Residents of the Arch and Glen street area and elected officials held a Neighborhood Walk organized by the Arch Area Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ).
About a dozen resident were joined by state and local elected officials, as the Arch Area NRZ said, to, “discuss issues and opportunities to improve our quality of life, safety and of course, enhance economic development.”
Participants in the walk gathered at Attaqwa Mosque on Arch Street before going out on the walk in the neighborhood, which includes Arch Street, Glen Street and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Arch Area NRZ President Janet Peichert encouraged people in the neighborhood to work together to improve the quality of life and to not be afraid to report blight if they see it.
Council President Pro-Tempore, Ald. Eva Magnuszewski (D-AL), said, on Facebook, “After a challenging political week, New Britain City Council Republicans and Democrats came together to see what economic development, blight concerns and changes could be made to improve the area.”
“It was time well spent,” Magnuszewski said. “Thank you to the Arch Street NRZ!”
Other officials joining neighborhood residents included State Rep. Bobby Sanchez (D-25), State Rep. Rick Lopes (D-24), Ald. Richard Reyes (D-AL), Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez (D-AL), Ald. Francisco Santiago (D-5), Ald. Aram Ayalon (D-3), Ald. Kristian Rosado (R-2), Ald. Don Naples (R-4), Ald. Daniel Salerno (R-AL) and Board of Education member Merrill Gay (D).
Editor’s note (1/31/2018): Ald. Salerno’s party/constituency was corrected to say R-AL