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I have been a Bromley resident for more than 55 of my 80 years. As Judy and I celebrate 59 years of marriage, I look back on our years as a residents at 212 Norman Court in Greenwood Village, and the Atlantic Avenue home we have lived in since 1963. I have seen drastic changes over these many years. Most of the changes were the unfortunate malady that has left the city of Trenton a mere shadow of its former self: "White Flight." Most of my neighbors have moved to the more affluent areas of Hamilton Square, Yardville, Mercerville, and other areas that have not yet, but soon will experience neighborhood changes.
I have beautiful memories of this neighborhood that was once one of the most beautiful in the area, and find that the new neighbors who have moved into the area are not all "lily white," nor fluent in English, but they are still good neighbors. Indeed, many of the newcomers keep their property better maintained than those who chose to leave. Unfortunately the only negative aspect is that there are far too many people who were never trained in the art of neighborhood cleanliness and have littered the streets unmercifully, and the "NO LITTERING" signs are never ever enforced and should be taken down. There is another age old malady we all know as an "Eye Sore;" (rickety sagging un-painted fences, etc.), which will never be found in Briar Wood, the Sawmill area, and other more affluent neighborhoods. Additionally, a local convenience store has no idea of what a clean, and well maintained establishment is. On the other side of the cleanliness coin, the EXPRESS MARKET in the little strip market over behind the Municipal Building is a model of good housekeeping with a clean environment and an even cleaner interior. Township inspectors should come down on those establishments that are unsightly but it will never happen. It is an unfortunate fact that the closer one gets to the Trenton city line, the un-enforced litter problem is out of control; very unfortunate.
Note from Tom: The graphics in this new endeavor of exhibiting multiple graphics and articles will continue as I add more as time goes by. I will be including Greenwood School on this page. Greenwood was established in the teens.