“The last thing we need is an other social service agency, and their needy populations, that don’t really give anything back to the city,” Smith said. “They just take. I mean, come on, have you ever tried to cross the Green?”(from an article on the front page of today's Rep-Am concerning the possible sale of the Waterbury Club building on Holmes Avenue to the Families & Children’s Aid Inc. of Danbury).
Way to slam everyone who has ever encountered hard times and needed a social service agency's help to keep their families healthy and stable until they got back on their feet!
Waterbury's unemployment rate has been hovering around 11% for a very long time. It's not that people don't want to work, it's that there simply aren't enough jobs.
And yes, I have crossed the Green, many times. I have spoken with hundreds of people on the Green. Every single one of them has something interesting to say. Maybe Mrs. Smith should try listening.