Long Branch is a community known for its fantastic tree canopy. Those who live here know that canopy has been under attack from intensification, in particular lot-splitting. Today, our first Heritage Tree was dedicated. It’s so great to see the community celebrate the importance of… Read More
The ice storm has done a lot of damage across the city, and we have a problem here as well. A limb from a city tree came down tonight, hitting the Hydro feed to our house on its way down. This pulled down the mast… Read More
What sad news. See the details at the Friends of Sam Smith Park site.
I love living near the lake. Each day it seems there is something new to look at down the street in Sam Smith Park. Today I was transfixed by the undulating slush-piles near shore trying out a myriad of formations before solidifying into a ragged… Read More
It is no surprise to anyone around here that the huge dying silver maple at 2 Twenty Seventh is being taken down. Here is the history. The Committee of Adjustment approved the lot severance at 2 Twenty Seventh. We appealed to the OMB, who upheld… Read More
The money-eating parking machine up the street is in slot machine mode again. I park there regularly when I stop in to Silver Lion or Purrfect Pets or Tasty Korea (yes I had some yummy Korean food for lunch today). I used to ignore the… Read More
The huge walnut tree at 39 Twenty Seventh Street was destroyed today. The owner of the property is planning a re-build and apparently the Committee of Adjustment granted them the permit to take down this tree as well as two other walnuts in the back… Read More
Today Twenty Seventh has been closed much of the day from in front of our place south to beyond #2 as crews dig up the street. I presume they are doing the sewer connections for the pair of builds at #4, but they have also… Read More
Here in Long Branch we’re fortunate to have a really fantastic barber shop called The Nite Owl. Brian Hurson and the gang at Nite Owl have been cutting my hair since I was hobbling about on crutches after breaking my ankle a couple years ago.… Read More
Somebody stole the “Stop the Lot Splitting” sign from our front lawn. Cads! Ne’er do wells! Who could the culprits be? Maybe I need a “Stop the Lot Splitting” billboard…..