Proposed Hunter Street Design
This image formed part of the staff presentation to the Public Works Committee.

We need streets that work for everyone

I read an article by Samantha Craggs of CBC Hamilton. She reported on a design report that was being presented by Hamilton city staff to the Public Works Committee (made up of some City Councillors). After reading the news article I decided to sit down and watch the committee meeting. I was dumbfounded by some …

Continue reading "We need streets that work for everyone"

Review: When Poverty Mattered: Then and now

Like many Canadian cities, Hamilton is beset with crises of poverty. From the steady erosion of affordable housing, to an increasingly visible homeless population, to addiction, mental health, and the stigmatization of entire neighbourhoods, Hamilton struggles with both the direct and indirect costs of poverty. Society relies upon volunteer organizations and underfunded social services to …

Continue reading "Review: When Poverty Mattered: Then and now"

Can Delta be saved?

PSA: Delta, INSE Intro There were two things that drove me to put my name forward for School Board Trustee back in January of 2014: special needs children and saving local schools that uniquely naturally served students within this demographic and two, to stop the closing and sale of local community schools and invaluable public …

Continue reading "Can Delta be saved?"
Courtesy Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

School to be a showpiece of architectural art

Judging from design sketches of the new St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, presented to trustees earlier this month, the new school building will be not only a welcome addition to the downtown community, but a showpiece of architectural art. The school’s contemporary design is the work of Tony Svedas from Svedas Architects Inc., the firm …

Continue reading "School to be a showpiece of architectural art"

Tony Lemma: The Independent

Hamilton Centre became home for Tony Lemma in 2006. He’s very passionate about his City and deeply committed to adding value to his local neighbourhood. He’s a servant leader in his community and feels a good community leader should also be a participant in community activities and ‘lead from among’. He’s shown this most recently …

Continue reading "Tony Lemma: The Independent"

A new momentum for a new year

With the new school year underway, I am excited to support staff and students across our five Ward 3 schools. I toured the new Bernie Custis Secondary School earlier this summer and was so happy to see how committed staff is to ensuring that the school culture is one of inclusivity and positivity. During these …

Continue reading "A new momentum for a new year"
Sean Hurley

Jason Lopez in Mission Possible

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2283″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jason Lopez seems a bit of a natural for politics. Easy going, personable, and with a voice for radio, this sales manager with East Hamilton Radio (EHR) will be representing the Green Party in the upcoming federal election. He has previously tossed his name in the ring during the provincial …

Continue reading "Jason Lopez in Mission Possible"

Summer Learning Program gives students a running start to new school year

It’s called the summer slide and despite our best attempts to prevent it, it happens, especially in reluctant readers. Summer slide is the learning loss that occurs from the time students leave school in June until they return in September. For some children, the learning loss could mean a drop of several reading benchmark levels, …

Continue reading "Summer Learning Program gives students a running start to new school year"
Myke Hutchings

When every road is Fury Road

Hamilton’s roads are hostile to pedestrians. Stepping out into the street to get from A to B through any other mode than the automobile is a risky and unpleasant business. The roads are arenas of lawless and aggressive drivers in ever larger and louder vehicles. Parents who send their kids to walk to school should …

Continue reading "When every road is Fury Road"