Hessville's Grand Avenue should be showcase

2013-07-16T00:00:00Z Hessville's Grand Avenue should be showcase nwitimes.com
July 16, 2013 12:00 am

We on Grand Avenue in Hessville believe this north/south artery through Hessville should be a showcase, with three schools and a park all along its path.

The city has installed new streetlights on the northern end. It should continue on through the remainder of the street, and the section between 173rd Street and the CN railroad tracks to the south, with new curbs, lights and road surface.

Continually patching the potholes just isn't working, and they replaced only half the sidewalk on the east side whereas the whole section needed replacement.

All over the city, we have witnessed new aesthetic street lights being installed on streets that don't even have a quarter of the traffic and being completely resurfaced whereas our little patch continues to wait.

We didn't hear a peep out of Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa when they closed our branch library (that also was on our street). Out of sight, out of mind -- especially on Election Day.

- Jon Colgrove, Hammond

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"

Questions?

Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357

Poll

Loading…

Should struggling small school districts merge with their neighbors?

View Results