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Beacon Citizen Network (BCN): a place for neighbors to get the word out, be heard and stay informed in all matters concerning Beacon, NY.
NY Magazine has a story on Newburgh which should discourage anyone from crossing the river. The good thing is the article states it is nothing like its Bohemian neighbor, Beacon.
You are completely right, I was going down the clique route myself. I do know they made a concentrated effort to bring people to Newburgh from other places and that these people did not have any family here. That was in the 50's and not really related to gangs.
Steve, I think you are mis-informed, and using way too many silly quotes too. But that is what happens when people rely on slogans to preach. In the 50's, they encouraged people from the Bronx to come up for low paying factory jobs. Then the jobs left, and the people were stuck up here. There was a article/radio show on Newburgh history.
The gangs are an extremely serious problem and sending children to prison just teaches them how to be criminals and places them in the gangs.
Steve: I am a flaming liberal and I detest what "urban renewal" did to Beacon and Newburgh's waterfronts. You can't equate a ridiculous idea from 50 years ago with broad political philosophy.
I was thinking of something more along the lines of extending the tracks they are going to run to Stewart from the Port Jervis line, on into Newburgh. Why? One of the reasons Beacon rebounded in the last 10-20 years and Newburgh did not is easy access to New York City. Beacon has great transportation, Newburgh does not. That's the difference and that is what I was referring to, not that shameful stupid idea of wiping out the waterfront.
Thanks for posting the link, amazing NY Magazine has such a long article about a town not in NYC. Don't forget to read the comments.
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