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Commonwealth Cooperative Bank
September 5, 2013
Time to Lighten-Up
By Kevin Devlin

Last Monday evening I took a walk along the entire front of this building and conducted a walkthrough. Across the boulevard on the greenie between M and L Street, the two old-fashioned light fixtures aren’t working and should be repaired or replaced with enhanced fixtures. The two old-fashioned light fixtures on the greenie between L and K Street also need to be checked, repaired, or replaced with new fixtures. They’re also not working. On the sidewalk area along the front of the Center, a street light should be installed in-between the street light located near M Street and the one located at the right side of the front entrance to the Center at L Street. There should be a new street light installed approximately fifteen yards from the existent L Street fixture so there would be street lights shining across the pedestrian white lines on both sides of the main entrance at L Street. Lastly, another street light should be installed between L and K Street.  An alternative to these proposed street lights would be to install additional lights along the front of the Center.  

The three entrances to the Curley Recreation Center and smaller doorways are reasonably lit, but with additional funding, enhanced lighting could be added. The entire area along the Curley Recreation Center strip should be as bright as a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Dark spots (at nighttime) on this highly-traveled section of the boulevard shouldn’t exist. But right now they do.        

City and state jurisdictional issues may be in play here, and if that’s the case, it’s incumbent upon both the state and city to come together, sooner and not later, and implement a game plan. Funds should be earmarked to effectuate these improvements as soon as possible. 

Safety should never take a back seat to politics. Procrastination is unequivocally unacceptable. Someone’s life may depend upon it.   



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