As hundreds of new residents moved in over the Labor Day weekend, we could finally come to realize that our tiny community is changing in demographics and culture.
This once predominantly Italian and family oriented neighborhood has transformed overnight, but we could see it in plain sight, in the light of day this weekend.
Older generations of residents must realize that our neighborhood, and the place we have called home for generations is rapidly transforming in to a foreign place to us.
Change is inevitable, and often difficult to accept; it can only be managed, it cannot be stopped, and we must adapt to it.
We must engage the new generation of residents in our community, it is imperative that we realize that young people have the right to enjoy their community and homes, but they must do so without causing sufferance to others.
I ask all new residents in this community to be mindful of their neighbors and the many older residents in their buildings and neighborhood.
Please realize that many older residents have had generations of family members live, work, and play in this historic neighborhood.
They take immense pride in this community; young residents have to respect where they live and how they treat their community.
I realize that a lot of the new generation of residents will only be living here temporarily, but they can still take pride in their community and have respect for their neighbors.
We ask that all young professionals, and new residents realize that this community is not an off campus fraternity house.
Young professionals have to have social gatherings without disturbing the rights to peaceful enjoyment of one’s community or home.
I am sure that most young people do respect their neighbors and community, and they are mindful of others when having social gatherings.
I ask that those young professionals be active in their community, and to speak out and engage their neighbors who are disruptive, unruly, and disrespectful to both their neighbors and community.
Please take pride in this wonderful and vibrant neighborhood that we are all so fortunate to call home.
I also ask that older residents apply the same respect to younger residents and also welcome those who are respectful and take pride in to the community.
We have to learn to live together and manage the differences that our age groups may find foreign or conflicting with one another.
We welcome all new residents to attend all community meetings that take place in this neighborhood; we must learn what your concerns, issues and ideas may be in the community.
Communication is vital, we must not let ignorance or fear cloud our thoughts and minds.
God Bless America!
God Bless This Neighborhood!
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