Posts Tagged ‘ Miles Link ’

Washed Up? Cranford Baths to be Remodeled

Washed Up? Cranford Baths to be Remodeled

Green Spaces, the city public parks action group, announced this week that the derelict Cranford Baths on the banks of the East Patterson River, a dozen miles north of the city center, will soon be converted into a public park and memorial space to open next year. The news comes as a relief to residents…

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The Escape of Alfonzo Salazar, Hoarder

The Escape of Alfonzo Salazar, Hoarder

Firefighters in Furleigh Park staged a daring rescue last Wednesday night of local legend and neighborhood oddity Alfonzo Salazar when his townhouse caught fire in the early morning hours. Mr. Salazar’s home was a monument to the practice of obsessive hoarding, with items of every conceivable size, shape, and type lining each wall, making excellent…

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The Last Will and Testament of Rory Sheehan

The Last Will and Testament of Rory Sheehan

While clearing a block of turn-of-the-century townhouses for a drive-through fondue restaurant, workers in 1973 discovered an artifact from the city’s former days as a gangland paradise. Wedged in between a basement wall was a metal strong box containing the last will and testament of Rory Sheehan, the fearsome Roxboro neighborhood mob boss. The box…

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