Poly carts take pounding in public comment period

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city received its final tally on trash bins versus poly carts, and poly carts took a pounding. After the public comment period expired Friday on the trial program, the city received 537 pieces of correspondence on the trial period for poly carts. Only 11 of them were in […]

Letter to the editor: Residents should give poly-carts chance

Residents should give poly-carts chance While those opposed to poly-carts raise valid points in recent letters to the editor, it’s time someone spoke in defense of our Public Works Department. I was as upset as anyone when we lost our beloved dumpster. Now I see the benefits of the poly-cart. For those who despise the […]

Letter to the editor: Poly-carts have many more disadvantages

Poly-carts have many more disadvantages Richard Baca in his letter to the editor in Sunday’s CNJ makes some good points about the problems with poly-carts, but he missed a number of important disadvantages. The carts when filled may be too heavy for elderly or handicapped residents to wheel to the street. The carts when empty […]

Letter to the editor: Poly-carts will cost more in terms of fuel

Poly-carts will cost more in terms of fuel I don’t see where a poly-cart program is going to save taxpayers money. (“Residents protest poly-cart program” in Thursday’s CNJ) Turning 520 dumpsters into 10,000 plastic trash cans doesn’t make any sense. There are four dumpster bins in my alley and 18 homes. Looks like it would […]

4/21 Local roundup

Police seeking golf cart damage info The Melrose police department is asking for information regarding damage to three golf carts and to the Melrose football field. At about 2 a.m. April 14, Melrose police were called and told that subjects were driving around in golf carts, but they were unable to locate the individuals. According […]

Suspected shoplifter corralled

By Darrell Todd Maurina A half-dozen qick-thinking young employees from the unloading dock corralled a razor-wielding man with shopping carts late Thursday night at Wal-Mart, kept him from injuring customers, and finally forced his surrender shortly before police arrived. “I’ve been in Wal-Mart for 12 years and I’ve never run into a shoplifter with a […]