Martin Edic 
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Re: “In Grove Place and PLEX neighborhoods, hopes and fears of development

Grove Place's lack of families with children can be directly attributed to two major issues. The first is that the average home there costs more than $400,000. The second is the dismal quality of City schools.
As for Parcel Five, the Warren Administration's behavior in the selection process was disgusting to say the least and disrepectful. Add in the fact that there is still a $70 million dollar shortfall in funding for the performing arts project and you have a typical result of government development projects: A large empty lot in the middle of thriving downtown built by private developers after years of failure by the City and County. Let Parcel 5 sit there as a damning testimony to City Hall incompetence.

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Posted by Martin Edic on 07/12/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Transit center: Positive marks, and one big problem

I am in the Transit Center several times a week, often in the afternoon, and it is much worse than this article or its accompanying editorial portray. Kids are constantly in motion and there is a culture of intimidation. God forbid it is perceived that you might be looking at someone the wrong way. I have heard numerous stories of kids sucker punching strangers as they exit the bus, for fun. I am a big advocate of both downtown and public transit but this situation is out of control. These kids should not be on public transportation. Period. Does someone have to die or be severely injured to put this issue on the table? I suggest your editor and your staff writers spend the hour between 3 and 4pm on a school day in the Transit Center, then write this stuff.

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Posted by Martin Edic on 02/04/2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “The urban balancing act: residents vs. developers

I spent two hours walking around Charlotte on Sunday including walking the length of the Riverway trail from the cemetery to the beach. If that was the only view of Charlotte you had you might agree with your assertion that residents have 'worked hard' to preserve the area. But then I walked back along Lake and I saw dilapidated houses, two tattoo parlors, smoke shops, biker bars, boarded up buildings...and very little else.
The City did the heavy lifting involved in creating Turning Point Park and the Riverway Trail. Charlotte needs thoughtful development, not parking lots.
And it is completely illogical to compare the three development projects you mention. They are completely different. Rereading this piece I really don't understand your point beyond 'development bad, status quo good'.

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Posted by Martin Edic on 06/04/2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “The real solution to Rochester's poverty

I really don't think you should allow commenting by anonymous commenters.

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Posted by Martin Edic on 02/27/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “The real solution to Rochester's poverty

I seem to remember an attempt by City Newspaper's employees to organize and they were fought and defeated by management. Am I correct about this? They certainly do not pay a living wage to writers and designers (all the employees I know have second jobs).

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Posted by Martin Edic on 02/27/2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “A place with no vision

Fire, fire!
Another lame comparison to Detroit? Really? It might be time for an editor to retire and pass the torch to someone with vision. I completely agree with the situation with our towns, villages and splintered lack of vision. But there are incredible things taking place in Rochester these days. Downtown will be transformed in the next year. Inner Loop filled in. College Town, etc. But how did this happen? Most of it was driven by private sector investment and federal money. Detroit has no private investment.
Get a cup of coffee and take a long walk. You need a perspective shift.

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Posted by Martin Edic on 02/13/2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Attack on White boomerangs

As a reporter you need to ask a few questions: How do they know the login of the requestor for these docs? It doesn't seem that this should be easily acquired by the media. Who in the county has access to login records (IT administrators can typically login under other user's credentials)?

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Posted by Martin Edic on 02/06/2014 at 2:50 PM

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