, you will find a complete report of Reporter Pat Cleary’s investigation into the matter of the unused foundations and the trash piles in and around them.
You will read, too, of the not inconsiderable activity stirred up by Mrs. Cleary’s pertinent questions to responsible authorities. It is, of course, not the intention of the CONCORDIAN to sow seeds of discord in our town government. Nor are we mud-raking for the sake of sensation. We have but one goal: the elimination of a health hazard in Concord Village. It may well be that our laws and our officials have been lax, but we blame but one man for the menace in our back yards: builder Siegel. Nevertheless, as we continue this investigation, we shall continue to call a bad law a bad law and a lax official a lax official if that is the only way we can get action. We are not satisfied with Mr Siegel’s promise to build on the foundations “within a short time” nor with Building Inspector’s Smith acquiescence in this evasion. As Inspector Smith himself infers, “within a short time” can easily mean eight years from now. That’s a short time in the eyes of history, but an awfully long wait for a mother who is afraid her children might not live that long.
In recent issues, the CONCORDIAN has had occasion to point with mixture of disappointment and anger to what appeared to be the indifference of town officials to the obvious danger of children and untended fires, one official said, quite simply, “Tell the children to keep away.”
We have told the story as it happened and was told to us and have tried not to put editorial emphasis on any of the facts. Nevertheless, the facts themselves seem so crystal clear that in their light, Mr. Siegel comes off as a man with a job to do.
In response to a letter from the CONCORDIAN outlining the hazards of the unused foundations and asking for help in protecting Concord villagers therefrom, the Long Island Home Builders Institute, Inc., has just replied to CONCORDIAN reporter Pat Cleary as...
In response to a letter from the CONCORDIAN outlining the hazards of the unused foundations and asking for help in protecting Concord villagers therefrom, the Long Island Home Builders Institute, Inc., has just replied to CONCORDIAN reporter Pat Cleary as follows:
Read Larry Elliot’s predictions for 1955! Numbers 11 and 12 are a HOOT!
With the blessings of Captain Kangaroo, Pat Cleary takes on the Long Island mob.
This Month, meet the Column Editor of the Concordian, her husband, and her children. The husband — Donald Cleary. The wife — Pat Cleary. The address – 633 Alwick Avenue.
Bob Keeshan, editor of the Concordian since its inception, is leaving his post for a tremendous job with WABC-TV.