2001-08-04 / Letters

Fired Up Over Fireworks

Fired Up Over Fireworks

Dear Editor;

Now Mr. Guzzo is not the only one all fired up after reading your article, Fired Up Over Fireworks, from the Saturday, July 21, 2001, issue? There is another side of this story that I hope you will print. Yes, Beach 4th street was granted a permit to have a block party on Saturday, July 7th. An absolutely wonderful time was had by all and we should all look forward to next year. It is necessary to clarify for your readers several items mentioned in that article. The block party had ended before any fireworks started. One thing had nothing to do with the other.

Secondly, Mr. Guzzo actually lives on Beach 4th street and was a participant in the block party along with several of his own guests. Ironically, Mr. Guzzo’s serious concerns about fireworks were not apparent last year when fireworks were being set off from his own property on the 4th of July.

Thankfully, an investigation is under way by the New York City Fire Marshall’s office and the 101 Precinct. One question to ask is, why did Mr. Guzzo and his guests actually inhibit a quick thinking neighbor from extinguishing the fire?

In defense of our local law enforcement, the 101 Precinct always responds with the utmost concern and respect for the safety of all of the members of our community and we are grateful for the work they do. I am tired of reading complaints about our law enforcement. They do a great job and if you think you can do better, Mr. Guzzo, apply to become a police officer today and shut-up.

KATHLEEN SEBADE


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