Showing posts from December, 2011

Thank You for a Wonderful Year

Dear Residents: Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of meeting many of you at your doorsteps, your living rooms, your back porches and all throughout the community.  I've heard incredible stories and learned so much from each and every one of you.  As the year comes to an end, I would first like to thank everyone who has been involved in Our West End.  Whether it was knocking on doors or sending me an email reporting a crime -- I've received hundreds of emails this year -- your participation has made this experience worthwhile.  Because of you, we have been able to share valuable information regarding crime and have been able to assist police and city authority regarding any issues and challenges we face.  We have accomplished quite a bit in a short period of time.  Some of our accomplishments include: - Park lights ordered and soon to be installed in North Merritt Park - Community Town Hall meeting for Bridgeview residents regarding traffic, crime and

Three Windsor addresses raided as part of cross-Canada organized crime investigation

Three Windsor addresses raided as part of cross-Canada organized crime investigation

Naples Pizza Opening on Prince Rd.

What was once an eyesore and vacant building with graffiti has now turned into a new Naples Pizza on Prince Rd. close to the Matchette intersection.  If you haven't tried Naples pizza before, I suggest you do.  Stop by and support your local business.  Fabio Costante

Break-In on Vercheres

Break-In on the 2200 block of Vercheres.  Culprits broke into shed and took nothing.  Police were notified.

Positive Stories -- Olde Sandwich enjoys the season

Olde Sandwich enjoys the season

Positive Stories - Assumption Students and Small Business Re-Opening

In keeping with our new promise of delivering positive stories of our west-end, I will share two:  one from my experience at Assumption high school and the other from a resident in the west-end. I was recently a guest speaker at Assumption high school where I presented to gr. 10 and gr. 12 students.  I challenged the students to get involved in their local community, particularly in the west-end where they live and where they have an intimate connection.  Several students brainstormed different community organizations and initiatives to get involved in and they discussed utilizing their required 40 hours of community service towards an initiative or project that will help the west-end.  Second positive story from west-end resident: "I noticed the other day that the once closed variety store, Campbell at Grove - just north of Bridgeview Library, I think it is Grove, has re-opened...good news the store is back up and running and has a big sign offering deals." All for no