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The Closing of Another West End School –

Good article written by City Council Ward 3 candidate Tristan Fehrenbach on school closings. To preserve existing schools, Tristan states: "It will also require an alliance of Windsor city councillors, school board trustees and administrators who are concerned about the problem, along with some creativity and passion." I agree with that statement on the belief that preserving and/or closing schools should not solely be a question of declining enrollment within the school board but should also be a city-wide planning issue whereby all parties come together to formulate a comprehensive, strategic plan that looks out for the best interests of students and the community.

The Closing of Another West End School –

Windsor police ID suspects in west-end brouhaha

Man stabbed in face at west Windsor home

More reason to increase safety and crime prevention in the west-end.

Man stabbed in face at west Windsor home

West-end Windsor junk blitz a success

A fantastic initiative by the city for the west-end.

West-end Windsor junk blitz a success

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Windsor faces lawsuit over abandoned homes near Amabassador Bridge

http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Neighbours+take+Windsor+students+court+over+parties/3144775/story.html

Neighbourhood Watch

I have spent the past week organizing a Neighbourhood Watch on my block (California St., between College and Girardot) and this morning it is official, we were granted the status of a Neighbourhood Watch.  For residents who are interested in starting a Neighbourhood Watch on their block, here are the basic steps in doing so:

1)  One person at minimum from the block has to commit to being a Block Captain.  This simply entails organizing 4 meetings per year with the neighbours and when necessary, communicating with city officials and police regarding any issues or quarterly meetings.  Also, the Block Captain is responsible for getting a Police Clearance at Windsor Police Headquarters which is FREE of cost and will take about a week from the time you apply for the Clearance.  Thereafter, you will have to give the Police Clearance to Didi Johnston at City Hall and she will give you a package with materials and related info regarding a Neighbourhood Watch.

2)  There needs to be at least 5…

Halls of St. Francis school soon to be silent