"...right now there's nothing else that can be done. I don't think there can be parkland at the site." - Councilman Dennis Gallagher
Activists blast Gallagher
Letters to the Forum West:
Repent, Dennis Gallagher!
To The Editor,
After reading your account of (Councilman) Dennis Gallagher's attempts to make sure a land deal goes through on church property it further sickens me that I voted for the likes of him. Actually we really should not be surprised at this scoundrel's actions after his indictment was handed down.
What he should be doing is looking to re-open St. Saviour's so that he can have a place to go and repent for his sins. I think perhaps God is the only one who may have mercy on him.
Save St. Saviour’s
To the editor:
I have enjoyed your paper from the first publication. This paper is a great tool of information for the people of Queens. The reason that I am sending this letter is because we should not forget about the problem we have with the land and buildings of St. Saviour’s Church. This is a fight that we are having with Maspeth Developers wanting to turn this land into a housing complex of 72 homes. This company cut down 185 trees on the site, about 15 to 20 of which were more than 100 years old. We cannot let this happen because this will take away the history of when Maspeth was founded. I live across the street from what was once a very country-like setting. We do not need more housing; we need more green space and a historical center for the roots of Maspeth.
Please don’t forget about St. Saviour’s Church.
Editorial from the Forum West (This one's a real doozy):
If James Maurice, the 19th century elected official who represented Maspeth, stood up to Tammany Hall (and won) and donated the land upon which St. Saviour’s stands, can see what has become of his gift to Maspeth, he must be turning over in his grave. If he is aware of the type of representation his hometown now has, then he may actually be spinning in it.
I guess there'll be no holiday ads from the councilman in this paper...