Comments by Tocker3law
Posted on October 21 at 10:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The Monday , March 16th ,1977 edition of the Gazette featured a story on the front page of the local section with photo about Howard Hubbard being consecrated on Sunday March 15th as the youngest (38) Bishop in the U.S. He was quoted in the article as saying
"As I assume this ministry of service I call for and pledge myself to a coalition of people -people bound together in love and service .....people committed to the spirit of reconciliation and forgiveness as portrayed in todays gospel ....all working together to build better communities". In his 36 years as Bishop he has proudly lived up to those words.
I am proud to have shared that Gazette page with Bishop Hubbard, as a young Schenectady City Council Candidate The Gazette Headline read "TOCKER OFFERS PLAN ON FREE PARKING". That story appeared top center on the page right next to Bishop Hubbard's photo. We were both 38 years old , The Bishop being only 43 days older than me . As a member of the Jewish Federations's Community Relations Council I have always admired him and wish him well in his future endeavors. Paul Tocker
Posted on August 26 at 3:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Talking about infrastructure . The portion of Jay St diagonally across the street from the Post Office has been badly in need of curbs, sidewalks and Victorian Lights for many years.
All the other nearby areas including Little Italy, Liberty Street .\, all aroud City Hall all have new curbs and sidewalks . They also have the new Victorian Lights. The Jay St block where the Post Office is located has the old and very unappealing old poles . The Post Office is on the National Historical register and to not have the Victorian Lights and new curbs and sidewalks is pure neglect.
Posted on June 25 at 11:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Absolutely- Meters have a terrible economic impact on Downtown
Instead of paying for meters lets do some new sidewalks on Jay St
diagonally across the St from the Post Office and lets put in the
Victorian Lights. New sidewalks and lights are in Little Italy
and all around City Hall so why not on that portion of Jay St. ?
a central corridor from Union College to Proctors.
Posted on June 20 at 5:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It sounds very complicated . How many City employee man hours will be used to figure this all out? We want less complications not more. Take all the meters out and downtown will boom. Take the money we save on the meters and use it to fix the sidewalks on the western side of Jay St diagonally across the street from the Post Office and put in some Victorian Lights . The sidewalks and lights are neglected in that area but not all around including Little Italy and City Hall areas. It strange when the Post Office is on the National Historic register. We have a misplaced priority situation downtown.
Posted on May 18 at 3:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It would be nice for the City to pave the west side of Jay St between Union and Liberty . Its way overdo A main corridor from Little Italy to the heart of downtown ,across from the post office and City Hall both on the national register of historic places. All the other nearby sidewalks are paved This area really looks bad.
Posted on April 6 at 10:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I had the pleasure of knowing John & Sally for many years and they thrived in Schenectady. They were really nice people and I wish their family all the very best . Paul Tocker
Posted on March 10 at 10:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Infrastructue in the form of curbs,sidewalkes and Victorian lighting on the west side of Jay St from Union to Liberty St needs to be taken care of first before the sidewalks and curbs are installed on lower State.
This block is across the street from Little Italy on North Jay where new curbs, sidewalks and lights were installed years ago . People walk across Union street and find deteriorated curbs and sidewaks right across the street from the Post Office and down the block from City Hall,both on the National Historic Register.Jay St is a significant corridor leading from Union College, the Gollub Corp and Little Italy to the Post office,City Hall, Proctors and the very heart of downtown.
They even did new curbs and sidewalks on Liberty St west of Jay to Broadway and beyond .
In fact most of the downtown area aroud City Hall and the Post office have the Victorian Lights in addition to the sidewalks and curbs.
Isn't it time to do the Jay St. Victorian lights, curbs and sidewalks from Union to Liberty?
Posted on November 21 at 10:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Israel achieved peace through streanth. WE hope this is a spring board to a much broader peace, including an Iran without nuclear weapons and a less beligerant regime. Paul Tocker.