I was chatting with a longtime friend who lives on Hoard Street near the schools and she was surprised to learn she is among the city's poorest.
In a broad swipe at a whole section of Watertown, the egalitarians declared the area east of Mill Street and north of the Black River as the 'po' part of town. All three of my employees live on the North Side, two of them, plus me, in the Times' ghetto.
In a sprawling multi day story on poverty in the WDT, this part was labeled by the bureaucrats as the poorest part of town based on Census data.
If we are in the hood, can we have lower taxes ? Fact is, this part of town is filled with nice homes and some that need some help. We have vacant homes but little street crime.
I have no problems with my neighborhood. Maybe being 'po isn't so bad as you don't have to be so unctuous.
Speaking of blight, I heard a rumor that crappy brick building on the corner of High Street and Factory Square is coming down....Be careful....What's behind it isn't so pretty...But its a start.
Watertown Daily Times | Poverty becoming more of an intergenerational issue