Last night’s World Premiere of “Abandoned” a film by 21-year-old, Warren native, Claire Geysegem was a huge success. More than 200 people packed the YWCA for the 40-minute film on the blight of abandoned houses in Warren, how the city got in this position and what’s being done to solve the problem. This is a story everyone in Warren should see and that will soon be possible as Ms. Geysegem is putting the finishing touches on a web site that will make the film available for online viewing by week’s end. Check back here this weekend and we will provide a link to the “Abandoned” site.
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Ironically, as “Abandoned” premiered, the Pamela Apartments burned (above). One of Warren’s most notorious and dangerous eyesores drew a large crowd of cheering neighbors to watch the Tod Avenue mini-slum go to its just reward.
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Today at 4:00 City Council meets in a special session to examine the proposed $24.5 million bond issue, which includes $10.5 million for a new city one-stop administration building. This is a public meeting and citizens with a point-of-view will be given the opportunity to speak to their elected officials regarding the idea.