Although our local elected leaders do pretty much nothing to improve the quality of life in Jamaica, you certainly cannot say that they will pass up any opportunity for a photo op.
This past Saturday, Councilman Leroy Comrie, along side others, including corrupt and crooked senator, Malcolm Smith (isn’t it time to just step down from office instead of making a bigger ass out of yourself than you already have) hosted a street naming ceremony, which Comrie unveiled, Jefferson Diggs Way, named after the late Jamaica civil rights activist, Jefferson Diggs, who lived at the corner of 88th Avenue and 178th Street. While this ceremony was taking place, 2 blocks away, I was doing my own photo-op, a garbage strewn street near a vacant lot.
Diggs was an aide to former Councilmember Archie Spigner and then later Comrie. Comrie went on to say about Diggs “He helped to improve the quality of life for many residents and I am pleased to have been able to honor him with this street co-naming”. Improved the quality of life for many residents, something that our dear Comrie has not done in 12 years in office nor the arrogant Senator Smith or any of the other local motley crew of elected officials.
What I do not get, if Diggs was so much for improving the quality of life for so many residents, why has Jamaica looked like shit for so damn long. And Mr. Comrie and crew, before you do another street cleaning ceremony, how about first cleaning up all the streets in Jamaica of all the garbage, trash and litter. Now that would certainly help improve the quality of life for many residents, not some damn street naming ceremony. Hopefully the street named after Mr. Diggs was not littered with bay diapers, fast food container, Arizona Ice Tea cans and dog shit, like the streets two blocks away.
You can read this article in the Queens Courier at http://queenscourier.com/2013/jamaica-street-co-named-for-civil-rights-activist-jefferson-diggs/#comment-464264