The cap­i­tal city is awash in trash

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SUNDAY SELECT -

Tren­ton re­mains a home for white trash.

Yeah, you know, more com­ments about race al­though the city also holds ad­dresses for black trash.

And Lati­nos? Yep, they have their own trashy prob­lems.

This is your fa­vorite garbage­mouthed colum­nist talk­ing trash about a cap­i­tal­city awash in dis­carded mat­tresses, tele­vi­sions, toi­lets, beer bot­tles and BS.

And mice? There’s more than three and a per­son would have to be as blind as the most fa­mous ro­dent triplets not to no­tice the phys­i­cal de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of Tren­ton.

And if Tren­ton demises in factual filth, then one can be­lieve the mor­tal soul floats up for grabs in this cap­i­tal city.

Just step over those dead bod­ies there and be ready to take cover should an­other armed res­i­dent open fire on un­sus­pect­ing vic­tims.

“We have an over­whelm­ing city­wide prob­lem with garbage, prop­erty man­age­ment and en­force­ment and it has to be ad­dressed now,” Coun­cil­woman Phyl­lis Hol­lyWard, told The Times of

Tren­ton last Thurs­day at a press con­fer­ence in front of her house on Lib­erty St. “This is­sue is spreading like a plague and we have to shut it down like the dis­ease that it is.”

Oh, no. Not a dis­ease. Please re­frain from iden­ti­fy­ing be­ing un­clean, filthy, dirty or sim­ply nasty as a dis­ease be­cause that ref­er­ence lets peo­ple off the hook.

One can imag­ine a city land­lord be­ing sum­moned to court seek­ing mercy for fail­ure to main­tain his prop­erty.

“Your honor,” says his at­tor­ney. “My client has been di­ag­nosed with TDD and should not face charges for the con­di­tion of his rental prop­erty.”

The judge yields an in­quis­i­tive look. “And, what ex­actly is TDD?,” he in­quires.

“Trash Deficit Dis­or­der.” No clemency or three­breaks-you’re-fined strat­egy should ex­ist about this is­sue.

Tren­ton of­fi­cials should ex­e­cute a one-warn­ing strat­egy that en­acts the parental heads up of “I’m not go­ing to tell you again.” Pe­riod. Sev­eral weeks back

The Tren­to­nian bris­tled against an Ecuado­rian fes­ti­val that trashed Colum­bus Park.

The crit­i­cism at­tracted ex­pected push­back about an at­tempt to hurt their celebration.

Cham­bers­burg res­i­dents wel­come celebration but vis­i­tors will never be al­lowed to use the park and then leave hundreds of plas­tic beer cups, food and alu­minum trays of char­coal all over Colum­bus Park.

We will not ac­cept such be­hav­ior from any eth­nic group.

The City of Tren­ton re­mains one of the worst home­own­ers, with houses seem­ingly in­serted into en­velopes of weeds higher than prop­erty taxes.

The hard-work­ing Tren­ton res­i­dents who keep this city sol­vent by pay­ing taxes will make an ex­o­dus when they ex­haust, not from the dis­tant vi­o­lence but the ap­proach­ing roaches, weeds and po­lit­i­cal ap­a­thy.

Un­like the white flight of decades past, this next move out will in­clude blacks, His­pan­ics and all other eth­nic groups.

Run for your lives or de­mand that Tren­ton res­i­dents, renters and land­lords be forced to clean up.

A fi­nal note ac­knowl­edges that city work­ers re­moved the toi­let seat, mat­tresses and cleaned the al­ley area ref­er­enced in a pre­vi­ous ar­ti­cle.

Of course, Tren­ton of­fi­cials should shoul­der some blame for this crap end­ing up on city streets.

In­ac­tion by city of­fi­cials about this is­sue con­trib­utes to the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of Tren­ton.


This garbage was in the 400 block of Wash­ing­ton St. be­tween Mor­ris and Emory av­enues un­til city of­fi­cials re­cently cleaned it up.

L.A. Parker Colum­nist

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