2011-08-12 / Letters

Dayton Beach Park Is Fine

Dear Editor,

I never write into your paper but this time I had to. The authors of some of the letters have got to be comedians telling a joke or just plain crazy.

I read in your paper this week the letters from LUCIE LIMONGELLI and JOANNE SMITH on this maintenance strike.

Let’s just say Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. I saw that “peaceful” rally they wrote about and it was a disgrace. First off it was a Sunday morning, they were screaming at what I think was Jennifer Grady’s terrace. They woke me up, too. If LUCIE is the woman who parks next to Jennifer Grady, she was driving around honking her car horns all around the parking lot. They were drinking, there were kids running around, screaming and yelling. If they got 500 people down there who want Jennifer Grady off the board, I didn’t see that. I saw the same people who are always causing trouble, the old board members, Annie Lyons, Dolores Orr and JOANNE SMITH. Joanne Smith, who was the old president, has a million and one things bad to say about Jennifer but not one clue as to what happened with our money from the water bills her crew didn’t pay.

It’s a fact that it’s the same bunch of people who, I’m sorry to say, are all white attacking this black woman, Jennifer Grady, for doing the right thing. I’ve lived in Dayton a long time. I have never seen the buildings looking this good. She’s been the best President of the Board we’ve ever had here. She sticks up for the tenants all the time making everything nice, she takes the abuse from these people; it’s a thankless job she doesn‘t get paid for. What they are doing, it is racist, stop denying it.

Look, I’m sorry that the maintenance guys think they should get more money. They should be thinking they are lucky to have a job. I can’t afford to pay any more rent. Some of the maintenance guys make more than I do! JENNIFER, don’t sign that contract and keep up the good work!

KEVIN GRANT

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