The family-run hardware store on McMechen Street survived the economic collapse of 2008, the Freddy Gray uprising and two years of COVID shutdowns and supply shortages, but Micky Fried, who runs the place, has posted going-out-of-business signs and said the store would close sometime in June.
“My car and I just got attacked by squeegee kids after I politely declined their services when pulling into exit six off JFX coming home, so they surrounded my car and lifted up my windshield wipers and sprayed the car down while banging on my glass with their squeegees and cussing me out. I already called the police to inform them…. I can only imagine how I would feel if I had kids or other passengers in my car and how terrifying it would be. These people are menaces and must be stopped firmly or things could end very badly the next time.”
The Arts on the Parks 2022 Program now includes two additional concerts. The picnic
concerts and the F. Scott Fitzgerald birthday will be held at 6:30 pm in parks throughout the neighborhoods of Bolton Hill, Madison Park and Historic Marble Hill.
The director of city’s office of services for the aging, Jim Macgill, met with the BHCA Older Residents Task Force last month and reviewed a surprising array of programs and services that the city or state make available to older residents.