ShareThis Page
Home

Mayor gathering facts, complaints on street play

| Monday, June 17, 2002

West Jefferson Hills Mayor Mary Larcinese said she tracks complaints about children playing on the street.

Larcinese, who has proposed an ordinance to ban games in the borough's streets, then will present those complaints and "more hard facts" to council. Council would not act last week on a suggestion to have solicitor Chuck LoPresti draft an ordinance making street games illegal.

Some borough residents recently asked council to find a way to curb football, basketball and hockey games on neighborhood streets.

The residents said they were protesting the loud noise and "mooning" incidents that sometimes stem from those games.

"The police usually talk to those kids," Larcinese said. "But society is changing."

She said that with both parents working, it's harder to supervise children at all times.

"We have had problems in the past. We are not trying to take the place of parents," she said.

Council members said last week that police officers should enforce existing laws when dealing with children in the streets.

The mayor said she would provide details of where violators are causing problems to council. However, she is unsure when she'll revisit the situation.

"Obstructing traffic is ludicrous," she said, adding that with children out of school for the summer, "We'll see what happens."

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me